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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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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The Herkomer Trophy

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The Anglo-German artist, Sir Hubert von Herkomer, lived for much of his adult life in Bushey, and was responsible for instigating what is believed to be the first international competitive event for standard motor cars.

Date
1905 - 1907

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Pressed Steel

Lightbox ImageOne of the four factories once operated by the British car body manufacturer, the Pressed Steel Company Ltd.

Location
Linwood Road, Millarston, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2BH

Date
1947 – 1981

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Fairthorpe

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The first of three locations, all within a relatively small area, where sports car manufacturer Fairthorpe Ltd built their cars.

Location    
Fairthorpe Ltd, The Market Place, Chalfont St Peter (1954 -61); Station Road, Gerrards Cross (1961-64); Denham Green Lane, North Orbital Road, Denham (1964-73).

Date
1954 – 1973

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