Knowledgeable sources say that the long awaiting book on the Honda RS750 project (Honda’s Grand National Dirt Track team) will soon be published.
Chris Carter, the owner of Motion Pro, is a known Honda RS750 owner and uber-enthusiast of Honda’s dirt track effort. He underwrote the production of the book which will chronicle Honda’s jump into AMA dirt track and win the title with Honda’s version of an XR750. The project saw Honda throw its considerable engineering weight at dirt track and produce a championship-winning machine.
The author of the book is Gerald Foster. Foster wrote The Complete Book of Flat Track Racing in 1978. Foster is known to have conducted many interviews for the “RS book” and should have a wealth of information and stories from the persons who were there from the first days of the project (Jeff Haney, Gene Romero, Doug Chandler, Mike Kidd, Jerry Griffis and Bubba Shobert, etc) and it will be an interesting book to read simply because there are about four vastly different inside stories of how the Honda dirt track project originated and was managed.
Insiders suggest the book will weigh in at 500 pages. Yes, five hundred.