Speedway at Full Throttle By John Chaplin and John Somerville Published by Halgrove Published 2017
Speedway historian John Chaplin and image archivist John Somerville have teamed up again to produce the fourth in their highly praised series about the world's most exciting sport. As you turn the pages you can almost smell the methanol and burning Castrol R racing oil, as Chaplin and Somerville delve into Speedway's exciting past, revelling in events and personalities that have won it legions of diehard fans. All of the romance, drama, heroism, glamour and bravery of the sport can be found in this journey back through Speedway history, recalling its famous and not-so-famous characters, and the excitement of its days of glory. Speedway at Full Throttle is the latest in their successful series to follow Speedway Superheroes, Speedway: The Greatest Moments, and Speedway Legends. All the books featured illustrations of outstanding quality, many dating from the sport's pioneer years of the 1920s, and the latest Chaplin / Somerville epic continues their championship-winning high standards.