Those were the days… Bri­tish Lor­ries of the 1950s


Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - richard Gunn Mal­colm Bob­bitt Pub­lisher: Ve­loce Pub­lish­ing Ltd,­ ISBN 978-1-787111-13-4

We looked at Ve­loce’s Bri­tish Lor­ries of the 1960s in last week’s is­sue – now we’ve ven­tured fur­ther back in time for the Those were the days… se­ries book on the UK heavy

haulers of the pre­vi­ous decade. If you thought that the cars of this time were fas­ci­nat­ing, wait un­til you see the trucks. This was an era in which pre­war stuff mixed it with more mod­ern de­signs, and ex-mil­i­tary leviathans found their way into civil­ian hands. There were even Sen­tinel steam lor­ries still in ev­ery­day ser­vice. This is more a pic­ture book than a truly ed­u­ca­tional read, with much of the in­for­ma­tion pre­sented as ex­tended photo cap­tions. And, hav­ing been first pub­lished in 2009 – and now reis­sued – its style and lay­out is a lit­tle on the dated side. But it’s just shy of 100 pages, with some fan­tas­tic his­tor­i­cal illustrations and shots of pre­served sur­vivors.

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