United Kingdom Motorcycle Sport Biography Introduction: Arthur Wheeler, Mick Grant, John Williams, Charlie Williams, Alan Shepherd

 
9781157485711: United Kingdom Motorcycle Sport Biography Introduction: Arthur Wheeler, Mick Grant, John Williams, Charlie Williams, Alan Shepherd
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 190. Not illustrated. Chapters: Arthur Wheeler, Mick Grant, John Williams, Charlie Williams, Alan Shepherd, Rodney Gould, John Hartle, Jack Brett, Ralph Bryans, Dave Chadwick, Bill Doran, Dougie Lampkin, Steve Linsdell, Dick Creith, Alec Bennett, Brian Reid, Mike Edwards, Jordan Frampton, James Dobb, Bobby Ham, Lewis Bridger, Alun Rossiter, Ollie Bridewell, Les Archer, Jr., Gus Kuhn, Tony Jefferies, Alan Carter, Derek Minter, John Newbold, Alex George, Ben Drinkwater, Derek Woodman, Stuart Graham, Brian Steenson, Ian Simpson, Frank Perris, Maurice Cann, Rob Fisher, Billie Nelson, Dan Shorey, Alistair King, Godfrey Nash, Ralph Rensen, Steve Bastable, Robin Fitton, Fred Stevens, John Cooper, Brian Stonebridge, Bill Smith, Tommy Wood, Alan Barnett, Cromie Mccandless, Derek Chatterton, Mick Chatterton, Chris Conn, Ron Chandler, John Deacon, Terry Shepherd, Rusty Hodgson, John Banks. Excerpt: Arthur Wheeler (August 5, 1916 June 16, 2001) was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. Wheeler gained a reputation as one of the top privateer racers on the Grand Prix circuit. Born in Epsom, Surrey, Wheeler left school at the age of 15 to be an apprentice electrician and engineer. He began his competitive motorcycling career campaigning a Velocette in grass track racing. Opening a motorcycle shop in 1937, he used his profits to enable his motorcycle racing career. When World War II started, Wheeler's engineering skills led him to being chosen to work alongside Barnes Wallis in developing the bouncing bomb. After the war, his motorcycle business boomed, allowing him to undertake a racing career on the Grand Prix racing circuit on the European continent. Wheeler won the 1954 250cc Nations Grand Prix at Monza, was a five-time winner of the North West 200 race in Northern Ireland and won the Leinster 200 at least twice. His best season was aboard a M...

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