This 2CD set features a stunning collection of recordings from the classic Stanley Schofield Sound Stories archives charting the careers of some of the greatest motorcycle racers ever. Fastest laps, greatest wins and devastating setbacks are all remembered in this exceptional collection.
Combining the familiar, authoritative commentary of Murray Walker with the evocative sounds of legendary racing machines at full chat, Stars of Speed delivers a fascinating audio history of some of the most important moments in motorcycle racing - and some of the most important men.
Recalling highlights from races held around the world, including many from the legendary Isle of Man TT, Murray's distinctive style captures the drama, triumph and tragedy that created these legends of the sport.
The roar of BSAs, Gileras, Moto Guzzis, Hondas, Nortons and many, many more conjure up the atmosphere of history-making race meetings - the evocative engine sounds, period race commentary and Murray's detailed narrative transporting listeners back to these classic races.
Stars of Speed also features interviews with racing greats Bob McIntyre, Mike Hailwood, John Surtees, Geoff Duke, Jim Redman, Phil Read, Derek Minter, Gary Hocking and Tom Phillis.
In the bonus track Sprint Special, another Stanley Schofield Sound Stories gem, Peter Arnold narrates this fascinating study of sprint competition.