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)

List Price: 25.00*
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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 has been fascinated by the motor car since buying an Austin 7 before he was old enough to drive! After a career in the electricity industry, Malcolm is now a writer who chooses mainly to write about motoring history. Malcolm lives in England's beautiful Lake District. He is a prolific and diverse author, with numerous  automotive books published by Veloce, including Citroen DS, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T,Karmann Ghia coupe and cabriolet, as well as some Essential Buyer’s Guides and books about British Lorries and Taxis!