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HORSEDRAWN VEHICLES IN NEW ZEALAND
Vera Hawke and Amy Scott
ISBN0908564627
$65.00

An illustrated history of the construction and use of horsedrawn vehicles and stories of the men and women who drove them in the pioneer New Zealand of the nineteenth century. Also includes details of the Newman Brothers and the Cobb and Co. Telegraph line. 

The Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 179 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE END OF THE PENNY SECTION When Trams Ruled the Streets of New Zealand
Graham Stewart
ISBH9781869340377
$65.00

The absorbing story of passenger transport in the urban streets of New Zealand. An evocative text and an exceptional collection of photographs. First published in 1973 this is the revised and updated edition.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHEN TRAMS WERE TRUMPS IN NEW ZEALAND
Graham Stewart
ISBN186934000X
$47.50

Illustrates the inception and growth of private enteprise tramways, the consolidation under urban municipalities, and the final days before the motor bus.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM RAILS TO RUBBER
Graham Stewart
ISBN1869341007
$37.50

A photographic history of the slow decline and eventual withdrawal of trams from New Zealand's main cities and towns by a well known authority on tram history.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 2006. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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GARRETTS OF LEISTON
R.A. Whitehead
410201011
$65.00

The history of the business, founded in 1778, and the machines it manufactured, especially the traction engines for which it is best known. Illustrated. Slight staining to dust jacket, see scan.

Percival Marshall and Co. Ltd., London, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 314 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FERGUSON ALBUM
Allan T Condie
ISBN0907742823
$75.00

Photographic survey of the Ferguson and Massey Ferguson tractor. Gives it's history and development. Includes variants, and accessories. Revised edition.

Allan T Condie Publications, Nuneaton, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE VETERAN YEARS OF NEW ZEALAND MOTORING
Pam MacLean & Brian Joyce
ISBN0589006916
$47.50

The history of New Zealand motoring during the pioneering and formative phase 1898-1919. Includes details of several NZ built cars, social history of motoring, licensing, automobile associations and lots of photographs.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 230 pages. SECONDHAND


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50 YEARS
Mollie Anderson, editor.
ISBN0473036630
$45.00

The first 50 years of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Inc. A full history of the club. THIS COPY has an owner rubber name stamp and a participation slip for the 50th Anniversary Rally.

The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Inc., Christchurch, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND


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DOWN MEMORY LANE
John Spain
710230101
$37.50

The illustrated jubilee history of the first 50 years of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association.

NZMCA, Whangarei, 2006. Softback. 196 pages. SECONDHAND


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CARAPACE The Motor Car in New Zealand a roadside view.
M.H. Holcroft
ISBN0908565917
$45.00

A social history of motoring  and a perspective from its time of cars and their effect on New Zealand life and society in general. Thoughtfull and interesting.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 136 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND MANUFACTURED CARS
Patrick Harlow
ISBN9781877427510
$75.00

The facinating story of the home grown cottage car industry, always small scale but surprisingly inovative, varied and always unique. Illustrated. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Willsonscott Publishing International Ltd., Christchurch, 2013. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 307 pages. NEW


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FROM GIGS TO RIGS Steel Brothers
Gordon Ogilvie
ISBN1877161152
$47.50

A history of Steel Bros Transport in New Zealand from the founding of the Christchurch factory in 1878 to the modern engineering company exporting to more than 50 countries. Also valuable as an accont of how road transport has developed generally. Illustrations.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND


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OUR MOTORING HERITAGE
T.T.N. Coleridge
210250011
$55.00

An account of the history and development of motoring and the motoring scene in New Zealand against the world background of the development of the motor car itself.

Wright and Carman Ltd., Trentham, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 164 pages. SECONDHAND


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CLASSIC CARS OF NEW ZEALAND Vol 1
New Zealand Classic Car Magazine
isbn9780473246150
$60.00

Collected from the first 20 years of the magazine are articles on the best claasic and vintage cars from the period 1955-1991.

Parkside Media Ltd., Auckland, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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CLASSIC CARS OF NEW ZEALAND Vol 2
New Zealand Classic Car Magazine
ISBN9780473280598
$60.00

Collected from  the magazine are articles on the best claasic and vintage cars from the period 1936-1997.

Parkside Media Ltd., Auckland, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BEST OF CLASSIC DRIVER
Classic New Zealand Driver magazine
ISBN9772253265000
$35.00

Reprints articles form the first 10 years of the magazine. Vintage cars and New Zealand motor racing history, at home and abroad. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

SW Media Ltd., Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 464 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND TRAGEDIES FIRES AND FIREFIGHTING
Gavin McLean
isbn9781869340346
$37.50

An excellent history of fires and the brigades that fought them. Well illustrated.

Grantham House, Wellington, 1992. Softback. 218 pages. SECONDHAND


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FLYING KIWIS A Quest for Speed
Kerry Swanson and Andrea Spinks
ISBN9780473128791
$55.00

A history of New Zealander's attempts at world land speed records. Includes Bob Burns and Russell Wright setting records on Tram Road in 1955. THIS COPY has a gift inscription from Phil ( Garrett).

Flying Kiwi Productions, 2007. Softback. 183 pages. SECONDHAND


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BURT MUNRO INDIAN LEGEND OF SPEED
George Begg
ISBN0473089068
$47.50

The story of Burt Munro, 'The World's Fastest Indian', by one of his friends. Many early photographs of beach racing in New Zealand etc. Burt's designs and modifications, and his speed trials at Bonneville.

Begg and Allen, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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ONE GOOD RUN, THE LEGEND OF BURT MUNRO
Tim Hanna
ISBN9780143019749
$32.50

Biography of the Southlander who took his modified Indian motorcycle to Bonneville where he set an under-1,000 cc world speed record.

Penguin Books, Auckland, 2005. Softback, 308 pages. SECONDHAND


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DARE TO DREAM, THE JOHN BRITTEN STORY
Felicity Price
ISBN9781877270505
$65.00

The inside story of the world's most innovative motorcycle and the man, his family, and the friends who made the dream of winning the toughest races true. First published in 2003.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE AMAZING SUMMER OF '55
Eoin Young
ISBN9781844251148
$95.00

An account of the famous year in motor racing, with highlights by Stirling Moss, Fangio, and Tony Brooks, and the disastrous crash at Le Mans that killed 80 spectators. Other deaths plagued the sport. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription signed by the author.

Haynes Publishing, Somerset, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE JOHN COBB STORY
S C H Davis
610221031
$95.00

John Rhodes Cobb, taker of the Land Speed Record, Brooklands racing driver, killed while attempting the World Water Speed Record. This rare biography is in good used condition with some wear and loss to the dust jacket, and some foxing to closed page edges.

G T Foulis & Co. Ltd., London, undated. Hardback with dust jacket. 112 pages. SECONDHAND 


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MG: THE IMMORTAL T SERIES
Chris Harvey
ISBN0902280465
$45.00

A fully detailed account of the engineering and usage of the MG T series motor car. Well illustrated with photographs including in colour.

The Oxford Illustrated Press Ltd., Oxford, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 250 pages. SECONDHAND


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ETTORE BUGATTI
W F Bradley
61029081
$47.50

A biography of an exceptional engineer and car designer. Covers his life, motor racing acheivements, and resistance activities during WWII. Second impression.

Motor Racing Publications Ltd., London, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NEW MORRIS RANGE
David E Greenslade
ISBN9780473245580
$39.99

For 1949 Minor, Oxford & Six Including Wolseley sister cars, the 4/50 & 6/80 In Britain, Australia, New Zealand & USA 1948/9. Focuses on the New Morris & Wolseley Ranges for 1949 and includes a chapter on the original 1913 Morris Oxford, the predevelopment of the Morris Minor, and the 2013 worldwide 100 year celebrations for the Morris car. Very well illustrated with period advertisements etc. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

David Greenslade Design with Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2013. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 447 pages. NEW


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FROM SO-SMALL TO SO-BIG
Mervin I McKenzie
710230612
$30.00

A New Zealander drives the great Alcan Highway, across Canada's British Columbia and Yukon and down to California, and recounts his experiences. THIS COPY is signed by the author.

Southland Times Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 94 pages. SECONDHAND


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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIC TRUCKS
British Electrical Development Association
710230322
$45.00

Describes the benefits of electrically powered commercial vehicles in warehousing, industry and other situations. Emphasis on light industrial. Gives technical information on batteries, motors and maintenance. Electricity and Productivity Series No.7.

British Electrical Development Association, London, undated (1960s). Hardback with dust jacket. 123 pages. SECONDHAND


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UP TO SPEED
Scott Thomson
ISBN9781877338717
$85.00

The Roycroft years in New Zealand motor racing. A biography of Ron Roycroft and history of the events he competed in. Good look at New Zealand's early racing scene and drivers.

Steele Roberts Publishers, Wellington, 2006. Softback. 395 pages. SECONDHAND


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TWR AND ROVER'S SD1
Allan Scott
ISBN9780473281281
$95.00

Inside Tom Wolkinshaw's Rover Racing Team. Allan worked for the Rover and Jaguar factories developing race engines. After retiring from the motor racing scene he opened Elm Tree House private hotel in Christchurch with his wife.

ASM Publishing, Christchurch, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 372 pages. SECONDHAND