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Bruce Main-Smith

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A Passion for Motor Cycles: Bruce Main-Smith

Titles include:

  •  The first vintage racing scene (pre-1931) (BMS "Scene" series) by Bruce Main-Smith (1977) 
  •  The second post-vintage scene (1931-1953) by Bruce Main-Smith (1978) 
  •  The first Scott scene by Bruce Main-Smith (1977) 

The Velocette Owner's Club writes,

  • Bruce was the leading road tester for 'Motor Cycling' and reported on many Velocettes from the prototype Venom onwards. His 'reward' was to be part of the team that set the 24 hour record and to be asked to do the night sessions, without a headlight.....

In addition to writing tomes of literature on all manner of motorcycles, Bruce had a very interesting perspective - he was of a philosophical bent and practiced Sufism

Bruce Main-Smith passed away in October of 2018.


Photograph and articles about Velocette by Bruce at velocetteowners.com

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