Motorcycling in the ‘50s.
Published by Veloce Distributed by Renniks (02) 9695 7055 www.renniks.com UK price £25 ISBN: 978-1-787110-99-1 144 pages soft cover. Part of the series of Veloce classic Reprints, this book is a nostalgic collection of road tests, feature articles, and classic advertisements compiled by the noted author and stalwart of the vintage scene, Jeff Clew, who passed away in 2009. Some of the topics covered herein include the post-war boom for the British factories, the rise in popularity of scooters, how two strokes took over motocross, the halcyon days of the Isle of Man TT, and an interesting chapter entitled, “Motorcycling gets a bad name”, which charts the media-driven assault that turned riders into social outcasts and manipulated factors such as insurance premiums and laws. If you were around at the time, this book will rekindle great memories, and if you were not, you may come to agree with the author that this was indeed the golden era of motorcycling.