Pre 1950s

Books on pre 1950s Japanese cars, vans & light trucks

Pomchi Book of Cars, Vans & Light Trucks Volume 1: Japan 1902-1934


This volume covers model series introduced in Japan between 1902 and 1934, the earliest vehicles produced by Japanese marques and overseas marques manufactured or assembled in Japan.


The following marques are covered in this volume: Ares/Ales, Atsuta, Chevrolet, Chiyoda, Chrysler, Daihatsu, Dat, Datson, Datsun, Ford, Fujiya, Gorham, Harley-Davidson, Hatsudoki Seizo, Hyogo, Ikegai, Indian, Isuzu, Iwasaki, Kobe Technical College, KRS, Kyosan, Lila, Matsuda Mazda, Mitsubishi, Mizuno, MSA, Nakajima, New Era, Ohara, Ohta, Otomo, Raito, Reading Standard, Rokko, Roland, SSD, Success, Sumida, Takuri, Terukoe, TGE, Tokyo Kunisue, Tokyo Motor Works, Townstar, Tsubasa , Wesubi, Wolseley, Yamaba, Yamarta ,Yanase, Yano, Yashima, and Yoshida.


Paperback 148 pages

ISBN-10: 1533282684

ISBN-13: 978-1533282682

Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.9 x 25.4 cm



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Pomchi Book of Cars, Vans & Light Trucks

Volume 2: Japan 1935-1939

This volume, covering model series introduced in Japan between 1935 and 1939, reflects the decline of the American marques over this period and the increasing strength of the domestic Japanese brands. Military vehicles remain significant and this volume also covers numerous small manufacturers of three wheel sanrinsha (motor tricycles) and small electric vehicles.


The following marques are covered in this volume: Asahi, Asia, Atsuta, Chiyoda, Chrysler, Crabbe, Daihatsu, Datsun, Denka, Ford, Fujiya, General Motors Japan, Giant, Hijiri, Hirano, Hitachi-Federal, Hitakashi, Hoxon, Hyogo, Ikegai, Isuzu, Iwasaki, JAC, Kokueki, Kurakawa, Kurogane, Kyoho, Kyosan, Matsuo, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Miyata, Mizuno, MSA, Nagoya, Nakajima, New Era, Nichiden, Nikko, Nissan, Nissin, Nisso, Noritu, Ohta, Okamoto, OS, Raito, Rikuo, Rokko, Showa-Go, Success, Sumida, Suzuki, Takara, Toyoda, Toyota, Tsubasa, Tsukuba, Welby and Yamarta.


Paperback 146 pages

ISBN-10: 1983476366

ISBN-13: 978-1983476365

Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.9 x 25.4 cm



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Pomchi Book of Cars, Vans & Light Trucks

Volume 3: Japan 1940-1949

This volume covers model series introduced in Japan between 1940 and 1949. A mixture of 1930s leftovers (many of which became post war re-introductions), war time military and civilian vehicles, some reflecting raw material supply shortages in the period, and the emerging new models at the end of the decade. Raw material shortages and subsequent improvements resulted in rapidly changing model lines and this volume covers all developments in this respect that have come to light. Manufacturers of three wheel sanrinsha (motor tricycles) and small electric vehicles remained numerous and all those identified have also been included.


The following marques are covered in this volume: Daihatsu, Datsun, Denka, Giant, Honda, Isuzu, Kisha Seizo, Kurogane, Mazda, Meiwa, Mitsubishi, Mizushima, Nissan, Nissin, Nisso, Ohta, Orient, OS, Rikuo, Shinko, Suzuki Sheet Metal, Tama, Teikoku, Toyopet, Toyota, Yamagen and Zewo. Plus the following coachbuilders: Arakawa, Central Motor Co, Gifu Auto Body, Kanto Electric Motor Works, Kariya Shatai, and Widefield Motors.


Paperback 148 pages

ISBN-10: 1720047294

ISBN-13: 978-1720047292

Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.9 x 25.4 cm



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