“Commercial Bus Body Builders of New Zealand Part 2: Johnson & Smith to Wilton” by Sean Millar. ISBN 978-1-927329-25-2.
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48 pages printed in full colour throughout. A4 format, staple bound.
This book (Part 2) and its companion volume (Part 1) are about New Zealand’s commercial bus body builders i.e. businesses who build buses for others. For our publications about other types of NZ bus builder see Operator Bus Builders of NZ and Bus Chassis Builders of NZ.
Commercial bus body building is a largely unsung but highly successful century-old industry, which these books set out to celebrate. All of New Zealand’s most important commercial builders, plus a selection of smaller ones, are featured. Builders with names commencing with the letters “A” to “H” are covered in Part 1, while those with names beginning with letters “J” to “W” can be found in this Part -see list below.
Combined, the two parts represent an unprecedented visual feast of 350 NZ bus photographs, many previously unpublished!
Johnson & Smith (Christchurch)
Kiwi Bus Builders (Tauranga)
G B McWhinnie & Co (Christchurch)
Modern Motor Bodies (Christchurch)
Munt Cottrell & Neilson (Wellington)
New Zealand Motor Bodies (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch)
F J Nuttall & Son (Napier
J Pomeroy & Co (Hamilton)
Reevely Ellis & Collingwood (Auckland)
Steel Bros (Christchurch)
Stevens & Sons (Christchurch)
N F Strahan & Co (Auckland)
Stratford Motor Bodies (Stratford)
D McL Wallace (Auckland)
Wilton Motor Body Co (Auckland)
Jones Odell Motor Bodies (Auckland)
J W McCulloch (Gisborne)
George Magee & Co (Auckland)
Morgan & O’Shea (Balclutha)
Risely Motors (Christchurch)
K V Shepherd (Auckland)
T Stack (Gore)
Takanini Enterprises (Auckland)
Tempero Coach & Motor Co (Oamaru)
Wellsford Motor Bodies (Wellsford)
West Coast Motor Bodies (Greymouth)
Woodgate Enterprises (Auckland)