Thousand Mile Trial


Author: Elizabeth Bennett
Date of Publication: 2000

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A smart first edition of this in-depth review of the foundation of the British Motor Industry.

The Thousand Mile Trial started in London in April 1900 and followed a route that included Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Carlisle, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds and Nottingham before returning to the capital in May. At various locations along the route the entrants and their machines were tested in speed trials and a number of hill-climbs. For many ordinary people, it would be their first encounter with the motor car.

This book tells the story of the conception and execution of a bold plan which was the foundation stone for the British Motor Industry. Using reports and photographs of the day, this work examines the effects those motoring pioneers have achieved.

Written and compiled by Elizabeth Bennett, a British journalist and photographer, and the editor of Veteran Car.

Hardback in excellent condition with good dust jacket.

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Weight 2.4 kg
Dimensions 30 × 22 × 3.5 cm