Triumph Bonneville

Author: James Mann
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857330178
Size: 10.60 MB
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Triumph Bonneville. The Triumph Bonneville has been one of motorcycling’s most enduring British icons. The name comes from the Utah salt flats where a streamlined twin-cylinder Triumph captured the World Motorcycle Speed Record in 1956. In 1959, the first Bonneville, the T120, appeared, and the Bonneville name would remain a revered badge of motorcycling honor for the following three decades. This elegant, picture-lavish book, featuring Bonnevilles specially photographed in a studio setting, pays tribute by showing all the classic models in exquisite photographic detail, accompanied by an expert commentary. A visual feast for all Bonneville enthusiasts.

Triumph Bonneville

Author: Mick Walker
Publisher: Windrow and Greene
ISBN: 9781859150993
Size: 48.99 MB
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Triumph Bonneville. In 1956, American Johnny Allen achieved a record of speed of 214 miles per hour aboard a motorcycle powered by a Triumph twin-cylinder engine. When the record, achieved at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, was disputed by the international ratifying body, Triumph thumbed its nose at that federation by naming what would have been its Tiger T110 the Bonneville. Thus was born an all-tune classic British motorcycle. Mick Walker -- a prolific motorcycle author and former Bonneville racer and Triumph dealer -- uses his intimate knowledge of the model to provide a sweeping portrait of the machine. From the events that led to its development through its heyday, the Bonneville's technical evolution is traced in depth, from the earliest models, the first of which appeared in 1959. A selection of photographs and technical drawings depict both contemporary and restored models. A readable history includes anecdotes from those involved in the Gold Star's success both on and off the track.

How To Photograph Cars

Author: James Mann
Publisher: Auto Focus
ISBN: 9780995624603
Size: 60.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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How To Photograph Cars. In How to Photograph Cars award winning car photographer James Mann teaches the skills and techniques needed to shoot outstanding car photographs both out on the road and in the studio for business, or just for fun. With over 200 images illustrating the text many taken specially taken for the book, you'll learn how to: choose the right equipment, understand depth of field and compose your images, use the right shutter speeds for action photography with panning, tracking and cornering explained in detail, shoot cars at shows and indoor museums, plan your photography at motorsport events, find the best locations, use studio lighting in an infinity cove, shoot a magazine feature and get started as a professional car photographer.

Motorcycle Journeys Through The Appalachians

Author: Dale Coyner
Publisher: Whitehorse Press
ISBN: 9781884313912
Size: 11.47 MB
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Motorcycle Journeys Through The Appalachians. Amish farmers, bluegrass music, Elvis memorabilia, reminders of the War Between the States, the roots of America grow deep in the Appalachians. This completely updated new 3rd edition is a collection of 38 tours through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina, arranged around a series of base camps, with four or five rides plotted from the same spot for convenience and comfort. It features topographical maps for each trip, specific directions, and tips on the best places to eat, sleep, and visit.

Triumph Racing Motorcycles In America

Author: Lindsay Brooke
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760301746
Size: 47.12 MB
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Triumph Racing Motorcycles In America. Shows Triumph's versatile singles, twins, and triplets at their best, as well as the gutsy riders and talented tuners who made them such effective racing weapons for so long. Dives deep into the rich sporting history which earned Triumph countless fans. Photos.

Rugged Road

Author: Theresa Wallach
ISBN: 9780954791292
Size: 52.64 MB
Format: PDF
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Rugged Road. London to Cape Town overland by Panther and sidecar, pulling a trailer. No roads, no backup -- just straight across the Sahara through equatorial Africa, and South to the Cape -- in 1935, without even a compass! This is quite simply the most incredible Panther journey ever! Undeterred by nomads, sand drifts, heat, rain, rivers, breakdowns and politics, Theresa Wallach and Florence Blenkiron completed a journey that might well defeat a modern bike. From oasis to oasis arguing with the French Foreign Legion for permission to continue, and winning; fashioning a tow hitch for the trailer when it broke in the desert; rebuilding the entire engine from scratch in Agadez; meeting gorillas, lions and snakes on the road, staying in African villages and meeting an amazing variety of friendly and helpful people. Not to mention having an accident in Tanganyika (Tanzania) with the only car seen on the road for days!

Java In Easy Steps

Author: Mike McGrath
Publisher: In Easy Steps
ISBN: 1840784431
Size: 19.14 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Java In Easy Steps. ."..updated for Java 7"--P. [4] of cover.

Bean Re Motorcycle Nomad

Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781935828709
Size: 22.33 MB
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Bean Re Motorcycle Nomad. Bean're is one of the last American nomads. He makes his own rules and travels to and from on his own schedule, which usually involves motorcycle events, like Sturgis and Daytona, or a trip to the Scandinavian counties, plus one that takes in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Morocco. His mode of travel is a very well worn Harley with over 200,000 miles on the odometer. With his long pony-tail and tall top hat, Bean're looks like the original drug fiend but has been clean and sober for over 23 years. Bean're: Motorcycle Nomad is both a non-fiction story of a life-long adventure and an inspirational tale of a man who is truly free – no credit card, no mortgagee payment, none of the problems that dog the rest of us. Though it might seem that Bean're has nothing, it turns out he has a wealth of the things that are truly important, such as friends in all fifty states of America, and indeed world-wide. These friends include the well-known and obscure, and some have contributed their own testimonials and stories about Bean'er in this book. With his status as a cult celebrity in the motorcycle world, Bean're is often the subject of photos taken at various events, and many of these form the centrepiece of this book. In addition to travel tales and testimonials, this new book includes tips on everything from breaking free of the daily grind, to learning how to live without chemicals. There's a chapter on Bean're's motorcycle travel tips: How to pack light, pass up the motels, keep an old bike on the road, and deal with the inevitable hassle of storms and breakdowns. For those who already count Bean're as a friend, this new book will bring a smile to their face. Those who don't know Bean're will feel like they do after reading the narrative account of one man who gave it all up and gained a great deal along the way, and can find more about him at

Guy Martin Worms To Catch

Author: Guy Martin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753545330
Size: 26.40 MB
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Guy Martin Worms To Catch. ‘I was never going to sleep in and take it easy, there were worms to catch.’ In August 2015 Guy Martin crashed out of the lead of an Ulster Grand Prix superbike race held on the world’s fastest racetrack. He had invasive surgery to bolt his broken spine and hand back together, and within days he decided he needed some time away from road racing. But he wasn’t about to take it easy ... In his brand new book, discover how Britain’s favourite daredevil fills his time when road racing is taken out of the equation. He set about breaking records on the world’s biggest Wall of Death, cycling 2,745 miles across the length of the United States (while sleeping rough), attempting to be the fastest person ever on two wheels and travelling to Latvia to investigate his family’s roots. There’s some thrilling racing too, including wild Harley choppers on dirt and turbo-charged Transit vans through the Nevada desert. And there’s the day job to get back to in North Lincolnshire – the truck yard and the butty van.

Hell S Angels

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780241951583
Size: 34.27 MB
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Hell S Angels. Journalist, maverick, rebel and author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson offers another novel of American counterculture in Hell's Angels, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'A phalanx of motorcycles came roaring over the hill from the west... the noise was like a landslide, or a wing of bombers passing over. Even knowing the Angels I couldn't quite handle what I was seeing. It was like Genghis Khan, Morgan's Raiders, the Wild One and the Rape of Nanking all at once.' In September, 1964 a cavalcade of motorbikes ripped through the city of Monterey, California. It was a trip destined to make Hell's Angels household names across America, infamous for their violent, drunken rampages and feared for the destruction left in their wake. Enter Hunter S. Thompson, the master of counter-culture journalism who alone had the ability and stature to ride with the Angels on their terms. In this brilliant and hair-raising expose, he journeys with the last outlaws of the American frontier. A mixture of journalism, story-telling and sheer bravado, Hell's Angels is Hunter S. Thompson at full throttle. 'Excellent documentary non-fiction' Time Out 'The maverick voice of American counterculture' Guardian 'There are only two adjectives writers care about any more - "brilliant" and "outrageous" - and Hunter has a freehold on both of them' Tom Wolfe 'The book that made Thompson's name' Loaded Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937. He began his writing career as a sports columnist in Florida and went on to work on newspapers and magazines in New York, San Juan and Rio de Janeiro. His articles appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of a number of books, including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Great Shark Hunt, Generation of Swine, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Better Than Sex, The Proud Highway and The Rum Diary. Hunter S. Thompson died in 2005.