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Trucks in the 1980s: The Photos of David Wakefield (Hardback) - Nick Ireland

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Trucks in the 1980s: The Photos of David Wakefield - Nick Ireland

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

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Many would argue the 1980s were a better time for truck drivers than nowadays: no mobile phones, less traffic on the road, 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 images, 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, 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.

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ISBN 9781910456040
Author Nick Ireland
Book Type Hardback, 176 Pages
Published 20 July 2015
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