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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Ivel

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A short-lived motoring marque established by Dan Albone - a pioneering cycle manufacturer and the inventor of the first practical modern tractor.

Location
The Ivel Cycle and Motor Car Works, Shortmead Street, Biggleswade.  (The Ivel Works and the Ongley Arms lay on a piece of land running down to the river on the west side of Shortmead Street at the junction with Sun Street.)

Date
1899 - 1900 (motor manufacture).

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Micheldever Railway Station

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The often-quoted starting point of the first recorded motor car journey in Britain.

Location
Micheldever Station, Andover Road, Micheldever, SO21 3AP. 

Date
5th July 1895

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Bond Aircraft & Engineering Co. Ltd.

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The home and workshop of Lawrie Bond, engineer and designer of the Bond Minicar. 

Location   
The Bond Aircraft & Engineering Co. Ltd., Towneley Road (at the rear of 43 Berry Lane), Longridge, PR3 3JP. 

Date
1947 - 1953.

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Marauder Car Co.

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A short-lived sports tourer, largely based on the P4 Rover 75.

Location   
Wilks, Mackie & Co. Ltd, 15, Poplar Road, Dorridge, B93 8DD.

Date
1950 - 1952.

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Castle Combe Race Circuit

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One of the oldest circuits in Britain, with a history of more than 70 years of motorsport. 

Location   
Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 7EY. 

Date
1950 - present. 

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Lloyd Cars Ltd.

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A short-lived, small, manufacturer, in some ways ahead of its time.

Location       
Patrick Street, Grimsby, DN32 9PE .

Date   
1935 - 1951 

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