• Comprehensive guide of American truck makers and model ranges in the 1960s
• Deeply researched history has unearthed many little known facts
• Unique and rare models
• Factory photos, advertisements and original brochure images
• Models produced for Canadian and American markets
• Engine and detail photos
• Production data
• 120 high quality photographs, including colour images of restored examples
• Index allows quick access to specific makes and models
A highly visual study examines the important role of trucking in the growth of North America in the 1960s, when stiff competition led to failures and mergers.
With 120 images and evocative writing, it encapsulates the histories of the major, minor, obscure, but nonetheless historically significant truck manufacturers. Detailed captions and supportive text complement contemporary brochures, period literature, factory photos, and over fifty new, previously unpublished colour photos of restored examples to relate the importance of these historic vehicles.
This highly visual study covers the US and Canadian truck manufacturers that built trucks in North America in the 1960s. Canadian-built trucks were often unique, while others were built specifically for the American market. The North American truck manufacturers continued to thrive to meet the demands of the prosperity of the 1960s with fresh designs and features. These rugged, reliable trucks were capable of transcontinental commutes of goods on a regular basis, or performing delivery and construction tasks in and around cities.
This concise volume covers not only the histories of the major and lesser known truck manufactures, but also the obscure, yet historically significant manufacturers such as Available, Biederman, Brown, Corbitt, Leyland Canada and others.
Comprehensive captions and supportive text combine with contemporary brochures, period literature, road test info of the day, factory photographs and over fifty colour photos of restored American trucks, to relate the importance of these historic vehicles. Detailed shots of the engines and features focus on what it was that set certain manufacturers apart in this highly competitive market.
This succinct, factual book on American trucking provides a nostalgic look at a significant era in North American history.
Models covered: Autocar, Brockway, Chevrolet, Cook Bros -to 1964, Diamond T -to 1967, Diamond REO from 1967, Dodge, Ford, Freightliner, FWD, GMC, Hayes Hendrickson, International, Kenworth, Lectra Haul -from 1963, Mack, Marmon-Herrington, Oshkosh, Peninsula 1961-62, Peterbilt, REO -to 1967, Sicard -to 1962, Studebaker -to 1964, White