Motorcycle Jackets

A Century of Leather Design
Rin Tanaka

ISBN: 0764311506
Size: 11" x 81/2"
Illustrations: 1006 color photos
Pages: 272

$69.95 hard cover

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The leather motorcycle jacket is so much more than a coat; it’s a mentality. Beginning in the early twentieth century, airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles redefined freedom, idealized speed, and captured the hearts of men and women alike. The leather jackets developed to protect pilots, racers, and motorists from the elements came to symbolize a romantic sense of rugged adventure. In particular, motorcycle jackets maintained this ideal for decades to come.
The first of its kind, this beautiful book traces the evolution of the motorcycle jacket over the past century. Hundreds of jackets and accessories from dozens of leather companies past and present are featured in over 1,000 rich color photos--with careful attention to details, original catalog pages, and full pricing information. Surrounding the jackets is a fascinating array of historical photos that capture the motorcycle culture and will make any enthusiast swoon.

Harley Davidson Motorcycles, 1930-1941

Revolutionary Motorcycles and Those Who Made Them
Herbert Wagner

ISBN: 088740894X
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Illustrations: 354 photos
Pages: 184

$24.95 soft cover

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Re-live the golden age of Milwaukee motorcycling with this unique book that goes beyond the rest. Read intimate accounts from company officials, dealers, and riders of classic Harley Davidson motorcyles of the 1930s. Hundreds of period photographs from private collections and massive text trace the development of the H-D Big Twin from the sidevalve VL to the 61 and 74 models, and the legendary Knucklehead. Experience the Milwaukee motorcycle scene from the men and women who lived it.

Memorable Japanese Motorcycles

Doug Mitchel

ISBN: 0764302353
Size: 11" x 8 1/2"
Illustrations: 355 color photos
Pages: 152
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$34.95 hard cover

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This beautifully photographed volume surveys the Japanese motorcycles which have helped steer the American cycling habit since the late 1950s. Examples of first models, last models, and the most unusual Japanese machines to hit American shores are covered in detail with over 450 color photos and accompanying text. Almost every cycle shown is 100 percent original or has been painstakingly returned to its original form.

The first machines from Japan were simple, lightweight units that could be ridden by anyone, and opened up new roads for the neophyte rider. As the years progressed, the offerings from the Japanese makers became the ones to beat.

Heavy Sidecar Motorcycles of the Wehrmacht

Horst Hinrichsen

ISBN: 0764312723
Size: 8-1/2" x 11"
Illustrations: over 100 b/w photos
Pages: 48 pages
$9.95 soft cover

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All new photo collection covering BMW, Zündapp, NSU, DKW sidecar motorcycles on a variety of war fronts.

Motorcycle Collectibles

Leila Dunbar

ISBN: 0887409474
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Illustrations: 613 color photos
Pages: 216

$29.95 hard cover

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A cross section of the memorabilia and mementos of the past ninety five years of motorcycling is displayed and discussed in this fascinating book, everything from advertising art and photographs to dealer jewelry and motorcycle toys. Collectibles from legendary companies such as Harley Davidson and Indian abound. The changing image of motorcycling is evident on the covers of magazines pictured within, including the Harley Enthusiast and Motorcycle Illustrated.
More than 610 color photographs present the wide range of motorcycling materials available to everyone who hears the call of the open road. Prices for the collectibles illustrated are included.

Antique Motorcycle Toys

Rich Bertoia

ISBN: 0764308629
Size: 11" x 8 1/2"
Illustrations: 162 color photos
Pages: 160

$49.95 hard cover

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The art of history in motion, with the thrill only motorcyles can bring! Between these covers is a spectacular collection of clockwork motorcyles from Europe, Japan, and America. The beauty and complexity of these early toy designs is matched only by their extreme rarity, making this reference book a truly special edition for collectors of all levels. See police chases, stunt riders, elegant cruisers, and spacemen, all with fantastic motorcycles that are ready to roar into action! In addition to current market pricing, this book allows the reader an opportunity to view and become acquainted with the world’s finest toy motorcycle designs.

More Motorcycle Collectibles

Leila Dunbar

ISBN: 0764303333
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Illustrations: 600 color photos
Pages: 192

$29.95 soft cover

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Cruise through a vast array of motorcycle memorabilia in over 600 color photographs. Cycling artifacts in this sweeping survey include advertising, books and magazines, promotional items, Harley and Indian paper collectibles, posters, oil cans, and sales catalogs. This text explores the rich history of the sport and hobby of motorcycling while also taking a look at women motorcyclists of years-gone-by, motorcycling in film, and motorcycle racing.

A price guide is included along with the rich spread of information and photography. This book is sure to please everyone from the casual enthusiast to the hard-core collector.