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Run as a family concern by the Goodmans, who designed, manufactured and rode the bikes, they created a fascinating technical evolution which is fully described and illustrated.Models covered include: MSS 1954-1970; Viper 1955-1968; Venom 1955-1970; MSS Scrambler 1953-1964; Venom Clubman 1960-1970; Viper Clubman 1960-1968; Viper Special 1962-1965; Venom Special 1962-1965; and Venom Thruxton 1965-1970. A comprehensive chronicle & technical analysis of Velocette motorcycle development from MSS tourer to Thruxton racer between 1954-1970. Hardcover - 9-3/4" x 8-1/4" - 160 pp - 32 color, 270 b/w 214-8648 by Mick Walker Velocette is one of the most respected names in the history of the motorcycle.It is a Velocette that holds the distinction of being the first bike to achieve 100 mph for 24 hours.This book provides detailed information on all of the large singles produced and how they changed over the years.Steve is a full time journalist writing about classic bikes and cars and has a regular column in Real Classics.
This is a fascinating and definitive account of Velocette which will interest all those who love old British bikes and one which no Velocette owner should be without.It was the culmination of almost fifty-five years of technological excellence from the Birmingham factory, a time that had seen the company win both the Junior and Senior TT numerous times, as well as many other races throughout Europe and the UK.Motorcycle historian Mick Walker tells the story of the various Velocette racing bikes and their riders from 1905 to the winding up of the company in 1971. Mellors and Bertie Goodman all feature in the book too.The dynamic story of the Velocette firm and the designers and engineers who worked for Velocette.Above all, it is the story of the fascinating motorcycles they and a largely unrecorded workforce turned out over a period that encompassed two world wars and the 1930's depression, from the early 1900s to the closure of Velocette in 1971. 214-6937 (paperback) 214-7173 (hardcover) Velocette (pronounced velo-set) is an icon of the classic British motorcycle scene.
Velocette Since 1950: The Big Singles is reprinted, with permission, from an earlier work by Steve Wilson, British Motorcycles since 1950 first published in 1992 by Patrick Stephens Ltd an imprint of Haynes Publishing Company, and now out of print.