Sox: Gary Hocking - The Forgotten World Motorcycle Champion

byRoger Hughes

Hardcover | June 1, 2016

Sox: Gary Hocking - The Forgotten World Motorcycle Champion by Roger Hughes
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Gary 'Sox' Hocking raced against the likes of Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood and John Surtees, and eventually became double world champion - yet his name remains largely forgotten. He retired at an early stage in his career, and the explanation so often given for this ultimately proved far removed from the real reason.

Roger Hughes' fascinating book is a positive celebration of Hocking's life and career. Stories reveal how he went from riding a motorbike to work to becoming world champion - a riveting journey, made more so by being told by those who were close to him. Gary's decision to move to car racing because it was safer, only to then be killed in a car, makes for a tragic end to his tale. This book explores the many suggestions as to how the accident happened.

With photos covering Hocking's early career racing Nortons in South Africa, through to his final motorcycle ride, at the 1962 Isle of Man TT - a win that was, in many ways, so important to him - this book is a fitting tribute to a forgotten champion.

Roger Hughesis a TV and radio sports broadcaster with over forty years experience. He has worked as Sports Editor at BBC Radio Merseyside, one of the largest local BBC stations in the UK, Radio Five Live, and after leaving the BBC, Sky television. It was while Roger was at BBC Radio Merseyside, that he produced documentaries about the ...
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Title:Sox: Gary Hocking - The Forgotten World Motorcycle ChampionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 X 6.25 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 X 6.25 X 0.5 inPublished:June 1, 2016Publisher:Veloce PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1845848624

ISBN - 13:9781845848620

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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