From the 1920s to the 1950s
By (author) Colin Peck
Normal Price: $27.51
Your Price: $24.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.75! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.24 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
British Woodies by Colin Peck
Book DescriptionIn the 1920s, 30s and 40s, wooden-bodied shooting brakes, estate cars and station wagons were commercial vehicles built in Britain mostly for utilitarian roles. They were built in relative small numbers, often by small lesser-known commercial bodybuilding firms and required high levels of maintenance to ensure anything resembling a long life. Every chassis from Alvis, Austin and Bentley to Standard, Vauxhall and Wolseley, were built as Woodies at some stage and reached their peak of popularity in the immediate post-war years when steel was in short supply and the majority of new cars were being built for export. Some vehicle manufacturers sold wooden-bodied utilities under their own name, but most were built in small workshops under contract to vehicle dealerships or selling direct to the general public. However, labor intensive constriction, high maintenance requirements and the introduction of the unitary chassis by Britain s car makers all contributed to the eventual demise of the British Woodie. Today, there s resurgence in the interest in British Woodies across the world with an increasing number of cars being restored and cherished. The work of hundreds of small coachbuilder firms is highlighted and illustrated with 100 rare and previously unpublished photos. The British Woodie is undoubtedly a thing of beauty and this book is a tribute to the skills of the coachbuilder who built these amazing wooden wonders."
Buy British Woodies book by Colin Peck from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781845841690
(190mm x 205mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin Peck
Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Paperback (April 2014)
Combining materials from Mercedes-Benz's official archives, with information collected from professionals involved with the marque, this book provides a unique, never before told perspective on how the brand developed its products to provide transportation solutions across some of the most diverse operating conditions in the world.
British and European Trucks of the 1980s, Paperback (September 2013)
This unique book explores the products of more than 50 truck manufacturers - from the very largest to the smallest and most obscure - during a period of takeovers, failures and innovative new products. Containing over 120 mostly colour images - most of which have never been published before.
Wooden-Bodied Vehicles, Hardback (June 2013)
Provides practical advice for anybody who is contemplating the purchase, restoration or even the building of a wooden-framed vehicle.
DAF Trucks Since 1949, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by Colin Peck
Chronicles the first 80 years of DAF's history, from being a small Dutch trailer manufacturer through to its acquisition by US truck giant Paccar, and the development of the company to its position as the top-selling truck in the UK and a major global brand.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about British Woodies book by Colin Peck and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Colin Peck
Colin grew up in north London and was interested in all forms of road transport from an early age. He initially worked in transport management, before moving into transport journalism and then public relations. He restored his first classic car in the 1980s and became an officer of the Mercedes-Benz Club. After spending four years working in California, where he owned a number of classic cars, Colin returned to the UK and re-established his career in public relations. After acquiring an Austin A70 Countryman in Canada he formed the Woodie Car Club in 2000, and today is the Club's Chairman.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.