Peter Miller has enjoyed a lifetime's interest in historic vehicles. Vintage cars were an early passion, but over the years early motorcycles have become a more dominant interest. His early motorcycling experience was obtained with Corgi scooters which, with their single gear and 30mph maximum speed, represent the antithesis of the Brough Superior. It was 1999 before he gained his first experience with a Brough Superior, a 1939 SS80 De Luxe model, which he subsequently bought and now regrets the missed 'Broughing' years. Early retirement has given Peter time for vehicle restoration and to research background histories of the machines he owns. His previous book for Crowood is Morgan Three-wheeler. He is a resident of Dorset, England.
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Great Book!!April 15 2014
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My initial interest in Brough Superior bikes was sparked by T.E. Lawrence; better known as "Lawrence of Arabia", who, died after crashing his beloved SS100 in1935. There is a chapter devoted to him, that is informative; but its only a foot note in comparison with the rest of the book, which is a superb history of these extraordinary machines and the equally extraordinary men that engineered, built, rode and raced them. There are plenty of engine illustrations to look at. Just get the book and see what these genius Brits were doing in the 1920's