Books & DVDs Avalable from Fenland Classic Motorcycles

 

The following books are currently available.

 
Warbike: British Military Motorcycling 1899-1919
By Martin Gegg
 
Price: £8.00
 
ISBN: 9781326406677

I Fidanzati Della Morte

Engaged to Death 

(DVD & Book)

1957/2017

Directed By Romolo Marcellini

Restored By RODDAGGIO Film

 

Price: £25.50

 

 

We have sold Over 400 copies of this book.

This book offers a fascinating insight into the development of the Military Motorcycle from early Pioneers to the birth of the Despatch Rider and their use during WW1.


Painstaking research over three years resulted in access to the original War Office papers, documenting the purchase and testing of the first motorcycles for military use. Access to contemporary letters and articles also provides the first evidence of private motorcycles being used on manoeuvres leading to the concept of the Despatch Rider.

 

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Our Best Selling DVD in Dec 2017.

I Fidanzati Della Morte (Engaged to Death) is a tale of love rivalry and passion set in the 1950s  its a drama which also tells the story of Motorcycle Racing during the 1950’s. Shot in colour and released in 1957 it provides a unique insight into what many regard as the golden age of motorcycle racing.

 

Using actual footage of the last ever Milano-Taranto and the Monza Grand Prix. Contemporary racers Geoff Duke, Stanley Woods, Reg Armstrong, Dickie Dale, Ken Kavanagh, Bill Lomas, Enrico Lorenzette, Pierre Monneret and Walter Zella all appear in the film which also features bikes with their iconic “Dustbin” fairings which were due to be banned in Italian racing the year after the film was released.

After distribution across Europe in 1957 it was consigned to oblivion until Alessandro Marotto and Silva Fedrigo rescued and restored this masterpiece in 2017 as part of a crowd funding project supported by Fenland Classic Motorcycles.

 

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The Quest for King Dick: An Exploration of the Abingdon Works and their Products

By William Whiteley

Price: £17 

 

ISBN: 978-0244645625

 

Mondo Enduro

(DVD & Insert Booklet)

1997

Directed By Austin Vince

 

Price: £17.00

 

 

Our Best Seller for Dec2017

Written by the VMCC Abingdon Marque Specialist, this exciting new book explores the history of the people and the Abingdon works that produced the iconic "KING DICK" brand of tools and Abingdon motor-cycles.

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ISBN: 9780244645625

Copyright: William Whiteley

First edition

Published: 07 November 2017

Language: English

Pages: 160

Binding: Paperback

Interior: Black & white

Dimensions (centimetres): 20.98 wide x 29.69 tall

The worlds most famous ordinary member of the public, Austin Vince narrates his first epic trip. Shot on his mum & Dad's Sony Hi8 video recorder and a miniature Super 8 film camera, the project was rejected by mainstream TV before eventually being taken up by the Discovery Channel. It has become a cult legend and a masterclass in adventure film making.

 

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Motor Bicycle Building

 

Edited By  Paul N. Hasluck

Price: £9.00

 

ISBN: None

 

Terra Circa

(DVD)

1997

Directed By Austin Vince

 

Price: £17.00

 

 

Recently painstakingly recreated, this is a facsimile version of a book first published in 1906.

 

It is a unique record of how to build a motorcycle from scratch. Details of Frame building, casting, building a 3 1/2 HP Petrol Engine and carburettors are all included in this fascinating historic record.

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ISBN: Not Registered

Format: Facsimile of original

Published: 1906

Language: English

Pages: 160

Binding: Paperback

Interior: Black & white

Images: 137 Drawings

Dimensions (centimetres): 15.00cm wide x 21.50cm tall

 

Terra Circa was the name given by Dave Greenhough to his around the world (London to New York) motorcycle venture launched in May 2001.

 

Dave had been a keen motorcyclist as a child and was understandably jealous when aged only 18 he had to wave off elder brother Clive on Mondo Enduro.

 

Travel with Dave, Austin & Gerald Vince  and the gang on this 20,000 mile bike trip from London to New York via Europe Russia and Japan.

 

The first bikers to travel from Europe into Russia and 392 miles of mud and swamp of Eastern Siberia finally crossing the infamous "Zilov Gap"

 

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Format:DVD

Time: 6 x 20 Minute Episodes

Extras:

Music Extracts

Outtakes

Mondo Enduro Trailer

Roadside USA Trailer

Brooklands Grand Prix:

The Initial Years

 

By  Roger Bird

Price: £12.50

 

ISBN: None

 

Mondo Sahara

(DVD)

2013

Directed By Austin Vince

 

Price: £17.00

 

 

This fascinating book is the result is a continuation of many years research into the Brooklands Norton Racing Team and was prompted by the Author's acquisition of Nigel Spring's 1926 TT Type works Norton in 2016.

 

It provides an interesting insight into the demise of road racing on the UK mainland and the development of the subsequent Grand Prix races at Brooklands. It is packed with contemporary images, cartoons and diagrams  which bring this important piece on motorcycling history alive.

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ISBN: Not Registered

Format: Paperback

Published: 2017

Language: English

Pages: 152

Binding: Perfect bound

Interior: Black & white

Dimensions (centimeters): 21.50cm wide x 21.50cm tall

Mondo Sahara sees DIY Adventure motorcyclist back in the saddle with six others as they ride off-road across Spain, Morocco, and Western Sahara. This was just the warm up for the main event which was to ride into the wilderness for 1200 miles.

How do you do it? Well you get your mate to bury some fuel and supplies, make a note of the GPS coordinates then just go and find it! Was it easy? Find out in this epic adventure from a master of motorcycle films.​

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Format:DVD 

Diary Booklet

Time: 91 minutes

Extras:

The Soundtrack

The Title Sequence

The Lino Cuts

The Philosophy

An Irrelevant Ural Film

The Birth of

Brooklands

By Roger Bird

 

Price:£17.00 

 

This is in our opinion the primary source for the early history of the Brooklands motor-racing circuit. Crammed full of Plans, Photos and first-hand descriptions of the track and buildings it tells the story of the track and the people who built it. Loads of detail supporting countless wonderful images.

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ISBN: None

Pages: 212

Format: Paperback

images: Black & White

Published Nov 2012

Language: English

Dimensions: 21cm x 30cm

A Glimpse of the Vintage Years of Motorcycling at Brooklands

By Roger Bird

 

Price: £12.00 

 

This is Roger Bird's First book dealing with the History of Racing at Brooklands. The book concentrates on Norton and AJS at Brooklands Profiling O'Donovan, Denley, Driscoll and Spring as well as technical analysis of Pat Driscoll's machines.

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ISBN: None

Pages: 278

Format: Paperback

images: Black & White

Published Nov 2010

Language: English

Dimensions: 17.8cm x 22.8cm

Great British Motorcycles Of The 1950s And 60s

By Bob Currie

 

Price: £10.00

 

ISBN: 978-0753727621

 

Seven Short Films about Motorcycling

(DVD)

2013

Directed By Austin Vince

Price: £16.00

 

A selection of films and Pilots made by Austin Vince which showcase his unique talent for adventure film making.

Routes: History Of The Isle of Man TT Race, 1999 (27 mins)

Discovery TV film featuring an interview with Geoff Duke.

One Man, One Van: Terra Circa, 2001 (16 mins)

A film made by Austin Vince in collaboration Vince Rogers.  Vince 'moved' The Terra Circa Team down to South Wales for one of the training sessions with off-road guru Paul Mules.

Hell For Leather, 2000 (27 mins)

A Channel 5 Pilot sees Austin Vince in his element. Some very slick camera work and editing which was ahead of its time. However, maybe a Black and White show was perhaps just too out there for terrestrial TV in 2000. 

Dirt Bike Trails: Andorra, 2004 (24 mins)

This was a pilot follow up to Terra Circa. It was presented by Raphi Goldberg who was a former pupil of Austins at Mill Hill.  and directed by Chris Payne who had helmed two of the Terra Circa episodes (Europe and The Zilov Gap). Most of the music is by Austin's old friends The Greenhornes, two of whom are now members of Jack White's band The Raconteurs.

Lois On The Loose, 2006 (2 mins)

On New Year's Eve 2001, the day Austin flew back from the USA at the end of Terra Circa. He met Lois Pryce at a pirate party in Camden Town. Five years later They were married. This is a compilation of films shot of Lois by Austin.

An A to Z of: Morocco!, 2006 (22 mins)

A film made by Lois, Charlie Benner (Terra Circa) and Austin for screening at the annual meeting of the Horizons Unlimited adventure motorcycling symposium.

It's a Pyreknees-Up!, 2007 (9 mins)

A promotional film for'Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness'. An event run by  Lois and Austin consisting of dirtbike orienteering event in the Spanish Pyrenees.

 

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Format:DVD 

Time: 127 minutes

Roadside USA

(DVD)

2013

Directed By Austin Vince

Price: £16.00

 

After Mondo Enduro, Austin Vince and Clive Greenhough set off on another travel adventure - this time to spend the summer hitch-hiking 12,000 miles around the USA. Whether this was a wise idea in the most gun-happy country in the planet is for the viewer to find out...

They wanted to meet Americans - not people from Friends or Baywatch, but real working Americans - so they interviewed everyone who gave them a lift.

From the inhabitants of the bible-belt, to Californian spaced out astrologers, to gun-toting Texans - this is real Americana.

Produced with No money, No film crew - and no change of clothes... this is another Austin Vince travel adventure classic.

New York to Miami, Florida to Texas, Arizona to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Up The Valley, San Francisco, Napa Valley to Oregon and Portland to Kansas City.

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Format:DVD 

Diary Booklet

Time: 150 minutes

 

Extras:

Permission to Land

The Lone Star State

Texas Proud

California Coast

Other Adventures

We believe we are one of the few Sites to stock this Book. Only a Few Left Now.

 

Why plough through 100s of old mags when Bob Curries book Great British Motorcycles of the 1950s and 1960s recaptures an era when British bikes ruled the road and track, and includes a wealth of information on classic manufacturers such as: Royal Enfield, Norton, Triumph, BSA.

 

Includes extracts from contemporary reports, specification data as well as many photographs.

Details

ISBN: 978-0753727621

Pages: 224

Format: Paperback

Published Nov 2014

Language: English

Dimensions: 19cm x  26cm

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