British Motorcycles 1945-1965

British Motorcycles 1945-1965

by Rinsey Mills
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906133610
Publisher:
Herridge & Sons Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/2017
Pages:
176

Meet the Author

Rinsey Mills has owned AC sports cars, both pre-war and post-war, for forty years. He has restored some and raced others. His books include Original AC Ace and Cobra and Essential AC Cobra.