It was ‘The Best of Times’: The racing career of Charlie Williams

Launched at the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show at Stafford in April, this is Charlie Williams’ personal biography (is there any other type?), covering his racing career that featured not only a significant number of very successful years at the Isle of Man TT, but also racing in Grand Prix on the continent against the big names of the time.

While some racer biographies are little more than a listing of race results, this is an enjoyable romp through one man’s racing career, well-written with humour and candour, with Charlie’s prose showing just why he was not only a popular character over on the Isle of Man, but why his shop in Chester had so many devoted patrons.

Priced at just £9.99, the book is available from

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Charlie will be signing copies of his book at the National Motorcycle Museum’s Live event on October 26.

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