Publisher Victoria, Australia Research Publications Pty. Ltd. 1978
Seller ID 1858
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, carburetion, etc., with plenty of anecdotes thrown in to enrich the mixture.” Illustrated with some wonderful images of vintage bikes by Wooler, Yamaha, Indian, Harley-Davidson, BMW, Vellocette, Cyclone, Moto-Guzzi, etc. Dust jacket present.