Outlines the history of Bristol Commercial Vehicles and Eastern Coach Works (ECW), two manufacturers that together developed some of the most familiar buses and coaches of the twentieth century. This book covers the full production histories and specifications for the standard range of models produced from 1936 to 1983.
Nigel Furness was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1955. Educated in Bristol, he holds qualifications in Engineering, Education and a BSc in Computing. His early working life was in electronic engineering and computers, and he recently retired after a successful career in Further and Higher Education. Nigel has owned a number of classic vehicles over the years, including a 1949 Bristol L6B single-decker bus and a 1966 Bristol MW.