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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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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Buckler Cars

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One of two locations involved in the manufacture of Buckler Cars.

Location
Wellington Mews, Heath Hill Road South, Crowthorne RG45 7BN. 

Date
1947 – 1965. 

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Buckler Cars Ltd.

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The company that began the modern British special and kit car movement.

Location
Bucklers, 67 Caversham Road, Reading. 

Date   
1947 - 1961. 

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The Humber Car Museum

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A collection of Humber cars from the Rootes' period of ownership.  Although the museum is now closed, it is still possible, by prior arrangment, to see what remains of the collection (February 2020). 

Location
c/o Regalex Ltd, Dalton St, Hull HU8 8BB.

Date
1970s - 2018. 

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