Racing Classic Motorcycles – First you have to finish


By Andy Reynolds

I really enjoyed this book by Andy Reynolds. I met Andy for the first time last year, when he was scrutineering at a damp and cold Classic Racing Motorcycle Club meet at Snetterton.

He was informative, energetic and thoroughly friendly.

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His book sums this up – it is an account of his racing exploits, from going to see the TT races as a boy, with all the fun and frolics that entailed, to racing there some years later.

From TZs to Patons, Andy has been lucky enough to race them all; but there’s something missing from this book that so many other books about racing have: ego.

This book also doesn’t read like some boring results sheet; it’s about the never-ending journey that racing captures you, shakes all of the money in your pockets, replaces it with life changing memories and incidents and changes you for ever.

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If you’re not into your racing, then this book may not hold much for you. But if you are, then this is a must.

■ Veloce.co.uk
■ £15.99

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