The AOMCC has taken full ownership of the book and has just printed the third edition.

If you would like a copy please contact the AOMCC. I do not hold any copies and am not involved in any way with the distribution of the books.

 

Available Here : http://www.arielownersmcc.co.uk/buying.html

 

3rd Edition

 

1st Edition

SOLD OUT

 

   

2nd Edition

SOLD OUT

This book is dedicated to late vintage Ariel motor cycles (1926-1930) which are known as 'Black Ariels'.

Edition Print Run ISBN Publisher
1 100 numbered and signed 978-0-9561004-0-5 Goat Maison Publishing
2 200 numbered and signed 978-0-9561004-1-2 Goat Maison Publishing
3 200 not numbered not signed 978-0-9561004-2-9 AOMCC
3 150 not numbered not signed 978-0-9561004-2-9 AOMCC

The next book will be about Red Ariels

I would need lots of material and hardly know where to start as this would be all singles 1931-1959. The book could be huge.

dave@barkshire.co.uk

 


What The Experts Say!

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Hi Dave;
I have received a copy of the Black Ariels Book #98. It is a mighty impressive piece of work by you and the contributors. There is nowhere else that Ariel enthusiasts can gain the insights that you have provided. The knowledge that you have preserved for posterity is timely for in the not to distant future this expertise will be lost. Congratulations and thank you for making the time and effort to produce such a worthwhile and informative reference. Bravo!
Sincerely G.(Jerry) Trimble (Canada)
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The book arrived yesterday. What a brilliant book by the author!
Regards Mats Munklinde (Sweden)
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Your Black Ariels book arrived the other day - I think its an absolute masterpiece - well done Dave, what an achievement, you must be really chuffed. I thought I knew a bit about vintage Ariels but have now learnt so much more, can't fault it, your style of writing, the photos, the old advertisements - everything - spot on.
Andy Glading (UK).
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Hallo John.
Today I received the Ariel black book. It is a beautiful Book. I read a couple of pages. Wonderful.
Willem Molenaar (Holland).
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Hi
I already received the Black Ariels, really excellent book , I may say one
of the best , will you please send me another copy for a friend?
Best regards
Yannis Efremidis
(Athens Greece)
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Your Black Ariel book is superb.
Dave Moffat (UK)
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Dear Dave,

I received my book today via John Mitchell. I am very happy. What a nice book. Some of the information I have known before but this is no wonder as I am a club member since 1980 (Wow - I am old!)

Regards

Klaus Gerhard (Germany)
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I received my copy of the Black Ariels book, & it is excellent. I would now like to buy a second copy for a friend please.

Justin Faithfull (UK)
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Dave

Congratulations to a nice Ariel book. You have managed to find good technical level and of course a lot of nice pictures. It is really nice to see some pictures from the factory. I especially like the photo with the frame fixture.

All the best! Regards Ralf Arvidsson (Sweden)
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Hello Dave the book arrived and it is smashing , I like all the old pics and the layout.
Anyway the book is excellent and worth every penny and probably will be a collectors item soon.
Regards Chris Wever (Holland)
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Hi Dave!

I got a copy of the Black Ariels yesterday.Wow!!!
What a brilliant book, congratulations to You
and all involved.
Best Regards

Olle Blomqvist (Sweden)
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Dave, John

The book arrived today so thanks to you both. I shall have to take a break from decorating at some point today to have a good look.

quote from Penny, why is the cover black ................it's about Black Ariels penny.
I'll send into the garden.

Regards
Dave Owen (UK)
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I've just got it!

Wow, that looks absolutely fantastic. Great book and well done! I obviously haven't read it yet, but it looks like a rich resource and there are some great pictures. I am really happy that someone has bothered making all the effort with a book like this, which will be very useful to me and the restoration and it just makes it even more fun to own a Black Ariel myself!

Thanks a lot Dave,

Michael Saxlund (UK / Denmark)
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I have only flicked over my copy of the book briefly but think it is brilliant.
My heartiest congratulations to Dave for such a fine effort.
Peter (Australia)
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Hello

The book just arrived. What a lovely book Black Ariels. Both nice to look at
and very interesting reading.
Even my wife likes it so it must be good.

Cheers Mats Berglind (Sweden)
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I got one too and I'm impressed. Very nice book even though there is a photo of
myself in it.
Knud Degnbol (Denmark)
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Hi guys, don't worry John D. mine arrived today.. Absolutely a credit to DAVE &
Co. Much better than I had imagined... Regards to ALL, Nigel. (Peru/NZ?)
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Absolutely fantastic! , what a joy to read or just to look at the pictures, by
far the best Ariel book since years.
The anorak explanation brought tears of laughter to my eyes, missing the pages
by a hair!
On the look out for a black one now.......

Vincent van Ginneke (Holland)
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I can only add, how splendid !!!!!
A wonderful collection of facts and old photos, I'm very pleased I got a
copy early, as it is bound to be out of press in no time flat.
A big round of applause to Dave
Regards
Jan Jensen (Denmark)
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Hello John,
Thanks very much for sending me a copy of Black Ariels. It's a beautiful book, both in lay-out and contents. Please pass on my thanks and compliments to the author.
Kind regards,
EJ Loon (Holland)
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The book is a dream. Particularly your use of contemporary material. The mix is brilliant, with the modern colour pics superbly complementing the old. It will be a valuable addition to any library, and will help raise the profile of our beloved machines to unknown heights. I wish I hadn't sold so many now.
Mike Macdonald (UK)
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Dave
Received the book.........as you know I am an AJS man, but I think you have done an excellent job with the book. The whole concept is brilliant. Thought you were more than a bit harsh with the IKBA Hons on yourself........as for Shakky you never know.
Thanks and regards
Alan Smith (UK)
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OK, I can't stand it any longer. Are there any left?
Don V
(West Chester, PA USA)
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Thanks for the book, 100% better than I expected!
Wali Taylor (UK)
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I agree,
The day it arrived, I read it from cover to cover. Excellent work Dave, and to
all who helped with the information.
Ray Tolman (Canada)
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I want to share my feelings of the Black Ariel book; it is brilliant. Thanks
Every one should have one.
John Downie (New Zealand)
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Hello Dave,
Received the Book over the weekend, well done you should be proud, refreshing read just the right format.
Andy Eason (UK)
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One of the rare books made with enthusiasm instead of money thinking.
Thanks Dave
Markus
Fotostudio Nikot (Germany)
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Having bought a copy at the committee meeting yesterday, I support all the
praise given to Dave for this excellent tome.
Paul Jameson (UK)
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...got it today...a credit to you Dave B.
Barry Swanson (New Zealand).
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Hello John,
I have just received a book from You and take a first short look.
The book is absolutely fantastic!!!! Both text and photos!!!
Thank You very much!

Tomek (Poland)
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Dear Dave,

As first my congratulation for 'Black Ariels'. Really impressive book. I am proud owner of 4th copy. I have that book few days and still I do not know what to do: to look nice old photos ? to start to read it or just to keep it in hands.

Regards. Aljosa Kubaska (Croatia)


Hello Dave,

Today I received the second edition of Black Ariels.

Obviously a labour of love!

In my opinion not only a work of great importance among existing Ariel literature, but also
a tribute to The Works.

Dave I really would like to thank you for your efforts. Im sure you did many Ariel devotees a great pleasure!

Cheers!

Paul Slootheer (Netherlands )

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Congratulations Dave on a wonderful 2nd edition.
So pleased the pictures of the Moseley saddle came out so well.
Nice one
Bob Oakes (UK)

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Dave!

Thanks so much for your marvellous Black Ariels. What a great job done!

All the best,
Wade Edwards (Canada)

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Hi Dave,

Just received my copy of Black Ariels ---- fantastic !! ---- you have excelled
Best regards Merv. (UK)

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Hello Dave

Just received copy of the 2nd edition.

All I can say is ...........Superb.

Well done, I know what time goes into collecting the information,
let alone publishing it all. Nice paper beautifully produced.

Regards,

Martin Tiller (Cammy Owner)
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Hi Dave

I enjoy tremendously reading your latest book on Black Ariels. Congratulations. A job well done.

Sincerely Yours.

Tony Cassar (Malta)
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Dave

Congrats on the 2nd edition by the way, I bought two copies,.......... one for each eye! 

Vic Horley (Sweden)
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What The Press Says!

Editor Frank Westworth  of says...
Read the online version of this review here

 

1st Edition - SOLD OUT !  - 75 copies had sold even before the book was publically announced! The other 25 evaporated as soon as the announcement was made. This means that there are some disappointed Arielists out there and we have decided to create a second edition

I've had enough of book talk. Show me some bikes !