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Image for A Bit on the Side: The Stirring Story of Britain’s Multiple World Champion Sidecar Ace Steve Webster MBE

A Bit on the Side: The Stirring Story of Britain’s Multiple World Champion Sidecar Ace Steve Webster MBE

By: Havard, Jan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Croydon, England, Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 1992

Edition: First printing


Red cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 15.5 by 23 cm, 208 pp., illus. Fine, unread copy in fine jacket. “A fascinating story of the rocky road from obscurity to stardom, an inspiration to all budding young riders keen to get out there and do it themselves, and a tribute to the true grit and enormous talent which took a British sportsman to the World Championship four times in five years and gave him the determination to try again for a fifth time.” Dust jac... View more info

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A Century of Motorcycling Volume I and II

By: Baer, Butch; Tom Baer

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Monson, MA, A Century of Motorcycling (Baer), 2007

Edition: limited editions of 1500 copies


Burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 22.5 by 28.5 cm, 271 and 277 pp., errata sheet tipped-in at the end of second volume, illus. Fine in fine jackets with a tasteful dealership label on the ffep’s. Signed “Enjoy! Butch Baer” in pen on the copyright page of volume one, and in silver marker on the ffep of volume two. These two beautifully illustrated, full-color volumes trace the competitive careers of Fritzie Baer and Earl “Pop” Armstrong, bot... View more info

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A Large Helping of Yorkshire Pudding and A Second Helping of Yorkshire Pudding 1937 – 1991

By: Green, Wilf

Price: $75.00


Vol. 1: Pudsey, England: Roy Tinsley Publishing Co., [1997]. Perfect-bound wraps, 14.8 by 20.9 cm, 320 pp., illus. Vol. 2: Leeds, England: Richardson & Watson, [1998]. Perfect-bound wraps, 14.8 by 21.1 cm, 324 pp., illus. Both volumes appear unread and have only faint signs of shelf wear to the wraps. Green ran a motorcycle shop in Sheffield, starting with a small shop selling Royal Enfields and other British makes for twenty-five years, and importing East German MZ... View more info

Image for ABC of the Motorcycle: Text and Illustrations that Make the Mechanism and Operation of the Machine Clear to those Directly or Indirectly Interested. A Book for the Use of People who want the “Show How” Features

ABC of the Motorcycle: Text and Illustrations that Make the Mechanism and Operation of the Machine Clear to those Directly or Indirectly Interested. A Book for the Use of People who want the “Show How” Features

By: Jackman, W.J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago, Charles C. Thompson Co., 1912


Red cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 14 by 20 cm, 224 pp., illus. Light wear at the corners and head and tail of the spine, dulled spine titles, a previous owner’s name, address, and date (1914) on ffep, and leaves lightly yellowed. There are corner creases on pages 217 – 222, and insect damage to the upper corners of pages 211 – 216 (does not affect text). Part of the Thompson series of home study guides, includes sections on the history and evolution of... View more info

Image for Big Bike Motorcycle Magazine, February 1978 [CHiPs, Honda Hawk, Yamaha 1100]

Big Bike Motorcycle Magazine, February 1978 [CHiPs, Honda Hawk, Yamaha 1100]

By: Woods, Bruce, ed.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Encino, CA, Hi-Torque Publications, Inc., February 1978


February 1978 issue of Big Bike with a CHiPs cover. Fair condition with light wear, uneven yellowing and creases to the covers; the interior is yellowed, but complete. View more info

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Black Smoke

By: Irving, Philip E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Research Publications Pty. Ltd., 1978

Edition: second printing, revised


Irving, Philip E. Black Smoke. Victoria, Australia: Research Publications Pty. Ltd., 1978, second printing, revised. Black cloth with no titles, dust jacket (which extends past the top of the book by about 5 mm), 14.7 by 21.6 cm, 127 pp., illus. Fine in fine jacket. Phil Irving (1903-1992) was an engineer and author who worked for several factories as a designer and development engineer, his most memorable achievements being the design of the Vincent motorcycle and ... View more info

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Black Smoke

By: Irving, Philip E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Research Publications Pty. Ltd., 1978

Edition: second printing, revised


Black cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 14.3 by 22 cm, 127 pp., illus. Fine in fine jacket. Phil Irving (1903-1992) was an engineer and author who worked for several factories as a designer and development engineer, his most memorable achievements being the design of the Vincent motorcycle and the Repco-Brabham engine that won the World Championship for Formula 1 cars in 1996. Black Smoke is a collection of essays on “engine design, brakes, steering, carbur... View more info

Image for British Motor Cycles Since 1950 Volume 2: BSA, Cotton, Douglas, DMW, Dot, EMC, Excelsior and Francis-Barnett: Roadsters of 250cc and Over

British Motor Cycles Since 1950 Volume 2: BSA, Cotton, Douglas, DMW, Dot, EMC, Excelsior and Francis-Barnett: Roadsters of 250cc and Over

By: Wilson, Steve

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Patrick Stephens, 1983

Edition: First printing


Black cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 20.5 by 24.2 cm, 216 pp., illus. Near fine hardcover with faint yellowing of the textblock, in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Second in a series of well-illustrated, year-by-year developmental histories, “every detail, right down to the badges on the petrol tanks, is lovingly described to help buyers of these classic machines ensure that they are getting the real goods. He also offers valuable information on ... View more info

Image for British Motor Cycles Since 1950 Volume 3: Greeves, Hesketh, Indian, James, Norman and Norton: Roadsters of 250cc and Over

British Motor Cycles Since 1950 Volume 3: Greeves, Hesketh, Indian, James, Norman and Norton: Roadsters of 250cc and Over

By: Wilson, Steve

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Wellingborough, England, Patrick Stephens, 1986

Edition: First printing


Black cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 20.5 by 24.2 cm, 216 pp., illus. Near fine hardcover in near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for British Motor Cycles Since 1950 Volume 4: Panther, Royal Enfield, Scott, Silk, Sunbeam, Sun and Tandon Roadsters of 250cc and Over

British Motor Cycles Since 1950 Volume 4: Panther, Royal Enfield, Scott, Silk, Sunbeam, Sun and Tandon Roadsters of 250cc and Over

By: Wilson, Steve

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Wellingborough, England, Patrick Stephens, 1987

Edition: First printing


Black cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 20.5 by 24.2 cm, 208 pp., illus. Near fine hardcover in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for British Motor Cycles Since 1950 Volume 6: Triumph Part Two: The Bikes; Velocette and Vincent-HRD

British Motor Cycles Since 1950 Volume 6: Triumph Part Two: The Bikes; Velocette and Vincent-HRD

By: Wilson, Steve

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Somerset, England, Patrick Stephens (Haynes Publishing Group), 1992

Edition: First printing


Black cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 20 by 24.1 cm, 288 pp., illus. Near fine hardcover with distributor stamp on the copyright page, in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Classic Motorcycles

By: Willoughby, Vic

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press, 1975

Edition: first U.S. edition


Light moss green cloth with silver spine titles, dust jacket, 22 by 30 cm, 176 pp., illus. Very good with a small, faint stain on the back cover, in a good, price-clipped jacket with a few small edge tears, light edge wear and a faint stain on the rear panel. From the front flap: “The modern motor cycle, extrovert and often extravagant symbol of power, masculinity and individuality, is the latest link in a chain of inspiration and painstaking development reaching bac... View more info

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Douglas Motorcycles Promotional Photographs - Set of 5

By: Douglas Motorcycles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Douglas Motorcycles, c1920s


Douglas Motorcycles Promotional Photographs. Five promo images printed on cardstock, all from the late 1920s. The prints range in size from 9 by 10 cm to 12.5 by 18 cm. Light yellowing and corner wear. Versos blank. Photos feature the 1923 Isle of Man sidecar champion Freddie Dixon, an unidentified rider on a 1928 Speedway model, and three additional photos of unidentified riders. View more info

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Easy Rider: Music from the Soundtrack (LP Record)

By: Steppenwolf; Smith; The Byrds; The Holy Modal Rounders; Fraternity of Man; The Jimi Hendrix Experience; The Electric Prunes; Roger McGuinn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/Beverly Hills, Dunnhill Records, Inc. (ABC), [1969]


DSX 50063. Vinyl LP record in original sleeve. The vinyl has minor scratching, but only light crackling—the sound is very good. The sleeve is very good with light rubbing and wear. An outstanding soundtrack for this classic film, including Hendrix, Steppenwolf, and The Byrds. Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for Edward Turner: The Man Behind the Motorcycles [Triumph]

Edward Turner: The Man Behind the Motorcycles [Triumph]

By: Clew, Jeff

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Dorchester, England, Veloce Publishing Ltd., 2006

Edition: second revised edition


Wraps, 20.5 by 25 cm, 160 pp., illus. Only faint signs of shelf wear to the wraps. From the publisher: “The official biography of the man who was probably the most important individual in the history of the British motorcycle industry. Born in 1901, Edward Turner was a truly gifted individual whose forceful character, design flair and business acumen drove Triumph to such heights of success that the company often struggled to meet the clamouring demand for its produ... View more info