Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth have been involved in the old bike hobby for decades and have been collecting information on every British marque over all that time. This book is the culmination of their efforts, and it is the most comprehensive directory of British motorcycle manufacturers and their products ever compiled. Each entry contains a summary history of the manufacturer and its most important machines, and where possible entries are illustrated. There are over 850 illustrations in total.
Roy Bacon has been writing books on motorcycles and motorcycling since 1964. Since 1989 he has been a publisher and continues to produce new titles to add to the 100 or so that he has already written. Ken Hallworth has been actively involved in the world of motorcycles for most of his life. He was secretary of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club and later it's President. During 1985 he founded the magazine Old Bike Mart and introduced the quarterly magazine Old Bike.