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Britain By Car - A Motoring History


Britain’s second largest city and a long-established centre of metal trades and manufacturing. 

Birmingham was at the heart of Britain’s industrial revolution.  Goods developed and manufactured in workshops across the City were sent to countries all over the world.

For much of the twentieth century Birmingham was also an important centre of Britain’s car industry.  However, over the last 30 years the City’s economy has increasingly focussed on the service sector, becoming an important centre for transport, retail, and commerce.

Birmingham Superprix

The only street motor race held in Britain in modern times.

Birmingham City Centre: Bristol St – Belgrave - Middleway – Sherlock St – Pershore St – Bromsgove St – Bristol St.

August 1986 – August 1990.

Bloomfield and Anderton Road

The family homes of Jensen Motors founders’, Dick and Alan Jensen, where they developed and built their first cars.

Bloomfield Road and 95 Anderton Park Road, Moseley, Birmingham.

1906 – c1935.

The Patrick Collection

A former private motor museum with a major collection of cars covering more than 100 years of motoring.

Alexander’s Wharf, Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3DY.

1962 - 2018.

Patrick Motors Ltd and Patrick Jensen Motors Ltd

An early step in the creation of Jensen Motors and a long-standing Midlands’ motor distributor.

479-481 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6AU, currently, the site of a Tesco Express Supermarket and Petrol Filling Station

1930 – c1994