Racing in the Street 1960-63 The Latest Self Published Memoir by Billy Wells


Anyone privileged to know the legend that is ‘The Outlaw Billy Wells’ as he is known by his friends, are already aware of many and various tales of biking life, his worldwide travels and adventures, recounted in the pub many times with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. They also know the stories are all true. This is his second book, and it accurately describes growing up as a motorcycle crazy teenager in early Sixties London. If you are any kind of biker and have an interest in the golden era of British motorcycling, you need to read this. It’s straight from the ‘orses, Guv!

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Authentic tales of early 60’s, teenage motorcycle daring dynacism and all the surrounding capers and comedy. Vividly told with all the passion and humour of the day.

A historic document of the epoch, chronicling the emergemce of the Mods, the coining of the word ‘Rocker’, and the rapidly evolving, post war youth culture.

This story of a young crowd hanging out in a cafe in Morden, South London, on the edge of a vast Council estate, is illustrated with many photographs of the bikes and the cafe, fun and games on seaside adventures, racing in the streets of London, scorching down the by-passes at 100 mph plus, and general posing.

It spans the years 1960-63, which was a time before there were too many rules. A kid could buy a 650cc motorcycle at 16, tie on some ‘L’ ‘Learner’ plates, and blast off down the road with fire in his belly and the breeze of glory in his hair.

Some of these guys and girls are still in touch, and we all meet for a curry on occassion, it’s always a laugh!

Billy Wells

Also by this author ‘Snapshots of the Hippy Trail’

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Weight .240 kg