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Truck Pictures from the 1980s reminds us of the good old days

Truck pictures from the 1980s era brings memories of a time when there were no mobile phones, less traffic on the roads, CB radio was all the rage and stickers were the heart of truck customising.

...But the transport industry is constantly evolving and companies must adapt their vehicles to keep pace with the developments. As a result, vehicle design and liveries regularly change and many of the companies around in the 1980s have expired and been forgotten, and the trucks are long gone to the great scrapyard in the sky.

David Wakefield has been working in the transport industry for over 30 years and has been taking photos of trucks since the early 1980s. He has amassed thousands of high-quality truck pictures, producing one of the most comprehensive photographic collections of the time, but many of his photos have never been previously published

In this vivid compilation of truck pictures, Nick Ireland has collated 300 of David’s images from the 80s in order to preserve them and make them publicly available for the first time.

Trucks in the 1980s features trucks from all over the world and is a must-have for current and former truckers who will enjoy being reminded of the good old days and to anyone else with an interest in transport history.

Nick Ireland has worked in the transport industry since 1990. He currently works for a tour trucking company in Suffolk, for McLaren Racing and for a local haulier as a driver. He has always been a keen photographer with a love for trucks.

Find out more about Trucks in the 1980's on the Old Pond Website. We also have a new book called Beyond the Bosporus which follows the adventures of British Drivers in the Middle East.

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