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John McGuinness - book author

John McGuinness is the author of books: Built for Speed, John McGuinness memoir, Built for Speed : Mon autobiographie, The Law and Management of Building Subcontracts, The Life of a Racer, The Magic of the TT: Centenary Edition, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Ent, Isle of Man TT: The Photographic History: 100 Years of Images from the World's Greatest Road Race

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Then I was there: the smells, the noise and the speed were all there for me to take in. It was like a massive injection in my head. I knew I was going to be a TT rider. I didn’t know how or what I was going to have to do to achieve this, and I knew my dad wasn’t going to be keen. Everyone around me knew the dangers, but I knew I had to do it.'

John McGuinness is one of the all-time giants of road racing. With 23 TT titles under his belt, he is a hero in the sport, but has also been billed as the most versatile rider in the world.

His autobiography tells the whole story, from his humble beginnings in Morecambe and getting his first bike at the age of 3, to working as a bricklayer and cockle fisherman before deciding to follow his dream, and finally to his many victories in the most dangerous sporting event on the planet. He tells of what it takes to be a champion in such an exacting sport, and to keep winning even though all logic tells you to stop – and when so many of your fellow racers are paying the ultimate price for doing it. This thrilling autobiography gets into the head of the man who stares death in the face, and doesn't even flinch.
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Written by an experienced industry professional, this book is the most comprehensive volume on the management and law of sub-contracts to date.
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As the Isle of Man celebrates 100 years of the greatest road race in the world, the TT has come full circle – as the ultimate test of both motorcycle technology and the men who pit their sophisticated machines against the cruelest circuit on earth. During that century, horsepower has soared from a handful, when two-wheelers began racing over The Mountain, to over 200 today. In this fully updated paperback edition, Mac McDiarmid tells the whole story – history, circuits, machines, riders, races and risks, as well as the whole TT experience for armies of road race fans.
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The Isle of Man TT is the most unique and celebrated series of motorcycle road races in the world. Since 1907, the world's most daring riders have hurtled around the 37-mile, 200-bend Snaefell Mountain Course, displaying levels of skill and bravery that beggar belief. The exploits of the great TT champions such as Joey Dunlop, Mike Hailwood, John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini and John McGuinness are legendary and this exceptional book is the authoritative photographic history of an event that is bigger today than ever. Featuring over 150 exceptional images, each with a special extended caption, this volume illustrates the great riders and their triumphs, race action from the beautiful—but often deadly—circuit and the fanatical crowds that flock to the races each year in their tens of thousands. Written by acclaimed motorcycling authors Bill Snelling and Michael Scott, and featuring a foreword by Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness, the book brilliantly captures the spirit, excitement and danger of one of the oldest and most revered events in world motorsport.