Reynolds is a Norton fan, and has been for most of his life. Taking
his subject matter seriously as always, his book makes an enjoyable
read as well as showing a lot of very nice period shots with few
modern photographs of restored machines thrown in.
The only fault I
can find with it is that Jim makes out the Rem Fowler 1907 TT winner
replica contains parts of the original machine, which is impossible, recounting how it was cobbled together from period
bits after WW2,
but apart from this popular and annoying myth I can find nothing
wrong with the book that covers the first sixty years of the marque,
ending in 1958.
A nice balance between the inevitable racing
pictures and road machines is maintained, making the book one of
interest to production and racing machine fans alike. The texts in
general are short, historically correct (bar the lapse above), and to
the point, and cover key persons as well as the machines they rode.
A worthy addition to the Norton fans bookshelf.