Writing & Journalism

Over the past 15 years, Larry Carter has become one of the premier journalists in motorsport and in particular, motorcycle road racing and stage rallying. A former multiple road racing champion himself, in the past he has raced against a number of today’s top Superbike stars and is a personal friend to many of them.

Genuinely articulate, supremely knowledgeable and well liked and respected, Larry’s services continue to be very much in demand by the national, specialist and local media alike, and over the past few years has written for a host of top publications.

Amongst his accolades was over five years as editor before becoming joint owner of Motorcycle Racer magazine during which time, Carter introduced many innovations, including the cult Ollie Bridewell column which continued right up until Ollie’s tragic death in 2007.

Included in the other titles are his popular weekly columns in the historic Darlington and Stockton Times which are a must for local motorsport fans and in addition, Carter’s words have been read for many years by BSB fans throughout the country as he has penned the contents, and now edits and publishes, many of the British Superbike Championship race programmes.

Nowadays very much back in a freelance role, Larry is a valued contributor to Island Racer and Classic Racer amongst other titles and he’s also a valued contributor of rally and rallycross reports to Motorsport News on a regular basis.

In the past Larry has been a regular contributor to leading publications including TWO and Bike Sport News, for whom he supplied the BSB reports and features for a number of years and before occupying the Editor’s seat at MCR, whereby he supplied various forms of copy including interviews and features of the world’s leading riders. Famously, Carter was asked to write the moving obituaries to his good friends Steve Hislop and David Jefferies following their tragic accidents which drew great admiration and critical acclaim from race fans worldwide.


The ubiquitous ‘Seeing Red’, the annual record of the British Superbike Championship, has been edited by Carter over the past six years and plans are afoot for the Cartersport offices to write another book soon.

As well as writing and journalism, Cartersport can offer a full range of editorial and publishing services including commissioning, budgeting, editing, sub editing, copy writing, proof reading, graphic design, captioning, printing and publishing. We have some excellent contacts within the industry for modern and archive photography particularly.