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Velocette: The Racing Story

Walker, Mick

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ISBN 10: 1847970729 / ISBN 13: 9781847970725
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2009. 1st. Hardcover. In 1961, a production 500cc Velocette Venom Clubman Veeline achieved a world record, twenty-four hours at a speed of 100.05 mph. It was the first motorbike of any size to perform the feat. It was the culmination of almost fifty-five years of technological excellence from the Birmingham factory. Num Pages: 192 pages, 200 colour photographs. BIC Classification: WGCK; WSPM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 254 x 198 x 20. Weight in Grams: 844. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781847970725

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Title: Velocette: The Racing Story

Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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In 1961 a production 500cc Velocette Venom Clubman Veeline achieved a world record, twenty-four hours at a speed of 100.05mph. It was the first motorbike of any size to perform the feat, and to this date no other motorbike of comparable size has equaled or bettered its record. 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. Velocettes have always had a loyal following and the KTT and Thruxton especially are among the most desirable of classic bikes, especially with a racing pedigree. Riders like Stanley Wood, Neil Kelly, E.A. Mellors and Bertie Goodman all feature in the book too. Famous models such as the KTT, MAC, Venom and Thruxton are looked at in depth, while the story of Velocette's racing heritage is told in great detail in Velocette: The Racing Story.

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A leading authority on all forms of motorcycle sport, Mick Walker has been a successful racer, tuner and team manager, and still rides regularly. He was a former editor of Motorcycle Enthusiast, and published over 100 books including in this series, Derek Minter: The King of Brands, Geoff Duke: The Stylish Champion, Bob McIntyre: The Flying Scot and Mike Hailwood: The Fans' Favourite.

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