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Out FRONT! British Motocross Champions 1960-1974

Panther Publishing


Out Front British Motocross Champions

Now Out of Print 


Foreword by Jeff Smith, Twice World Motocross Champion, and 9 times British Motocross Champion.

"Out Front is an essential purchase for any fan of off-road racing" Dirt Bike Rider

"What makes champions tick? How did they get where they are? What are their motivations, disappointments, joys? all these questions and more are answered in Out FRONT!...certainly one for the off-roader..." Classic Dirt Bike and OBM

"Just when you think a subject has been well covered and documented, a new book comes out that is totally different and takes a new angle and has you reading from cover to cover as quick as you can, because it quickly becomes addictive. Out FRONT from Panther Publishing is one such book...A truly stunning work and well worth the £22.95 asking price"


A wonderful celebration of some of the best off-road racers there have ever been. The photos alone make Out FRONT! a must have and include many which have never before been published: all are simply stunning.

From Dave Bickers, Jeff Smith and Arthur Lampkin to John Banks, Bryan Wade and Vic Allan – all eleven British champions from 1960 to 1974 are here with full profiles of the men and their championship careers, complete with fantastic action photos! Out FRONT! is both a joy to read and a much needed work which really brings to life the history of scrambles and motocross in the UK through the careers of the men who became the champions.

Out FRONT! tells the full story of each of the British Champions. It is emphatically not a book full of statistics but aims to get beneath the surface of simple placings to examine the reasons behind the riders successes, the racing politics and manufacturer rivalries of the time. Needless to say the key races in their careers are described in detail as well as how they became involved in 'scrambling' and their careers outside motocross.

The Stars of British Motocross featured in the book were at the Classic Off Road Show to sign copies of Out FRONT for an eager throng.

 The stars signing books at the Classic Off-Road Show  Out FRONT held by the stars
Crowds gathered to get their copies of Out FRONT  signed by the Champions!

The Champions (Left to right) Jeff Smith, Fred Mayes, Bryan Goss, Ian Berry (the author), Dave Bickers, Andy Roberton, Bryan Wade, Vic Allan - all proudly showing their copies of Out FRONT! The next day John Banks also dropped by to sign copies - thanks to you all!

Contents - Out FRONT! British Motocross Champions 1960-1974

Foreword by Jeff Smith; Introduction; From little acorns…the history of motocross in Britain; Taking Shape – the ACU establishes Regional Centres; Overview of the British Championships 1951 – 1974; Brief history of the European and World Championships; The Champions:

Dave Bickers; Jeff Smith; Arthur Lampkin; Freddie Mayes; Alan Clough; John Banks; Malcolm Davis; Bryan Wade; Bryan Goss; Andy Roberton; Vic Allan.

Some images from the book below.

 Malcolm Davis at Beeston Jeff Smith at Hawkstone Park
 Arthur Lampkin at the Hants GN Arthur Lampkin again at Builth Wells
Out FRONT! British Motocross Champions 1960-1974

Price £22.95 approx including UK p&p 272 pages,  245 x 210mm, Paperback, ISBN 978-0-9564975-3-6 and inludes a stunning 200 period photos. Price includes UK p&p, Europe add £3.00, Rest of World add £8.00 for p&p

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