During the early 1930s, a form of motor transport for goods was introduced that was derived from the motorcycle, fitted with three wheels. That’s how the three-wheel van phenomenon began, an economical, practical and untiring vehicle that covered the roads of Italy from the uneasy self-government years to those of extensive economic development. With over 700 illustrations – all of them carefully selected originals from the periods concerned – the vehicles are compared in this book manufacturer by manufacturer, year by year, telling the history of the stylistic and technical evolution of this means of transport. Over one hundred manufacturers are listed all over the Twentieth Century.
One hundred years of history of one of the most appreciated Italian Coachbuilders collected in this photographical volume. This work explains the mechanical and stilistic development of the buses during the last century. All the most important creations of the Schio Company are here described and illustrated in detail.
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.
A complete and detailed panorama on the special-bodied Fiat 1400 and 1900 starting from the powerful granturismo cars (the Siata Daina, Rondine and Rondinella, the 1400 GTZ by Zagato and more….) which were the protagonists of the Mille Miglia and other races up to the many commercial vehicles, the ambulances, publicity cars by Fissore, Boneschi, Bartoletti, Viotti etc.
This fully illustrated scrapbook of archival and contemporary photographs fully documents the many changes made to auto transporters over the years. Bursting at the seams with delightful photographs of a variety of trucks and trailers filled with brand-new, straight-from-the-factory cars from every American manufacturer. Detailed captions explain the development of these great vehicles.
A panorama of 150 years of the Meiller traditions: trucks, earthmovers and elevators. The author draws the history and the today’s shape of Meiller, with technical characteristics and many colour and black and white pictures.
A detailed text and a rich photographic apparatus describe the big world of the dump trucks. History, technology and employment of these vehicles are here included: any kind of giant with two, three and more axles, with “independent” or “oscillating” wheels, crawler-type vehicles, etc… Big names emerge: Terex, Caterpillar, O&K, Komatsu, Mack, Euclid, WABCO, Dart, Kaelble, and more. The book includes technical datas and unusual employments.
The book provides practical advice for anybody who is contemplating the purchase, restoration or even the building of a wooden-framed vehicle. It will guide the reader around some of the common problems and pitfalls associated with such vehicles, while at the same time highlighting some of the techniques required to end up with a beautiful wooden vehicle of which they can be justifiably proud.