Author(s): SCAYSBROOK JIM
Jim Scaysbrook has enjoyed a rich and varied life in which motorcycles have always been the common theme. Itching to follow his father’s footsteps, he began racing at the age of 16 and has since competed in virtually every form of competition, including both motocross and road racing at international level. He has competed on the American professional motocross scene, at the - infamous Isle of Man TT, and throughout Asia. Jim reckons he was born at exactly the right time, enabling him to experience the carefree ways of the fifties as Australia shook off the colonial image and emerged as a nation in its own right. There are other common threads; photography and working in advertising and marketing, along with journalism and authorship. Somehow, working with words has been a part of Jim’s life since he began contributing to school newspapers. This skill has so far led to eleven books, including the highly respected Australia’s Motorcycling Heritage, which has had two editions published. He is the founding editor of the magazine Old Bike Australasia and a contributor to similar journals worldwide. Along for the Ride was many years in the making - the toughest assignment he has ever undertaken, but also the most rewarding. Its a collection of memories covering 65 years, full of larger than life characters, travel tales and an entertaining snapshot of Australian life.