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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Caterham Cars Ltd.

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The lightweight sports car manufacturer, whose roots go back to the Lotus Seven.

Location
38-40, Town End, Caterham-on-the-Hill, Surrey. 

Date
1959 – 2013 (car production 1973 – 1987).

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Swallow Sidecar Company

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The creation of William Lyons and William Walmsley, and the forerunner of Jaguar Cars.

Location
The Swallow Sidecar Company, 5 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool; also Woodfield Road, John Street, and later Cocker Street, Blackpool.

Date
1922 – 1928.

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Porlock Hill

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Reputedly the steepest main (A) road in England.

Location
The A39, west of Porlock village.

Date
The road was opened around 1843, and was first climbed in a car on 26th August 1900.

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