Stanley Woods: The World's First Motorcycle Superstar

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David Crawford's look at the life, times and achievements of Stanley Woods is a thing of beauty and a fitting testament to one of the world's unsung sporting heroes. Following Stanley's life from relatively humble Irish origins through to the upper limits of motorcycle racing industry through the turbulent times of the early twentieth century, the reader will be astonished at the determination of one man to succeed. Stanley's alliances with a variety of famous marques led him to become both world- famous and respected by the industry as an important and valued critic who put forward a number of ideas to improve early motorcycle engineering which helped him and the manufacturers he represented to gain success both on and off the track.

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David Crawford was born on 13th June 1941 in Newry, Co.Down. His family had been evacuated as a result of the Luftwaffe air raids on Belfast that spring. He left school aged 14 to work for the British Shoe Corporation earning one pound 15 shillings per week (GBP1.75), becoming self-employed in 1982. Having bought his first motorcycle in 1960, over the past 35 years he has built up a motorcycle collection, mostly Italian. He is also interested in modern history, particularly World War II. Now retired, David enjoys travelling. Still active in motorcycling events, he lives near Lisburn, Northern Ireland with his wife Joan.

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