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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Arnold Motor Carriage Company

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The factory site of Britain’s first series-production car.

Location  
Branbridges Mills and Works, Branbridges Road, East Peckham, Kent.  

Date           
1896 - 1898. 

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The Citroën Building

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The former Citroën UK headquarters and, at one time, said to be the largest service station in the world. 

Location
184 Shepherd's Bush Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7NL.

Date
1916 - present.

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Priory Steps

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The long-time home of the Hon Mrs Victor Bruce, pioneering motorist and aviator. 

Location
Priory Steps, 1 Newtown, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1NQ. 

Date
1950 - 1985. 

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C.F.B and the Bow-V cycle car

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Two little-known cycle cars produced by a young man, later known for his futuristic automobile and industrial designs.

Location
The C.F.B Car Syndicate Ltd., 51, Church Rd, Upper Norwood, and Plycar Ltd., Stoney Lane, off Church Rd, Upper Norwood. 

Date
1920-1922.

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Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

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A small motor museum run by volunteers as a charitable trust.

Location   
Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum, Downside, Stockley Lane, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0NF.

Date
1981 – present.  

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A.C Cars Ltd.

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Originally set up by A.C during the Second World War, the works on Tagg’s Island are probably best known for the production of their three-wheeler invalid cars, which for many years were an important part of the company’s sales.  

Location
Tagg’s Island, Hampton Court, Middlesex. 

Date
1941 – 1960s.

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