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Vostok Road Racers (PB)

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Vostok Road Racers (PB)
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Catalogue No. RA0220 , Release Date: 24 June 2010
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Vostok Road Racers (PB) - Description

The story of the Vostok is a little-known, but fascinating slice of motorcycle racing history.

In The Vostok Road Racers, possibly one of the only volumes written on the subject, author Raymond Ainscoe combines rarely-seen photos and thoroughly researched text to uncover this absorbing tale.

As well as engaging accounts of the races and the leading figures, this is also a story about politics in the former USSR and Baltic states, the politics which shaped the fortunes of Vostok, and indeed all motorcycle production in the region during this era.

It is a detailed and extremely readable account of the involvement of the former USSR in motorcycle racing, and the development of the bike.

As the author remarks, was it not such a mouthful, the book’s full title could be The S, CKB and Vostok Road Racers built in Serpukhov

The foreword is written by Endel Kiisa, a works Vostok rider whose photographs and recollections formed the foundations of the book.

Raymond Ainscoe has been writing about classic racing for almost three decades, his work appearing in many magazines and books. In addition he wrote the script for the Great Italian GP Racers programme, produced by Duke. As well as writing about classic racing machines, Raymond regularly joins parades and races for classic bike, usually on a Gilera.