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Mr Smith

Peter Smith

A Sharp Mind in a Blunt Body.

The Two Wheels Columns 1985-1988.

Mr Smith

Peter Smith was a motorcyclist extraordinaire, a towering intellect, a bluesman of note, a lover of the grape and a wonderful raconteur, whose Mr Smith column, published in Two Wheels magazine from 1985 until his death in 2009, made him a much-loved and admired writer in the Australian motorcycling community.

Now, his early Two Wheels columns have been collected into a limited edition book: Mr Smith, A Sharp Mind in a Blunt Body. Featuring the complete collection of his Two Wheels columns from 1985-1988, plus some of his best feature stories and personal recollections from Australian motorcycling identities including John Rooth, Geoff Seddon, Grant “Spannerman” Roff and Guy “Guido” Allen, it’s a must for Mr Smith fans and a unique tribute to Australia’s greatest motorcycle writer.


Many thanks to everybody who bought a copy of Mr Smith. Almost $6,000 has been raised so far for the Black Dog Institute. Sales have been suspended for now, but will recommence shortly. Keep an eye on Motorcycle Trader magazine for details.



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Book Cover


ISBN: 978-1-925681-10-9
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 184 pages + 4 page colour insert
RRP: $24.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Australian Non-Fiction -- Anthology