This book illustrates with rare, vintage photographs the birth of three- and four-wheeled internal combustion, steam, and electric motor vehicles from the years 1894-1907. These superb quality images depict the large and unusual variety of vehicles in the United States, France, England, Germany, Austria and Italy. The book shows in detail the vehicles, people and the spirit of the era, and also reveals a period in history full of genius ideas, brave bikers and a romanticism long gone. English, German, and Italian text.
Aldo Carrer was born in 1953 in Treviso, Italy. He is an experienced biker with a long-term relationship with motorcycles, and is not only interested in the vehicle itself but also its history. Along with several vintage motorcycles, he owns an important collection of rare photos and books.