Book Review


Peter Williams – Designed to Race
Revised edition
Author: Peter Williams
Designed and published by: Redline Books
Available only from Peter Williams, who will supply signed copies if requested.
Email: designedtorace@gmail.com
Hardback, 225 x 285mm, 286 pages, with over 250 photographs and illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-9555278-8-3
£35 plus p&p

Peter Williams was, in his day, one of the best road racers of the time and a TT rider par excellence – and is one of that small band of sportsmen who can be called ‘the best never to win a world championship.’

Peter’s unique career in the 1960s and 70s as racer, designer and development engineer, culminated in many great victories on bikes from 125cc to 750cc.

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For two months in 1967 he led the 500cc class of the world championship on his single-cylinder Arter Matchless Special, against the much more powerful Honda and MV Agusta multis.

Just when he was, perhaps, due for a works ride, the Japanese withdrew from Grand Prix road racing and Peter joined the re-emergent manufacturer of Norton.

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