Café Racer

Café Racer

Michael Cowton

Owning and riding a café racer was about elemental emotions, where the relationship between man and machine was visceral, born out of intuition and a unique vision that was thoughtful, intuitive, and insightful.
Date Published :
December 2020
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781911639374
Pages : 132
Dimensions : 11.6 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$11.99

Overview
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During the 1950s, metal, grease, oil, leathers, and attitude bucked tradition and sprouted a revolution in machine masculinity. Owning and riding a café racer was about elemental emotions, where the relationship between man and machine was visceral, born out of intuition and a unique vision that was thoughtful, intuitive, and insightful. It was at the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll, when café racers grew to become a symbol of the lifestyle, and launched perhaps the most influential motorcycle movement the world has ever seen. Today, thanks to the retro boom, shed mechanics and professional engineers the world over act as conduits for yet further experimentation and aesthetic innovation. And just like before, the world is sitting up and taking notice. Café Racer provides a fresh canvas for bikers, builders, and bike customizers that make up the rich tapestry that is the epitome of casual coolness.

About The Author
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Michael Cowton honed his journalistic skills on national newspapers as a features writer, columnist and chief sub-editor, working variously for the Daily Express, The Observer, and Mail On Sunday. As a published biographer, his writing credits include works on the bands Level 42 and Pet Shop Boys. A former magazine editor and visiting lecturer in media studies, he is currently employed as a production editor for a major publishing house. Married with two children, he lives in Lincolnshire.