This book offers a chronological view from the oldest colour images to the latest buses. It focuses mainly on buses, although many Australian-built chassis were generally used for coach operations and some of these are featured. Before the Second World War, buses were mainly of British origin with local bodywork. During the 1970s the European invasion rose to its heights and they make up the bulk of the modern chassis. Australia was influenced by many chassis manufacturers from Japan, Korea, USA, New Zealand and Canada. Body builders were present in every state and had a diverse product range. This book features many of the various body designs used. Sharing many highlights from the story of buses in Australia, this lavishly illustrated book will delight the bus and coach enthusiast and bring back memories for anybody who has ever stepped on an Australian bus.
Tony Finneran is an Australian bus and coach specialist, having worked in the industry for over forty years.