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On the road : the car in New Zealand

Author: Graham Hawkes
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : GP Books, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traditionally near the peak of car-owning nations, New Zealand has made the car an institution, ensnaring almost every aspect of our lives. It has literally shaped our environment and affected our architecture and our fashions. On the Road chronicles the cars and the eras in which they were driven, showing the magic appeal of the best of them and also reveals how much motoring has become an inseparable part of our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Hawkes
ISBN: 0477014674 9780477014670
OCLC Number: 154285859
Notes: "A Bookmakers book"--T.p. verso.
Ill. on lining papers.
Includes index.
Description: 160 p. : ill. (some col.), plans, col. ports. ; 28 cm.
Contents: "Auto-mobile" --
Tin Lizzie --
Dream betrayed --
War years --
Five star dreams --
Car in every garage --
Over a barrel (1970s oil crisis, oil conservation and carless days)
Responsibility: Graham Hawkes.

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Traditionally near the peak of car-owning nations, New Zealand has made the car an institution, ensnaring almost every aspect of our lives. It has literally shaped our environment and affected our architecture and our fashions. On the Road chronicles the cars and the eras in which they were driven, showing the magic appeal of the best of them and also reveals how much motoring has become an inseparable part of our popular culture.

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