Author: Peter Henshaw and John Bradshaw
A disparate collection of desperate tales of woe, and occasional subsequent joy. It's actually a totally useless book, but comprised of true accounts of survived disasters collected over many years of attending Rallies, Treffens, Noggins and Trials around the world.
Author: John Bradshaw
A true account of the creation of a Morgan-Ariel Special. With inspiration and help from friends in the Morgan & Ariel worlds – plus many others – a 3-wheeler has been built in the vintage style out of many parts, mainly from Morgans, Urals and Ariels, hence its name: Muriel.
Review of ‘A Morgan-JAP Anthology’ – by John Chatwin
When I was asked to review this book I was perhaps less than enthusiastic, for being an avid user of JAP engines for over half a century, indeed serving my apprenticeship at a JAP agency and owning various models of these engines throughout this time, I assumed that there would be very little in the book that I hadn’t either read or even had first hand experience. Well, what a mistake that was! Although Robin has naturally included a lot of what I already knew, he has managed to unearth a vast amount of matter that over the years has … continue reading
Review of ‘The Six Day Affair’ – by Peter Henshaw
A fascinating tale that very few people have heard of, brought to vivid life by this new book a rollicking adventure read, and true into the bargain.
Review of ‘The Six Day Affair’ – by Graham Austin
When John told me about the 1939 International Six Day Trial in Austria, blighted by the start of WW2, I immediately looked it up on the internet. What I found was a series of reprints from the motorcycling press and a few comments and accounts of the aftermath. I also found that I had a personal, though somewhat tenuous, connection with the tale; having driven most of the course taken on the third day, which included the Grossglockner Pass, on one of my Tours des Cols. John has taken this rather dry material and, together with a transcript of an … continue reading
Review of ‘The Six Day Affair’ – by Jim Reynolds
At last, one of the great untold mysteries of the 1930s has been researched and turned into an eminently readable tale. A significant work.
Review of Ordinary on ‘The Washingmachinepost’ – by Brian Palmer
If you have any interest in the history of the bicycle, john bradshaw’s ‘ordinary’ is fairly close to essential reading.
The very special new book by the sadly missed Robin Rew is now out! A MORGAN-JAP ANTHOLOGY was first seen at the MTWC’s sprint at Curborough, but will be launched at Morgan’s THRILL ON THE HILL at Shelsey Walsh on Saturday 23rd July. Available now in softback at £45. Large format, full colour throughout, 290pp.
Within a reasonable radius of Malvern, Worcestershire, John Bradshaw can give illustrated talks on all of his own books. continue reading
The beginning of the fall of the Roman Empire was an exciting and somewhat precarious time to be alive in Britain for Justin, the son of a centurion at the fortress in an important Roman city. continue reading
A Celebration of Basil Davenport’s legendary giant-killing Hill-Climbers. continue reading
BOOK LAUNCH with Trials & Military Bikes RIDE-IN at the NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM Saturday 2nd August, 2014. The NMM is hosting the LAUNCH OF A NEW BOOK: ‘THE SIX DAY AFFAIR’ by John Bradshaw. Held in the Museum Foyer, the author will be available to sign copies and discuss this fascinating tale, together with a rare opportunity to watch the original NSU promotional film about the 1939 ISDT. continue reading