LEAN, MEAN AND LIME GREEN - RACING WITH KAWASAKI - VOLUME ONE
No race fan that ever heard the ear-searing rasp of a Kawasaki three-cylinder two-stroke racer passing by at speed will have ever forgotten it. Unmissable and unmistakable in their bright lime-green livery, the Kawasaki triples in the hands of riders like Gary Nixon and Yvon Duhamel were among the most successful racing machines of the nineteen-seventies.
This is the most complete story ever told of racing with Kawasaki USA - the team on which most of the Japanese factory focus was concentrated during that unforgettable decade of Formula 750 racing – a category that, for much of its history, even eclipsed the appeal of the Grand Prix classes.
£38.00 (GBP) - Full Colour 344 Pages (8.5 x 11 inches)
LEAN, MEAN AND LIME GREEN - RACING WITH KAWASAKI - VOLUME TWO
The books in the Lean, Mean and Lime Green series are without doubt the most complete story ever told of racing with Kawasaki in the USA. This Volume Two covers the important years from 1978 until 1983 that saw the memorable emergence of the Superbike class in America.
It was this class in which the talents were developed of future Grand Prix World Champions and superstars, Eddie Lawson, Freddie Spencer and Wayne Rainey and all three of them were talent-spotted and signed for Team Kawasaki USA by Randy Hall, the author of both books in this series. As team manager and development engineer he was always at the heart of the action, whether at the racetrack or behind the scenes.
£32.00 (GBP) - Full Colour 254 Pages (8.5 x 11 inches)
MOTO GUZZI CLASSIC GRAND PRIX RACERS
Two of the most famous Italian racing motorcycles are extensively featured in this book by Alan Cathcart, one of the world’s leading motorcycle journalists.
They are the legendary Moto Guzzi 500cc Otto Cilindri V8 from 1955-67 (still the world’s only V8 racing motorcycle) and the long-lived Moto Guzzi Bicilindrica
V-Twin that was still winning Grand Prix races 200 years after its 1933 debut. Both bikes are featured with full histories, track tests and detailed technical information. The book is superbly illustrated with archive pictures from back in the day and modern digital photography.
For its second edition the book has been expanded with an additional informative and comprehensive chapter on other Moto Guzzi champions and challengers.
Notably the single-cylinder 350cc machine that won five World Championships in succession between 1953 and 1957 and the 250cc single-cylinder racer that won world titles in 1949, 1950 and 1952. Plus, the supercharged 250 from 1937 that broke world speed records and an in-depth look at the unsuccessful but technically most-interesting 500cc four-cylinder of 1953 with its car-style in-line engine and shaft drive transmission. All illustrated with archive pictures and studio photographs.
£16.00 (GBP) - Full Colour 150 Pages