Flat to the Boards: A History of Motor Car Sport in New Zealand from 1901 to 1940
This is a second-hand copy of Flat to the Boards: A History of Motor Car Sport in New Zealand from 1901 to 1940 by A. R. E. (Dick) Messenger and Douglas E. Wood. It was published by Craig Printing Co. Ltd in 1985.
From the inside flap:
In the years leading up to the outbreak of World War Two, when motor car sport in New Zealand did not receive the massive sponsorship of today and when crash helmets were not obligatory headgear, there existed a large and happy band of enthusiasts whose efforts made possible a wide variety of frequent car races, trials, speed record attempts and hill climbs.
One of these dedicated sportsmen was the late Dick Messenger, who competed in noteworthy European cars and in his own handbuilt Special. He believed that the chronicling of these early events was a worthy cause, but he was unable to complete his memoirs and writing.
Douglas Wood, after some years of careful research, has finished the task for the Vintage and Veteran Car Club, and the people of New Zealand. With adequate description of the cars, something of their subsequent fate, plenty of photographs, and surveys of the various events from the Far North to the Deep South, this book is an important addition to the bookshelves of anyone who is keen on cars.
Description: This is a hardcover book with 186 pages. Comes with a dust jacket. The dust jacket is covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover to keep it safe. This can easily be removed.
Condition: Used. Good condition. Dust jacket shows a little bit of wear around the edges.