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Among the dozens of books devoted to Triumph motorcycles and their history, no single title currently serves as an encyclopedia of the brand—a comprehensive source of Triumph production bikes, racers, prototypes, factories, key people, and achievements that built the legend. The Big Book of Triumph at last fills that vital white space for Triumph fans, restorers, collectors, and any enthusiast interested in Britain’s most famous and successful marque.
This is the first Triumph book to feature a model-by-model photographic guide to all Triumphs produced from 1903-2012. The author uses his deep connections within the global Triumph hobby, his extensive personal archive, and the superb work of photojournalist Timothy Remus, to present 110 years of singles, twins, triples, and scooters in this must-have resource.
In addition to the model-by-model guide, chapters will cover:
· the rare factory prototypes, many of which have surfaced only recently
· a listing of works race and competition machines
· an A-Z guide to the key Triumph designers, engineers, racers, and leadership
· an Experts’ Guide to the 10 Most Desirable & Collectible Triumphs
· a clear, easy-to-digest listing of Triumph records, milestones, and trivia
· and much more
Printed on high quality paper, this new book includes nearly 1000 photos. Not just images of the ever-popular Thunderbirds, Bonnevilles and TR6s from the 50s and 60s, but both the very early and sometimes very rare Triumphs built early in the last century, and also those built under the new management – the Hinckley Triumphs.
Never before has all this information been compiled and put between two covers to create an archive that makes all others obsolete. Collectors, students of all things Triumph, and anyone with an interest in motorcycle history, will want this new book published by Wolfgang Publications.
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Professional auto-writer Lindsay Brooke has been a devoted British motorcycle enthusiast, rider, and historian for over 30 years. He has authored three acclaimed books on the history of Triumph motorcycles, in addition to articles in Cycle World magazine, the Triumph International Owners’ Club’s Vintage Bike magazine, the NY Times, and other periodicals. The owner of numerous Triumph twins and singles since the 1970s, Brooke was the first American columnist for England’s Classic Bike magazine. He has served as a Motorcycle Class judge at major concours d’elegance, including Meadowbrook, and is a member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame’s Induction Committee. By day he writes about vehicle technology as Senior Editor of the SAE’s Automotive Engineering International magazine, and has authored books on the Ford Model T and Chevrolet Volt, published in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He and his family reside in Plymouth, MI.
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