Thursday, December 6, 2012
Olyslager Auto Library: Wreckers & Recovery Vehicles - Compiled by Olyslager Organisation
Not surprisingly a lot of the first wreckers where basically cars being towed by other cars or model T pickups.
Doesn't seem like specialty wreckers really came into existence until after the first world war.
With heaver cars wreckers needed more power and stability, which meant a lot more heavy duty vehicles being made and used.
I enjoyed the couple of pictures of people converting regular sedans and pickups into wreckers, very interesting.
This book was researched by Denis N. Miller and edited by Bart H Vanderveen and was published by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. of London and New York in 1972