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Tales of Triumph Motorcycles and the Meriden Factory

Author : Hughie Hancox
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A Veloce Classic Reprint. Tales of Triumph Motorcycles and the Meriden Factory is a delightful and often humorous account of life with the Triumph motorcycle company in its heyday. Hughie Hancox started work with the Triumph Engineering Company (manufacturer of Triumph motorcycles) in 1954 and, apart from a short break for national service, stayed with the company until it closed in 1974. In his time with Triumph, Hughie worked in the Experimental, Service, Product Road Test, Toolroom, Final Production Assembly and Service Repair Shop departments before joining the staff in the Service Office. He also served as a Technical Writer/Advisor/Customer Relations "Trouble Shooter." Even his National Service was spent with the "White Helmets" motorcycle display team! Here, Hughie tells the story of his life in the famous Meriden factory and of his many adventures with Triumph motorcycles and Triumph people and, by doing so, records the fascinating inside story of one of Britain's greatest motorcycle marques.


Author : Hughie Hancox
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Tales of Triumph Motorcycles

Author : Hughie Hancox
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Having worked at Triumph from 1954 until its closure in 1974, Hughie tells the story of his life in the famous Meriden factory and of his many adventures with Triumph motorcycles and people.

Triumph A Century of Passion and Power

Author : Lindsay Brooke
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The Triumph Speed Twin Thunderbird Bible

Author : Harry Woolridge
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A complete technical development history of the Triumph Speed Twin and Thunderbird motorcycles. As a reference, this book will be an invaluable asset for anyone aiming to restore a Speed Twin or a Thunderbird to the correct specifications. Used as a guide, it will enable a potential buyer or owner to establish the exact year of manufacture and identify the precise model type.

Shooting Star

Author : Abe Aamidor
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For many years, the British motorcycle industry was the largest in the world, yet by 1975 it was essentially dead. This is the first comprehensive book on the motorcycle industry to take a critical look at the business and trade practices that led to its demise. It also captures the romance, beauty and excitement of the machines and the top racers who rode them.

Motorcycle Apprentice

Author : Bill Cakebread
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A young Londoner had only one ambition in life – to work with motorcycles. That simple wish led to an apprenticeship that was to change Bill Cakebread's life forever as the training that Associated Motorcycles Limited provided enabled achievements that he never dreamed possible. This book gives a unique insight to the atmosphere and excitement of working in a motorcycle factory. It is an inspiring story, supported by a host of period photographs and rare documents, which provides a fascinating record of work within the British motorcycle industry in the final years of its decline into oblivion.

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

Author : Andrew Ralston
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The history of Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys and other makers of diecast metal cars has been covered in great detail in many books and magazine articles; by contrast, information on plastic toy cars is much harder to come by. Yet collectors are taking an increasing interest in plastic cars, particularly as the rise in the value of early diecast and tinplate models has put many of these out of reach of the average enthusiast. For the first time, this book aims to provide a systematic introduction to the vast number of plastic cars made during the 1950s and 1960s. Years of research have enabled the author to uncover many fascinating facts about the companies who made these toys. Some were major players in the toy industry, like Tri-ang and Brimtoy in the UK, Norev and Minialuxe in France, Gama and Siku in Germany and Ingap in Italy. Many others, though, were more obscure, and some only modeled one car before disappearing without trace. More than 250 photographs of these toys are included, with the emphasis being on the most colorful and realistic examples, all of them based on real vehicles of the period. In many cases, the toy is pictured alongside its original box, the presence of which can often double the value of the item to a collector. Readers will also find a handy glossary listing the names of many of the companies who were active in this field in the 1950s and 1960s, together with some evocative period advertisements and catalogue illustrations. If you thought that a model car had to be made of diecast metal to be worth collecting, this book might change your mind . . . With 250 color photos, extensive appendices and identification aids this is a must have for any collector or dealer.

All Fall Down and Other Stories

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