Gibsons Motors Ltd: New Plymouth’s Pioneering Inter-City and Regional Bus & Coach Operator.” (Second Edition). By Sean Millar & Clive Otway. ISBN 978-1-927329-30-6.
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Staple bound, A4 format, 40 pages, printed in colour throughout.
A profusely-illustrated history of a well-known New Plymouth-based operator that served the Taranaki region plus also the inter-city route to Hamilton and Auckland.
Gibsons Motors – The George Gibson Era – 1914-1946
Gibsons Motors – The Newton King Era – 1946-1976
Gibsons Motors – TNL Era – 1976-1979
After Gibsons – Newmans Coachlines
After Gibsons – White Star Passenger & Freight Services
After Gibsons – Preservation
Major towns served: New Plymouth, Auckland, Hamilton.
Chassis included: Bedford OB, Bedford SB, Bedford NFM, Bedford VAM, Bedford YMT, Indiana, White.
Body manufacturers included: New Zealand Motor Bodies (NZMB), Crawley Ridley & Co, Eaddy & Taylor, Hawke Bros.