Speed: The One Genuinely Modern Pleasure by Mat Oxley

Signed by author and Isle of Man TT winner Mat Oxley, Speed: The One Genuinely Modern Pleasure tells the story of mankind’s pursuit of speed. Featuring pioneer racers on both sides of the Atlantic, relive the birth of speed as you know it.

£25.00 (Approx. $31.34 / €27.72)

Description

Experience mankind’s love affair with speed, from baby steps to land speed records.

The marriage of the internal combustion engine and the bicycle changed the world forever. A bit more than a century ago mankind was agog to the new thrill of petroleum explosions and ever-increasing velocity.

This book tells the story of the early years of our love affair with motorcycles and speed, when heroic pioneer racers hurtled into the unknown: in 1896 Britain’s first motorcycle race was won at 27mph, by 1937 the world record stood at a staggering 173mph.

Speed: The One Genuinely Modern Pleasure races from Britain’s Isle Man TT and Brooklands to America’s so-called murderdromes and far beyond, bringing to life a unique era, when our ancestors were in thrall to a brave new technology.

Signed by the author and Isle of Man TT winner Mat Oxley, read the story of humanity’s relentless pursuit of speed.

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