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 to get started.

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Raymond Mays

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A short-lived sports car, named after its founder and famous hillclimb and sprint driver.

Location    
Shelsley Walsh Motors, Eastgate House, Bourne. 

Date
1938 - 1939

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Grahame-White

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A short-lived car manufacturer, whose founder was a British aviation pioneer and largely responsible for creating Hendon Aerodrome - once, London’s main airport.

Location
The factory was on the site of what is now the Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL.

Date
1920 – 1924 (Grahame-White).

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E.R.A

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A small racing car manufacturer that had considerable success during the mid-late 1930s.

Location
Eastgate House, Eastgate, Bourne PE10 9LB.

Date
1933 - 1952

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The Skegness to Boston Speedway

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A 'super speedway' designed to rival the best in the world.

Location
Parallel to the northern edge of the Wash, from Gibraltar Point (three miles south of Skegness) to Clay Hole (about four miles south east of Boston).

Date
1929 - 1931

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Skegness Speed Trials

Lightbox ImageThe wide open beach at Skegness has been used for racing since 1905.

Location
From Skegness, southwards, towards Gibraltar Point.

Date
1905, 1906, and from 1923 to 1931.

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Britain's first Little Chef

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The small US-style diner that gave rise to a national network of roadside restaurants.

Location
Oxford Road, Reading.  (Probably close to Winslet Place, about two miles north west of the town centre.)

Date
1958 – ?

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