Patrick W Dyer
Patrick W Dyer was born in 1968 and grew up during one of the most notable and exciting periods in the development of heavy trucks and possibly the last of the real glory days for trucking as an industry. This is reflected in his choice of subject matter, which encompasses significant trucks produced between 1965 and 1995, or thereabouts.
His first book, Volvo F88 & F89 at Work, was published in 2005 by Gingerfold and became an instant hit by filling, as it did, a hole in the market for the comprehensive stories of the most beloved types within a marque. With a move to Old Pond Publishing in 2009, more titles followed, along with a reworked and updated edition of Volvo F88 & F89 at Work and the series quickly developed an increasing and devoted fan base.
Fast forward to 2021 and after nine ‘at Work’ titles plus one other published by Old Pond, Patrick has decided to self-publish for the first time with Volvo once again the subject matter and a conclusion to the F-truck story.
Although Patrick’s day job is in motor sports, he holds a Class One licence and drives whenever the opportunity arises. He was active on the show circuit from 2014 to 2018 with a 1983 F12 in Edwin Shirley Trucking livery and plans to return in 2022 with a 1986 Iveco 190.30.