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Barry Smith Book

The manufacturer of bike starters Barry Smith has just released his autobiography. It is titled Whispering Smith and you can find it at

Whispering Smith is the story about the life of two times World Champion Barry Smith.

It traces his life from a humble beginning, growing up in the UK, to his life in Australia and traveling to Europe to compete in the Isle of Man TT, which he won 4 times, and on to the Continental Circus, riding for the Spanish Derbi factory, he won their first 4 Grands Prix and became a hero in the eyes of many.

The book shows an in-site into life in the 60s and 70s, surely the golden era of motorcycle road racing.

The book has over 330 pages and more than 200 photographs, many of which have never been published before

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