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British Motorcycles 1945-1965 (Hardcover) (Rinsey Mills)

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Following on from his highly popular books British Lorries 1945-65 and British Vans & Pick-Ups 1945-65, Rinsey Mills here provides A-Z coverage of British motorcycle manufacturers and their products during the 20 years following World War II. This was a time when the British industry was at the top of its game, exporting all round the world and producing everything from humble ride-to-work two-strokes like the BSA Bantam to fire-breathing projectiles like the magnificent 1000cc Vincent Black Shadow. Starting with AJS and going on to Wooler, with many great and not so great names in between, he gives a brief history of each maker, and then supplies detailed coverage of the various models they produced, using the original manufacturers' publicity material for the illustrations, not only to identify the bikes but also to give the flavour of the times when they were to be seen going about their business. This is not only a reliable and comprehensive reference book but also via its illustrations a pleasing evocation of earlier times on British roads.

Following on from his highly popular books British Lorries 1945-65 and British Vans & Pick-Ups 1945-65, Rinsey Mills here provides A-Z coverage of British motorcycle manufacturers and their products during the 20 years following World War II. This was a time when the British industry was at the top of its game, exporting all round the world and producing everything from humble ride-to-work two-strokes like the BSA Bantam to fire-breathing projectiles like the magnificent 1000cc Vincent Black Shadow. Starting with AJS and going on to Wooler, with many great and not so great names in between, he gives a brief history of each maker, and then supplies detailed coverage of the various models they produced, using the original manufacturers' publicity material for the illustrations, not only to identify the bikes but also to give the flavour of the times when they were to be seen going about their business. This is not only a reliable and comprehensive reference book but also via its illustrations a pleasing evocation of earlier times on British roads.

Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Transportation
Sub-Genre: Motorcycles / History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Author: Rinsey Mills
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2017
TCIN: 16309280
UPC: 9781906133610
Item Number (DPCI): 247-30-9207

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