Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Welcome Aboard the GM New Look Bus: An Enthusiast’s Reference by John H. McKane with Gerald L. Squier is another book that we carry in the Gift Shop. The publisher is Iconografix and we carry all of their North American bus books.

The Truck & Coach Division of General Motors developed many designs that became industry standards. Arguably, the most notable design was the series known as the “New Look” bus for transit and suburban service. It first appeared in 1959, and the design was quite a radical departure from the models GM had produced since 1940. The New Look design continued in production basically unchanged for over 27 years, and didn’t receive a face-lift until 1995 (that being the Classic produced in Canada). In many ways, it truly was the first ADB Advanced Design Bus. This is the story of how the New Look bus came to be, a discussion of its construction, and the many variations that comprised the New Look series.

The book is 128 pages and sells for $32.95. If you are interested in purchasing it, you can send your payment through PayPal (use our email address, thebusmuseum@yahoo.com)–and please add $5.00 for postage/handling–for a total of $37.95. Please be sure to include the title of the book with your PayPal payment. The book is also available in the Gift Shop for purchase when you visit the Museum.


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