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Matchless The Complete Story by Mick Walker

Matchless – The Complete Story (Walker)
History – the first Matchless motorcycle was made in 1899 and, with a commercial manufacturing history dating from 1901, Matchless is one of the senior marques of the late British motorcycle industry. Matchless produced a wide range of motorcycles to suit all purposes and pockets; their most famous machines being the Silver Arrow and Silver Hawk multi-cylinder bikes of the 1930s.Their wartime G3L was not only one of the most popular British service machines of the Second World War, but the first to feature telescopic front forks.
Mick Walker’s history of the important British manufacturer takes us from the end of the nineteenth century to the last AMC Matchless of 1966 and beyond.
216 pages Hardback  246×189 mm 8 page colour section 200 b&w photos…… Buy here
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Aermacchi by Mick Walker

This book is the third in the Redline Books Enthusiasts Series. It tells the story of one of Italy’s premier post-war marques. With a history steeped in aviation including the MC72 World Speed Record 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 then in 1978 the Varese factory was sold to Cagiva. A number of Aermacchi personalities have contributed to this book, giving it additional authority.
Size 220mm high x 193mm wide, softback with cover flaps.
144 pages, full colour throughout.ISBN: 09544357 6 1

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