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ISBN: 9780857043078
AUTHOR: John Chaplin and John Somerville
Speedway At Full Throttle
Speedway At Full Throttle
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Speedway historian John Chaplin and image archivist John Somerville have teamed up again to produce the fourth in their highly praised series about the world’s most exciting sport.

As you turn the pages you can almost smell the methanol and burning Castrol R racing oil, as Chaplin and Somerville delve into Speedway’s exciting past, revelling in events and personalities that have won it legions of diehard fans.

All of the romance, drama, heroism, glamour and bravery of the sport can be found in this journey back through Speedway history, recalling its famous and not-so-famous characters, and the excitement of its days of glory.

Speedway at Full Throttle is the latest in their successful series to follow Speedway Superheroes, Speedway: The Greatest Moments, and Speedway Legends. All the books featured illustrations of outstanding quality, many dating from the sport’s pioneer years of the 1920s, and the latest Chaplin / Somerville epic continues their championship-winning high standards.

John Chaplin is generally acknowledged throughout the speedway world to be the leading authority on the history of the sport. An author and broadcaster, his pedigree goes back almost sixty years, and this book is based on his writings during that time, including his acclaimed regular contributions to Speedway Star magazine and his own hugely successful Vintage Speedway Magazine.

John Somerville has spent a fortune acquiring from the world’s top speedway photographers their best and most vivid pictures. They appear in publications throughout the world. He is dedicated to preserving the sport’s most iconic images.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 307 8, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published September 2017.

Speedway LegendsSpeedway Legends - £19.99
Speedway historian John Chaplin and image archivist John Somerville have teamed up again to produce the third in their highly praised trilogy about the world’s most exciting sport.
Speedway The Greatest MomentsSpeedway The Greatest Moments - £19.99
The acclaimed and highly successful partnership of speedway’s top writer, John Chaplin, and speedway’s top image banker, John Somerville, have teamed up again. This book is just that … the sport’s most memorable events and personalities vividly described in Chaplin's brilliant words and Somerville's incredibly rare and classic pictures.
Classic Speedway VenuesClassic Speedway Venues - £19.99
Philip Dalling's highly personal and richly illustrated exploration of more than 50 highly individual homes of speedway, including all of the UK’s current tracks and a selection of iconic venues from the past.
Speedway SuperheroesSpeedway Superheroes - £19.99
This book is by way of a summit meeting between John Chaplin, a career Fleet Street journalist and the world’s best speedway writer, and John Somerville, an enthusiast par excellence, who has amassed the biggest speedway image bank. They have teamed up to bring you the greatest stories and photographs from the worlds' most exciting sport.
Speedway The Classic EraSpeedway The Classic Era - £19.99
Speedway journalist Philip Dalling covers the sport’s first four decades, starting with its early mushroom growth and the subsequent development of league racing, a World Championship, and test matches pitting England against Australia. The book is a fascinating guide to the days when for many the sport was at the height of its interest and appeal.
Web Price: £19.99
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