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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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HOLD VERY TIGHT PLEASE! The Cable Cars of New Zealand
Don McAra
ISBN9781869341022
$42.50

Brings alive the now vanished transport system of cable cars that were such a feature of Dunedin and Wellington. Illustrated with the authors charming and accurate paintings.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 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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TRACTORS ACROSS NEW ZEALAND
John Wilson
ISBN1877327328
$37.50

A history of working the land in New Zealand with machinery. From the earliest tractors and traction engines, this is a wonderfully illustrated and well researched work on tractors in New Zealand.

Whitcoulls, New Zealand, 2004. Softback. 144 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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VINTAGE GOLD
Colin G Rae
61025051
$75.00

The first 50 years of the Canterbury Branch of the Vintage Car Club of  New Zealand Inc. A full and detailed illustrated history of the club and all of its activities. Numbered edition limited to 1100 copies, this is no. 630. Slight handling marks to cloth binding otherwise fine.

Canterbury Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand, Christchurch, 2006. Hardback with no dust jacket. 324 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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TIMELESS MACHINES Veteran and Vintage Motoring in Australia and New Zealand
Pedr Davis
ISBN9780947079161
$60.00

A very well illustrated account of owning and driving veteran and vintage cars that covers the scene on both sides of the Tasman. Includes a portfolio of notable cars. Sponsored by BP. Scarce.

Marque Publishing Company Pty Ltd., Blakehurst, Australia. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 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. 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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LOOKING BACK, THE MOTORSPORT PHOTOGRAPHY OF TERRY MARSHALL
Terry Marshall with Alan Walton
ISBN9781869507572
$50.00

Terry Marshall photographed New Zealand motorsport in the 1960s and 1970s. Collected here are the best photographs from the period. Includes Tasman Cup racing, and photos of big names in the international scene. Large pictorial format. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Harper Collins Publishers, Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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WIGRAM MOTOR RACING The History of the Motor Racing Club 1949-1994
Murray McFadden
ISBN0473037718
$120.00
A comprehensive history of the club Lady Wigram trophy racing events year by year with details of heat winners and final placings and a selection of interesting photographs. Scarce book.

The Motor Racing Club, Christchurch, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 302 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, 2009. Softback, 308 pages. SECONDHAND


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DARE TO DREAM, THE JOHN BRITTEN STORY
Felicity Price
ISBN9781877270505
$75.00

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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HOME FREE Housetrucking in New Zealand
Fiona Cunningham
ISBN1869412311
$47.50

Describes and illustrates, with beautiful photographs, New Zealand housetrucks and the people who make them and live in them. Scarce.

Random House NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1994. Softback. 121 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 GOLDEN ERA OF NEW ZEALAND MOTOR RACING
Graham Vercoe
ISBN9780790003023
$95.00

Chronological history of motor racing fixtures in New Zealand from 1933-1977. Full of details. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.

Reed Books, Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 389 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