- Archives & Collector Editions
- Clearance Sale
CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $29.95. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
For many years the British motorcycle industry was the largest in the world, not counting low-powered mopeds, scooters and the like. Following World War II, the motorcycle industry was the third largest source of foreign exchange for the United Kingdom after motor cars and Scotch whiskey. Yet by 1975 the industry was essentially dead. What led to the fall of the motorcycle industry in Britain, after virtually defining the country for so long?
Shooting Star: The Rise & Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry is the first comprehensive look at the British motorcycle industry with a critical look at business and trade practices that led to its demise.
The full romance, beauty, and excitement of the machines - and the top racers who rode them - is captured here. It's all blended for the first time with information about the lesser-known businessmen who built the companies - including Norton, BSA and Triumph - and then ran them into the ground. Engineers and designers who were brilliant and badly flawed at the same time receive a critical look. The failures of the British motorcycle industry are a painful object lesson for the badly strapped American automobile industry at the present time.
About the Author:
Abe Aamidor is an award-winning journalist, author, university lecturer and lifelong motorcycle enthusiast. He has been a newspaper reporter and has taught journalism at the university level. His first bike was a 1964 Honda Benly 150cc and his best bike was a 1988 Honda Hawk GT 650cc. But his favorite bike by far was a 1966 Velocette Venom Thruxton 500cc that he owned for several years in the early 1970s. He lives in Indiana.
Category: Clearance Sale
Author: Abe Aamidor
Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.0 x 0.75
Item Number: 4290
We stand by our products. If you are not fully satisfied at any time with your purchase, simply return the item and we will issue you a full refund. No questions asked. Shipping and handling is non-refundable.