British Motorcycle Racing Circuits Since 1907: England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland [Hardback]

  • Formāts: Hardback, 206 pages, height x width x depth: 260x195x20 mm, weight: 816 g, 200 illustrations
  • Izdošanas datums: 30-Sep-2008
  • Izdevniecība: Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1859836577
  • ISBN-13: 9781859836576
  • Formāts: Hardback, 206 pages, height x width x depth: 260x195x20 mm, weight: 816 g, 200 illustrations
  • Izdošanas datums: 30-Sep-2008
  • Izdevniecība: Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 1859836577
  • ISBN-13: 9781859836576
Motorcycle racing in Great Britain began in 1907 with the opening of Brooklands near Weybridge in Surrey, the first purpose-built circuit in Europe and the inaugural staging of the Isle of Man TT. This is a book on British motorcycle racing circuits. Mick Walker has produced the definitive book on British motorcycle racing circuits. Here, for the first time, is every circuit, from Aberdare Park to Waterbeach, with hundreds both well known and now long-forgotten in between. Fully illustrated by way of colorful program covers, circuit maps and period photographs, this is a must-have for all true racing enthusiasts.  It all began in 1907 with the opening of Brooklands, the first purpose-built circuit in Europe and the inaugural Isle of Man TT. Then came venues including Cadwell Park, Crystal Palace and Donington Park.  Things took off after World War Two with circuits springing up all over the British Isles. Some held only the single meeting, never to be heard of again, while others such as Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Oulton Parl, Thruxton, Scarborough and Castle Combe went on to establish themselves as major motorsport attractions. Mick Walker has produced the definitive book on British motorcycle racing circuits. Here, for the first time, is every circuit, from Aberdare Park to Waterbeach, with hundreds both well known and now long-forgotten in between. Fully illustrated by way of colorful program covers, circuit maps and period photographs, this is a must-have for any real racing enthusiast.  Motorcycle racing in Great Britain began in 1907 with the opening of Brooklands near Weybridge in Surrey, the first purpose-built circuit in Europe and the inaugural staging of the Isle of Man TT. Then, during the interwar period came venues such as Cadwell Park, Crystal Palace, Syston and Donington Park. However, it was after the end of the World War Two in 1945 that really saw circuit racing establish itself. Not only with the influx of former wartime airfields including Boreham, Haddonham, Ibsley, Thruxton, Silverstone, and Snetterton, but also Brands Hatch, Alton Towers, Scarborough, and Outton Park to name but a few. North of the border came Beveridge Park, Errol and Charterholl, while across the Irish Sea, the Ulster Grand Prix and the North West 200 were bolstered by a myriad of new road courses.
Preface 9(2)
How it all Began 11(3)
South East
14(24)
Alexandra Palace
14(1)
Biggin Hill
15(1)
Boreham
15(3)
Brands Hatch
18(4)
Brooklands
22(4)
Crystal Palace
26(3)
Goodwood
29(1)
Grandsden Lodge
30(1)
Long Marston
31(1)
Lydden Hill
31(1)
North Weald
32(1)
Paddington
33(1)
Sculthorpe
33(1)
Snetterton
33(2)
Stapleford Tawney
35(1)
Thorney Island
36(1)
Waterbeach
36(1)
Welwyn Garden City
37(1)
West Raynham
37(1)
South west
38(20)
Blandford
38(2)
Bryanston Park
40(1)
Castle Combe
41(3)
Chivenor
44(1)
Colerne
45(1)
Goram Fair
45(1)
Ibsley
46(1)
Imber Road
47(1)
Keevil
48(1)
Little Rissington
48(2)
Moreton Valence
50(1)
Pendennis Castle
51(1)
Plymouth
51(1)
St Eval
51(1)
Staverton
52(1)
Sutton Veney
52(1)
Thruxton
53(3)
Weston-super-Mare
56(1)
Wroughton
57(1)
Wymering Park
57(1)
Midlands
58(27)
Alton Towers
58(2)
Ansty
60(2)
Chirk Castle
62(1)
Church Lawford
62(1)
Darley Moor
62(1)
Donington Park
63(5)
Gamston
68(1)
Gaydon
68(1)
Haddenham
69(1)
Hanley Park
70(1)
Long Marston
70(1)
Mallory Park
71(4)
Osmaston Manor
75(1)
Park Hall
76(2)
Perton
78(1)
Prees Heath
78(1)
Retford Project
78(1)
Rockingham
79(1)
Rockingham Castle
79(1)
Silverstone
80(4)
Syston
84(1)
Wellesbourne
84(1)
North East
85(23)
Barkston Heath
85(1)
Beadnell
86(1)
Brough
86(3)
Cadwell Park
89(4)
Carnaby Raceway
93(2)
Carnaby Two
95(1)
Catterick Airfield
95(1)
Catterick Camp
96(1)
Croft
97(1)
Elvington
98(1)
Esholt
99(2)
Everthrope Park
101(1)
Langbaurgh
101(1)
Ormesby Hall
101(1)
Ouston
102(1)
Rufforth
102(1)
Scarborough
102(4)
Teesside Autodrome
106(1)
Thornaby
107(1)
Tranwell
107(1)
West Park
107(1)
North West
108(13)
Aintree
108(2)
Altcar
110(1)
Belle Vue
111(1)
Flookburgh
111(1)
Greeves Hall Project
112(1)
Longridge
112(1)
New Brighton
112(1)
Oulton Park
113(3)
Parbold
116(1)
Silloth
117(2)
Three Sisters
119(2)
Scotland
121(16)
Alford
121(1)
Ballado
121(1)
Beveridge Park
122(2)
Charterhall
124(1)
Crail
124(1)
Crimond
125(1)
East Fortune
126(3)
Edzell
129(1)
Errol
130(2)
Gask
132(1)
Ingliston
133(1)
Kennell
133(1)
Knockhill
134(2)
Turnbury
136(1)
Winfield
136(1)
Wales
137(13)
Aberdare Park
137(3)
Anglesey
140(1)
Eppynt
140(3)
Fairwood
143(1)
Kinmel Park
143(1)
Llandow
144(1)
Mona
145(1)
Pembrey
146(1)
Rhydymwyn
147(1)
St Athan
147(1)
Tonfanau
148(1)
Ty Croes
149(1)
Isle of Man
150(16)
Andreas
150(1)
Jurby
150(1)
Manx Grand Prix
151(2)
Southern 100
153(3)
Tourist Trophy
156(10)
Northern Ireland
166(24)
Aghadowey
167(1)
Aldergrove Airfield
168(1)
Ballydrain
168(1)
Ballykelly Airfield
168(1)
Ballynahinch
168(1)
Banbridge - Bann 50
168(1)
Banbridge 100
169(1)
Bangor Castle
169(1)
Bishopcourt
169(1)
Bush - Dungannon Revival Meeting
169(1)
Carrowdore 100
170(1)
Clandeboye
171(1)
Coleraine 100
171(1)
Comber
171(1)
Cookstown 100
172(1)
Desertmartin
173(1)
Dundrod 100
173(1)
Dundrod 150
173(1)
Dundrod 200
173(1)
Dungannon 100
174(1)
Enniskillen 100
174(1)
Greengraves
175(1)
Killinchy 150
175(1)
Killough
175(1)
Kirkistown
175(2)
Lisburn 100
177(1)
Long Kesh Airfield
177(1)
Lurgan Park
177(1)
Maghaberry
177(1)
Mid-Antrim 100
178(1)
Mid-Antrim 150
179(1)
Monaghan - Glaslough Circuit
180(1)
Newtownards Airport
180(1)
North Down 60
180(1)
North West 200
180(3)
Nutts Corner
183(1)
St Angelo
183(1)
Tandragee 100
183(1)
Temple 100
183(2)
Ulster Grand Prix
185(4)
Ulster 100
189(1)
Appendix Circuit/Events in Southern Ireland (Eire) 190(2)
Index 192
Mick Walker is acknowledged as one of the world's leading motorcycle authorities. In a career which has spanned over 45 years, he has written over 100 books and curated several exhibitions. He has also been a successful racer, tuner, team manager and talent scout. In 1998 he was involved in The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. There is virtually no aspect of the motorcycle industry in which he has not been involved. During the 1980s, he was editor of Motorcycle Enthusiast magazine and, in 1999, Ducati presented him with a lifetime achievement award, the first of its kind ever made.