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Win Copies of "Big British Bikes" 27/12/2016

Teaming up with the publisher Herridge & Sons Ltd, Ace Cafe London has 3 copies of the latest book by renowned, veteran motorcycle author, Steve Wilson, up for grabs as prizes at the cafe.

The 156 page hard-back book, “Big British Bikes”, copiously illustrated with 200 black and white and eighty colour images, reviews the top-of-the-line bikes of all the major manufacturers of the 1950’s and 60’s, first giving an introduction to the motorcycling scene in the period, with a particular look at the emergence of the Rockers, the black-leather too-fast-to-live-too-young-to-die bikers who developed a culture all their own, inspired indirectly by Marlon Brando behaving badly on his Triumph Thunderbird in the banned-in-Britain 1953 movie The Wild One. Then the motorcycle makers are dealt with alphabetically, with their big bikes described in detail and their performance, handling, strengths and weaknesses discussed.

In addition to a wide selection of archive photographs, specially commissioned colour photography features examples of the outstanding bikes of the period: Vincent Black Shadow, BSA Gold Star, Velocette Venom, Triumph Tiger 110 and T120 Bonneville, Royal Enfield 700 Constellation, BSA A10 Rocket Gold Star, Norton Dominator 650SS and AJS/Matchless 31CSR/G12CSR.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, spend £5 or more over the counter from 9am on the following dates and receive a raffle ticket. Draws to be held at 3pm on:

15.1.17 – Bike Day
12.2.17 – Bike Day
12.3.17 – Bike Day