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 or category to get started, or search by map.

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The Trumland Estate

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The birthplace of the first woman to drive the length of Britain, from Land’s End to John o’Groats.  

Location
The Trumland Estate, Rousay, Orkney Islands, KW17 2PU. 

Date
1884-1885. 

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John o’Groats House Hotel

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The starting point of the first motor car journey between John o’Groats and Land’s End.

Location
The John o’Groats House Hotel, now known as the John o’Groats Inn, Caithness, KW1 4YR – at the northern end of the A99. 

Date
October 1897

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BMW Group Plant Hams Hall

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The first BMW engine production facility to be built outside Germany and Austria.

Location
BMW Hams Hall Motoren GmbH, Canton Lane, Hams Hall, Coleshill, Warwickshire, B46 1GB.  

Date
2001 – present. 

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Aston Martin Lagonda

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The Aston Martin Production & Technology Centre.

Location
Aston Martin Lagonda Production & Technology Centre, Cowbridge Road, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 4WA.

Date
2016 - present.

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