Fifty Shades of Tarmac

Adventures with a Mack R600 in 1970s Europe

By Andy MacLean

It was 1972 - summertime - and the living was easy! Arthur Jackson has a good job, no ties and no responsibilities, but it is not enough. He wants adventure and he wants to see the world! Based on the author's real life experiences and illustrated with photographs from the time, Fifty Shades of Tarmac tells the fictional story of how a naive young British truck driver obtains his first job driving a Mack on the continent of Europe. His first trip, with all its pitfalls and novel experiences, takes him from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven via Moutiers and Salzburg and then back to Rotterdam. The story unfolds with humor, introducing a number of colorful characters, and provides a personal and unusual insight into the life of a truck driver in the 1970s, at a time when Europe still had frontier posts and custom restrictions. Fifty Shades of Tarmac will be of interest to truck drivers, Mack fans, and other transport enthusiasts, as well as to those who simply want to learn more about the social history of Europe during the 70s. [Subject: Memoir, Transportation]

Publication Date: 8/12/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781910456033