Lost Causes of Motoring


Author: Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
Date of Publication: 1966

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This entertaining book was written just in time to record innumerable fascinating facts about early motoring days before they were lost for ever and, in this new edition, the story has been brought completely up-to-date.

The author reminds us that the lost breeds and their designers did very much more than excite ribald humour among spectators, frustrated rage among owners and despair among shareholders-they also pioneered four-wheel brakes and the idea of disc braking, automatic transmission, six-cylinder engines and other features of the modern car.

One or two, which managed to produce cheap and efficient vehicles, pushed down the prices asked by the big manufacturers, so making cars cheaper for all, before lack of capital or faulty policy killed them. Many set a standard of excellence surpassed by none in their time.

Hardback in generally good condition for age. Clean dust cover, couple of tears but now sealed and protected in a clear cover.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 3.0 cm