At last! A year-on-year account of the Isle of Man International Scooter Rally, the brainchild of WWI veteran-turned-politician, James Mylchreest Cain. Following a fact-finding mission to Dusseldorf, accompanied by Peter Agg from Lambretta, the second Rally went International for 1958, and was to grow in popularity throughout the 1960s, attracting competitors from countries as far and wide as Australia, USA, Rhodesia, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Czechoslovakia and India. In addition to gymkhana and endurance events, closed-road and circuit racing attracted fast men such as Neville Frost, John and Norman Ronald, Ray Kemp, Andy Smith, and Norrie Kerr. In 1971, the then chairman of the Tourist Board, Bill Quayle, declared that the annual Scooterist week was "the most important cog in the mosaic of Manx tourism." The author's access to personal photographic archives, and Manx Press pictures, combined with period reports and interviews with competitors, builds a unique reconstruction of a hugely successful event on the scootering sporting calendar: an event that was to endure for 20 years and attract thousands of spectators.
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 250 x 207 x 10 mm
makes for interesting reading for any scooter owner, old or new. VE-UK will undoubtedly prove enthralling for many scooter enthusiasts, bringing back great memories for those involved and enlighten the rest of us who unfortunately missed out. Scooter Mania is a very good read and certainly worth the GBP14.99 RRP. Scootering The IoM Scooter Rally was of its time, and cannot be repeated as it was. Now we have some means of celebrating it. Classic Scooterist Scene At last! A year-on-year account of the Isle of Man International Scooter Rally ... With all makes covered and gymkhana, concourse d'elegance and road racing events to read about, this makes for a great addition to the ever expanding scooter literature collection available today. Jet Set Definitely worth buying! www.sidecar-news.de an engrossing read The Daily Echo (Southampton)