British Lorries of the 1950s (Those were the days...) (Paperback)

By Malcolm Bobbitt

Veloce Publishing, 9781787111134, 96pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/15/2009)

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Description

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 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.

Vintage black and white, and color photography include evocative publicity material, and 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.


About the Author

Malcolm Bobbitt is a writer who  focuses mainly on automotive subjects. With over 30 books to his credit, including marque histories of the Fiat 500 and 600, Rover P4, Volkswagen, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Silver Spirit, Bentley T-Series and Mulsanne, and postwar Hillmans, Malcolm’s output is diverse. He also contributes to a number of magazines. An avid motoring enthusiast, Malcolm has owned an array of classic cars, including British-built Citroens, a Traction Avant, an early DS, and a Fiat 500c Topolino. Malcolm was born in London, but now lives with his wife in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District. His other interests include walking, travel, industrial and transport archaeology, classical music, fine wines and collecting motoring books.