John Stein on Writing History

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 in Publication Design | No Comments

John Stein spent the last 30 years creating advertising for some of America’s largest companies, at least that’s what he did to earn money. Motorcycles are what he did to enjoy whatever he earned.

Five years ago, John wrote a book called World’s Fastest Motorcycle, which chronicled the machines of the Bonneville Salt Flats – a few of which have gone more than 375 mph. After completing that book, famed fabricator Sandy Kosman suggested he do one on motorcycle drag racing. With Kosman’s invaluable help, he has.

John Stein

“While the book has been challenging given the scope of the subject, it has also been incredibly fulfilling,” says John Stein. “Many of the people I grew up reading about are now friends, and a few of the motorcycles I grew up fantasizing about are now mine.”

“The entire drag racing community owes John a debt of gratitude. This book is the first place where our history has been gathered in one place. Great reading for anyone who loves or wants to know more about the sport of motorcycle drag racing.” —Terry Vance, 14-time Drag Racing Champion

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