Ballington Unkorked is the story of a South African boy whofell in love with motorcycle racing after watching international stars at his home town circuit.
His pure passion drove him onwards and upwards as he began living out his dream. A chance trip to Europe to take part in the big time triggered a phase where, against the odds, guts and perseverance took him to the very pinnacle of success, World Champion Road Racer.
Kork’s story gives you an insight into the complexities of the sport technically, physically and mentally and highlights the extreme danger faced by riders of the era when classic high speed circuits were still in use in Europe and rider safety was low priority at most International and Grand Prix venues.
Size 210mm high x 280mm wide, hardback bound. 252 pages, full colour throughout.
ISBN: 978 0 9544357 52…… buy with 30% discount here
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
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
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.