Motorcycle racing has produced many spectacular sights and sounds, and many superstars. Perhaps the most spectacular, but also most overlooked ar the sidecars and their crews.
These wonderful recordings from the 1960s pay tribute to the bravery and ingenuity of the 'chairmen' and attempt to right that wrong.
Originally released on vinyl LP as 'The Chairmen' on the Stanley Schofield Sound Stories label, this is an examination of why competitors choose three wheels instead of two (or four).
Peter Arnold supplies the narrative and hosts fascinating interviews with greats like Eric Oliver, Bill Boddice, Helmut Fath and Eric Bliss.
There's also the chance to hear some of the mounts in action including Freddie Dixon's remarkable 'Banking Douglas' TT winner, the Imp-engined Ray Pollard machine and even a Parkinson speedboat motor special.
Essential listening for anyone interested in the 'chairs.'