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 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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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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Cae Dai Museum

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A museum of the 1950s, with a small number of cars and other vehicles on display.

Location    
Lawnt, Denbigh, LL16 4SU.

Date
Early 1990s - present. 

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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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Standard-Triumph Motors Ltd.

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Two Triumph factories originally established in Speke as part of Standard-Triumph's expansion during the late fifties and sixties.

Location
British Leyland Motor Corporation, Woodend Avenue and Edward’s Lane (No.1 Plant) , and Speke Hall Road (No. 2 Plant), Speke, L24 9WA.

Date
Speke No.1 Plant: 1961 – 1980.  Speke No.2 Plant: 1969 – 1980.

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