RACING IN THE STREET – EARLY CAFE RACER YEARS 1960-63
WRITTEN BY BILLY WELLS
Published in 2015
Authentic tales of early 60s teenage motorcycling, daring dynamism and all the surrounding capers and comedy. Vividly told with all the passion and humour of the day. A historic document on the epoch, chronicling the emergence of the Mods, the coining of the word ‘Rocker’ the rapidly evolving post war youth culture. This story of a young crowd hanging out in a café in Morden, South London, on the edge of a vast council estate, is illustrated with many photographs of the bikes and the cafe, fun and games on seaside adventures, racing in the streets of London, scorching down the By-passes at 100mph plus and general posing. It spans the years, 1960-63 which was a time before there were too many rules. A kid could buy a 650 motorcycle at 16, tie on some ‘L’ plates and blast off down the highway with fire in his belly and the breeze of glory in his hair.
Race at the ace
Mods and rockers
The book is new, soft cover, 158 pages, English text.
ISBN : 978-1-32616-359-4