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Welcome to the Earlswood Press website

Earlswood Press is a micropublishing business, run by me, author and publisher Bill Munro.

The aim is to publish the stories from the motor industry that are 'hidden in plain sight'; the stories you know of, but know little of. 

On this site you can:

  • Find out about Earlswood Press books  and take advantage of some great offers
  • Register your interest for books currently in progress
  • If you are in the book trade, discover the ways you can buy any of the titles wholesale

 


Titles in publication

Traction for Sale - the Story of Ferguson Formula Four-wheel Drive

Bill Munro and Pat Turner

Four-wheel drive transformed road cars in the nineteen-eighties, adding speed, excitement and above all, safety. This is the fascinating tale of The Ferguson Formula, the technology that spearheaded the 4WD revolution.
Told in great detail, with text sourced from previously unseen archive material and interviews with some of the key people involved in the company.

“stuffed with images that complement a thorough but always readable text ... one surprise after another. An outstanding work” Octane magazine

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Traction for Sale is a print-on-demand book, printed in the UK, USA and Australia.

Website price 39.99 including FREE Postage UK and Europe -
click the cover image to find out more and to buy


Taxi Jubilee - Fifty Years of the Austin FX4 London Taxi

Bill Munro

For over fifty years, the FX4 was THE London black cab. This richly illustrated book tells the story of the FX4 over those five decades.

“Brilliant – I sat down to browse through it and read it one go!” - Peter Simpson, Classic Van & Pickup magazine

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Website sale price £6.50 including FREE Postage UK and Europe -
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Your British Cab Trade Ancestors
A Guide for Family Historians

Bill Munro

When compiling your family tree, it can be frustrating if you come across a trade or profession about which you know nothing. This forthcoming ebook gives an outline of the history of the cab trade in Britain from Stuart times to the early 1950s

Available now Amazon Kindle, just £2.99

 


Titles in progress

Carbodies - the Coventry Coachbuilder

Bill Munro

'Carbodies - the Complete Story' was originally published in 1998. This new edition focuses on the pre-war coachbuilding years and the post-war private car conversions. Click the cover image for more details and also:  

Register your interest on the book's dedicated page. Get updates on progress and have the opportunity to pre-order the book at a discount price. (No money required at the time of registering interest)


A Century of London Taxis: Full Circle

Bill Munro

The story of the London taxi is ongoing. This edition brings it up to date, to include the new TXE electric taxi. Click on the cover to discover more details, or:  

Register your interest on the book's dedicated page. Get updates on progress and have the opportunity to pre-order the book at a discount price. (No money required at the time of registering interest)

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