Wheels That Won The West® Borrowed Time Collector Books
Wheels That Won The West®
Wheels That Won The West Legacy Collection
Celebrate the Ultimate Symbols of the American West!
-Reinforce your library with rare books on the most legendary early western vehicle makers-

Showcasing what’s been called, “The Last Great Legacy of the West,” the Wheels That Won The West® Archives has introduced a new series of wagon and heavy vehicle books. Entitled, Borrowed Time – A Tribute to The Wheels That Built The American West, these custom creations are an unparalleled ready-reference covering the farm, freight, ranch, coach, business and military vehicles/brands that played such a strong role in the development of the U.S. frontier.

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.

Order today as you won’t want to miss a single volume of these exclusive, limited edition works.

These treasure-filled, coffee-table-quality works are the ideal gift for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, house-warmings and other special occasions and events. As such, they’re destined to become some of the most sought-after publications for any horse drawn vehicle enthusiast, collector, historian or fan of the Old West. Experience an heirloom concept like none ever created. They’re the ultimate take-anywhere complement to the wheels that built the American West.

Book Reviews

"These books are incredible! What a great asset and opportunity to share extraordinary examples of America's early western heritage."
- Kathy Christensen,
Midwest Buggy
Lockney, TX

"I'm excited to have several of these books. They're the perfect complement to my collection!"
- Tom Watt, Arizona

"David's passion for wheeled history, knowledge of western vehicles, and incredible archive collection make his custom books some of the most credible and valued publications available."
- Tom Elliott,

Upcoming Books
After 200 years of manufacture in the United States, time finally ran out on the heavy, horse drawn icons that built the American West. The "Borrowed Time" series of early wood-wheeled vehicle books is filled with new insights and information not offered in any other contemporary source.

These are the multi-volume stories of the beginnings, development, growth and peak of a transportation empire like no other. Combined with individual profiles of many well-known and some lesser known brands, these accounts offer some of the most detailed commentaries and rarest imagery to date.

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! Sign up on our BLOG to receive the latest information as it becomes available on each new volume.