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The extraordinary story of the motorbike legend and his Superbike racing son
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The history of British motorbike racing contains many illustrious names, but one family continues to shine down the generations the Haslams. Ron Haslam was the thrilling superstar of the seventies bike scene, the long-haired rebel with a wild family background whose brilliant starts earned him the nickname "Rocket Ron" and whose reckless abandon on the racetrack astounded his rivals and gained him a host of admirers in the paddock. Rocket Ron became a legend on the circuit, winning three world titles and four British championships and riding in more than a hundred Grands Prix over the course of his career, despite suffering some horrendous crashes and countless broken bones.
Rons son Leon, the Pocket Rocket, is now following in his fathers extremely speedy footsteps. A national motocross and scooter champion by the time he was fourteen, Leon became the youngest-ever rider to compete in the 500cc World Championship. After just missing out on the British Superbike Championship in 2006, he is again one of the leading contenders for the 2008 title, riding for the Honda team for whom his father raced GPs back in the 1980s.
Rocket Men is the story of a father and son, two extraordinary racers on a fearless quest to be the fastest and the best, and of a strong, close-knit family for whom motorcycling is in the blood. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I watched Ron race for years and admired him a a racer but knew little of his life before the limelight.
Growing up in a similar area at a similar time brought back childhood memories but 10 times worse than me :-)
He did not have an easy life, but was focus and worked hard and deserved all he got and gets in the future.
Not a lot about the Pocket Rocket in there but that's not why I bought it.
After reading this he is a hero all over again.
Great read, I have read many rider stories and this is up there with the best.
The only annoying thing is he is 3 years older than me and still looks good.
His massive experience with setting up and developing various types of machinery, is now being passed on to his son Leon.
Would have liked to read more about his experiences in Grand Prix and his times with Mal Carter but never the less, still a good book.
Most of the new Valentino's and Dani's cant imagine what its like to start from nothing and get to the top.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good story of Rons life and the start of Leons career. Intriguing to learn of the hardship Ron came from and the tragic situations he had to overcame to become successfulPublished 21 days ago by Rob.P
Great read for all motorbike/racing fans. Read by my husband on holiday and definitely recommended.Published 1 month ago by DH
I admire Ron as a rider. I have seen him race many times.
I didn't find this the best of bike books.
Great read,a very good insight into the life of a true legend!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A true epic story of an epic family makes me proud to come from Derbyshire the same as the Haslams.Published 16 months ago by P.R