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Motorcycle GP Racing in the 1960s


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Chris Pereira became interested in motorcycle racing while still a schoolboy. He emigrated to England in 1955, and went to work for racing dealer Arthur Taylor of Shipston-on-Stour. Chris attended many race meetings and TT Races during the '50s and '60s, often helping out riders. He raced in club events during the 1960s, on vintage bikes during the 1970s, and on classic bikes from 1981 to 2000. He also rode in the Classic Manx Grand Prix in 1984. Chris has written articles on racing history in classic magazines, and has published a book on historic racing motorcycles. He still rides in race parades and historic events.


A highly interesting read ... Well worth the money Motorrad News Pereira appears to have sourced a lot of fresh images, great images too ... a really useful reference guide to the era, especially with the full results, stats and machine specs tucked away at the back and it's certainly a useful and welcome addition to my bookshelf! Classic Bike Guide an important and valuable book for anyone who considers themselves at all interested in grand prix motorcycles. The illustration and pictorial content is lavish and the tech spec and detail contained within the pages is unrivalled ... As a factual reference for statistics, results and performance, the book itself is Google in print. It's also a treasure trove of photos and reminiscence of a great period in motorcycle racing history. Motorcycle Sport Scotland Full of interest, without glossing over the downsides of lethal circuits and poor safety gear, this is a good book on what for many of us was a Golden Age Bike Rider Magazine There's a bit here for any keen student of the period, not least in the photos, many of them quite rare and a lot from the archives of veteran GP clicker Malcolm Carling ... All in all, this is a cracker, and easily worth the prices as a well-written and highly entertaining record of a decade's epic GP competition. Cycle Torque It is a book that is engrossing, but also one that can easily be dipped in and out of making it ideal for both the casual reader as well as the historian. Ian Kerr - Freelance gives a fascinating account of a remarkable era in the World Championship road race. Het MotorRijwiel Packed into its 176 pages are 157 period racing action shots, rider portraits and bike images, layouts of 26 of the historic racing venues of the day, a detailed table comparing the major competing machines of each year, complete with engine type and displacement, transmission ratio numbers and horsepower/rpm statistics ... But don't think of it as an academic work; it is just too good a read! Ultimate MotorCycling

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