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Joey Dunlop [Hardcover]

Stephen Davison
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27 Nov 2000
The updated, tenth-anniversary edition of Joey Dunlop, King of the Roads - packed with new material, including a new introduction by Stephen Davison, a new chapter on the legacy of Joey Dunlop and previously unpublished photographs.



Joey Dunlop was born in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim on 25 February 1952. His ambition was to be a soldier, but all that changed when he purchased his first motorbike at the age of sixteen: he discovered his destiny.



His racing career began in 1969, and his yellow helmet and number 3 bike quickly became synonymous with high-octane wins. He was one of the most exciting riders the sport has ever seen, drawing huge crowds to the Isle of Man TT races and to every other course he raced.



Joey received an MBE for his motorcycling prowess; his racing record remains unsurpassed: twenty-six wins in twenty-five years at the TT races, and five times World Champion. But there was more to this rider than racing. He also received an OBE in recognition of the many relief trips he made, alone, to war-torn areas, such as Romania and the Balkans, bringing food, clothing and supplies to those in need. True to his quiet, modest nature, he did not seek credit for his humanitarian work.



The 'King of the Roads' died as he had lived: in an adrenaline rush. On 2 July 2000 the forty-eight-year-old rider crashed during a race in the republic of Estonia.



The death of Joey Dunlop triggered an unparalleled emotional response as the sporting world and his fans openly mourned his passing. His funeral in his home town of Ballymoney was attended by 50,000 people, and thousands more recorded their feelings for 'Yer Maun' in books of condolence set up throughout Ireland. In September 2000 thousands of residents and visitors turned out to pay tribute to their hero at the Isle of Man TT circuit, which he had dominated for so long.



A decade after his death Joey Dunlop is still revered as a motorcycling legend. He will not be forgotten



Joey Dunlop tenth-anniversary edition looks at Joey Dunlop's legacy and captures the rider, the family man, the winner, the humanitarian - the person behind the legend that is the 'King of the Roads'.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: O'Brien Press; First Edition edition (27 Nov 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0862786983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862786984
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 19.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,211,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'a tremendous empathy with bike racers'

(Belfast Telegraph)

'a glowing tribute ... from an ardent fan'

(Books Ireland)

About the Author

STEPHEN DAVISON is a photographer with Pacemaker, Belfast. A road-racing enthusiast, he has followed the career of Joey Dunlop for many years, producing award-winning pics for specialist magazines, newspapers and TV.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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I had the great pleasure of witnessing Joey Dunlop winning the treble on the Isle of Man in 1988. I had always promised myself that I would go there to see my greatest sporting hero compete. When I heard the news of his tragic death, I felt so lucky that I had made that trip to see him and the memories of it will live with me forever. When I became aware that this book was about to be published I immediately ordered it. I was not disappointed. It is a fantastic volume of beautiful photographs that show Joey as we remember him, the quite and unassuming man off the bike and the ferocious competitor on it. It tracks his career from the early days in Northern Ireland through the heady years of 26 IOM victories and then to his untimely demise in Talin, Estonia. For anyone who had the pleasure of seeing Joey race, this book will bring it all back and for those who did'nt, it will help to explain why this man was a hero to so many. A true man of the people whose loss to racing and to humanity is deeply felt. An excellent book that I recommend wholeheartedly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant and moving tribute 30 Jan 2001
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Format:Hardcover
This is perhaps one of the most moving books I have ever read. Stephen Davison's photographs of Joey at work and rest reveal the real man behind the legend, and his text beautifully sums up the triumphant career and lasting legacy of one of the world of sport's real legends. Moving, inspiring, and tremendously well-produced, this book deserves all the success it has already achieved and more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant and moving tribute 30 Jan 2001
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Format:Hardcover
This is perhaps one of the most moving books I have ever read. Stephen Davison's photographs of Joey at work and rest reveal the real man behind the legend, and his text beautifully sums up the triumphant career and lasting legacy of one of the world of sport's real legends. Moving, inspiring, and tremendously well-produced, this book deserves all the success it has already achieved and more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best 31 Mar 2001
Format:Hardcover
Stephen Davidsons book shows the master at work, the book takes a look at Joeys career and the pictures are of an extremely high standard. This is a must buy for any Joey Dunlop Fan.
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