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.
The volume examines the development of the LT during the seventies. It paints an affectionate portrait of how London Transport and London County evolved during these years and how their vehicle fleet’s evolved. As in the other titles in the series, LT’s rail operations are also discussed. The book includes some 175 illustrations portraying the great variety of scenes visible on London’s roads and rails during this era.
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.
This lavishly illustrated book charts the history of European tractors. All the best machines presented in an alphabethical order, from A as. Agrifull, Italy, up to Z as Zetor, Czechoslovakia, without forgetting giants of the industry like Citroen, Fiat, Renault, Porsche etc.
In this book you’ll find examples of radios, weapons, miscellaneous boxes, ropes, flags, camo nets, and other pieces of kit with which owners adorn their Jeeps. You will also find many pictures showing the Jeep’s classic simplicity.
A photographic album on the special models of Magirus earth-moving machines and the Ford fire-fighting vehicles, completed with historical and technical details plus hundreds of very attractive pictures.
Expert craftsman transformed station wagons from the likes of Ford, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick—and the car of choice, Cadillac—into custom emergency and service vehicles. Having only commercial chassis and the front and rear clips in common, each is unique with ornately carved pillars, body length windows, and custom mobile casket tables. Author Greg Merksamer, prolific automotive journalist, compiles this photographic history of hearses, flower cars, service cars, ambulances, limousines, invalid coaches, sedan ambulances, and hearse-ambulances, paying tribute to the cars used in professional service and the coachbuilders who made them.
Ford tractors hold a special place after nearly a century of bringing innovation, dependability, and good old American muscle to farms and fields worldwide. This book provides a hands-on guide to restoring these venerable machines from the ground up, from the first models made to those produced as recently as 1965. With hundreds of full-color photographs, the guide is not just clear and easy-to-follow, but also a feast for the eyes for tractor aficionados. Beginning at the beginning--how to choose and buy your tractor--Tharran Gaines takes readers through step-by-step directions for the complete restoration of Fordson, Ford-Ferguson, and Ford tractors. In straightforward terms he covers everything from troubleshooting and disassembly to engine and gearbox rebuilds, electrical work, reassembly, painting, and post-restoration care and maintenance. Informative photographs and proven tips, techniques, and money-saving advice from experienced restorers make the book an invaluable resource for amateur mechanic and professional alike. Also included is an appendix listing sources for parts, decals, tires, etc., as well as addresses for tractor clubs and collector associations.
Record of the German production of harvester-threshers from 1931 up to our days. In this second volume the complete illustrated production of Fiatagri (Laverda), Fortschritt (MDW), International (Case IH), John Deere, Ködel & Böhm.
Fiat’s first agricultural tractor was presented to the civil and military authorities of Turin in 1918 and marketed the following year by the Federation of Agricultural Consortia. Thus began, 90 years ago, Fiat’s activity in the agricultural sector, in which it is now a global player with the CNH-Case-New Holland marque. This book uses original photographic documentation to illustrate the origins and development of the company’s agricultural products, tackling the technical and human aspects of a story that has seen the introduction of over 500 models since 1918. This is the first comprehensive study of the Turin-based firm’s history in the agricultural sector. This updated edition includes all the new Holland new series presented from 2008 up to 2011. In 240 pages, with a vast range of black and white and full colour photographs, it presents an overview of a fascinating yet still relatively neglected side of the company. An indispensable work for collectors, enthusiasts and the merely curious.
A fantastic selection of original and restored military vehicles go on parade once again at The Annual Yeovil Festival Of Transport. British, American and European vehicles of all shapes and sizes can be seen. Jeeps, Land Rovers, lorries, armoured cars, there’s something for everybody. Plus interviews with the owners of these superbly maintained machines. Sit back and enjoy all those wonderful Military Vehicles On Parade.