The Dunlop Dynasty: The World’s Greatest Road Racing Family


Stephen Davison

The Dunlop Dynasty is the story of Northern Ireland’s extraordinary Dunlop family – motor-racing titans – as told through the eyes of the world’s leading road-racing photo-journalist.


November 2023

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This is the story of Northern Ireland’s motorcycle road racing legends, the extraordinary Dunlop family.

Told through the photography of Stephen Davison, the world’s leading road racing photojournalist, The Dunlop Dynasty depicts the thrilling and spectacular careers of these self-made sporting giants. From Joey’s brilliant performances to Michael’s historic triumphs, this book captures the triumph and tragedy of the Dunlop family’s incredible achievements on the roads of Ireland and the Isle of Man in over 250 stunning images, many previously unpublished. An insider’s view of the incredible world of road racing, it is the ultimate tribute to the family’s unparalleled success and their continuing influence on their chosen sport.

Documenting The Dunlop Dynasty
The Master
Wee Rob
Against The Odds
2000: Joey’s Final Lap
2000–01: Robert And A New Generation
2002–07: A Merry Band
17 May 2008: A Day Like No Other
2008–10: Making Their Own Way
2011–12: Knocking On The Door
2013: Factory
2014: Change Of Direction
2015: A Year To Forget
2016: Bouncing Back
2017: Winning On Anything
2018: Heartbreak
2019–22: Resolve
2023: History Beckons


About the Author
Stephen Davison has been photographing and writing about motorcycle road racing for over thirty years. A joint proprietor of Belfast-based photographic agency Pacemaker Press International, he is the road racing correspondent of Motor Cycle News and Davison has been the recipient of a number of photographic awards, including Northern Ireland Sports Photographic of the Year and Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the Year. Davison is the author of a series of best-selling books on motorcycle road racing; The Dunlop Dynasty is his tenth book.