Mark Gardiner, author of the excellent 'Riding Man' book which tells the story of a transplanted Canadian who sold it all to head to the Isle of Man to compete in the world famous TT events, is working on drumming up interest in another compelling story that should bring goose bumps to any follower of motorcycle racing in any way, shape or form. For those that haven't read this great story of a man's journey across the pond, I highly recommend it.
'Monsters of the Salt' tells the story of a journey to the Bonneville Salt Flats, the infamous dry lake bed in Utah that is the cathedral to land speed records that Indy is to open-wheel racing and the Springfield Mile is to AMA Grand National Championship series American flat track racing.
Mark has penned a recent story about this journey on his 'Backmarker' column at Motorcycle-USA.com, which can be read here (and as he has stated, grab yourself a cup of Joe and settle in for a great read!) He is also trying to drum up interest in bringing this great story to the big screen, which for us motorcycle racing-types would be a wonderful viewing experience.
More of Mark's excellent work can also be found on his website, Bikewriter.com here.
Read more about Mark's venture below.
Press release courtesy of the Backmarker himself, Mark Gardiner
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