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              My Mini Could Tow That!: A Collection of Teardrops and Tiny Caravans
               

              My Mini Could Tow That!: A Collection of Teardrops and Tiny Caravans (Hardback)

              By Jessen, Don; Jessen, Marilyn

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              Miniature vintage and classic caravans - otherwise known as 'tinies' and 'teardrops' - have become hugely popular in recent years, due to their dinkiness and versatility. This book pulls together a collection of these small but perfectly formed mobile spaces from across Australia... and New Zealand.
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              ISBN 9781988538167
              Published NZ 9 Mar 2020
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Three-Wheeling Downunder
               

              Three-Wheeling Downunder (Hardback)

              By Jessen, Don

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              From being something of an oddity rarely seen on our roads, three-wheeled vehicles have truly come of age in recent years. They have become the recreational vehicle of choice for many men and women across Australia and New Zealand. The reasons for their increasing popularity? The... feeling of the wind in your hair, the freedom of the highway, the connection between rider and machine, and the fact that they are glorious fun to ride. This book features a selection of these vehicles ranging from a 1915 Royal Enfield with cane sidecar to the 2017 Australian Tri Pod three-wheeled sports car and the New Zealand-built James D five-seater V8 trikes. From vintage sidecars to futuristic trikes and three-wheeled cars, these vehicles have a unique ability to capture the imagination.
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              ISBN 9780995110434
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher Imagination Press
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              Classic Car & Caravan Combos Downunder
               

              Classic Car & Caravan Combos Downunder (Hardback)

              By Jessen, Don; Jessen, Marilyn

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              With the popularity of vintage and classic caravanning rising exponentially, it was only natural that we should also see a rise in the vintage and classic tow car. Both are often creative works of road going art and coupled together paint a stunning combination. They are attentio...n grabbers, often stopping people in their tracks. Pull into a rest stop or motor camp and the rigs will pull people in like a magnet. Such is the appeal to the public. Don and Marilyn Jessen profile a selection of the prettiest classic car and caravan combos across Australia and New Zealand, including restoration, retro builds and acquisition stories, talking to the owners about their twin passions and the journey they have taken to owning their car and caravan combo. For many readers it will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane, and for others it will bring on the excitement of owning a classic car and caravan combo.
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              ISBN 9780995110427
              Published NZ 30 Oct 2018
              Publisher Imagination Press
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              RV There Yet?: A guide to owning and using a recreational vehicle in New Zealand
               

              RV There Yet?: A guide to owning and using a recreational vehicle in New Zealand (Hardback)

              Other primary creator Jessen, Don; Jessen, Marilyn

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              From choosing and setting up your RV, to living life on the open road, this book is designed to guide you through all stages of the decision-making process - from your RV dreams to the practical realities of RV ownership.

              ISBN 9781988538075
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Vintage & Iconic Aircraft
               

              Vintage & Iconic Aircraft (Hardback)

              By Jessen, Don

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              Vintage and Iconic Aircraft - New Zealand collections is a snapshot of how much we love to fly, of how much our country was made for flying, and is a wonderful "pilot's pot-pourri" of pictures and rich little stories.' - Jim Hickey New Zealand is home to a world-class collecti...on of iconic and vintage aircraft. Don Jessen profiles more than 60 aircraft, tells the tales of the pilots who fly these vintage machines, and showcases some of our excellent aviation museums, including Sir Peter Jackson's World War I collection. Starting with Richard Pearse's story and a faithful reproduction of his plane, Don includes the fighters of World War I, and the civil aircraft of the thirties, including the DC3, the Waco and Tiger Moth. Moving to the bombers and fighters of World War II, he includes, amongst others, the Hudson, the Spitfire, the Avro Anson and the newly restored Catalina Flying Boat, and iconic post war aircraft such as the Hercules, the Orion, the Yak 52, and several jet fighters. 'I have met so many incredible characters and brilliant pilots, who have built stunning reproductions of vintage aircraft, restored original aircraft, and collected and fly wonderful old planes,' says Don. 'They are a breed apart. Just watching these aircraft fly can transport you back in time, and you wonder at the technology of the period, the bravery of the pilots, and what it must have been like to have been a pilot or aircrew in those times. My father was an aircraft engineer in World War II, and worked on Tiger Moths, Kittyhawk fighters and Hudson bombers, and my uncle was a Lancaster pilot. I grew up listening to fascinating stories about these iconic aircraft, and recently I actually sat in the remains of the Hudson bomber we believe is the plane my father was shot up in.' Vintage and Iconic Aircraft also features New Zealand's three major airshow events. Sir Peter Jackson's passion for World War I fighters and The Vintage Aviator Limited have produced an internat
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              ISBN 9781869539474
              Published NZ 10 Oct 2016
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Great Indoors for the Great Outdoors: The Story of Liteweight Caravans
               

              Great Indoors for the Great Outdoors: The Story of Liteweight Caravans (Paperback)

              By Jessen, Don

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              "In 1946, a practical-minded New Zealander became interested in caravans as a way of holidaying and decided to build one for his family in his garage. From this humble beginning a story of Kiwi ingenuity emerged, with Liteweight Caravans growing to become an iconic New Zealand br...and, which for over four decades led the country, and sometimes the world, in technical design and innovation. Liteweight produced more caravans than any other caravan manufacturer in New Zealand and, today, more than 25 years after the factory closed, the majority of its caravans are still in use. This is a story as much about people as it is of caravans, and the person at the heart of the story is Tek Jessen, Liteweight's founder"--Publisher's website.
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              ISBN 9781869539054
              Published NZ 15 Mar 2015
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Retro and Vintage Boats: Kiwi Portraits
               

              Retro and Vintage Boats: Kiwi Portraits (Hardback)

              By Jessen, Don

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              "Retro and vintage boats are a picturesque reminder of an elegant time past, when beauty, form and style ruled. They are the beautiful classic car or stunning hot rod of the lakes and sea, and they are becoming increasingly sought after by Kiwi boaties. Within these pages author ...Don Jessen presents a highly covetable selection of these beautiful boats, and their stories"--Publisher website.
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              ISBN 9781869538965
              Published NZ 4 Nov 2015
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Automania: Iconic New Zealand Collections
                

              Automania: Iconic New Zealand Collections (Hardback)

              By Jessen, Don

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              • Pub Date
                6 Aug 20

              Visit the most incredible motor vehicle collections from across New Zealand, rarely ever showcased for the public before.

              ISBN 9781988538242
              Published NZ 6 Aug 2020
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Retro Caravans: Vantastic Kiwi Collections
               

              Retro Caravans: Vantastic Kiwi Collections (Hardback)

              By Jessen, Don; Foreword by Milne, Kevin

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              The Kiwi retro caravan craze is in full bloom -- clear from the ever-increasing number of vans parked up at idyllic holiday spots, vans spotted at car events around the country, the magazines and online chatter on the subject, and a general yearning among the population for the s...ort of carefree holidaying that caravanning offers. Don Jessen profiles some of the country's prettiest and most interesting vans, and gives a bit of history on what is an enduring and endearing hobby for many.
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              ISBN 9781869538705
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781869539153
              Published NZ 8 Aug 2014
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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