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American Trucks of the 1950s

American Trucks of the 1950s

By Norm Mort
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Paperback 19x20.5cm 96 pages 124 colour and b&w pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787112-64-3


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A highly visual study examining the role of trucks in the growth of North America in the 1950s. 120 images and evocative writing encapsulates the histories of the historically significant truck manufacturers. Detailed text complements contemporary brochures, period literature, factory photos and many original colour photos.

Synopsis

This highly visual study covers the US and Canadian truck manufacturers that built trucks in North America in the 1950s. Following World War II, North American truck manufacturers responded to the prosperity of the 1950s with fresh designs and features. These rugged, reliable trucks were capable of transcontinental commutes of goods on a regular basis, or performing delivery and construction tasks in and around cities.
This concise volume covers not only the histories of the major and lesser known truck manufactures, but also the obscure, yet historically significant manufacturers such as Available, Biederman, Brown, Corbitt, Leyland Canada and others.
Comprehensive captions and supportive text combine with contemporary brochures, period literature, road test info of the day, factory photographs and over fifty colour photos of restored American trucks, to relate the importance of these historic vehicles. Detailed shots of the engines and features focus on what it was that set certain manufacturers apart in this highly competitive market.
This succinct, factual book on American trucking provides a nostalgic look at a significant era in North American history.

Additional Information

Period Covered:
1950s

Models Covered:
Autocar
Available -to 1957
Brockway
Biederman -to 1953
Brown -to 1953
Chevrolet
Cook Bros.
Corbitt -to 1954
Diamond T
Dodge
FABCO -from 1954
Fageol -1950-1954
Federal
Ford
Freightliner
FWD
GMC
Hayes
Hendrickson
International
Kenworth
Leyland Canada -1956-57
Linn -to 1950
Mack
Marmon-Herrington
McDonald -to 1952
Oshkosh
Peterbilt
REO
Sicard
Sterling to 1953
Studebaker
White

   

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