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Review of A Tall Short Story in ‘The Malvern Gazette’ – by Roger Bibbings

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A plausible provenance of this marvellous vehicle is revealed in an extraordinary book entitled ‘A Tall Short Story’, which is inspired by some of the very special Morgans and their drivers of the1930s and designed & crafted so meticulously by mathematician, amateur engineer and dedicated motorist John Bradshaw. continue reading

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Review of Transmogrification in the MCC’s ‘Informal News’ – by John Aley

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Over the years there have been many books about how this, that or another special was created but I don’t think I’ve ever found one written so entertainingly in such detail. This section is so interspersed by personal anecdotes that we can only hope John gets round to an autobiography one day continue reading

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Review of Transmogrification in ‘Real Classic’ – by Jim Reynolds

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Muriel, an unusual debutante, was revealed for the first time at The Morgan pub in Malvern back in October 2010. Her coming out was witnessed by assorted Ariel, Morgan and general transport buffs, all intrigued to see what John Bradshaw was wishing upon an unsuspecting world. Long term Ariel nut, ex-Chairman of the Owners Club and a serious rider, he’s not renowned for being blandly conventional – witness the modern Dursley-Petersen bicycle he rides with some dash continue reading

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New Distributer

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Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show in April 2011, Vintage Motorcycle Books will now also stock the books and, being located in Weert, Holland, can efficiently supply in Europe, as well as regularly attending many shows in many countries.

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Second Edition

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Enthusiastic readers, critics and rivet-counters seem keen to comment and so, now the Second Edition is being produced.  Sales continue to be encouraging…..

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Second Print Run

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Sold out! Fortunately our printers have a fast turnaround so there’s no problems…

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The Launch of JRB Publishing

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The First Launch by JRB Publishing was in October 2010 at The Morgan pub in Barnards Green, Malvern, Worcestershire.   A very supportive assembly of motorcyclists, motorists and journalists were there, all of which proved to be a jolly good start to the enterprise.  Copies of ‘A Tall Short Story’ and ‘Transmogrification’ sold out and so more were rapidly printed. Early on, requests for batches of books were made by Courtyard Books, a small but knowledgeable and enthusiastic bookshop located near to the Prescott hillclimb circuit in Gloucestershire.  As they were keen to stock the books and ran an efficient … continue reading

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