If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast looking for the ultimate collectors item, look no further than Ultimate Collector Motorcycles. This XL double-volume book features 9,000 numbered copies, making it a rare and sought-after addition to any collection. Weighing in at 20 pounds and measuring 11 x 14 inches, this hardcover two-volume set comes in a slipcase and boasts a whopping 940 pages. Inside, readers will find a curated selection of the most desirable and iconic motorcycles in history.
From the 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller to the 2020 Aston Martin AMB 001, this book covers 100 of the most spectacular bikes to ever hit the open road or racetrack. Some are from private collections, while others are stars of renowned motorcycle museums. But this book is more than just a catalog of bikes. It also features fascinating stories behind each bike, expertly recounted in detail. Stunning imagery, taken specifically for the book by the world’s leading motorcycle photographers, accompanies these stories.
Taschen’s Ultimate Collector Motorcycles also includes a foreword by legendary petrolhead Jay Leno, as well as interviews with industry experts such as George Barber, Sammy Miller, and Gordon McCall. Charlotte and Peter Fiell, well-known design authors, curated this impressive collection. With over sixty books on design under their belts, including transportation design, the Fiells are experts in their field. In short, if you’re a collector or enthusiast of motorcycles, design, or engineering, Ultimate Collector Motorcycles is a must-have addition to your collection.
The fascinating stories behind these fabulous motorbikes are expertly recounted in detail, alongside stunning imagery specially taken for the book by the world’s leading motorcycle photographers. Also included are rare archival gems, from early posters to remarkable action shots. In addition, there is a foreword by legendary petrolhead Jay Leno, and interviews with George Barber, founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum; Sammy Miller, championship-winning racer and founder of the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum; Ben Walker, Department Director of Motorcycles at Bonhams; Paul d’Orléans, founder of The Vintagent; and Gordon McCall, cofounder of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, the world-renowned motorcycle concours event held in Carmel, California.
Ultimate Collector Motorcycles
Hardcover, two vols. in slipcase, 28.1 x 36 cm, 9.40 kg, 940 pages
Edition: English (Famous First Edition)