British 250cc Racing Motorcycles 1946-1959

An era of ingenious innovation

British 250cc Racing Motorcycles 1946-1959
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Format: Paperback / softback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781787113299
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Traces the history and development of the privately built British 250cc ‘specials’ and ‘hybrids’ that sustained this class of Road racing in Britain from 1946 to 1959.

The author

Born in Sri Lanka, Chris Pereira became interested in Motorcycle Racing in the late 1940s after reading the Motor Cycle and Motor Cycling magazines and acquiring his father's scrapbooks of pre-war TT riders. He emigrated to England in 1955 and worked for racing dealer Arthur Taylor who was the sponsor and father-in-law of former World Champion Cecil Sandford. He attended many race meetings during the 1950s and 1960s, and then started Club Racing briefly in 1965, followed by more extensive Vintage and Classic racing from the 1970s to 2015. Chris rode in the Classic Manx GP in 1984 and the Classic TT in 1990. He has an extensive library covering all aspects of motorcycle racing, both pre-war and post-war, and a photo library of over 1000 racing photographs. He was also historian to the TT Riders Association.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781787113299
Illustrations: 97 color & b-w photos
Size: 9.8 in x 8.2 in / 248.92 mm x 208.28 mm
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