Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Motorcycle publishing during war time


How do you keep a motorcycle magazine operating during a time of no new motorcycles, gas rationing and all the hardships of war life? The answer is not easily, this issue was barely twenty pages (plus 4 pages of classifieds) and featured articles like Road Tests remembered...



 

3 comments:

rats said...

Mr G et al., have y'all ever seen this lovely book?

https://speedreaders.info/60-flywheel_memories_of_the_open_road_bytom/

Bunch of British POWs, stuck in a German stalag, produced a finely illustrated (in color!) magazine devoted to sporting bikes and cars: recollections, owners' reviews and critiquest of the models they'd ridden or driven before ... well, before. I had a copy for review c. 30 years ago, wish I'd stolen it.

Mister G said...

I have seen an article on a similar project in another camp, I believe, focusing on motorcycles and motorcycling. Quite amazing what those men did. I would love to read that book. One will turn up...

d2d said...

Their main rifles were also Royal Enfield. I wonder if there was a gun division?