Mike Hailwood: The Fans Favourite - Mick Walker
The Derby Books Publishing Company Limited
Never in the history of motorcycle racing has there been a more popular champion than 'Mike-the-Bike' Hailwood. In this new study, which comes almost 30 years after Mike's untimely death, Mick Walker examines his long career, from his first race, aged 17, at Oulton Park in April 1957, to his final race at Mallory Park in June 1979. In the course of his competitive career Mike rode in more races than any other rider, and he could ride any bike. In his time he straddled everything from a 49cc Itom single-cylinder two-stroke to a 1000cc Dunstall-Suzuki GS1000 fourcylinder superbike. Mick Walker's book describes Mike's long and varied career, concentrating on the racing years and the motorcycles, but also considering the influence of his father and his life away from the track. A full race-by-race record appears at the end of the book.
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