Britain By Car - A Motoring History
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Britain By Car is a guide to Britain’s motoring history, looking at cars and motoring events primarily through place, rather than by marque, period of manufacture, or category.

There are many signifcant areas yet to be covered.  Some counties have no entries at all; but, hopefully, there is something here that interests you.  Click on a region to get started.

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The Skegness to Boston Speedway

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A 'super speedway' designed to rival the best in the world.

Location
Parallel to the northern edge of the Wash, from Gibraltar Point (three miles south of Skegness) to Clay Hole (about four miles south east of Boston).

Date
1929 - 1931

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Grimsthorpe Park Speed Trials

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The setting for an early motor trial, first organised by the oldest motoring club in Britain.

Location
Grimsthorpe Castle, Grimsthorpe, nr Bourne, PE10 0ND.

Date
1903 – c1923, and 2018.

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Britain's first Little Chef

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The small US-style diner that gave rise to a national network of roadside restaurants.

Location
Oxford Road, Reading.  (Probably close to Winslet Place, about two miles north west of the town centre.)

Date
1958 – ?

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Dundee Museum of Transport

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A lively and active local transport museum with a changing collection of cars, public service, and commercial vehicles.

Location
Dundee Museum of Transport, Unit 10 Market Mews, Market Street, Dundee, DD1 3LA.

Date
April 2014 - present

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The Longbridge Works

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Once one of Britain’s largest car plants, home to Austin, BMC, BLMC, BL Ltd, the Rover Group, and MG Rover.

Location
Bristol Road South, Longbridge Lane and Lickey Road, Longbridge, B31 2TB.

Date
1905 – 2005.

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Dundee flight memorial

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A memorial to the record-breaking flight undertaken in 1938 by Don Bennett, founder of Fairthorpe cars.

Location         
On the north bank of the Firth of Tay, close to the Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee DD1 4XA.

Date
October 1997 - present.

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