Story: Cars and the motor industry

Cars with drivers for hire

Cars with drivers for hire

Clements’ Motors in Hokitika had a fleet of four cars with drivers available day or night in the early 1920s. At a time when few people could drive or afford to buy a car, garages often offered cars with drivers for hire as well as selling cars.

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Motor services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22868/cars-with-drivers-for-hire (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 15 Dec 2014