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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Finally! Another great giveaway! (Who doesn't love a free book?)

An ARC of Big Sid's Vincati: The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Motorcycle of a Lifetime This is a great book, it will be released on April 30th. (I'm giving it away because I'm going to get a nice hardcover for myself when it comes out!)

Here's my review
Big Sid's Vincati

From the back cover
When his father had a near-fatal heart attack and gave up the will to live, Matthew Biberman panicked. Impulsively, Matthew promised his father, an expert motorcycle mechanic, that they would build a Vincati motorcycle together. The Loch Ness monster of motorcycles, a Vincati—half Vincent, half Ducati— had never been completed in North America. Building a Vincati was considered, at best, a fool's errand; at worst, an expensive waste of motorcycle parts.

But for nearly sixty years, "Big Sid" Biberman was the mechanic to see to refurbish and repair motorcycles, especially British-made Vincents. If anyone could build a Vincati, it was Big Sid. Despite sharing his father's passion for motorcycles, his son Matthew lacked Big Sid's mechanical gift, gave up on tools, and became a Shakespearean scholar. As adults, father and son barely spoke. But after his father's brush with death, Matthew vowed to learn the techniques that had made Big Sid a legend among bikers. Reminiscent of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Big Sid's Vincati is an irresistible combination of step-by-step motorcycle construction mixed with a powerful story of fathers and sons, and shows not only how the Bibermans built their Vincati (which was featured in Cycle World and Classic Bike) but also how the two men reconstructed their relationship, one motorcycle part at a time.

If you'd like to win this copy, just leave a comment with your email address and you're automatically entered. For two entries, link to the giveaway in your blog and leave me the link.

The contest runs until 12:00am Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00pm PST.(U.S. and Canada only please)


bermudaonion said...

After your review, I can't believe you're letting go of this one. Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Becca said...

This sounds very interesting. I'd love a chance to read it. I blogged about it here:


Anonymous said...

I'm not commenting for the free book (so not entering the freebie thing) - just wanted to say bravo for giving away your book. As a book lover myself, I know that is a big sacrifice, so kudos you for doing this to spread a book's magic to others. I just wish you made it so that whoever gets the book is required to gift it to someone else once he/she is finished reading it. And then, each one logs on here to say, hey, I've got the book - would be awesome to track in whose hands the book eventually ends up in ...

Anonymous said...

Count me in!

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BurtonReview said...

Please enter me in your giveaway!

I have blogged about it at

My email is marieburton2004
(At) yahoo (dot) com
Thanks so much!