I am really chuffed to have this through the letterbox this morning.
This superb 144 page book follows on from the hugely successful DL Isle of Wight Motor Vehicles 1896-1939 and is called The Classic Years. Brilliantly researched by Mark Chessell, DL – The Classic Years covers Isle of Wight registered cars, buses and motorised vehicles from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
Mark says “I had a short list of five possible photos and your superb picture was considered to be the most attractive and eye catching image by myself and my wife!”
Inside there is a double page spread on the Herald with a writeup and the actual advert from the Island dealers, Downing and Donovan in Ryde.
The dealer/garage itself then features later on in the book complete with new period photographs.
I don’t know the other four contenders for the front cover spot but there are over 190 photos inside the book and they really are terrific – so for a humble Herald to be chosen is a real bonus for both me personally and all Herald owners. Brilliant stuff!