Lorries: 1890s to 1970s

Lorries: 1890s to 1970s

by Nick Baldwin
     
 

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From lumbering house-shakers on solid tyres to smooth turbo-power in the 1970s, the lorry has come a very long way in a remarkably short time. In the early competition between steam, petrol and electricity, the internal combustion engine had more or less won by the 1920s, after proving itself in the First World War, when all-wheel-drive arrived in quantity and

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From lumbering house-shakers on solid tyres to smooth turbo-power in the 1970s, the lorry has come a very long way in a remarkably short time. In the early competition between steam, petrol and electricity, the internal combustion engine had more or less won by the 1920s, after proving itself in the First World War, when all-wheel-drive arrived in quantity and thousands of new drivers were trained. The book traces the developments that created the modern truck in the 1960s and 1970s - tilt cabs, clever transmission technology and turbo power, and the transcontinental journeys they travelled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747811886
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2011
Series:
Shire Library , #578
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
56
File size:
8 MB

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Meet the Author

Nick Baldwin has been a commercial vehicle enthusiast and historian for forty years. He has preserved old photographs, archives and even complete vehicles and has interviewed many drivers, operators and makers of these vehicles over the years. He currently writes for Classic and Vintage Commercial Vehicle magazine.

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