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Books were available catering for all interests and hobbies - not just lorries!! Other subjects covered included:
Road Transport - 1950s style
Many of the lorries and other vehicles drawn are easily identifiable as real vehicles. The cover shows a Commer transporter, loaded with Hillman Husky bodyshells on the top deck, and Minx saloon bodyshells down below. Interesting Rootes received a little plug for their Karrier commercials, thanks to the lettering on the Commer's headboard. Smart.
Other subjects and vehicles featured in the I-SPY book include a Hovis lorry, drop-side lorry, cattle, builder's & milk lorries, tilt lorry (again a Commer!), twin ram tipper, Leyland twin steer with 'tri pad' configuration, ferry trailer (AEC), cooked meat, grocer's & butcher's shops, a Thames ET6 mobile dispensary for sick animals (PDSA), mobile library, Austin Loadstar Ventilated Van (25 points), insulated van, low loading trailer with two tractors (Scammells), pantechnicon, parcel van, bulk grain carrier (Thornycroft), Macleans toothpaste display van (as modelled by Dinky), soft drink delivery van, motor coaches, half deck coaches, open top double decker bus, trolley bus, turret broadcasting van, Bedford CA pickup, personnel carrier (Commer again), breakdown vehicle (Bedford I think), transporter, lorry chassis on a road test (!), cement transporter (Bedford S Series), concrete mixer, and even a van with attendant guard dog!
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