by Jim Scaysbrook
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Phillip Island: A history of motor sport since 1928, is a new 256 page hardcover book that records racing in all its various forms in the past 78 years. From the choking dust and pot-holed roads on the old street circuit to the early primitive existence at the 3 mile circuit and on to modern times, this book paints a colourful picture of one of the greatest motor sporting shows on earth. As well as descriptions of the more prominent events, there are pen-portraits of the major characters and hundreds of pictures from the main photographers of the day.
● Dust, Danger and Daredevils
● Supermen of the Saddle
● A New Dream
● Frugal Fifties, Sober Sixties
● Black Leathers & Pudding Basin Helmets
● Dream or Nightmare?
● The Lukey Rescue
● Back in Business
● The Bikes Come Back
● Once More with Feeling
● Big Time Bikes
● The V8 Experience
● Superbikes, The Next Big Thing
● All Year Island
This is Bathurst-based author Jim Scaysbrook's seventh book on the subject. For the past 25 years, Jim's profession has been as an advertising copywriter, but he has contributed articles to motor sport magazines since 1966 and today his work is syndicated throughout the world. He has raced motorcycles since 1965, competing on the world motocross stage and also in road racing at the Isle of Man TT. A brief fl irtation with car racing in the late 1980s saw him in Clubman and Formula Ford events.
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