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Books About 
AJS/Matchless Motorcycles
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Matchless & AJS Restoration by Roy Bacon

All Post-War Road Singles & Twins Restoration. Bacon outlines the history of the Matchless and AJs and uses archival photography to illustrate his step-by-step guide to renovating and restoring these bikes. Sftbd., 7 3/4 x 10 1/2, 240 pgs., 233 b&w ill.



Matchless: The Complete Story
 by Mick Walker
Matchless was one of the true pioneer motorcycle manufacturers. Their first machine was manufactured in London in 1899, and the company really came to prominence in 1907 with victory in the single-cylinder class of the first Isle of Man TT. Over the next seventy years, Matchless produced many distinguished bikes, from singles to magnificent four-cylinder machines. In 1931 Matchless acquired the ailing AJS concern, and the two companies were merged to form AMC - Associated Motorcycles. From then on Matchless and AJS machines became increasingly similar, and for a long time the machines of each mark were practically identical.
Mick Walkers history of this famous marque takes in every machine and also looks at the competition fortunes of the company. Well illustrated with archive photographs, this book is a worthy tribute to this famous London manufacturer.
Hardcover - 8" x 10" - 216 pp - 20 color, 20 b/w


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AJS:The Complete Story by Mick Walker
AJS is one of the best-known names in British motorcycle history. Founded in 1910 by the Stevens brothers in Wolverhampton, the company produced well-built touring and sporting machines for the next 20 years. In 1931 the financial problems that had dogged the company came to a head and AJS was wound up. Its savior was Matchless, who moved production to Plumstead, London, but retained the AJS name as an important part of the scene. Hardcover, 200 pg, 7-1/2”x 9-3/4”


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A.J.S. & Matchless 1945-1966 Gold portfolio by R.M. Clarke
This volume contains 48 articles including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning. Sftbd., 8"x 10 3/4", 172 pgs., approx. 300 b&w ill.