Canada Cycle & Motor: The CCM Story
John A. McKenty


6 x 9 - 352 Pages  - or buy ebook on Amazon

Built on extensive historical research and interviews with former employees, Canada Cycle & Motor: The CCM Story traces the rise and fall of this uniquely Canadian company. Founded in 1899 to defend Canada's bicycle industry against foreign competition, the CCM story crosses paths with a curious mix of legendary hockey players and underworld hoodlums.
Supported by 150 photographs and vintage advertisements, this untold chapter in Canada's rich cultural history touches upon the very core of the Canadian identity and is sure to spark fond memories for those who grew up with CCM  bikes and CCM skates.
McKenty's previous work, Follow the Crowd, traced the history of George and Lawrence James whose hardware store was the authorized CCM outlet in Perth, Ontario, for over fifty years.
“Readers will find a wealth of information on an era and institution that is all but missing from today's motoring landscape.
-Ian Gray, Perth Courier
“McKenty recounts his short stories with a droll wit. Certainly, his subjects are hard to beat, for surely they will never be again.”
-Max Wickens, Toronto Star

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  • ISBN: 978-1-55452-667-3
  • EBN: 343
  • 9 Units in Stock
  • Published By: Other

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