by Phil West
When the publishers first told me there was yet another book on BMW airheads coming out, my first thought was: ‘ Oh great, another book on BMWs no one wants’. There’s just too many.
However, I was wrong. You see I knew this one was worth a read, as I had the pleasure of working with the author, Phil West, years ago and, while often aloof or downright miserable-looking, Phil always knew his facts and always researched his features thoroughly.
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If you like BMWs or the story behind this fascinating company, it’s a great read.
I only really like the R100RS, but the prewar racers, its near collapse and the way the company tended to look at things differently means this is a very interesting read, and well worth the £25.