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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Dennis Bros Ltd.

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An early motor manufacturer, whose premises in Guildford are now probably the earliest surviving purpose-built motor factory in Britain.

Location
Dennis Bros. Ltd, The Rodboro’ Buildings, 1-10 Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SB.

Date
1901 – 1919. 

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Dunholme Lodge Circuit

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The venue of one of Stirling Moss's earliest victories.

Location
Horncastle Lane, just off the A46, about one mile south west of Dunholme.

Date
October 1948

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Kendall

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Hailed as Britain’s first post-War “people’s car”, the Kendall was the brainchild of Grantham’s local Member of Parliament, Denis Kendall.

Location
Grantham Productions Ltd, Springfield Road, Grantham, NG31 7BD.

Date
1945 - 1946

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Jaguar Land Rover

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Home to the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Location
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, Speke Boulevard, Halewood, Liverpool L24 9BJ

Date
2008 - present

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Lickey Grange

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The long-time home of Herbert Austin, founder of the Austin Motor Company.

Location
Lickey Grange, Bromsgrove.  Today the postal address of the main building is Lord Austin Drive, Marlbrook B60 1RB.

Date
1910 – 1942.

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Clipstone Drive

Lightbox ImageThe setting for Britain’s first speed trial as part of the 1900 Thousand Mile Trial and the site of an early attempt on the world land speed record.

Location    
Clipstone Drive, Forest Town, Mansfield NG19 0JH.

Date
May 1900 – May 1924.

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