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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Mablethorpe Sand Races

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One of the earliest sand race meetings to be held in Britain.

Location
Mablethorpe Beach, alongside the sand dunes, on the northern edge of the town. 

Date
Saturday 19th August 1905.

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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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MG Motor UK

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A small part of the former Longbridge Works is now home to MG Motor UK Ltd, under the ownership of the Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation, China’s largest motor company.

Location        
MG Motor UK Ltd, HQ, Main Gate, Lowhill Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2BQ.

Date
2005 - present.

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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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Milton Keynes Museum

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An independent local museum, with a small transport collection.

Location    
McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5EL.

Date    
c1978 – 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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