AURORA TO ARIEL
WRITTEN BY BILL SNELLING
THE MOTORCYCLING LIFE OF J. GRAHAM OATES, A PIONEERING MANX MOTORCYCLIST
Revised and expanded since its first publication in 1993.
In an action-packed career that spanned over two decades, Manxman J. Graham Oates carved a unique niche for himself in the world of motorcycling.
Amongst his many and varied exploits were:
•WWI despatch rider – 1914-1916
•Manx Motorcycle manufacturer – The Aurora – 1919
•ACU Six Days trial competitor – 1920-1922
•TT rider – 1924 Ultra Lightweight TT
•Trans-Canada pioneer – First coast-to-coast trip in Canada – 1928
•Inaugural World outboard motorboat record holder – 1930
•First person to reach the Hudson Bay on a tyred vehicle – 1932
•Multiple International Six Days Trial medallist – 1933 – 1939
•One of the founders of despatch rider training in WWII – 1939
•Forewords by Raymond Baxter and Graham Oates jnr
The book is new, soft cover, 119 pages, English text.
ISBN : 978 1901 508130