“Motor Cycling Road Tests.” (48 pp., 8 in. by 11 in., Temple Press, Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, E.C.1, 5s.).
This is the sort of high-class publication which can be sold for a dollar only because its contents are reproductions from the weekly Motor Cycling. It will make very fine Christmas reading for car enthusiasts who wish to learn about two-wheelers, for there are twelve full road-tests reports, with their accompanying photographs and drawings, ranging from the 49 m.p.h./115-179 m.p.g. B.S.A. “Bantam D2” to the 100 m.p.h./62-87 m.p.g. Triumph “Thunderbird.” These tests, moreover, are supported by twelve extremely fine Beresford drawings of the bicycles tested, each drawing measuring 14 x 8½ in., unfolded, and simply inviting a frame. We shall read this book on Christmas afternoon as a change from reading about motor cars. Will you join us?—W.B.