Price: 30.00 GBP
IDEAL PRESENT !!! Found A box of the these new Hardbacked out of Print Books !!! Your chance to grab a new copy of this great book .From dust jacket flap: "Indian is a magic name in motorcycling. Its mention brings back nostalgic memories of the rich red machines with flamboyant bold striping, lithe of appearance, and, seemingly even at rest, poised for flight. Its distinctive trademark was the staccato bark of its high revving, side valve engine. This was joined in later years by the quiet hum of the smooth-running four cylinder models which could assume a lightning burst of acceleration and an impudent snarl at a touch of the throttle. The cadences of both were to echo through nearly every country of the world. There were over two dozen makers of motorcycles on the market during the heyday of motorcycling in the United States. Yet in the mids of many enthusiasts, none of these quite approached the verve, style, artistic funtionality of design or handling abilities of the Indian. The Iron Redskin is the story of that most loved of American motorcycles. It is a vast work which has taken many thousands of hours to compile, yet it is one of the most readable and interesting histories ever to be published. Because the Indian motorcycle was manufactured during some of the most exciting and changing years of America's history, much of that excitement and change comes through, albeit carried on the saddle of a motorcycle. It is pure motorcycling history told with the pace and grace of a classic V-twin, Indian style!"
Price: 55.00 GBP
JUST IN 3RD EDITION HARDBACK 250 + PAGES NEW UPDATED VERSION 1st book on the 741 - very hard to find -hardback - New - FROM THE AUTHOR - bought my Indian 741, when it was a pile of scrap for the uninitiated. And it was far from complete. It consisted of a frame, screens and a motor with a gear box, an additional engine block and empty gearbox housing, a tank in parts and a dented front light. It was perhaps 40% of a full Indian. With time I bought parts and refurbished the engine, tuned it up to 750cc and started assembling it. Now it’s about to be completed. I am interested in motorcycles and military history so it fitted well with an army Native American; it's much rarer than a Harley-Davidson WLA and is in my opinion more beautiful and slender. I´ve been searching for images from World War II with the Indian 741, it is hard to find but I have found some pieces, for instance in war archives. In this book there are examples of both the military and civilian side of the motorcycle, both unpolished warlike and refined civilized. Both Chris Ireland, Lars Nielsen and Jill Shannon are represented in the book with amazing pictures. This model was made by people that when they were children barely had seen a car, when the horse and carriage was the common means of transport in the streets of Springfield.