Out Front - British Motocross Champions 1960 - 1974
By Ian Berry
"I recommend this book to anyone who has the slightest interest in the late days of scrambling and the early days of motocross. It is a truly fine read" Jeff Smith MBE
A wonderful celebration of some of the best off-road racers there have ever been. The photos alone make Out FRONT! a must have and include many which have never before been published: all are simply stunning.
From Dave Bickers, Jeff Smith and Arthur Lampkin to John Banks, Bryan Wade and Vic Allan - all eleven British champions from 1960 to 1974 are here with full profiles of the men and their championship careers, complete with fantastic action photos!
Out FRONT! is both a joy to read and a much needed work which really brings to life the history of scrambles and motocross in the UK through the careers of the men who became the champions.
Out FRONT! tells the full story of each of the British Champions. It is emphatically not a book full of statistics but aims to get beneath the surface of simple placings to examine the reasons behind the riders successes, the racing politics and manufacturer rivalries of the time. Needless to say the key races in their careers are described in detail as well as how they became involved in 'scrambling' and their careers outside motocross.
Contents - Out FRONT! British Motocross Champions 1960-1974
Foreword by Jeff Smith; Introduction; From little acorns - the history of motocross in Britain; Taking Shape - the ACU establishes Regional Centres; Overview of the British Championships 1951 - 1974; Brief history of the European and World Championships; The Champions:
Dave Bickers; Jeff Smith; Arthur Lampkin; Freddie Mayes; Alan Clough; John Banks; Malcolm Davis; Bryan Wade; Bryan Goss; Andy Roberton; Vic Allan.