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Brighton Belles: A Celebration of Veteran Cars
     

Brighton Belles: A Celebration of Veteran Cars

by David Burgess-Wise, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (Foreword by)
 

Celebrated every year in the famous London-Brighton run, veteran cars represent the very dawn of motoring, from the middle of the nineteenth century up until 1904. This book tells a very personal story of the invention of the automobile and the cars that set in motion one of the biggest social revolutions the world has ever seen. At the start of the 1880s there

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Celebrated every year in the famous London-Brighton run, veteran cars represent the very dawn of motoring, from the middle of the nineteenth century up until 1904. This book tells a very personal story of the invention of the automobile and the cars that set in motion one of the biggest social revolutions the world has ever seen. At the start of the 1880s there were just a few primitive horseless carriages whose optimistic inventors were happy if they moved at all, but by the end of the veteran period the car had become a viable means of transport. Indeed the super cars of the day were capable of 100 miles an hour and the first steps towards mass-production had been made by a well-established industry.

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The Flying Lady, July-Aug., 2007

“If you can’t go to see and smell or perchance ride in the cars, this book is the next best thing.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861267641
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.06(d)

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From the Publisher
The Flying Lady, July-Aug., 2007

“If you can’t go to see and smell or perchance ride in the cars, this book is the next best thing.”

 

Meet the Author

David Burgess-Wise is a well-known motoring writer with a particular interest in early vehicles. He has a regular column in The Automobile magazine. He lives in west Essex.David Burgess-Wise is a well-known motoring writer with a particular interest in early vehicles. He has a regular column in The Automobile magazine. He lives in west Essex.

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