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Lost Motorcycles of the 1920s

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Lost motorcycles of the 1920s

"A superb publication, filled with photographs and information covering many rare makes...lavishly illustrated and crammed with facts"  Ian Young, writing in The Vintage Motorcycle (VMCC magazine)

"Looks and reads like the work of an enthusiast...if you want to know more about motorcycles between the wars then this is a great place to start." RealClassic. 


The 1920s were an amazing decade in motorcycle development. Lost Motorcycles of the 1920s describes, in as much detail as possible, over 50 of these lesser known motorcycles, providing a wealth of information on makes from Abbotsford and Alwin to Turner, Weaver and the Xtra Car - not forgetting the many transient, but somewhat better known marques such as Blackburne, Radco and Raleigh for example. Each model and make is described in detail and accompanied by as many illustrations as possible. Lost Motorcycles also offers some fascinating and helpful insights into the many facets of motorcycling during the 1920s - the roads and garages, suspension, tyres and clothing for example - all of which helps set these motorcycles in their period and gives a real feel for what motorcycling must have been like some 80 years ago. Absolutely invaluable to restorers and historians of early British motorcycles.

Jack Bacon edited by Roger Fogg. During his life Jack Bacon assembled a vast collection of information on his great passion - 1920s motorcycles and motorcycling. Jack not only rode 1920s motorcycles throughout his life but also experienced the 1920s first hand as a motorcyclist, which gives his writing great authenticity and authority. Unfortunately Jack was not to complete his book before his death, but now, more than a decade later Roger Fogg has managed to assemble all the information into book form. Roger, like Jack, rides 1920s motorcycles himself and is a well known enthusiast and authority on these bikes.

The British motorcycle industry in the 1920s
Roads and Garages
Forks and Dampers, Tools
Lost Motorcycles of the 1920s (A-Z)

Lost Motorcycles of the 1920s - Jack Bacon
October 2008
Softcover, 172 x 234 mm, 288 pages, 100+ colour illustratons and photos
ISBN 978-0-9556595-8-4 £21.95 includes UK p&p, Europe add £3.00, Rest of World add £8.00 for p&p

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