The Cafe Racer Phenomenon

The Cafe Racer Phenomenon

Pete used the parts to make a Goldie 350 café racer, housing the 1930s single-cylinder engine in a Manx Norton frame and using an RRT2 gearbox. He still rides it to this day, alongside a Hailwood Rep Ducati 900SS, which 'Mike the Bike' ...

Author: Alastair Walker

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845842642

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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The Café Racer is one of the most enduring styles of motorcycle ever created, encapsulating the rebellious spirit of the 50s. Featuring a huge, global Café Racer directory alongside a unique mix of personal memories, previously unseen photos, iconic machines and chassis builders in profile, this book is a must for any 'ton-up' rider.
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Italian Caf Racers

Italian Caf   Racers

The Café Racer Phenomenon The Café Racer is one of the most enduring styles of motorcycle ever created, encapsulating the rebellious spirit of the 50s. Featuring a huge, global Café Racer directory alongside a unique mix of personal ...

Author: Uli Cloesen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845847494

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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There have been plenty of books published about Italian motorcycles, and a few covering the café racer genre, but none has covered the evolution of the Italian sportsbike into the Italian café racer – until now. Coming from a nation with a great motorcycle racing heritage, Italian motorcycles have, unsurprisingly, always had a sporting flair. This book lifts the lid on the growing trend of custom Italian café conversions, illustrated in detail with stunning images of select sporting, racing, and caféd Italian motorcycles. Italian Café Racers celebrates stunning Italian bikes from all over the globe. From the old to the modern, from horizontal-singles to inline sixes, this book reveals these stylish machines in all their innovative glory. Whether you’re a entusiasta, a follower of the café racer culture, or simply appreciate beautiful bikes, this book is guaranteed to interest and inspire … see the ‘caféd’ side of Italian bikes.
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BMW Caf Racers

BMW Caf   Racers

... (PaxTon) Those Were The Days Series Cafe Racer Phenomenon, The (Walker) Drag Bike Racing in BriTain — From The mid '60s To The mid '805 (Lee) Biographies Edward Turner—The Man Behind The MoTorcycles (Clew) Jim Redman — 6 Times World ...

Author: Uli Cloesen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845845292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Many book have been published about BMW motorcycles, but this is the first to cover the evolution of the BMW sportsbike to the BMW cafe racer. A marque not commonly associated with the cafe racer scene, the growing trend of custom BMW cafe conversions is illustrated in details with images of sporting, racing, and 'cafed' BMWs.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

British Caf Racers

British Caf   Racers

Speedpro Series Harley-Davidson Evolution Engines, How to Build & Power Tune (Hammill) Motorcycle-engined Racing ... Series Brighton National Speed Trials (Gardiner) British Drag Racing – The early years (Pettitt) Café Racer Phenomenon, ...

Author: Uli Cloesen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845848965

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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This is the first book to solely concentrate on the British-powered café racer motorcycle. Renewed interest in custom British café conversions is illustrated with stunning images of select sporting, racing, and ‘café’d’ British motorcycles. From single-cylinder to four-cylinder variants – see the ‘café’d’ side of British bikes!
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British Motorcycles of the 1960s and 70s

British Motorcycles of the 1960s and    70s

HE ' CAFÉ RACER' was a phenomenon of the 1960s – but not exclusively. The antics of leather-jacketed British youth during the Swinging Sixties were reflected, though in a much smaller way, in two other eras: that of the 'Promenade ...

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747811046

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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For the first half of the twentieth century, Great Britain led the world in motorcycle design and production, exporting its products to countries all over the globe. However, by 1960 this once-great industry had fallen into what was to be a terminal decline. During the 1960s and '70s Britain still manufactured a wide range of machines, but a combination of poor management, lack of investment, foreign competition (notably from Japan), and the arrival of the small, affordable car conspired to sound the death knell for most British motorcycles by the end of the 1970s. Mick Walker uses a host of colourful illustrations to explore the models produced by British companies and their foreign competitors, and explains what the industry did to fight its ultimate demise.
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Ton Up

Ton Up

A Century of Cafe Racer Speed and Style Paul d'Orleans ... the road are used to take up racing, that one racer, and the mere possibility of racing, provided cover for the whole of the café racer phenomenon. advertise Rom Tyres in 1911.

Author: Paul d'Orleans

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760360460

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Ton Up! A Century of Café Racer Speed and Style focuses on the story of the ton-up boys and their café racers. But it's much more than just that. Illustrated with historic and modern photos and featuring a text by one of the world’s motorcycle historians, it's really the story of motorcycle speed and style evolved from the early 1900s right through today. Cafe racers are most associated with the young, rebellious rock-and-rollers of 1960s Britain. These riders created the quintessential café racers—fast motorcycles customized to resemble the racing bikes of the period. They were called “café racers” because their riders raced on public roads, from one café to the next. The goal was to do “the ton” (exceed 100 miles per hour) on these runs, which led to their designation as “ton-up boys.” Today, ton-up culture is more popular than ever and recognized worldwide with a following of young and long-time riders alike.With Ton Up!, enjoy a scenic ride through the history of this vibrant scene.
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Motor Racing at Thruxton in the 1980s

Motor Racing at Thruxton in the 1980s

... Drag Racing – The early years (Pettitt) British Lorries of the 1950s (Bobbitt) British Lorries of the 1960s (Bobbitt) British Touring Car Racing (Collins) British Police Cars (Walker) British Woodies (Peck) Café Racer Phenomenon, ...

Author: Bruce Grant-Braham

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845843694

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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One of the fastest motor racing circuits in the UK, Thruxton is a supreme test of high speed skill – especially where the art of slipstreaming is concerned. Consequently, it is both feared and revered. This book makes full use of the author’s unique collection of many previously unpublished color photos to follow the evolution of UK motorsport at the venue through the 1980s.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s 1980s

Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s   1980s

... British Lorries of the 1960s (Bobbitt) British Touring Car Racing (Collins) British Police Cars (Walker) British Woodies (Peck) Café Racer Phenomenon, The (Walker) Dune Buggy Phenomenon, The (Hale) Dune Buggy Phenomenon Volume 2, ...

Author: Chas Parker

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845842772

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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Changes to regulations for sports car racing in the late 1970s paved the way for a golden era of endurance racing in the 80s, with the likes of Porsche, Lancia, Jaguar and Mercedes all vying for the World Sportscar Championship. The Silverstone 6-Hour and 1000km races became a cornerstone of this championship and the event was often used by the teams as a warm-up to the all important Le Mans 24-Hour race, which followed it on the calendar. This book charts the progress of the races, year-by-year from 1976, through the era of the Group C cars, up to the end of the eighties, with previously unpublished accounts and photographs of each event
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British Drag Racing

British Drag Racing

... Drag Racing – The Early Years (Pettitt) British Lorries of the 1950s (Bobbitt) British Lorries of the 1960s (Bobbitt) British Touring Car Racing (Collins) British Police Cars (Walker) British Woodies (Peck) Café Racer Phenomenon, ...

Author: Nicholas Pettitt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845843373

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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A detailed look at the first ten years of drag racing in Britain from 1960-1969, complemented by 100 color pictures. It includes the visits by American dragsters, and the running of drag races on RAF airstrips by a growing band of enthusiasts with home-built machines. 1966 saw the opening of Santa Pod Raceway, Britain's first permanent drag strip; this book takes a look at the first four seasons racing there, and the development of the facility as entries and performances increased.
Categories: Sports & Recreation