Motorcycle Gp Racing In The 1960s

byChris Pereira

Hardcover | August 5, 2014

Motorcycle Gp Racing In The 1960s by Chris Pereira
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The 1960s was a unique era in the history of motorcycle Grand Prix racing, and arguably marked the last period of ‘traditional' road racing. The decade saw the rise of the Japanese factories that would eventually dominate the sport, and the burgeoning two-stroke technology that would go on to replace the traditional four-stroke machines. It was undoubtedly one of the most glorious and exciting times as far as technological diversity was concerned, with machines that displayed a remarkable variety of technical complexity - at least fifty different makes of machine from over half a dozen countries were involved in the events.

This book covers these years in full - the bikes, the riders, and the races - offering a beautifully illustrated and engrossing account of a remarkable era in Grand Prix racing.

Born in Sri Lanka,Chris Pereirabecame interested in Motorcycle Racing in the late 1940s after reading theMotor CycleandMotor Cyclingmagazines and acquiring his father's scrapbooks of pre-war TT riders. He emigrated to England in 1955 and worked for racing dealer Arthur Taylor who was the sponsor and father-in-law of former World Champi...
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Title:Motorcycle Gp Racing In The 1960sFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:176 pages, 10.12 X 8.32 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 10.12 X 8.32 X 0.75 inPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:Veloce PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1845844165

ISBN - 13:9781845844165

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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