[ Malcolm as a Cub Scout soon after he and his family moved from Western Canada to San Bernardino, CA, just after WWII.
You’ve watched On Any Sunday for the 40th time and once again you’re fantasizing about sitting around the campfire with a motorcycling legend like Malcolm Smith and hearing all about his life and adventures. Honestly, that’s probably not going to happen, but this might be the next best thing: Smith is writing “his story—all of it.”
Malcolm! An Autobiography tells of his childhood in Canada and southern California, his first motorcycles and racing exploits, his legendary ISDT run, the classic documentary On Any Sunday, his Baja and African rally achievements, his successful businesses and charity work, and his family and many friends all over the world.
[ Malcolm Smith on one of his twin-shock Matchless 500s at Console Springs, CA, in late
'57 or early '58. Check out the trick Webco "curved crossbar" handlebar and homemade reverse-cone megaphone exhaust.
At 72, Smith says the timing is right. “I'm slowing down a little, I'm spending more time with my family, and I've got more perspective than ever––so here we go!”
Written along with veteran motojournalist and racer Mitch Boehm, who's worked at Motorcyclist, Cycle World, and American Honda during his career, the large-format (11 inches by 11 in), 300-plus-page hardbound book deserves pride of place on your coffee table or workbench. In it are hundreds of photos from Smith’s private archive, many never before seen by the public and published for the first time.
Malcolm! An Autobiography is scheduled to start shipping in December and will sell for $49.95. Pre-order yours at www.themalcolmbook.com and Malcolm Smith will autograph your copy.