Mick Walker s European Racing Motorcycles

Mick Walker s European Racing Motorcycles

Arranged by nation, this book examines more than two dozen important marques, including Bultaco, CZ, Elf, Husqvarna, KTM, Ossa, Peugeot, and many others.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Redline Books

ISBN: 0953131130

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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While the history of European ompetition motorcycles has been largely dominated by Italian, British, and German marques, other builders around the continent have also played significant roles from the turn of the century to present. Arranged by nation, this book examines more than two dozen important marques, including Bultaco, CZ, Elf, Husqvarna, KTM, Ossa, Peugeot, and many others. A wealth of rare photography, including a special color section, includes candid shots of the top personalities and the bikes both at rest and at speed.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Manx Norton

The Manx Norton

This revised edition of the definitive history contains additional material and traces the design, development, the leading riders and tuners. It presents a superb collection of photographs, many previously unpublished.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Redline Books

ISBN: 9780954435790

Category: Transportation

Page: 312

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The most famous of all British racing motorcycles, with an ancestry dating back to the very dawn of the internal combustion engine, the 'cammy' Norton is inseparable from the era of British domination in motorcycle racing. It is linked with the legendary heroes of the sport, Jimmie Guthrie, Harold Daniell, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and the age when Britain had the world's finest motorcycle industry. This revised edition of the definitive history contains additional material and traces the design, development, the leading riders and tuners. It presents a superb collection of photographs, many previously unpublished. The Manx Norton covers not only the Manx itself, but also features boardroom battles, Norton's early history, record breaking, sidecars, Formula 3 cars, scrambling (motocross); the Domiracer; racing at Daytona and today's classic scene.
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British Motorcycle Racing Circuits Since 1907

British Motorcycle Racing Circuits Since 1907

Mick Walker has produced the definitive book on British motorcycle racing circuits.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 1859836577

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Mick Walker has produced the definitive book on British motorcycle racing circuits. Here, for the first time, is every circuit, from Aberdare Park to Waterbeach, with hundreds both well known and now long-forgotten in between. Fully illustrated by way of colorful program covers, circuit maps and period photographs, this is a must-have for all true racing enthusiasts. It all began in 1907 with the opening of Brooklands, the first purpose-built circuit in Europe and the inaugural Isle of Man TT. Then came venues including Cadwell Park, Crystal Palace and Donington Park. Things took off after World War Two with circuits springing up all over the British Isles. Some held only the single meeting, never to be heard of again, while others such as Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Oulton Parl, Thruxton, Scarborough and Castle Combe went on to establish themselves as major motorsport attractions.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Mick Walker s Japanese Grand Prix Racing Motorcycles

Mick Walker s Japanese Grand Prix Racing Motorcycles

Mick Walker's British Racing Motorcycles Mick Walker's Italian Racing
Motorcycles Mick Walker's German Racing Motorcycles Mick Walker's European
Racing Motorcycles Mick Walker's Japanese Grand Prix Racing Motorcycles The
Manx ...

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Redline Books

ISBN: 0953131181

Category: Transportation

Page: 204

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This book is the fifth in the Mick Walker Racing Motorcycle series. It covers the Grand Prix Motorcycles from Japan.
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Mick Walker s Italian Racing Motorcycles

Mick Walker s Italian Racing Motorcycles

39 In 1962 British entrant Fron Purslow ( a Shrewsbury - based motorcycle dealer
) acquired a couple of ex - factory dohc singles . Mike Hailwood debuted one of
the machines at Mallory Park on 1st April - the opening day of the British racing ...

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Redline Books

ISBN: 0953131114

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Mz

Mz

Other titles by Mick Walker Titles in bold are published by Redline Books Mick
Walker's British Racing Motorcycles Mick Walker's Italian Racing Motorcycles
Mick Walker's German Racing Motorcycles Mick Walker's European Racing ...

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Redline Books

ISBN: 0954435745

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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MZ's reputation has been built-up upon "value for money" for the road rider and success in motorcycle sport; notably road racing and long distance trials. The magic of MZ was largely due to the involvement of Dip. Ing. Walter Kaaden, who sadly passed away on 3rd March 1996, aged 76 years. To Kaaden must go the title of the world's greatest ever 2-stroke engineer. Of course, before MZ came DKW, an equally famous name, and really this book is the story of both these two great marques from Zschopau in Southern Saxony. The book also covers Simson and the new era with the Skorpion.
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Moto Morini

Moto Morini

Titles in bold are published by Redline Books Mick Walker's British Racing
Motorcycles Mick Walker's Italian Racing Motorcycles Mick Walker's German
Racing Motorcycles Mick Walker's European Racing Motorcycles Mick Walker's
Japanese ...

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Redline Books

ISBN: 9780954435721

Category: Transportation

Page: 140

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Aermacchi

Aermacchi

This book is the third in the Redline books Enthusiasts Series. It tells the story of one of Italy's premiere post-war marques.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Redline Books

ISBN: 9780954435769

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

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This book is the third in the Redline books Enthusiasts Series. It tells the story of one of Italy's premiere post-war marques. With a history steeped in aviation, including the MC72 World Speed Record holder and World War II fighters, Aermacchi began building motorcycles in 1950. At the 1956 Milan Show, the futuristic Chimera, an ohv horizontal single with enclosed bodywork was launched. Later in the decade the Chimera was 'undressed' to create some of Italy's best sports and racing machines, including the Ala Verde and the Ala d'Oro. In 1960 Harley Davidson bought 50% of Aermacchi, and then in 1978 the Varese factory was sold to Cagiva. A number of Aermacchi personalities have contributed to this book, giving it additional authority.
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British Motorcycles of the 1960s and 70s

British Motorcycles of the 1960s and    70s

For the first half of the 20th century Great Britain led the world in motorcycle design and production, exporting its products to countries in every section of the globe.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747813156

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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For the first half of the 20th century Great Britain led the world in motorcycle design and production, exporting its products to countries in every section of the globe. However, as the second half of the century began in 1960 this once great industry commenced what was to be a terminal decline. During the 1960s and '70s Britain still manufactured a wide range of machines, but a combination of poor management, lack of investment, foreign competition (notably from Japan), and the arrival of the small, affordable car transpired to effectively sound the death knell of the British motorcycle by the end of the 1970s.
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Motorcycle

Motorcycle

An illustrated guide to the history of motorcycle design that profiles bikes from around the world, describes technical and stylistic innovations, and includes photographs.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801885302

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 879

An illustrated guide to the history of motorcycle design that profiles bikes from around the world, describes technical and stylistic innovations, and includes photographs.
Categories: Science

British Motorcycles of the 1940s and 50s

British Motorcycles of the 1940s and    50s

Mick Walker tells the story of the British post-war motorcycle during this golden age of the industry.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 0747808058

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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After VE Day in 1945 the British population returned enthusiastically to the road. But the cost and availability of both vehicles and fuel led to the post-war scene being dominated by motorcycles, most of them ex-military machines, eagerly snapped up for everyday use in an age when a family car remained just a dream for many. The British industry, meanwhile, was exhorted to 'export or die', and until well into the 1950s the majority of new British bikes were sold abroad. During this period, the industry - the largest and most important in the world - continued to develop new and exciting machines, which increasingly populated Britain's roads. Mick Walker tells the story of the British post-war motorcycle during this golden age of the industry. Machines from the big names, AMC (AJS and Matchless), the BSA Group (BSA, Triumph, Sunbeam and Ariel), Douglas, Norton, Panther, Royal Enfield, Velocette and Vincent, are here plus a myriad of smaller firms such as Cotton, Excelsior, Francis-Barnett, James and Scott. With the help of archive photographs and advertising material this book conjures up a lost age of the British bike.
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The BSA Gold Star

The BSA Gold Star

This full-color book covers every aspect of one of the best-loved classic racing machines, from its beginnings back in Small Heath though the Brooklands days, Trials, the Café Racer scene to the classic scene of today.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Redline Books

ISBN: 0954435737

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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This full-color book covers every aspect of one of the best-loved classic racing machines, from its beginnings back in Small Heath though the Brooklands days, Trials, the Café Racer scene to the classic scene of today. Lavishly illustrated.
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Derek Minter

Derek Minter

Derek Minter started his racing career in 1953 on a BSA Gold Star.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 1859836011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 249

Derek Minter: King of Brands is the story of a true road racing legend. Someone who was, on equal machinery, capable of beating the world's best riders, his many achievements included winning a host of British Championship titles, being the first man to lap the Isle of Man TT circuit on a single cylinder machine at over 100mph. And beating the entire Honda works team in the 1962 250cc TT on a privately entered bike to score a sensational victory.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Honda Production Motorcycles 1946 1980

Honda Production Motorcycles 1946 1980

Founded shortly after WWII, Honda quickly grew to be a very successful manufacturer of motorized vehicles and equipment.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 1861268203

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 389

Founded shortly after WWII, Honda quickly grew to be a very successful manufacturer of motorized vehicles and equipment. Perhaps its biggest impact has been with its motorcycles, through their economy, good design and excellent performance.
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John Surtees

John Surtees

The book gives a fascinating insight into the intense motivation that often gave Surtees the edge over his rivals and laid the foundation for the success that followed.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 1859833462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 728

Fully illustrated, in-depth study of one of the greatest of motorcycle racers. - Detailed account of Surtees's seven world titles plus descriptions of his greatest races. - Author PR; book signings; features in Motorcycle News, Bike, Motor Sport and other specialist magazines as well as national sport supplements. In the late 1950s John Surtees was the dominant rider in top-level British and European motorcycle racing. A precocious talent, he began riding competitively on Vincents in the early 1950s, then REGs and NSUs and Nortons. He swiftly established himself as one of the quickest and most determined competitors. He confirmed his outstanding qualities as a rider when he won his first world 500cc title for MV Agusta in 1956, and this triumph was followed by six more titles, three at 350cc and three at 500cc. From 1958 to 1960, he was rarely beaten and usually he won by a huge margin. In this fully illustrated and in-depth new study, Mick Walker reassesses Surtees's remarkable record and explores the background to his achievement. He recalls Surtees's early introduction to the sport, his rapid development as a rider and his years of dominance.The technical side of Surtees's career - the bikes he rode and his considerable skills as a mechanic and engineer - is covered in detail. The book gives a fascinating insight into the intense motivation that often gave Surtees the edge over his rivals and laid the foundation for the success that followed. As a rider Surtees was not only exceptionally fast, safe and consistent, but he was also technically adept and innovative. His race-preparation was meticulous and single-minded, and this professional attitude to the sport marked him out from his contemporaries. In many ways Surtees is the precursor of later generations of fiercely dedicated, perfectionist riders like Kenny Roberts Snr and Mick Doohan, and the time is right for a reassessment of his contribution to the sport.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A J S

A  J  S

The complete story of the AJS and its motorcycles is told here from the early days in the Midlands to the end, as part of the AMC combine.

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1861267665

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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AJS is one of the best-known names in British motorcycle history. Founded in 1910, the company produced well-built touring and sporting machines for the next twenty years. In 1931 Matchless took over production but retained the AJS name. This is the complete story of AJS and its motorcycles.
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Illustrated Ducati Buyer s Guide

Illustrated Ducati Buyer s Guide

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610590457

Category: Transportation

Page:

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This latest Illustrated Ducati Buyer's Guide includes all the most current models, as Ducati has introduced more new models since the publication of the last edition than any ocher time in the company's history. This third edition would add two signatures, covering all the models not covered in the previous edition.
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