Find Your Make

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The Automotive Chronicles

Monthly newsletter published by McLellan's Automotive History. Dedicated to literature collectors, restorers, museums, publishers, manufacturers and investors who collect and preserve automotive literature
HOME | Articles index | media | use of content | contact us  
April 2004 Issue
 
ARTICLE
 
Literature In Norway
By Sharon McLellan
Asbjorn Rolseth,
Recipient of the 2003 "Society of Automotive Historians" Cugnot Award for books in language other than English

Automotive literature can be found in some of the most far-reaching places on earth. One of the most interesting enterprises is a company owned by a customer of McLellan's Automotive History, Asbjorn Rolseth, who lives in Oslo, Norway.

Asbjorn writes to us that his company, "Transportreportasje", was established due to his freelance writing / photography for Norwegian car and truck magazines. He specializes in articles about collector cars and trucks. And, for 15 years, he has published an annual vintage truck calendar showing restored and old original trucks in and from Norway.

In 2002 he published a 600-page, 800-photograph book about Norwegian body building companies. Asbjorn was presented the Cugnot Award for the best book of the year in a language other than English by the Society of Automotive Historians. An interesting connection for us is that the award was presented to Asbjorn by Z. Taylor Vinson who is featured in this month's "Profiles in Collecting" series article.

Click for larger view

Literature that Asbjorn has purchased from McLellan's Automotive History is used for research, in addition to appearing in the articles, and covers a wide range of American, Norwegian and Canadian manufacturers. Some examples of his work appear in the November issue of 'Norsk Motor Veteran" magazine as shown below:

Click for larger view

Original brochures for the 1959 Dodge used art renderings to enhance the beauty of the cars as seen in these images from a sales brochure that Asbjorn purchased from McLellan's Automotive History:

 
Click for larger view
   
   
 
Asbjorn Rolseth photo courtesy: www.autohistory.org
 
 
 
The Automotive Chronicles, April 2004
 
 
 
 
 
Spacer
Spacer
 L I T E R A T U R E
I N D E X
Click here
Spacer
separator
Spacer
Spacer
separator
Spacer
separator
Spacer
Spacer
separator
Spacer
Literature for
OVER 600 MAKES
Sales literature