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The Cars of Bmc

Author : Graham Robson
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The complete history of BMC - British Motor Corporation - and a comprehensive directory of the marques and models that made up the whole. Following the historic amalgamation of Morris Motors Ltd and the Austin Motor Co Ltd in 1952, through to the merger with British Leyland in 1968, The Cars of BMC details the company's origins, its achievements and its legacy, and provides a close look at the many car models that were produced during its heyday.

The Essential

Author : Graham Robson
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Essential MG tells the full story of this well loved sports car from its early days, covering developments in style, increases in power, and its history in racing and speed trials. The first MG cars were produced in Oxford, England, in 1924. The car was instantly appealing, with a cheekiness of spirit that would characterize the marque all of its life, winning the hearts of millions around the globe, not least in the United States. The price was as attractive as the styling and the performance. It was cheap and it was fun, quintessential MG traits.

British Car Advertising of the 1960s

Author : Heon Stevenson
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During the 1960s, the automobile finally secured its position as an indispensable component of daily life in Britain. Car ownership more than doubled from approximately one car for every 10 people in 1960 to one car for every 4.8 people by 1970. Consumers no longer asked "Do we need a car?" but "What car shall we have?" This well-illustrated history analyzes how both domestic car manufacturers and importers advertised their products in this growing market, identifying trends and themes. Over 180 advertisement illustrations are included.

The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon

Author : Robert Connor
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On November 24, 1968, more than 250 people from 19 nations set off on a 10,000–mile endurance rally from London to Sydney. Crossing 10 countries, competitors encountered officious border guards, gangs of rock-throwing children, treacherous driving conditions, collisions, breakdowns, injuries, wayward dogs, livestock, camels and kangaroos, millions of spectators crowding the roads and even bandits. Among the professional drivers were a large number of enthusiastic amateurs, many of whom had never raced in their lives. Drawing from personal recollections of more than 60 participants—many who made it to Sydney and many more who didn’t—and contemporary newspaper and magazine articles, this book tells the full story of what was called the “Marathon,” from an idea dreamed up over an alcohol-fueled lunch to the last car over the finish line.

Export Drive

Author : Chris Cowin
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A revised edition of this chunky book, which looks at the post-war history of Britain's motor industry in overseas markets, concentrating on the experience of first Austin, then the British Motor Corporation (BMC), and finally British Leyland and its constituent companies. Problems selling to Europe are one area of focus, the United States and the Commonwealth are others, with specific sections covering Australia and New Zealand as well as South Africa and Ireland. By the author of the well-received "British Leyland: Chronicle of a Car Crash," this book is about the car industry, but contains plenty of detail about actual cars, plus graphics and photographs selected with the help of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT).

The Car Book

Author : DK
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A lavishly illustrated history of the automobile - the marques, the machines, and the magic. From the first motor cars to today's supercars and environmentally-friendly electric models, this is the ultimate ebook about the history of the car. Includes stunning photography, and featuring more than 2,000 cars, The Car Book shows you how cars have evolved around the world over the last 130 years, and their impact on society as objects of curiosity, symbols of status and luxury, and items of necessity. Extensive catalogues showcase the most important marques and models, organized in categories such as sports cars, convertibles, and city compacts. The ebook also features virtual photographic tours of some of the most iconic cars from each era, such as the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Ford Model T, Lamborghini Countach, and McLaren Speedtail, while cross-sections of key engines explore the driving force behind them. Lavishly illustrated feature spreads detail the stories of the individuals, machines, and visionary ideas that helped create the car world's most famous marques and made brands such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and Cadillac household names. If you love cars, then you'll love The Car Book. It is simply a must-have title for all motoring enthusiasts.

The British at Indianapolis

Author : Ian Wagstaff
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The British at Indianapolis recounts the history of the Indianapolis 500 race through the eyes and actions of those British born or British citizens who have driven in it, or been involved in any other way – be it as a designer, mechanic, or official. It also examines the British built cars that have won the Indy 500 and the significance of the rear engined revolution brought to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by Cooper in 1961, and elevated to success by Lotus and Lola. It includes such names as Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Nigel Mansell and 2010 Indy 500 champion, and two times winner, Dario Franchitti.

Harnessing Horsepower

Author : Stuart Turner
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Covers the life of one of the greatest women rally drivers of all time, Pat Moss Carlsson. Sister to Stirling Moss, Pat had a highly successful career in show-jumping before moving into motorsport, going on to become European Ladies Rally Champion no fewer than five times.

Mod Brit An Econ Soc Hist

Author : John Irwin
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The British Motor Industry 1945 94

Author : Timothy Whisler
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A fascinating and well-researched look at the British motor industry which will appeal to both academic readers and practitioners alike. Why are there now no major car manufacturers in Britain? Whisler considers this and the surrounding issues, making valuable comparisons with overseas manufacturers operating both in the UK and abroad, which provide us with additional interest and insight. Based upon careful use of company archives, this book covers in particular the issues of product development, quality, design, and range, ensuring that The British Motor Industry is destined to make a distinctive contribution to our understanding of the performance of UK manufacturers.