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Stealing Speed: The Biggest Spy Scandal in Motorsport History Hardcover – Mar 2009


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd; Reprint edition (Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844256898
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844256891
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 635,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A former motorcycle racer and Isle of Man TT winner, Mat Oxley has been writing about bike racing for more than two decades and is the author of Haynes' acclaimed biographies of Valentino Rossi and Mick Doohan.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Julian A. Kessler on 29 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
Amazing story - it'd make an awesome James Bond style movie! Like Jamie Whitham said, I could hardly put the book down. What the racers got upto back in those days was crazy - some very scary stories in here - makes modern racing all seem so tame.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. S. Boyce on 17 May 2009
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An excellent read it gives an insight into life under the East German regime at the time and also into Walter Kaaden. It also shows what an engineer he was to get all that performance out in the first place.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A customer on 13 Jun. 2009
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Good read - great pace, exciting subject, written by someone who knows the subject and has ridden the TT (and won).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. S. George on 10 April 2011
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Not only is this a great yarn, but personally interesting to me in that I was on the editorial staff of Motor Cycle News in the mid sixties, and met and spoke to many of the characters mentioned. In the seventies I was involved in two-stroke tuning in a small way, and often wondered where Suzuki found so much power. Now I know!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike 54 on 11 July 2010
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I would reccmmend this book to any motorcycle enthusiast, it reveals the secret behind the overnight Japanese two stroke success in the 60's! It also provides a brilliant insight into the hardy men of the early days of motorcycle competition especially the legendary names of the TT.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Malcolm Macdonald on 8 Jan. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Read this from cover to cover with hardly a break. Written in a manner that keeps you wanting to know what's on the next page. As the heading says, "A Thoroughly Good Read", (That does not get bogged down with facts and figures).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pepe Avanti on 5 Dec. 2009
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If you are interested in RR history,this book will open your eyes how advanced the technology of MZ racing bikes was and help you understand that basics of todays racing two strokes were invention of Walter Kaaden.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roderick W. Y. Burris on 28 May 2009
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A compelling story, vital for anyone interested in post war motorcycle racing.Truth is stranger than fiction!!
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