Imported cars

From Sunday Morning, 10:19 am on 23 November 2014

Jackie Russell book cover

These days going to buy a used Japanese import car is par for the course, if you're looking to buy a car.

But there was a time that you would have to put your name on a waiting list, and wait years before one became available.

Jackie Russell and Rod Milner have great stories from New Zealand’s colourful history of car imports. From the days of waiting lists, to customers scrambling over carriers laden with imported vehicles to lay their claim, Jackie and Rod talk about the politics and personalities that shaped the trade.

Authors Jackie Russell and Rod Milner join Wallace Chapman to talk about their book From the Rising Sun to the Long White Cloud – the history of used car imports and how they reflect society.

The book is available from Proceeds from sales will go to charity.