FREDDIE DIXON – THE MAN WITH THE HEART OF A LION
WRITTEN BY DAVID MASON
Published in 2008
Daring and skilful rider and driver, inspired engineer, hell-raiser and pioneer, “Freddie” Dixon was a unique character. For the first time, here is the story of this colourful British racing personality. The only ever person to win the TT on two, three and four wheels, Freddie was also a hero on the Isle of Man, at Brooklands, and at the fledgling Donington.
On two wheels Freddie championed the Indian and Harley Davidson marques and was at the heart of the Douglas story.
On four wheels, Freddie was a rare exponent of the Riley marque as a racer. He showed that it was possible to produce competitive power without a supercharger and became the undoubted master tuner in the normally aspirated engine.
Part One : Two wheels and three
– Early years
– The first victories
– 1923, the year of the banking sidecar
– 1924-1926, the wasted years
– 1927, the HRD year
– 1928, the return to Douglas
Part Two :
2. 1932, The making of a racer
3. The 1932 Ulster Tourist Trophy Race
4. Red Mongrel and the 1932 Brooklands 500
5. 1933, a year of disappointment
6. 1934, Triumph and disaster
7. 1935, Disaster, success and drama
8. Late triumphs
9. 1937, The final year
Part Three – The end of an era
1. Record breaker and inventor
2. Inventor and Engineer – Four-wheel drive
Appendix one : Patents granted to F.W. Dixon
Appendix two : Competition results and records
Appendix three : Dixon and Douglas Motorcycles 1928-1954
The book has been used, but it is in as new condition, hard cover, 240 pages, English text.
ISBN : 978 1 84425 540 5