By: Colin Seeley .
Britain in the 1950s was a time of great design innovation for the motorcycle. Way back in 1954, when Colin Seeley was riding around on his father's Vincent outfit, little did he realise how interwoven his own life and the motorcycle scene would become.
This volume, the first half of Colin Seeley's autobiography, isn't just the story of one man's life and achievements, although the Seeley marque is indeed an achievement. Colin recalls bending his very first frame using the most basic of equipment in an outdoor workshop on a frosty December morning in 1965. Through sheer hard work and determination Colin built his reputation as a perfectionist in all things, respected by the rich and famous, the manufacturers and the fans within the motorcycling fraternity then and now.
Packed with photographs, news clippings and memorabilia, the book is also one man's vivid memories of the motorcycle racing scene, from the thrills and anxieties of sidecar racing in the 1960s with passenger 'Gungy Wall' through to the development of CSRD and the highly regarded sponsorship and service provided to racers lucky enough to have the friendship and professional interest of Colin Seeley.
Coin's book is filled with anecdotes, escapades, personalities and memorable descriptions on and off the track, giving a fantastic insight into the racing and technical achievements over three great decades in motorcycling history. If you were there you'll love reliving the moments. If you weren't, you'll wish you had been!
Volume two of Colin's autobiography will be published in 2007.