Due to the demand from motorcycle enthusiasts, Mick Walker has teamed up with Redline Books to reprint his series of six Racing Motorcycle books. First to be published is Mick Walker's British Racing Motorcycles, but it is nothing like the original book published in 1990. This new edition is a high quality, 208 page book, which has been extensively updated and completely redesigned in a style which breaks the mould of motorcycle marque history book design.
The text is typical of Mick Walker's detailed, yet entertaining style, and with over 400 photographs in colour and black and white, many of them previously unpublished, the book offers a wealth of information. It is both a work of reference and an enjoyable read.Models covered include the AJS Porcupine and R7, The BSA Gold Star, Manx Norton, Norton Commando and Rotary, Matchless G45 and G50, the Rocket 3 and Trident and many more, including a section on 'specials' and the garden shed engineers who developed their own exotic machinery for competition. Mick Walker is an enthusiast of all forms of motorcycle sport. He has been a successful competitor and has helped many to Triumph with his profound knowledge of tuning. There is virtually no aspect of the business in which Mick has not been active at some point, and that includes being an importer of Italian race-bred machines. Today, he heads a thriving company that specialises in the supply of spare parts to Ducati owners and racers around the world. Mick has ridden a variety of racers, including an AJS 7R, Manx Norton, Greeves Silverstone, a brace of BSA Gold Stars, various Ducatis and even 50 and 125cc Hondas.
The Vintage Motor Cycle, October
This is one well worth putting on to your early Christmas list and there are more titles to come in the same series.
Classic Bike Guide, April 1998
Redline Publishing are to be congratulated for bringing this, the first in a new series, to market. The book is very well laid out, is printed on good heavy paper and comes with a staggering arry of illustrations.
Old Bike Mart, April 1998
Many established book publishers could learn something from the layout and design, which coupled with Mick Walker's informed writing make the 208 page British Racing Motorcycles good value.
Classic Racer, May/June 1998
Great looks, great read. What more can I say - except to mention that I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of the range when it is published.
Classic Bike, May 1998
There's a good mix of technical information, competition history, and manufacturing background. However much or little you already know about British road race bikes, there will be plenty of interest.
|Published:||Redline Books, 1999|