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ISBN: 9780857042712
AUTHOR: John Chaplin and John Somerville
Speedway Legends
Speedway Legends
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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 Legends deals with their lifelong passion for speedway racing and their admiration for the men who, over almost ten decades, have by their skill, daring and bravery, made it what it is.

It honours the many personalities they particularly admire and is designed to make speedway enthusiasts aware of how their contribution to the development of the sport has made it what it is today.

As speedway’s centenary rapidly approaches, the dynamic partnership present another superb celebration of the sport that journalist Chaplin has written about and reported on for sixty of those years. He has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading speedway writers, whilst Somerville has amassed an unequalled collection of priceless pictures by the very best of speedway’s photographers from across the world.

Speedway Legends is the third in their successful series to follow Speedway Superheroes and Speedway: The Greatest Moments. Both 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 271 2, hardback, 297x210mm,160 pages. Published September 2015.

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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