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Whatever Happened to the British Motorcycle Industry? by Bert Hopwood

Whatever Happened to the British Motorcycle Industry By Bert Hopwood
The classic inside story of its rise and fall By: Bert HopwoodAn ex-senior executive with many major motorcycle manufacturers, the author gives the real reasons for the downfall of this once-great industry.
A classic work, re-issued by popular demand.’A must-read for British bike fans’ Bike
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Paperback, 233 x 169mm, 320 pages, 240 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781859604274 Book No: H427
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Watts My Line? Life & Work of Lawrie Watts

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Watts My Line?: The Life and Work of Editorial Artist, Lawrie Watts

by David Dixon

Two generations have been influenced by Lawrie Watts’ cutaway drawings of motorcycles, motorcars, aircraft, Donald Campbell’s Bluebird, Richard Noble’s Thrust, RichardBranson’s epic hot air balloons and even farm machinery.

Long before CAD, the legendary Lawrie was drawing complexmachinery in amazing 3D detail.

His meticulous, distinctive style draws us into the picture, telling a story even though his brief had been merely to draw the thing.

Lawrie is not just an artist, he’s a designer too. His Royal Enfield-powered Dreamliner looked just right and was way ahead of its time.

This book provides a fascinating insight into Lawrie’s problem-solving through drawing. Anyone interested in how things work will enjoy this voyage through the life, ideas andwork of the perceptive and inventive Mr Lawrence Watts.
Author: David Dixon

Size 210mm high x 280mm wide, softback bound.216 pages, full colour throughout.

ISBN: 09544357 7 X

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James Toseland Autobiography – Signed

James Toseland – The Autobiography Signed hardback

Signed by JT

by JT & Ted Macauley

The youngest ever World Superbike Champion at 23, James Toseland rocketed into a league of biking legends.

Now, after seven success-filled years in Superbikes, James is ready to make the leap into MotoGP.

On the bike, James’ daredevil attitude has led to tremendous success and some horrific crashes in equal measure.

Off the bike, James has overcome family tragedy, trained as a classical pianist, performed as a member of the aptly named band Crash, and was crowned “Cosmopolitan” centrefold of the year.

But racing is, and will always be, his overriding passion. James’ adrenalin-fuelled tale is a story of genius, courage and an overwhelming desire to win.

240 pages, 20o5, hardback Buy here