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.

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The Austin Junior Car Factory

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A purpose-built factory, operated almost entirely by a disabled workforce, producing the Austin Pathfinder and J40 children’s pedal car.

Location
New Rd, Tir-y-Berth, Pengam, Hengoed CF82 8AU.  This is the current address (2019) of Denman & Sons, Builders’ Merchants, located opposite the former factory.

Date
1949 - 1971.

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Joel Park Hillclimb

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The location of a speed hillclimb, organised by the Bugatti Owners’ Club.

Location
The former Joel Park Estate, to the west of Joel Street, Northwood.

Date
22nd June 1935.

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John Henry Knight

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The designer of possibly Britain’s first petrol-driven car to run on public roads.

Location
The former Elliott Reliance Works, 50 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DX. 

Date
1895 – 1896 

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Armadale

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A tri-car manufacturer, based for a short while in Northwood.

Location
Duck’s Hill Road, Northwood.

Date
1906-1907

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Hotel Metropole, London

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The starting point of the 1896 London to Brighton Emancipation Run, organised to celebrate the repeal of the 1878 Locomotive Act.

Location
Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD.

Date
1885 – 1916, and 1918(?) - 1936.  From 2008 – present, as the Corinthia Hotel London.

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