Keep­ing it clas­sic

Marlborough Express - The Saturday Express, Marlborough - - WHAT’S ON - PAULA HULBURT

They are a com­mon sight across the coun­try, peek­ing out from di­lap­i­dated sheds or rust­ing slowly in pad­docks.

A Blen­heim author has cap­tured tales of these vin­tage trucks and the his­tory which makes then spe­cial.

Steve Reid’s lat­est book, In Vin­tage Trucks and Com­mer­cials — Kiwi Col­lec­tion, show­cases the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion car­ried out by ded­i­cated fans.

For Steve, who owns and works at Petrol­head bar­bers in Blen­heim, the book is the cul­mi­na­tion of a pas­sion for all kinds of vin­tage cars.

He says he has spent the last year re­search­ing his book.

The book shares the his­to­ries and the com­mit­ment be­hind the restora­tion of many old ‘‘work­horses’’ in­clud­ing Fords, Bed­fords, Di­a­mond Ts, In­ter­na­tion­als, Com­mers, Austins, Ley­lands, a Stude­baker, a Ply­mouth Fargo and a Walker Elec­tric.

Steve Reid is the author of 2013 ti­tle Vet­eran Cars; Amaz­ing New Zealand Col­lec­tions; and Vin­tage Car Col­lec­tions (2014) and is a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Clas­sic Car mag­a­zine.

He says cars have al­ways been a pas­sion for him and he still gets a buzz out of see­ing his name in print.

Steve has owned 44 Ze­phyrs in his time and al­though most were bought for parts, he says he re­mem­bers each one.

The book is due for pub­li­ca­tion later this month.

Vin­tage Trucks and Com­mer­cials.

Marl­bor­ough writer Steve Reid has pub­lished a new book about vin­tage trucks and other com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles,

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