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
Based on a lifetime of study and research, 100 different types of vehicles are detailed and illustrated with 460 photographs, covering the period from the middle of the nineteenth century to the early years of the twentieth century.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
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. THIS COPY signed by the author.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The illustrated jubilee history of the first 50 years of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association.
NZMCA, Whangarei, 2006. Softback. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
Illustrated account of motoring and tramping throughout the country in the days when to do required an intrepid and adventurous approach.
Philip Garside Publishing Ltd., Wellington, 1999. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
An excellent history of fires and the brigades that fought them. Well illustrated.
Grantham House, Wellington, 1992. Softback. 218 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
A tribute to a great New Zealand motor racing engineer and the cars he designed and built, and often raced as well. This is well illustrated with his own photographs, and reproductions from his engineering notebooks. An uncommon book.
T.R. Sheffield, Second edition 2005. Softback. 172 pages. SECONDHAND
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
Showcases Bill's professional photography of the Tasman Series, reproduced in the bulk of the book. THIS COPY signed by Bill.
Bill Pottnger, Christchurch, 2016. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. NEW
Heavy haulage and house moving in New Zealand, mainly on trucks, but some examples of bullock teams, horses and traction engines in the early days. Chapters on difficulties caused by weather and poor roads etc.
Wairau Press, Auckland, 2012. Hardback with no dust jacket. 319 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
Nearly 600 black and white photographs, captioned, of vintage Bentley motorcars. First published in 1969.
Dalton Watson Ltd., London, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 295 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
Grass track racing in Canterbury 1915-37. A history of this short-lived facet of Canterbury motorcycle racing.
Speedway Classics and Allan Batt, Woolston, 2017. Softback. 60 pages. NEW
A guide for the novice this includes Traction and Road Engines, Overtype and Undertype Wagons, Steam Rollers, Lubrication, Laying up for the winter and driving in traffic.
Model Aeronautical Press Ltd., Hemel Hempstead, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 133 pages. SECONDHAND
A scrapbook of Burt Munro's life and his speed-racing career. Donaldson had special access to family archives while researching his film and these are shared in this book. Some amazing images from his speed-record-breaking run at Bonneville.
Random House, Auckland, 2015. Softback. 287 pages. AS NEW