New book marks JCB’s 75 years in business

A new book celebrating JCB’s 75 years in business has been published.

The 144-page JCB Scrapbook features more than 400 photographs, including some published for the first time ever.

From the first trailer, produced from post-war scrap metal in 1945, to the recently launched electric mini-digger, the story of JCB is told through a collection of images from the company’s own archives.

Published by Porter Press International and priced at £20, the book has been written by Martin Port, who was the art editor and contributing journalist to Classic & Sports Car for 16 years.

JCB chairman Lord Bamford said, “This book, I hope, will act as a celebration of the past 75 years: the innovations, the engineering excellence, and the achievements of all those who have made up the wider JCB family from its inception in 1945. I hope, too, that it will serve as inspiration for the next generation – those talented young people currently rising through the colleges and universities, including our very own JCB Academy.”

The book can be purchased from