Cars : around New Zealand / Matthew Wright.
By: Wright, Matthew.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, nz : Whitcoulls, 2005Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some col) ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1877327387 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Automobiles -- New Zealand -- History | Automobiles -- New Zealand -- Pictorial worksDDC classification: 629.2220993
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
New Zealand is a nation of car owners - and has been, at least in spirit, ever since the first horseless carriages rumbled along our roads. Cars have been status symbols, hobby vehicles, shopping baskets, workhorses and plain old transport. They take us to and from our homes, shops, workplaces, sports grounds, holidays and families. We race them on tracks, slide them through mud and streams, and splash them along beaches. It is hardling surprising that New Zealand is one of the most motorised countries in the world. From the first two Benzes imported from France in 1898, to the Supercars Hulme F1 Champion 1967 launched in 2005, this book provides a snapshot of New Zealand's love affair with cars.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 142) and index.
Horseless carriages and rattletraps -- Jazz age motoring -- Streamliners -- Golden age -- Changing times
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