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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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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Priory Steps

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The long-time home of the Hon Mrs Victor Bruce, pioneering motorist and aviator. 

Location
Priory Steps, 1 Newtown, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1NQ. 

Date
1950 - 1985. 

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Keresley Hall

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For many years, the family home of William Hillman, founder of the Hillman Motor Car Co. Ltd.

Location
Keresley Hall, (today known as the Royal Court Hotel), Tamworth Rd, Coventry CV6 2EJ. 

Date
1894-1927. 

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Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

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A small motor museum run by volunteers as a charitable trust.

Location   
Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum, Downside, Stockley Lane, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0NF.

Date
1981 – present.  

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Arnold Motor Carriage Company

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The factory site of Britain’s first series-production car.

Location  
Branbridges Mills and Works, Branbridges Road, East Peckham, Kent.  

Date           
1896 - 1898. 

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The Citroën Building

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The former Citroën UK headquarters and, at one time, said to be the largest service station in the world. 

Location
184 Shepherd's Bush Road, Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7NL.

Date
1916 - present.

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