Isle of Wight Transport Books by Chine Publishing
Chine Publishing was established in 2012 with the aim of producing high quality transport books and transport history books about the Isle of Wight.
Our first book “Independent Bus Services on the Isle of Wight” is now out of stock. A few copies are still available from the Isle of Wight County Press Shop and some of our other sales outlets (see news page) until further notice.
Our second title “DL: Isle of Wight Motor Vehicles 1896 – 1939” by Mark Chessell tells the fascinating story of vintage cars, motorcycles, lorries, buses and charabancs on the Island. This hardback coffee table book contains 144 pages and is profusely illustrated with over 160 superb images, most of which contain a distinctive DL registration number. There are photographs of many makes of vehicle including LIFU, De Dion Bouton, Milnes Daimler, Humber, Lanchester, Morgan, Alldays and Onions, Dennis, Leyland, Star, Oldsmobile, Ford, Austin, Rover, Vauxhall, Rolls Royce, Armstrong Siddeley, Triumph, Henderson and ABC Skootamota. In addition the book contains a number of pre-war pictures of buses and coaches operated by Isle of Wight Express Motor Syndicate Ltd., Shotters Ltd., Southern Vectis and Bernard Groves Ltd.
Our third Isle of Wight transport history book “DL – The Classic Years” has just been published. This is a sequel to “DL” and continues the fascinating story of motor vehicles on the Isle of Wight from 1939 to 1964. The new title contains almost 200 photographs of a wide range cars, motorcycles, buses, coaches, commercial vehicles, taxis and tractors with informative captions. Many popular makes and models are included such as Ford, Austin, Morris, Vauxhall, Hillman, Standard, Triumph, Jowett, Jaguar and Rover. There are also examples of several unusual vehicles such as Austin Healey 100, Austin A90 Atlantic and Isetta bubblecar plus the exceptionally rare Paramount. The book also contains several technical appendices, including an illustrated section on Isle of Wight garages from that period.