Trucks are a backbone to the very fabric of American culture. In my work, I speak often with truck owners. Many times, they are driving one for both work and pleasure. They hold strong convictions about how that truck helps them on the job and at home.
Trucks are tools and personal trophies alike, where durability directly translates into a job well done.
Keep On Truckin’
The International Truck and Engine Corporation built mainstay machines like this. On the farm and over-the-road, these creations were the kings of their time, setting the stage for how we define trucks today. International Harvester Trucks: The Complete History is just that: complete. International Harvester’s empire of machinery is examined, from their light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, to vans, and even station wagons.
Rare photographs of their first truck in 1907, to the Travelall and Scout of the 60s and 70s tell the story in fascinating detail. International Harvester Trucks: The Complete History is a must have for those living on 4 tires, a trailer, and a tailgate.
Patrick R. Foster is one of the world’s premier transportation historians. He is an authority on AMC and its various sub-brands, having written a number of books on that automaker, including American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America’s Last Independent Automaker.
International Harvester Trucks: The Complete History is available through Amazon and Motorbooks.
*Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan.