CONTINENTAL CIRCUS – THE RACES AND THE PLACES, THE PEOPLE AND THE FACES
WRITTEN BY JAN & HETTY BURGERS / FRANK WEEINK
Third editon 2015
It took Dutch photographer duo Jan and Hetty Burgers and motorcycle journalist Frank Weeink nearly two years to complete this book. Their collective effort has made for a unique “Best of” book which paints a sometimes touching, often revealing and always spectacular picture of motorcycle racing both on and off track – throughout the early and mid seventies. More than 6.000 photos, many forgotten by Jan and Hetty and rediscovered here, made it to the first selection and over 400 of them finally made it into the book. All time greats like Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, Jarno Saarinen and Barry Sheene are featured, as are crowd favourites like Johnny Cecotto, Kenny Roberts, Jack Findlay, Tom Herron, Dave Simmonds and Teuvo Länsivuori. But the book also puts the often unseen heroes – the mechanics, the wives and the girlfriends into the limelight while taking the reader on a tour to iconic tracks like Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring and Montjuich.
This extraordinary mix makes the book a “must have” for every bike racing fan.
The Continental Circus at ease
Colours of the Continental Circus
Crashes : defying gravity
Bits and bikes
The book has been used. It is in as new condition. Hard cover, 192 pages, English text.
ISBN : 978-9-08186-395-7