British 250cc Racing Motorcycles 1946-1959: an era of ingenious innovation

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, 2004 - History - 80 pages
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Traces the history and development of the privately built British 250cc 'specials' and 'hybrids' competition class of Road Racing from 1946 to 1959. This book recalls the men and machines involved, and traces their history and development, in what was clearly the most technically innovative class of Road Racing in the 1950's. Chapters cover the Pre-war; The REG - machines designed and built by R.E.Geeson; OHC Nortons & Velocettes - hybrids based on modified Manx Norton and KTT Velocette engines reduced to 250cc; BSA Gold Star Specials - 250cc specials based on modified BSA Gold Star engines; and others.

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 Born in Sri Lanka, Chris Pereira developed a passionate interest in motor cycle racing while still a young schoolboy. On immigrating to England in the early 1950s, he went to work for racing dealer Arthur Taylor of Shipston-on-Stour. This provided the opportunity to attend race meetings in the ‘Fifties’, and brought him into contact with many well know riders. He finally achieved his greatest ambition by riding in the Classic Manx GP in 1984, and was a regular competitor in Vintage and Classic racing events until 2002. He has written articles on racing history in several Classic motorcycle magazines.

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