Launch of John McGuinness book brings hundreds to Ballymoney

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Ballymoney Town Hall recently played host to hundreds of road racing fans, who flocked to the town to meet with TT Legend, John McGuinness.

McGuinness, or the Morecambe Missile as he is known in road racing circles, was in town for the launch of a much anticipated book ‘John McGuiness TT Legend’, produced by award-winning photographer and writer Stephen Davison.

John and Stephen were astounded by the response as fans from across Ireland, both north and south, even some from Scotland queued for hours for a chance to meet with one of the best loved road racers in the country.

Stephen Davison said, “We couldn’t believe how many people turned up. It is a tribute to how popular John is that people from across Northern Ireland and as far as Cork and Galway came up to meet him. John is a great ambassador for the sport and I hope that people felt the wait was worth it to get a chance to talk to him on the day.

“We chose to hold the launch here in Ballymoney as a tribute to the legendary Joey Dunlop and it was amazing to see so many committed road racing fans coming together.”

It features over 150 of Stephen Davison’s stunning photographs, the book charts every part of McGuinness’s TT career, from his first trips to the Island as a teenager when he stowed away on the ferry from Heysham on his BMX bike, to the heady days when he stood alongside his childhood hero JoeyDunlop on the podium, and his subsequent wins and lap records.

The book is now the best selling motorcycle book in the world on Amazon.

‘John McGuinness TT Legend’ retails at £17.99 and is now available on Amazon and WHSmith. It is published by Blackstaff Press.

John will be will be signing books at the Motorcycle Live event in the NEC in Birmingham later this month (24th Nov until 2nd Dec).