As the Ducati Factory World Superbike team finalizes its plans for the introduction of the 1199 Panigale into the series, two things are certain: 2011 champion Carlos Checa will be the team’s lead rider, and Team Althea Racing, who have worked with Ducati since 2010, will not be the team’s sponsor. The first bit of […]
Motors For Nothing (Kicks For Free): A New E-book By Dain Gingerelli
Care to lap a race track alongside racing legends Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Bubba Shobert and other greats? Curious about what really takes place during a new-motorcycle test session? Want to know how those cool action photos you see in the magazines are created? All this and a whole lot more is within the digital pages of Dain Gingerelli’s new tome; Motors For Nothing (Kicks For Free).
An accomplished motojournalist since 1971, and current MO contributor, Gingerelli’s new e-book provides a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be a staff writer during the motorcycle magazine industry’s heyday. “I also get up close and personal about some of the bikes that I’ve owned, ridden, raced and, yes, even crashed,” says Gingerelli, adding, “I even divulge how I earned the Daingerous Dain moniker.”
Motors For Nothing won’t necessarily teach you how to be a motorcycle magazine editor, but it’ll show you what it’s like to be on staff to ride – and write about – some of the most exotic two-wheel machines in the world. Enthusiasts can download the book that includes archive photos for $2.99 at Amazon.com, Kobo, Banes & Noble, Smashwords and facebook.com/MotorsForNothing.
About The Author
Dain Gingerelli learned to ride in 1965 aboard his new Honda S90. After acquiring a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, he went on to serve as Editor-in-Chief for: Street Chopper (1973-’74), Hot Bike (1977-’78), Custom Bike (1978-’79), Parts Magazine (1993-’95), IronWorks (2000-’09) and Motorcycle Bagger (2010-present). He also has authored nine automotive and four motorcycle print books. Dain is an accomplished motorcycle road racer, winning amateur class championships in the AFM and CMC organizations, and he was co-holder of four FIM world speed endurance records set with Honda in 1986. He currently resides in Mission Viejo, California, with his wife, and they have two sons.