An invitation to relive the years of the birth and evolution of the French motocross through lots of photos, portraits of riders, circuits and to rediscover the fantastic atmosphere of this beautiful sport.
This book provides the classic off-road enthusiast with a step-by-step guide through a full restoration. Whether a post 1950 machine, or a more modern 80s twin shock, everything is covered in detail, from initial dismantling and parts sourcing to being ready to compete, including set-up and maintenance.
There has never been a book that tells the epic story of motor cross in Italy from soon after the Second World War to 1970 - until now. “The Great Motor Cross Book” fills that gap and recounts 20 years of racing from 1950-1970, event after event. Particular attention has been paid to the protagonists, including Luigi Albertazzi, the first champion of Italy and the multi-titled Emilio Ostorero, who established a record that it will be difficult to beat by winning 16 Italian championships during his long and distinguished career. The book is completed by a systematic review of the top motorcycles of that fascinating period, each machine accompanied by a technical specification and a cut-away drawing of its engine. The power units range from the one left over after the war and adapted for off-road use to the specialist British, Swedish, Czechoslovakian and Spanish motors, with particular attention to the Italian units, from those of Aermacchi to Parilla. All of which is illustrated with 300 pictures that epitomise this pioneering period of a sport that is as impassioned as it is spectacular.
Motocross, which involves competitors navigating their exotic motorcycles over tortuous terrain, including double- and triple-jumps, whoops, tabletops, hills, rocks, mud, dust, and anything else that Mother Nature can throw at them, is massively popular.
An up-close look at the radical 125 and 250cc factory racing motorcycles as well as today’s top riders. See everything from Jeremy McGrath’s one-off CR250 to the aerial insanity of Mike Metzger, plus the Paris Supercross, the Outdoor National Series, and statistics on past and present champions.
A volume entirely dedicated to the four French World Motocross champions: Jacky Vimond, Jean-Michel Bayle, Sébastien Tortorelli and Frédéric Bolley. The book includes stunning images of the drivers in action and many anecdotes and information on their career.