Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Birmingham

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.

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

Date
August 1986 – August 1990

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Bloomfield and Anderton Road

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

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

Date 
1906 – c1935 

Other locations 
West Bromwich, Staffordshire

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The Patrick Collection

A private motor museum established by Joseph Patrick, founder of Patrick Motors Ltd.

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

Date
1960 - present

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Patrick Motors Ltd and Patrick Jensen Motors Ltd

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

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

Date
1930 – 1974(?)

Other locations 
West Bromwich, Staffordshire

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