Bikes at Brooklands By Peter Hartley

 
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This is the fascinating story of the early pioneering years of motorbike racing at Brooklands from the first motor cycle scratch race in 1908 until the military takeover of the site in 1915. There is an account of the origins and building of the track and racing before Brooklands. Thereafter, the book records all the races, the tuning wizards, the teams, and the bikes and their riders, including some very famous names. The book is illustrated with black and white plates depicting forty period photographs of the early machines, the mechanics and the riders.

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This is the fascinating story of the early pioneering years of motorbike racing at Brooklands from the first motor cycle scratch race in 1908 until the military takeover of the site in 1915. There is an account of the origins and building of the track and racing before Brooklands. Thereafter, the book records all the races, the tuning wizards, the teams, and the bikes and their riders, including some very famous names. The book is illustrated with black and white plates depicting forty period photographs of the early machines, the mechanics and the riders.

The dust wrapper is in very good condition, bright, with a 0ne cm. closed tear to the bottom rear corner,bumping to the extremities and general handling marks (see photographs)
The binding is secure and tight.
There is a small black smudge to the top edges of the pages and very slight darkening to the fore-edges..
Inside, the content is clean and in very good condition.

Bikes at Brooklands in the Pioneer Years
By
Peter Hartley

  • Publisher: Goose, 1974
  • Hardcover
  • First edition
  • 5.5 x 8.5 in
  • 252 pages