New book rolls off the press to mark JCB’s 75th birthday

  • New book celebrates JCB’s 75 years of engineering innovation
  • Book written by Martin Port who was the art editor and contributing journalist to Classic & Sports Car for 16 years

A NEW book celebrating JCB’s 75 years in business has been published – just in time for Christmas.

The 144-page JCB Scrapbook has just come off the presses to mark 75 years of engineering innovation. With more than 400 photographs – some published for the first time ever – it promises to be a treat for lovers of JCB and its iconic machinery.

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said: “This book, I hope, will act as a celebration of the past 75 years: the innovations, the engineering excellence, and the achievements of all those who have made up the wider JCB family from its inception in 1945.

“I hope, too, that it will serve as inspiration for the next generation – those talented young people currently rising through the colleges and universities, including our very own JCB Academy.”

Published by Porter Press International and priced at £20, the book is an unabashed celebration of one of Great Britain’s greatest engineering names and its remarkable machines. From the first trailer, produced from post-war scrap metal in 1945 to the latest award-winning electric mini-digger, the story of JCB is told through a remarkable collection of images from the company’s own archives. It can be purchased from www.jcbshop.com]www.jcbshop.com

The author, Martin Port has worked as a graphic designer, writer and photographer since graduating from art college in 1993. He was the art editor and contributing journalist to Classic & Sports Car for 16 years.

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