Make Haste Slowly - "signed copies"
by Michelle (Mike) Duff

Make Haste Slowly is an insight into the life of Mike Duff, Ex-TT rider and Grand Prix rider between 1960 and 1967. A fantastic read and a must for the book shelf of any motorcycle racing fan.

Make Haste, Slowly is a 370 page saga set on the Continental Circus of European racing from 1960 to 1967. It is a race by race chronicle of Canada's foremost Grand Prix rider, Mike Duff. Mike came from humble beginning learning his craft on abandoned airport curcuits near his home in Toronto. Coming to England in 1960, he rose through the ranks as a struggling private rider on British short circuit racing, riding privately owned 350 AJS 7R and 500 G50 Matchless machines to compete as a factory contracted Team Yamaha rider. He never won a world championship, nor an Isle of Man TT, but he rode some of the most exotic racing machinery ever built on glamorous race courses that are but names in a book to most. He mixed it with the best of the time and often emerged victorious. Share these experiences in detail from the perspective of his seat aboard a "works" Yamaha RD56 or RA97, a Matchless G50 or 7R AJS, or the legendary AJS Porcupine.

The original text of Make Haste, Slowly was written in 1982. Mike had hoped to have the manuscript in print before the gender change ocurred believing the motorcycling public would not accept Michelle. For various reasons it did not get published. However, the positive response received from the readership of a Scottish magazine following the printing of several magazine articles Michelle wrote in the early 90s, renewed her interest in seeing The Mike Duff Story in print.

Make Haste, Slowly is the most comprehesive story of what GP racing entailed during the beginnings of the Japanese onslaught of the Continental Circus.

Changes include a slightly new cover design, 8,000 more words and over 20 additional photographs. Michelle added over 8,000 words to the text to bring her story up to a more current date. She also added over 25 new black and white photographs for a total of 72 photographs, stratigically placed by relevant text adding visual perspective to scenes being described. By reducing print size from 12 pt to 11 pt and increasing the page margins she was able to reduce the number of pages without sacrificing any of the story and helping to keep shipping costs and production costs down.

Signed by Michelle Duff and dispatched from Canada

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