AJS – THE HISTORY OF A GREAT MOTORCYCLE
WRITTEN BY GREGOR GRANT
Foreword by John Surtees
First edition 1969
The history of AJS goes back to 1897, when the Stevens family built their first complete motorcycle. The racing record began in 1911, and AJS fortunes have been closely bound up with the very tough TT races in the Isle of Man. Since that date AJS machines only missed two weeks in the island, in 1912 and in 1932. This book traces the history of AJS since the earliest days : the four TT victories in a row, Howard Davies’ sensational 1921 win, when he defeated all the 500 cc entries on a 350, the coming of the big ports, the introduction of the ‘cammies’, a.s.o.
A Marque is born / AJS and the Tourist Trophy / The ‘Big Port’ / The ‘Cammy’ AJS / 7R – the Boys’ Racer / The ‘Fours’ and the ‘Porcupine’ / The Riders / AJS and trials / The Amateur TT and the Manx Grand Prix / AJS Production Machines 1911-1919 / 1920-1929 / 1930-1939 / 1946-1959 / 1960- 968 / Record breaking / AJS revived / 1969 and all that ! / THE AJS TT Riders 1911-1969 / The amateur TT and Manx Grand Prix Riders 1923-1968
The book has been used. The paper cover is missing. Hard cover, 112 pages, English text.
SBN : 85059 038 8