Your Collection: "How to Win Motocross" by Gary Bailey

June 17, 2012 6:00am

This weeks collection comes to us from Bob Foster.

My collection includes the book "How to Win Motocross" by Gary Bailey and Carl Shipman. It was published by H.P. Books in Tuscon, Arizona, and has a copyright date of 1974. I purchased this book new as a teenager and referred to it regularly while I was racing a Husqvarna CR125 and then Suzuki RM125's in Northern California. I have attached six photos including the Cover and the Table of Contents and four other pages. There are lots of illustrations but it is not just a picture book and has plenty of text to make it a useful training manual. There are a number of photos of David Bailey demonstrating technique for his father. In those photos as well as the cover shot, David should be around 12 or 13 years old. Father and son appear to be riding the 250 and 125 Bultaco Pursang, equipped with Goodyear tires. Neither of them are wearing gloves in the cover photo. However, Gary is wearing one of the early full-face helmets.