This manual provides comprehensive information in an easy-to-use format, with step-by-step procedures and hundreds of illustrations, for both the experienced and the novice do-it-yourselfer.The complete manual for maintenance andservice, including every type of braking system and suspension; covers how to fit an awning and accessories, and car tow weights; provides using and buying guide.
The Saviem trucks and buses have played an important role in the history of the French commercial vehicles. The book offers them a nostalgic homage with a fascinating presentation of the most representative and most interesting models that drove us in our daily lives.
A very important book on a often forgotten and unknown side of the Alfa Romeo’s world: the industrial and commercial vechicles production. At last the right emphasis to all trucks, buses and trolleybuses which, together with aviation engines, kept up the factory in the ’30s, were the cornerstone in the 40s and the main production until the full development of the 1900 saloon cars. A great historical research, with a contribution of an iconographic material mostly never published before.
This is the story of the rear-engined Volkswagen Transporter, the Beetle’s faithful road companion of which it was given the mechanics. Created from an ingenious idea sketched out in a diary, the Transporter came into the world at a crucial moment: the years of reconstruction after a disastrous Second World War. People needed everything; the economy had to get going again. So an inexpensive vehicle was needed to help recovery along: Volkswagen’s Transporter was the right answer at the right time. Produced in many different versions, the Bulli, nickname of the first model with divided rear windows was able to meet the needs of shopkeepers, artisans, holiday operators and even large families to become a mobile box. The vehicle’s versatility was proverbial and for years no competitor was able to offer so much personalisation as standard. The rear-engined versions accompanied mankind right through to the late eighties before being replaced by a banal front-engined, front-wheel drive vehicle that was no different from its competitors.
Starting from the 30s to the present day a careful and very illustrated look on the most successful buses which have been a milestone in the evolution of the style and design for passenger transport over long distances.
Approximately 270 Man vehicles that are at the service of the city of Nürnberg in many fields: in the transportation (buses and tramways), in the ecological service, in the firefighting department, in the city lighting enterprise, in the zoo, in the schools or water company. A comprehensive documentation with detailed descriptions and technical datas.
Covering all the collectable Buses produced by Volkswagen between 1950 and 1990, this volume is unique in providing the full story of the high-points and pitfalls of buying such models. Written by enthusiasts, the easy readable text is informative to the novice, while still being of considerable value to those who have already owned a Bus.
A methodical, yet lively record of VW’s Transporter over its first 40-years, which presents the vehicle in the same lavish formats of artistry and photography selected by Volkswagen over the decades. Model history and range development outlined, (including Campers) specifications, (including USA terminology) and performance discussed, with a particular emphasis on marketing and advertising strategies.
One has only to observe its continuous metamorphoses in order to write the history of the bus, the beginnings of which date back to the first decade of this century when the thoroughfares were abound with automotive road vehicles for the general transport of the public. They firstly appear on regularly scheduled routes, in substitution of the stage-coaches available to the public at large, hence, the Latin term “omnibus”.
Part two of the story of Bristol buses, this book takes up the tale from 1952 and carries it through to the final demise of the Bristol factory in 1983. Told by an enthusiast for the marque, the book tells an interesting story of the decline and fall of the British bus industry. A must buy for any bus enthusiast, particularly any who already has the first part of this story.
Established in 1923 as a subsidiary of Yellow Cab Company, Yellow Coach was one of the most important names in the history and development of bus transportation in the United States. Before becoming a division of General Motors in 1943, Yellow Coach’s many innovations made buses more confortable, efficient, and safer.
Mike Sutcliffe has devoted the last thirty years to the rescue and restoration of several, now famous, examples of the early Leyland motorbus. The Mike Sutcliffe Collection is one of the most important collections of early buses in the world and thousands of enthusiasts are aware of his magnificent achievements. This book tells the story of the man and his buses, from the 1908 Leyland X-type, the oldest restored British-built motorbus in the world, to the unique London Pirate ‘Chocolate Express” of 1925. The Leyland Man will be irresistible to anyone with an interest in Leyland, the early bus, and to anyone who has seen one of Mike’s amazing restorations.
Although now living in Devon, Roy Hobbs is a native of Surrey, where he grew up during the 1950s and 1960s, during which time he exhaustively recorded the changing transport scene in the county. Using his own photographs, supplemented by the work of other highly regarded road transport photographers he provides in London Buses Around Surrey a stunning visual portrayal of the era when both Country and Central areas operated into and around Surrey. Incorporating over 80 images, the book is a graphic reminder of the period when green Routemasters were an everyday sight, when red RTs still provided an essential part of the everyday scene and when the classic RF single-deckers were still relatively new.
Have a great time converting your VW van to a Camper - Follow the detailed, highly illustrated instructions in this manual and you can’t go wrong! With 500 illustrations to show you how to chose the right panel van or bus for your needs, how to fit the roof, the windows and the whole interior. You’ll save a fortune compared with the cost of buying a ready-converted Camper. A detailed step by step guide with 500 illustrations, covering every aspect of the conversion, you save a fortune and learn a lot!
Since its introduction in 1950 the Volkswagen Transporter has become legendary for its versality and adaptability to many commercial uses. Known originally as Sonderausfuhrungen, abbreviated to SO, these Special Models were usually converted by specialists, companies and coachbuilders approved by VW.
Using archive, promotional materials and period and contemporary photographs, this book traces the development and variety of these SO and other Special Body conversions from 1950 - 2010, across the five generations from T1 to T5. As well as all the officially SO-designated models, many rare and unusual conversions are profiled, some with full photo-features.
From 1930 to 1971, N & C Luxury Coaches ran an express service from Swansea via Neath to Cardiff. It was such a success that people still remember them over 35 years later and have fond memories of those great days. This feature brings back the two remaining N & C coaches for a special re-union at Cardiff Bus Station.