Off-Road Giants! Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport Volume 3.
By Andy Westlake 128 pages hard cover ISBN: 978-1-845847-45-6 RRP $59.95 Available from Pitstop Books and Autobook World. The third episode in the popular Off-Road Giants series continues the stories of the best known competitors in the phenomena that was Scrambling in the ‘sixties. Huge crowds, live television and energetic promotion made household names of men like Dave Bickers, John Banks, Les Archer and Gordon Adsett (who toured Australia and New Zealand in 1968/69). Both Bickers and Archer starred across two decades, beginning in the ‘fifties, and in Bickers’ case, encompassed works rides for three separate factories. As well as the scrambles/motocross scene, this book covers the equally popular world of Observed Trials, and interestingly, highlights the career of Olga Kevelos, the lady rider who could more than hold her own amongst the menfolk, not just in her specialty, trials, but in scrambles and road racing. Full of wonderfully evocative photos, the book is a real trip back in time to a golden era.