British commercial vehicle manufacturers played a key role in bolstering Britain's economy throughout the 1950s, especially during the period of postwar austerity; a time when they contributed to the all-important export drive. British lorries were, therefore, seen as the workhorses of the world and performed a wide range of tasks from goods delivery to heavy haulage.
This highly visual study of British lorries of the 1950s captures, in 120 illustrations, the vital but often understated duties that were reliably undertaken in 365 days a year by these vehicles.
The images, contemporary black and white as well as colour, include evocative publicity material in addition to pictures from the preservation and heritage scene. The comprehensive and informative text reveals much about the marques that were once household names, along with information about Britain's road haulage and commercial motor industries in the past, providing a nostalgic and unique insight to Britain's commercial vehicles of the 1950s and the industries in which they were used.
Approx 96 pages