DL The Classic Years


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.

Author Mark Chessell on working with us:“Working with Carnegie Scotforth Books on my latest Isle of Wight transport history title was a very successful and enjoyable experience. My main contact was Lucy Frontani, the Design and Production Manager. She provided a really attractive layout for the photographs and text in my book about classic motor vehicles on the Isle of Wight. My requested amendments were made accurately and swiftly. In addition the team helped me to seek tenders from several printers and liaised effectively with our chosen printer in China. They communicated frequently with the printer, importer and courier to ensure that the main supply of books arrived in excellent condition and designed and printed some excellent promotional flyer leaflets at an affordable price. Overall Carnegie Scotforth Books gave a first class service which represented good value for money. I would certainly have no hesitation in asking your firm to design and supply another book for us in the future and would be happy to recommend you to other authors and publishers of local history books.I have communicated with several other members of staff during the production of ‘DL – The Classic Years’. Without exception I have found them to be polite, helpful and professional.”
Mark Chessell (13th November 2017)


Mark Chessell