While working at the American embassy in Rome I decided that after five years I did not want to continue my career as a diplomat. After tendering my letter of resignation I sent my personal belongings to my parents in Massachusetts, got on my BMW R75/5 and headed east. A ferry took me and the bike across the Adriatic Sea to Greece, and then a road led over the top of the Aegean Sea to Istanbul, where Europe meets the East.
Malcolm Smith Autobiography
Malcolm! An Autobiography is set to release this December. The large-format (11×11-in.), 300-plus page, hardbound coffee-table book will feature hundreds of photographs from Malcolm’s private archives, many of which have never been seen by the public.
“It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally time to do it,” says Smith. “The timing seems right, too. I just turned 72, I’m slowing down a little, I’m spending more time with my family, and I’ve got more perspective than ever… So here we go! I’m sure you’ll love reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”
Malcolm teamed up with veteran moto-journalist and racer Mitch Boehm, who’s worked at Motorcyclist, Cycle World and American Honda during his career.
Pre-order autographed copies of the book here: www.TheMalcolmBook.com.