British Vans & Pick-Ups 1945-1965

Including Camper Vans

British Vans & Pick-Ups 1945-1965
$59.95
Author:
Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781906133313
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Directly after the Second World War, most light commercial vehicles were derived from passenger cars, usually small and with very limited carrying capacity. The most typical of these was the Morris Eight van, which would struggle to cope with the weight of more than five hundred potatoes or to reach 50 mph. By comparison, the Ford Transit of 1965 would carry three times that amount, drove like a car and could maintain speeds of 70 mph with ease. In British Vans & Pick ups 1945-1965 the manufacturers - large and small - are dealt with in A-Z order: Austin, Bedford, Bond, Commer, Douglas, Ford, Jowett, Morris, Morrison, Reliant, Standard, Triumph and Trojan. The author gives a brief history of each and then provides detailed coverage of the various models produced, using the original manufacturers' publicity material for the illustrations not only to identify the vehicles but also to give the flavor of the times when they were to be seen going about their business.

The author

Rinsey Mills has owned AC sports cars, both pre-war and post-war, for forty years. He has restored some and raced others. His books include Original AC Ace and Cobra and Essential AC Cobra.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781906133313
Illustrations: 400 color & b-w photos
Size: 8.25 in x 10.5 in x 0.75 in / 209.55 mm x 266.7 mm x 19.05 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Triumph Motorcycles: How the West was Won
Nearly every motorcycle nut knows that Triumphs are the most famous bikes to ever come out of Great Britain. However, they also have an extensive history in North America and have been part of that continent’s motorcycling soul since long before World War II. From Triumph Motorcycles in America is an interesting tale of how the first Triumph ...
Read More >
Valentino Rossi Through the Years
In his home country of Italy Valentino Rossi is treated like a rock star. In the MotoGP record books, he goes down as one of the greatest motorcycle road racers of all-time. Amongst all of that is a colorful life filled with all sorts of racing machinery, rivalries, victories, as well as some lean times ...
Read More >
1912 Bugatti 5-Liter
In the early days of auto making, more powerful cars usually meant considerably more weight. From his base in Molsheim, France, Ettore Bugatti set out to make a trimmed-down performance car to stop the trend. To prove his point, the car was let loose on the race track where it fulfilled its destiny as a winner. ...
Read More >
See More Posts