Racing Motor Cycles
This is a second-hand copy of Racing Motor Cycles by Mick Woollett.
From the blurb:
Racing Motor Cycles tells the story of the world championships, through an authoritative text and a superb collection of photographs.
Against the background of the old European championships, it traces the eventful development of the sport- the dominance of traditional British machines during the period when racing was re-established after the Second World War and in the early championship years, the emergence of a new type of rider following the example set by Geoff Duke, the rapid trend towards mechanical sophistication, the pace-setting Italian and Japanese machines of the last Golden Age of the classics, and the increasing American influence on European racing.
The great personalities of the sport —from Duke and Surtees to Hailwood and Agostini—and their duels on the classic circuits of Europe and the later tracks of America feature throughout the book. Championship tables covering all classes since the inception of the series in 1949 are included.
Author Mick Woollett is a leading international photo-journalist who has devoted his career to motorcycle sport, as a passenger in sidecar racing before turning to writing and photography. He writes with insight and first-hand knowledge of the sport in Europe and the USA.
Racing Motor Cycles is illustrated with original paintings by Michael Turner and over 140 photographs of the races, machines and riders of this colourful sport.
Description: It is a hardcover and 141 pages. Comes with a dust jacket. The dust jacket is covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover to keep it safe. This can easily be removed.
Condition: used (fine).