The Trucks of the Trans Pennine Run

A Photographic History

By Roy Dodsworth

Every year on the first Sunday in August, hundreds gather to see one of the greatest displays of historic commercial vehicles. First organised in 1969, the Trans Pennine Run attracts an annual entry of around 200 vehicles from all over the UK. The event starts at Birch Services on the M62 at Manchester and runs for 64 miles via Rochdale, Halifax and Bradford, taking in some of the finest Yorkshire scenery along the way. At the famous Harrogate Stray, vehicles are displayed to the public. Avid photographer, Roy Dodsworth has been following the event since the late 1990s and has a collection of over 3,000 images taken there. This book collects together 262 of Roy's favourite truck photos, including a bit of history about each of the vehicles-many of which have been restored to their original livery. The Trucks of the Trans Pennine Run is a must-have for any driver who has ever participated in the run. Current and former truckers and anyone else with an interest in transport history will all enjoy being reminded of these beautiful old vehicles. "Exceptional, informative, and a pure pleasure to simply browse through, 'The Trucks of the Trans Pennine Run' is very highly recommended for personal reading lists, as well as both community and academic library Automotive History collections and supplemental studies lists." --Midwest Book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch: February 2017, The Automotive Shelf [Subject: Transportation]

Publication Date: 11/7/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781910456507