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.