By (author) Jon Pressnell
Touring Caravans by Jon Pressnell
Book DescriptionThe development of the caravan is a fascinating story, and a vital part of our motoring heritage. In this book, Jon Pressnell traces the evolution of the touring caravan from its earliest horse-drawn days through to the lightweight aerodynamically styled 'designer' caravans of today. It is an absorbing tale of a cottage industry which expanded rapidly in the motoring revolution of the 1930s, as the motor car extended the horizons of the British public; a story of how the caravan evolved from a half-timbered 'cottage on wheels' to the mass-produced streamlined versatile trailer which we take for granted today. This Album chronicles the process and brings alive, with the help of a selection of period photographs, the appeal of classic caravans.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747801191
(210mm x 149mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jon Pressnell
John Pressnell is a freelance journalist specialising in classic cars and is a Senior Contributor to Classic and Sports Car magazine. He had a particular interest in the British motor industry, especially the Nuffield Organisation, BMC and British Leyland, and has carried out pioneering research on various aspects of the work of the Mini's creator, Sir Alec Issigonis. His published work includes Great Cars of the World, Morris Minor - Exploring the Legend, Citroen DS - The Complete Story and a comprehensive revision of the late Michael Sedgwick's A-Z of Cars 1945-1970. He has also written the Shire Library book, Touring Caravans."
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