Borrowed Time- Volume 1



Volume 1  Borrowed Time – A Tribute to The Wheels That Built The American West, a coffee table book to cover the farm, freight, ranch, coach, business and military vehicles/brands that played such a strong role in the development of the U.S. frontier.

Author, David Sneed, is an avid collector, historian and writer with a profound interest in the vehicles that opened the American west. He has one of the largest private archives of rare, original western vehicle literature and related ephemera. This is the first one of what I hope are many volumes. I’ll copy the information he provided about this book below.

While the first volume in this series focuses on an introduction to the heavy vehicle industry as well as a detailed look at the Birdsell and Rhoads brands, it also includes information on a number of other legendary makers including Studebaker, Peter Schuttler, Newton, Weber, Winona, Kentucky, Stoughton and more. From an original, twelve point guide outlining elements that help shape antique vehicle values to patent overviews, ranch wagon details, recent discoveries and other exclusive features, this 150 page book represents an amazing opportunity to own one of the rarest and most diverse compilations of primary source, wooden wagon studies in print.
Combined with successive limited edition works profiling a literal “who’s-who” list of vehicle makers, the Borrowed Time series of western vehicle books are geared to provide some of the most pertinent information on the subject to date; ultimately linking many of today’s most extraordinary surviving vehicles with period records and archive images not found in other contemporary sources.

Inside each book, the age-stained page designs blend with the rich, timeless texture of a linen hardcover binding, custom end sheets and laminated dust jacket; each reinforcing the unique quality and character of these increasingly rare wooden pieces of history. Page after page of hard-to-find details and scarce photos line the various sections within the books. In fact, with each composition so specifically chronicled, they may be some of the most distinctive additions to any western vehicle library.

Approx. 10” x 8 1/4” Hardcover with dust jacket 150 pages. Sorry this is now out of print.

Upcoming Limited Edition volumes to include even more details on Peter Schuttler, Studebaker, Moline, Fish Bros., Newton, Charter Oak, Abbot- Downing, M.P. Henderson, Springfield, Weber, Winona, Mandt, Owensboro, Kentucky, Old Hickory, Tennessee, Jackson, Murphy, Weber & Damme, Luedinghaus, Espenshied, Linstroth and so much more!

To order you may send a US check or money order to

Wild Horse Books & Art

255 Boulder Rd

Deer Lodge, MT  59722

Or call with a credit card 406-846-3686 –after June 12th. I will be in Alaska with my husband giving a few driving clinics. We with be gone from May 29 – June 12th. Wail until I am back to call in an order. You can also use PayPal to send the payment to my email address I will mail you a copy when I get home. Foreign orders will require more postage. Email me for the costs.

Kayo Fraser

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