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on 7 July 2014
An interesting, informative and entertaining book that is perhaps very slightly spoilt by some minor proof reading faults and by one (possibly two) poor picture/s.

The picture in question (bottom of p34) appears have been printed from a scanned version of the original and hence seems to be showing signs of 'pixellation'. The proof reading faults are: Fritz Scheidegger's name spelt as 'Schiedegger' on p54 (elsewhere his surname seems to be correctly spelt) and on p107 the captions for the two photographs (of Rod Gould on a TD2 Yamaha and Bohumil Stasa leading Milani et al in the 1969 German GP) are the wrong way round. There may be other minor 'typos' that I have not yet discovered. One hopes that any future Veloce reprint will address these problems.

But on no account let these criticisms put you off purchasing this book! It is full of useful information, numerous nostalgic photos, and is a lovely reminder of what the author justifiably considers the best era in post-WWII motorcycle racing - the 'Glorious Sixties'.
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on 4 August 2014
Nice hardback for lovers of the golden era of the 1960s racing period. Lots of fine black and white action shots of the bikes and stars of this special period plus an extensive section of race results etc. Remember the Read /Ivy days and Agostini vs Hailwood battles. If you enjoy bikes and riders minus the hype and the stickers of todays scene sit back and enjoy this book.
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on 16 September 2014
As a devotee of this era of racing I was a little disappointed. Descriptions of the technical aspects of the era are admittedly hard to find and the book is weak on those details. As a record of races won and lost it has some value but it doesn't really capture the magic, the variety, the plain mad technological developments in the '60s, the like of which we shall never see again.
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on 23 May 2014
Very good informative book about the time when British bikes were not quite competitive and the Japanese / European bikes were getting faster.
The names of the riders brings memories back from that changing period.
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on 5 October 2014
one of most innovative decades of GP machinery development from many manufacturers. A great read for the enthusiast
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on 11 May 2014
Found content of book short on results detail and could have had more coverage of continental circus racing in 60s
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on 13 May 2014
I was most in the write up and pictures many of the people were household names long since forgotten by many
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on 21 December 2014
Great book about the greatest era in GP racing.
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on 25 December 2014
Great, perfect present and arrived promptly
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on 14 January 2015
Fact filled for lovers of statistics etc
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