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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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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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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Mallory Court

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The home of Sir John Black, managing director of the Standard Motor Company. 

Location
Mallory Court, Harbury Lane, Tachbrook Mallory, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QB. 

Date
1936 – 1950.

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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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Autocarriers (1911) Ltd. and A.C Cars

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The longtime location of one of Britain’s oldest motor companies. 

Location
Ferry Works, Summer Road, Thames Ditton; High Street, Thames Ditton; and High House, Thames Ditton.

Date
1911 – 1986.

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