Two new titles which are publishing in August. The Silk Road and Beyond by Ivor Whittall and Lorries of Arabia Part 3 by Robert Hackford
-Lorries of Arabia Part Three is a tribute to ERF’s world-class NGC long-hauler, and to those pioneering truckers who drove them on the Middle East run. It is the third and final volume in the popular series, in which the author continues to unfold the history of this premium tractive unit model.
The book provides new details, findings, insights and photos that have come to light since publication of the previous volumes. Fans of the first two books will enjoy the final volume of this acclaimed series. In it, readers will discover fresh facts about the ERF NGC’s left-handed drive design, and its legendary performance in mountainous terrain; there are also fascinating true-life tales from the truckers who drove and lived in them during the early days of the Middle East run – all told in the author’s passionate and engaging style, and accompanied by evocative contemporary photographs
The Silk Road and Beyond The hair-raising true adventures of a long-distance trucker in the Middle East
Written in an engaging style, The Silk Road encompasses stories from the beginning of Ivor’s career, from qualifying as an articulated-truck driver, his first overseas trip to Kuwait, the desert trek between Jordan and Saudi Arabia and the journey over the infamous Tahir Pass in Eastern Turkey, which claimed many trucks and the lives of some of their drivers.
The book is edited and revised by Paul Rowlands, himself an experienced trucker and published book author, and includes many amusing and hair-raising tales. Providing a fascinating insight into an important period in transport history, this book demonstrates the vital qualities of determination and self-reliance, applied by the author to many challenging situations. “1975, up in the Tauris mountains of Southern Turkey heading for Adana on the way to Saudi Arabia. Once again, well over 6000-ft high and having yet another brew before the challenging 40-mile descent to the Mediterranean coast.”
Visit OLDPOND Publishing in august for your copy!