Features an introduction by Les Williams, formerly the Triumph factory race team manager. A wonderful book on the amazing racing history of the 'fast but fragile' Triumph 500 unit twin. From the Daytona successes of the mid '60s to the end of the factory racers, and that amazing second place to Agostini and the mighty MV, in 1969 this book details the full history of the Triumph 500 unit twin racers. The story is told mainly through the hundreds of period photos and in the words of the main protagonists themselves -- the incomparable racers Percy Tait, and Gary Nixon in the USA, the racing team including Les Williams and Arthur Jakeman for example, and also the privateers 'special' builders such as David Kirby, Rob Prior and Mick Hemmings amongst many others. This is a book full of insight into those heady days of racing success for the little 500 unit twin. A fascinating book which will be welcomed not just by Triumph enthusiasts but also by all those interested in motorcycle racing during the 1960s. Complete with a great many photos, and beautifully presented in colour where possible, this is a real gem.
The Development History of the Pre-unit and Unit Construction 500cc Twins
Author: J. R. Nelson
Publisher: Haynes Publications
An account of the development history of Triumph's 500cc twin. Commencing with the introduction of the sporting Tiger 100 model in 1939 it continues right through until production ceased in 1974. The first part of the book relates to the original separate engine and gearbox designs and the second part covers the redesigned unit construction models that took on a new name, that of the American road racing event in which they scored some notable successes.
This beautifully illustrated book captures the entire history of the Argentine Grand Prix and the Argentina International Temporada Series, covering all the great races of the golden age of motor sport – when danger and passion defined racing.
Updated & Enlarged Collector’s Edition of 1500 copies
Author: Ivan Margolius
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Hans Ledwinka’s innovative Tatra cars were models of design excellence, and were highly influential in shaping modern car design concepts and the development of the Volkswagen. This book places Ledwinka in his well-deserved place amongst the great car designers. This enlarged 2nd edition contains updated material and additional illustrations.
New in paperback! The Triumph Speed Twin & Thunderbird Bible reveals the definitive history of two of Triumph’s most popular motorcycles in the 40s and 50s. From development history to sporting achievements, this book is packed with detailed information – everything an owner or would-be owner of one these classic twins needs!
Most renewable energy systems aren’t new, but their use is. This handbook shows how each of the main renewable energy technologies works, along with step-by-step details of how it’s installed, as well as the pros and – at least as importantly – the cons of each type of installation.
This book reveals the full history of the second generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, covering in detail the German, US, UK, Australian and Japanese markets. The perfect book to grace a Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts’ library shelf, it’s the definitive record of the model illustrated with stunning photographs.
Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide brief descriptions, as well as longer histories of different makes of motorcycles from around the world; and includes color photographs of many of the featured bikes.