Author(s): Felicity Price
John Britten was a Kiwi legend of the late 20th century whose distinctive hand-built pink-and-blue motorcycle broke four world speed records and reached iconic status worldwide. Tragically, he died of cancer at just 45. Eight years later, Dare to Dream tells the inside story of the world’s most innovative motorbike - and the man, his family, and the friends who made the dream of winning the world’s toughest motorcycle races come true. John Britten’s passion for building his own motorbike and determination to succeed are legendary but there was even more to the man. He was at once a devoted family man, a tireless enthusiast, party animal and charismatic boy who had refused to grow up. His works ranged from exquisite Tiffany-style lamps and outrageously tall platform shoes, to creating beautiful buildings and restored cars, trucks and motorbikes. This, the only authorised biography of John Britten, is profusely illustrated with photographs from the Britten Motorcyle Company archives, family albums and the more than 50 people who were interviewed to piece together the full story.
Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2004.