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British Lorries of the 1950s By Malcolm Bobbitt

British Lorries of the 1950s by Malcolm Bobbitt

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Summary

This book is a highly visual study of British lorries built during the 1950s, and contains 120 colour and black and white images, many contemporary. The photographic content extends to publicity material as well as the preservation scene depicting historic vehicles at work.

British Lorries of the 1950s Summary

British Lorries of the 1950s by Malcolm Bobbitt

British commercial vehicle manufacturers played a key role in bolstering Britain's economy throughout the 1950s, especially during the period of postwar austerity, a time when they contributed to the all-important export drive. British lorries were, therefore, seen as the workhorses of the world and performed a wide range of tasks from goods delivery to heavy haulage. This highly visual study of British lorries of the 1950s captures, in 120 illustrations, the vital but often understated duties that were reliably conducted 365 days a year. The images, contemporary black and white as well as colour, include evocative publicity material in addition to pictures from the preservation and heritage scene. The comprehensive text reveals much about the marques that were household names, along with information about Britain's road haulage and commercial motor industries. Malcolm Bobbitt, member of the Society of Automotive Historians and the Guild of Motoring Writers, is the author of some thirty books. In this instance he has combined a collection of fascinating images with informative text to provide a nostalgic and unique insight into British lorries of the 1950s.

British Lorries of the 1950s Reviews

Recommended for both truck enthusiasts and historians, these well-produced paperbacks will keep you entertained for hours and make ideal gifts, too. Truck & Driver

About Malcolm Bobbitt

Malcolm Bobbitt has a lifelong interest in motor transport. In addition to contributing to various magazines, he is the author of thirty books, some printed in several languages, with subjects ranging from Bubblecars and Microcars, through Motorhomes and British Polices Vehicles to marque histories of Citroen, Fiat, Rolls-Royce, Rover and Volkswagen. The author, who is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and the Society of Automotive Historians, is acclaimed for his biography of W.O. Bentley and a history of Rolls-Royce to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the firm's tenure at Crewe.

Table of Contents

Introduction and acknowledgementsPostwar austerityDelivering on timeWorkhorses of the worldHeavy haulageBehind the scenesIndex

Additional information

GOR009835064
9781787111134
178711113X
British Lorries of the 1950s by Malcolm Bobbitt
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Veloce Publishing Ltd
20170330
96
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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