Britain By Car - A Motoring History
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About Britain By Car

A different kind of guide

There are many distinguished sources of reference material available on cars.  Based on extensive research, they commonly present the detailed development and specification of a particular marque or model.  This guide is different. 

Britain By Car is arranged not on the basis of marque, time period, or category of car, but instead according to place.  It was partly inspired by a realisation that there are aspects of motoring history in villages, towns and cities right across the country. Colin Chapman’s first cars were built in a workshop attached to what was then known as the Station Hotel in Hornsey; Isetta bubble cars were manufactured during the late fifties and early sixties in a premises in the grounds of Brighton station, from which they were dispatched to customers across the country; and Aston Martin derives the first part of its name from a hill climb competition, which took place close to the village of Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire, where co-founder Lionel Martin met with early sporting success.

Britain By Car is primarily a social history, and is relatively non-technical.  Although there is some engineering detail, it is designed to be read in a way that is easily understood by the interested, but non-specialist reader.


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