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Review of ‘A Morgan-JAP Anthology’ – by John Chatwin

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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

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Review of ‘The Six Day Affair’ – by Peter Henshaw

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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.

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Review of ‘The Six Day Affair’ – by Graham Austin

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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

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Review of ‘The Six Day Affair’ – by Jim Reynolds

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At last, one of the great untold mysteries of the 1930s has been researched and turned into an eminently readable tale. A significant work.

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Review of Ordinary on ‘The Washingmachinepost’ – by Brian Palmer

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If you have any interest in the history of the bicycle, john bradshaw’s ‘ordinary’ is fairly close to essential reading.

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Review of Ordinary in ‘Velo-Vision’ – by Richard Peploe

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‘ORDINARY’ by name, but not by nature I thought long and hard about how best to show that, despite the title, this is no ordinary book and the best I could come up with was to say that it’s ordinary by name, but not by nature. However, knowing the other books that John Bradshaw has written, that should not be a surprise. The book’s summary does its job well: “An account of the Rediscovery, Restoration, Research and Riding of an Ordinary Bicycle from 1988 through to 1991, with Subsequent Thoughts”. Despite the niche topic, the story will strike a chord … continue reading

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Review of The Artful Bodger in ‘AOMCC’s Cheval de Fer’ – by John Mitchell

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I enjoyed it greatly and found it difficult to put down. At just £8 it’s good value, so put it on your Christmas list! continue reading

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Review of The Artful Bodger in ‘Miscellany’ – by the MSCC Editor

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As electronics takes over from real engineering, bodging may be a dying art – but this book reminds us that it hasn’t always been so! continue reading

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Upcoming Review by Peter Henshaw

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It could have been written 70-odd years ago and if you liked Biggles and Boys Own stuff, you’ll like this. continue reading

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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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