The British Motor Industry

The British Motor Industry

by Jonathan Wood
     
 

Austin, Hillman, Morris, Standard and Wolseley are a handful of the myriad marques that once constituted Britain's indigenous motor industry. Born in 1896 into the high summer of Victorian prosperity, the native industry survived until the collapse of MG Rover in 2005. Jonathan Wood chronicles its 109-year life, from the production of hand-made bespoke automobiles

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Austin, Hillman, Morris, Standard and Wolseley are a handful of the myriad marques that once constituted Britain's indigenous motor industry. Born in 1896 into the high summer of Victorian prosperity, the native industry survived until the collapse of MG Rover in 2005. Jonathan Wood chronicles its 109-year life, from the production of hand-made bespoke automobiles for the fortunate few to the arrival of mass production to provide cars for the many. He looks at the factories and the people who worked in them, and examines the role played by the component manufacturers that serviced the industry. In conclusion, this ideal introduction offers explanations as to why motor manufacturing followed the British motorcycle, bicycle and cotton industries into oblivion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747807681
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.25(d)

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Meet the Author


Award-winning author Jonathan Wood's Wheels of Misfortune: The Rise and Fall of the British Motor Industry, (1988) received accolades in both Britain and America. In 2006 he presented the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Sir Henry Royce Memorial Lecture on Sir Alec Issigonis, creator of the Morris Minor and the Mini. He is the author of over 35 books, including several past titles for Shire.

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