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THE EVOLUTION OF "THE RANDOM HISTORY OF CLASSIC BRITISH MOTORCYCLES"
This is my first-ever e-book. I've spent so much time over the years building out my website Classic-British-Motorcycles.com, and attending classic motorcycle shows, auctions, rides, club events, rallies and museums, that putting it in book-form already sounded like a good idea. I was approached in 2016 by the publisher of a Harley magazine, called Thunder Roads, to write a monthly column for them called "From Across the Pond". Apparently, there are a lot of Harley riders out there who like other bikes besides Harleys, and several had requested content in his magazine dealing with classic bikes, and classic British bikes in particular. Over the next three years or so I produced 33 monthly articles for them dealing with the histories of many storied brands and models, Norton, BSA, Vincent, Velocette, Triumph Bonnevilles, Ariel Square Fours, Triples, Rickmans and more, in addition to articles about Cafe Racers, Choppers, Auctions, Club Rides, and tons more.

THE RANDOM HISTORY OF CLASSIC BRITISH MOTORCYCLES IS HERE!
I just completed my first e-book, and it contains the first 12 articles I wrote for Thunder Roads. Each chapter is a stand-alone story, and they jumped around from month-to-month, hence the 'randomness'. There are 101 pages in all, loaded with eye-popping pictures and rich, in-depth text, and check out this content:

Chapter 1 - The History of Norton Motorcycles
Chapter 2 - The Triumph Bonneville
Chapter 3 - The History of BSA Motorcycles
Chapter 4 - The History of Vincent Motorcycles
Chapter 5 - Indian Motorcycles Built in England?
Chapter 6 - The Barber Motorsports Museum
Chapter 7 - The History of Matchless Motorcycles
Chapter 8 - Enclosed Bikes from England
Chapter 9 - British Choppers
Chapter 10 - The History of Velocette Motorcycles
Chapter 11 - Cafe Racers: The World's First Sport Bikes
Chapter 12 - The World's Largest Motorcycle Auction

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OVER 100 ORIGINAL PICTURES
The Random History of Classic British Motorcycles is chocked full of gorgeous original photos taken by me at all the events I've attended over the years. These are pictures you won't find anywhere else (except maybe on this website). Just look at some of this eye-candy:

1 - THE HISTORY OF NORTON
From the early days when Norton won the first-ever Isle of Man TT, through the Manx, Dominator, Atlas and Commando, through Wankels to the modern day, we cover the Norton story. Loaded with great pictures. This one is a 1949 Manx.

2 - THE TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE
One of my personal favorites, because I love (and own) Bonnevilles. This story takes us through the early days of Triumph, through Edward Turner's seminal 1938 Speed Twin, T100 Tiger, Thunderbird, T110 Tiger, TR6, then the Bonneville, in pre-unit, unit-construction, and oil-in-frame, all the way up to modern Hinkley Bonnevilles. Tons of gorgeous original photos. This is a 1962 Bonneville.

3 - THE HISTORY OF BSA
From their humble beginnings as gun makers during the Crimea War, through bicycles, sewing machines, then finally motorcycles, BSA was an industrial giant, and the leader of the motorcycle industry...until about 1962. Things sort of went downhill from there. Read all about it. Great photos. This one is a 1970 A65 Lightning.

4 - HISTORY OF VINCENT
A fascinating story that begins in a German POW camp in WWI, and results in the limited production of the world's premium motorcycle at the time: The Black Shadow. They broke a few speed records along the way, among other adventures. Great read, stunning pictures. This is a 1970 Egli-Vincent.

5 - INDIAN MOTORCYCLES BUILT IN ENGLAND?
This riveting story follows the failing Indian brand as they embrace the British motorcycle industry in some surprising ways, as they pass through several hands, including shop manual legend, Floyd Clymer. Eye-popping pictures. This is a 1970 Indian Enfield 750.

6 - BARBER MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM
We visit this awesome collection of 1,400 bikes in Alabama. The walls are lined with bikes, there's a 3-story-tall Christmas Tree of bikes, yet an open, uncrowded space to view & enjoy these incredible machines. Lotsa great pix.

7 - HISTORY OF MATCHLESS
This family-run enterprise grew out of bicycles & into a wide range of robust singles & later twins. Their engines went into Brough-Superiors & even Morgan 3-wheelers. Great story, serious eye-candy. This is a 1948 G80.

8 - THE FUTURE OF MOTORCYCLING:
ENCLOSED BIKES FROM ENGLAND

There was a time when the Brits believed everyone would want one. Bathtub Triumphs, Ariel Leaders & Vincent Black Princes were the result. Good read, interesting photos. This one's a 1964 Velocette Vogue.

9 - BRITISH CHOPPERS
The Random History of Classic British Motorcycles wouldn't be complete without a look at the Chopper Craze, which claimed a lot of old Brit bikes. Crazy story, wild pictures. This chopper is powered by a '69 Triumph TR6 engine. The 70s called, they want their bike back.

10 - HISTORY OF VELOCETTE
This storied brand started with bicycles, graduated into motorcycles & developed a series of OHC & OHV singles that set the standard for the industry. Perpetually struggling, they introduced the radical LE commuter bike after WWII, but they never built a proper vertical twin. This is a 1946 KSS.

11 - CAFE RACERS
From the early days of the Rockers & the Mods, Cafe Racers gained a following, including several factories. They morphed into sport bikes, but classic Cafe Racers are alive & well today. Great story, awesome photos. This is a '69 BSA Rocket 3 custom cafe racer.

12 - WORLD'S LARGEST MOTORCYCLE AUCTION
They weren't kidding! Over 1,000 classic bikes sold in 4 days in Las Vegas. What could be better? We were there. Follow the action. Awesome pictures.

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