Kurt Johannsen with Bertha just after she was restored in 2005
Inside view of the Buntine Pavilion
Cocktails at Kenworth Dealer Hall of Fame
The real deal - Old Ghan NSU 58 diesel electric locomotive



The trucks buses and beasts that carried Australia through the past two centuries. The ideal Christmas present for the truckie in your life or any-one with an interest in road transport.
This book was released in August 2015 at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs. Written by renown transport historian and CEO of the Museum, Ms Liz Martin OAM, this book is the most comprehensive history of Australian road transport yet written. The high quality coffee table book is full colour, features a hard cover and dust jacket with 450 pages of history including over 500 YES, OVER 500 A to Z listings of marques that made their impression in Australia.

Do you know what the first commercial vehicle in Australia was? Do you know what a Zeigler, Zeligson or Zeta was?

What was a Fowler Landliner or a Bova or Lever's Golden Eagle.

......or a Rugby or Ruggles? How about a Nodwell or the Mole Mink.

What connection could there possibly be between Rolls Royce, Aspro and building remote airstrips in Central Australia and soldier rehabilitation?

Do you know how to tell the difference between WWII Maple Leaf, GMC, Chevrolet, Holden... Are you sure?????

What is the story behind the Anzac, the Southern Cross and the Lincoln Six

Did the Japs really steal the Austin Seven design to make their famous but short-lived Datsun '13'.

Can a car really run on air, or a huge mining truck be remote controlled?

What did some Kenworth, Brockway, Mack, Peterbilt, Hayes and Leader trucks have in common????

Why is the T Model called the Tin Lizzie? Why was the People's Car, the VW Beetle called Hitlers Revenge? And which car picks up five times more women than a Lamborghini?

You can read all this and all about the more common marques of today such as Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Scania and Freightliner as well as some of the iconic people responsible for bringing them into the country - the likes of Max Winkless and Ed Cameron. Read about those that built them right here in Australia - innovators such as Frank Bottrill, Kurt Johannsen and Don Rhodes. Yesterdays workhorses are also featured - the English Commer, Leyland, Foden, Austin, the American Diamond T, Fords, Internationals and the European Scania, Volvo and Man and hundreds more....

RRP is $89.00. Postage and Handling is usually $15.00. We are going to give you free postage between now and Christmas. Overseas buyers pls contact for freight costs.

Direct Deposit to ANZ BSB: 015881 ACCT: 257549867
OR Email C/Card details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OR Phone 08 8952 7161 to give details for payment and postage
OR Post Chq or Money order to PO Box 8099, Alice Springs, NT 0871

The Road Transport Historical Society


PO Box 8099
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8953 8940
Fax: (08) 8953 8940
Email: info@roadtransporthall.com


1 Norris Bell Drive, Alice Springs, NT
Ph: (08) 8952 7161 Business Hours
Fax: (08) 8952 9895


Caretaker Ph: 0429 201 549
Or 0418 525 056
Ground Security Ph: 0421 771 412