At the Library, we have more than fifty of these books on-hand for reference, covering everything from history to racing! At the Library, we have more than fifty of these books on-hand for reference, covering everything from history to racing! In 1951 he took over the stewardship of Cycle Magazine from Petersen Publishing and ran it until 1966. Clymer published a lot of stuff. By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. Republished by VelocePress, this series of Owner's Workshop Manuals is a great resource. Although the closest one can get to a tangible tall-tale, Clymer was not immune to the world of medical misfortune, and he succumbed to a heart attack in 1970.
Taking full advantage of his close proximity to Hollywood, Clymer gave Indian bikes to celebrities as gifts or loaned them in return for advertisement-worthy publicity shots. This was when autos were a brand new business, if you bought a car they threw in the dealership for free if they didn't have a dealer in your town. Consequently, we believe this book is an important addition to any automotive enthusiast's library. From 1944 through the 1970s, his publishing company stood at the forefront of automotive books. And many, many coffee table books with an evil backstory. In two years, the wonder kid managed to sell at least twenty six vehicles. However, we never use 'off-shore' printers for any VelocePress published book, as we believe in supporting the economy of the countries that purchase our products.
His first bikes were a California-built Yale and Thomas Auto-Bi. By the 1920s, his Denver shop was the largest motorcycle dealership in the west, according to his advertising at least. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. Therefore, while some minor differences in mounting and linkage may occur, the same adjustment and tuning data can be applied. Fortunately, the trip that afforded me numerous chances to not only enjoy the warmer temps in the Carolinas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia also gave me a chance to root around some interesting book stores. While a successful publisher, Clymer never turned his back on motorcycles.
Eventually, Clymer grew interested in motorcycles. Author Posted on Categories ,. From then on, Clymer established himself as the pre-eminent publisher of automotive books, having printed more than four hundred different titles by 1965. That could be half the fun. For trade publications of the day, the story of a young auto dealer was too good to pass up. Works can belong to more than one series.
The prize of books found along the way came from a little shop called McIntosh Book Shoppe in Beaufort, South Carolina. Ever the collector of literature, advertising, and ephemera, Floyd began to reprint automobile and motorcycle related artifacts in 1944, collected in his Historical Motor Scrapbooks. From then on, Clymer established himself as the pre-eminent publisher of automotive books, having printed more than four hundred different titles by 1965. These books covered motorcycles, his true passion, but also cars, boats, snowmobiles, and other motorized transport. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see.
VelocePress: Clymer Manuals, Workshop Manuals, Technical Books, European Automobile Books, Ferrari Manuals, Brooklands Books VelocePress Books Manuals, technical books, service, repair, workshop manuals, and owner's handbooks. While there are certainly many other technical books that deal with current range of Solex carburetors, including those manufactured under license by Mikuni, detailed information on the earlier carburetors is more difficult to find. Many of the vehicles featured within are highly collectible today and many of those early manufacturers no longer exist or have been absorbed by the current Japanese automotive giants. How-to service manuals covering bikes, and eventually cars as well, would follow. He had a publishing company in the fifties and sixties that put out Cycle magazine and a large range of auto and motorcycle books, many of them reprints or put together from old ads and articles gathered from various sources. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg.
Such a trip was just concluded with temperatures in Wisconsin even colder upon our return than they were when we left more than a week ago. VelocePress' specialty is Italian Automobile titles for the historian and enthusiast. Ever the showman, Clymer discovered how to ride backwards by the time he was fourteen and, in 1912, he won his first amateur bike race in Boulder, Colorado. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Berthoud, Colorado. Behind the wheel of a Flanders 20, several breakdowns thwarted successful completion of the trip. He published a mediocre repair handbook, and was an early reprinter of real Ford books like the Service Bulletins and owner's manuals. While a successful publisher, Clymer never turned his back on motorcycles.
While that may seem like a young age to be engaging in such daredevil pursuits, he had already been driving a car for seven years and selling them for four. In addition, there are a number of different models included in the index under each of those manufacturers that identifies some, but certainly not all, makes and models that utilize the same, or similar, carburetors. Historical Motor Scrapbook 1944 As a teenager, Floyd was winning races and setting records on Excelsior, Indian, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including winning the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1916. The book is split into two main sections; the first section includes an overview of design and operational information, overhaul and adjustments, the second section focuses, in detail, on the installation of the various Solex carburetors identified above. For trade publications of the day, the story of a young auto dealer was too good to pass up. Behind the wheel of a Flanders 20, several breakdowns thwarted successful completion of the trip. We are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all automotive enthusiasts worldwide.
Later, Clymer and his younger brother participated in the 1904 Reliability Run from Denver to Spokane. A Treasury of Motor Cycles of the World 1965 In 1963, ten years after Indian had ceased production despite the efforts of Clymer and several other big distributors , Floyd tried to revive the brand with help from Royal Enfield and Velocette. Although the closest one can get to a tangible tall-tale, Clymer was not immune to the world of medical misfortune, and he succumbed to a heart attack in 1970. Published in '51, reprinted in modern times so easy to find. Rights to all of the other Clymer publications pre-1970 are owned by and are occasionally reprinted. Since he was a lifelong fan of automobiles, it seems fitting Floyd Clymer was born in Indianapolis, home of the famed 500, in 1895.