Crown Coach Corp.

School Buses, Fire Trucks and Custom Coaches

Crown Coach Corp.
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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583882757
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
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Donald Martin Brockway founded the Crown Carriage Company in 1904, the same year that Henry Ford started Ford. With no engineering department at this time, Brockway would draw the outlines of the vehicles in the dirt on the production floor as they were conceived. This informative story of Crown’s various endeavors from 1900s horse-drawn wagons through early 1990s alternative fueled buses is chronicled here and highlighted with vintage photographs and factory memorabilia including advertising items, coach emblems, and production statistics. Not left out are custom built coaches like Lockheed's mobile missile tacking station, Art Linkletter mobile video coaches, and the first air conditioned tour coach in Hawaii. The company built one of the largest fleets of fire trucks in the nation for the Los Angeles City and County fire departments and other agencies, and sent high quality custom built vehicles as far away as places like Juneau, Alaska, South America and the Middle East.

The author

Starting as a substitute bus driver and working his way up through the ranks, Louk Markham now manages a 62-bus fleet in Portage, Michigan. He is a former president of the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation, and a member of the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association with an extensive collection of license plates. With love for travel, he and his wife have visited 37 of the 50 states.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583882757
Illustrations: 40 color & 150 b-w photos
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in x 0.437 in / 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm x 11.112 mm
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