Book Review

“Alf Hagon – About more than speed”
The life and times of motorcycling’s alternative thinker

Author: Tim Britton
Foreword: Barry Briggs MBE, former four time world speedway champion.
Published by: Mortons Media Group Ltd, Media Centre, Morton Way, Horncastle, LincolnshireLN9 6JRwww.classicmagazines.co.uk/thebookshelf
Tel: 01507 529529Perfect bound “bookazine,” 210 x 300mm (portrait), 132 pages, fully illustrated.ISBN: 9781911276814£6.99

Hagon is a business name known to many classic motorcycle enthusiasts, but how many will know about the man behind the name, the proprietor, Alf Hagon?

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It may come as a surprise to learn that this slightly-built, rather academic-looking man, with his thick horn-rimmed spectacles, had, in fact, ridden for six speedway teams, been 11 times British Grass Track champion, held national sprint records and in 1968 became the first British rider to complete a flying mile at over 200mph – all on machines of his own design and construction.

Read more in the June 2019 issue of TCM – on sale now!

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