Thursday, December 6, 2012

Olyslager Auto Library: Wreckers & Recovery Vehicles - Compiled by Olyslager Organisation

An interesting little book covering the history of auto wreckers from the start of the history of automobiles thru the early 1970's.

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

1 comment:

  1. Are auto library wreakers anything like auto wreckers? What is their difference?