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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Harewood Speed Hillclimb

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The longest hillclimb in Britain.

Location    
Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LA; the course is set in the grounds of Stockton Farm, just off the A659, one-and-a-half miles east of Harewood.

Date
1962 - present.

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Harewood Bank Hillclimb

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An early hillclimb, mainly notable for the efforts by the police to prevent it from taking place.

Location    
On the A61, between Harewood Bridge (which crosses the River Wharfe), and the entrance to Harewood Park, still on the A61.

Date
August 1902.

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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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