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Near Fine/Near Fine. 192 Pages 0850456754 Raymond Ainscoe's book, Gilera Road Racers, records in detail the history of one of motorcycle racing's most celebrated marques. Beginning with the single-cylinder 317 cc machine built by Giuseppe Gilera in a humble workshop in Milan in 1909, every racing machine to emerge from his stable over the next six decades is catalogued. A chapter is devoted to the murky but fascinating tale of the first transverse four-cylinder racer, the OPRA, and its successor, the CNA Rondline-the product of the inspired Gianini-Remor-Taruffi collaboration. These machine spawned Serafini's 1939 European title-winning supercharged Gilera which is also accorded particular attention. The racer most readily accociated with Gilera, the post-war air-cooled 500 cc multi, is the centrepiece of the history. The other products of the Arcore factory are fully documented: the modest steeds of the 1920s, the twin-cylinder 125 cc model, the 250 cc and 350 cc projects, the range of sidecar outfits and the record-breaking models. Engaging personalities abound: 'Bouncing Boy' Bandirola, the votatile Masetti, the Iron Duke, the effervescent Camathias and the peerless McIntyre, never to be forgotten for his epic 100 mph lap of the Mountain course in the Goldren Jubilee Senior TT of 1957. Technical details are revealed: pre-war development is traced thanks to an interview the Piero Taruffi, one of the century's most enduring motor-sport personalities; post-war design history is recalled by Giuseppe Gilera's right-hand man, Franco Passoni, Remor's pupil and heir. The text is illustrated by over 100 photographs, many of which have never been published before.
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