This illustrated book looks at the British cars that were available to the post-war family, and also some of the foreign makes that had an important place in the market, and which had a great influence on the British-made cars that followed ...
Author: Anthony Pritchard
Publisher: Shire Publications
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
With the end of the Second World War, it was not long before increasing wealth, cheaper cars, and social pressures made a family car the aspiration of thousands. Ford, Hillman, Standard, Morris and Vauxhall became household names, and the streets of Britain's suburbs began to fill with modern-looking saloon cars, designed to transport mother, father and 2.4 children with ease, if not speed. This illustrated book looks at the British cars that were available to the post-war family, and also some of the foreign makes that had an important place in the market, and which had a great influence on the British-made cars that followed.
Replete with beautiful photography throughout, this book is a loving portrait of the British luxury car, a dearly missed saloon defeated by foreign imports.
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In the 1950s and 1960s, luxury car buyers, from government ministers to captains of industry, almost invariably bought British. These were stately, dignified, and grand vehicles, with many featuring leather interiors and wood trim. Unfortunately, that market has now largely disappeared and, with it, so have the car-makers themselves. This new book covers cars in the over-3-litre class from the biggest names in British luxury motoring including Alvis, Daimler, and Lagonda, and high-end models from Austin, Rover, and Jaguar. It examines the features and characteristics of these classic cars, as well as explaining why they fell from prominence in the 1970s. Replete with beautiful photography throughout, this book is a loving portrait of the British luxury car, a dearly missed saloon defeated by foreign imports.
This colourfully illustrated history tells the exciting story of the British sports car in the 1950s and '60s.
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
E-type Jaguar; Triumph Spitfire; MGA; Austin-Healey – nobody built sports cars like British manufacturers in the 1950s and '60s. There was something very special about the combination of low-slung open two-seater bodywork and spartan interior, a slick sporting gearchange and a throaty exhaust note. This was wind-in-the-hair motoring, and it was affordable by the average young man – at least, until he got married and had a family. MG and Triumph stood out as the market leaders, but many other c companies thrived, from luxury manufacturers like Jaguar and even daimler to other more affordable marques. This colourfully illustrated history tells the exciting story of the British sports car in the 1950s and '60s.
middle-class Britain), young families were increasingly able to take to the roads.
... The car is actually a late 1950s Ford Prefect, but a stripped-out version with a
1,172cc engine became the Ford Popular and was the cheapest new car ...
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
The cars of Austin, Ford, Standard, Hillman and Morris dominated the driveways of family homes in the 1960s, and provided many families with their first experience of four-wheeled motoring. This book tells the story of those beloved cars.
... one British toy company made more plastic toy cars than all the others put
together: Tri-ang, which, along with Meccano Limited, dominated the UK toy
market for decades. The company's origins go back to the 1870s when the Lines family ...
Author: Andrew Ralston
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The history of Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys and other makers of diecast metal cars has been covered in great detail in many books and magazine articles; by contrast, information on plastic toy cars is much harder to come by. Yet collectors are taking an increasing interest in plastic cars, particularly as the rise in the value of early diecast and tinplate models has put many of these out of reach of the average enthusiast. For the first time, this book aims to provide a systematic introduction to the vast number of plastic cars made during the 1950s and 1960s. Years of research have enabled the author to uncover many fascinating facts about the companies who made these toys. Some were major players in the toy industry, like Tri-ang and Brimtoy in the UK, Norev and Minialuxe in France, Gama and Siku in Germany and Ingap in Italy. Many others, though, were more obscure, and some only modeled one car before disappearing without trace. More than 250 photographs of these toys are included, with the emphasis being on the most colorful and realistic examples, all of them based on real vehicles of the period. In many cases, the toy is pictured alongside its original box, the presence of which can often double the value of the item to a collector. Readers will also find a handy glossary listing the names of many of the companies who were active in this field in the 1950s and 1960s, together with some evocative period advertisements and catalogue illustrations. If you thought that a model car had to be made of diecast metal to be worth collecting, this book might change your mind . . . With 250 color photos, extensive appendices and identification aids this is a must have for any collector or dealer.
Vauxhall cars have been central to motoring in Britain for over a century.
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Shire Publications
A beautifully illustrated history of the car manufacturer Vauxhall from its first model in 1903 through some of the most successful car models of the late twentieth century and up to the modern day. Vauxhall cars have been central to motoring in Britain for over a century. The company built a formidable reputation in its early years with notable machines like the Prince Henry, the 30/98 and the 1914 Grand Prix cars, and then moved into a more mainstream area of the market, remaining in the forefront of innovation during the 1930s. The post-1945 years saw the company as one of the foremost in Britain, catering for family needs with cars like the Velox, the Cresta, and the Victor, and then building the highly successful Viva range of smaller models. Closely aligned with its German cousin, Opel, Vauxhall relied increasingly on Opel's designs after the mid-1970s. Astra, Cavalier, Nova and Carlton were among the best-loved cars of their era, and no-one can forget the giant-killing 176mph Lotus Carlton. This illustrated introduction explores the history of Vauxhall cars from its beginning in 1903 to the city cars and SUVs that have led the Vauxhall product lines, as the company continues to excel in the twenty-first century.
Vauxhall , that the car was “ sold and serviced all over America ” , in this case by
Buick dealers . ... even be advantageous , ensuring exclusivity - but it militated
against British family cars , which in American terms were usually unremarkable
subcompact sedans . ... In the 1950s and 60s , American advertising for British cars was very different from that which promoted those cars in their home market .
... in anticipation of the children we would one day have , a relative of my wife ' s
gave us a box of Ladybird Books from the 1950s and 60s . ... views that was
recognizably British , but with a Mediterranean climate and a tidy absence of pay
- and - display car parks , bingo parlours ... I was strangely influenced by this
book and for some years agreed to take our family holidays at the British seaside
on the ...
Author: John K. Walton
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This detailed academic cultural study looks at the rise and fall of the seaside holiday in Britain. John K. Walton offers a broad interpretation of the holidays and resorts, looking at who went, where they went, what they did, and how they were entertained.
The alien who accompanies Arthur on his travels , Ford Prefect , may come from
another planet , but his name is the same as that of a family car sold in Britain
during the 1950s . On his intergalactic travels Arthur is attired in a dressing gown
Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Essays on British writers of fantasy and science fiction discuss the changing attitudes towards this genre, including serious consideration by critics. Covers the publication of science fiction in comic books, limited productions of publications by fan presses, the difference between British and American science fiction, the birth of the New Wave, and the revival of horror fiction as a distinct genre.
To be a young woman in India in the 1950s and to drive 5 a car was to be Anna
and Emma – even Doris Day . ... 5 Doris Day American actress and singer ;
starred in many popular romantic comedies of the 1950s and 60s - 6 Rover British make of car - 7 to edge toward ... house in order to claim a right to live
there - 10 upbringing family training - 11 to jeopardize [ ' dzepədaiz ] to endanger
- 12 to lynch to ...
For the men at least , foremost among these was often the family car . The
enormous increase in the number of private cars was another of the obvious
signs of all - round prosperity in the late 1950s and the 1960s . Before the war the car was ...
In my family , we've never done what many other British people do and have a
yearly holiday . ... time off together at holidays or halfterms . b ) Many people in
their 50s and 60s have taken early retirement on a pension . ... Figure 3 Average
income per week for households in the UK 30 Grandparents Parents Your
generation 25 Q1 Q2 Millions of cars Q3 15 10 5 o 3 Explain the differences you
Author: Bob Digby
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Economic policy
Child labour. Quality of life. Global warming. Unfair trade. Just some of the issues confronted in the new Edexcel GCSE Specification B. It's a World Thing has been written specially to fit the new Edexcel Specification B by authors who have been involved with the development of the Specification, and are completely familiar with its focus and approach. The book takes an issues and enquiry-based approach to learning - which is central to the Specification. Students are encouraged to learn in an active way through case studies, enquiry activities, and decision-making exercises. · Material is made clear and easy to use by direct and student-friendly language · Relevant topics and lively issues from around the world to encourage students to think globally · Clear explanations so that students have all the information and understanding they need · A Teacher's Pack offers guidance, answers, and worksheets
Antique & Classic Cars For Sale Mixed Models Included International 1975 8 -
door limo , automatic , air , very nice , will ... Custom Club 2 - door coupe , Fluid
Drive , ( auto shift ) , runs good , 43,000 miles , in the family since purchased new
. ... Hudson Italia 1 of 25 made , very rare 1950's culture car , restoration 60 %
complete , excellent opportunity to own one . ... British Import . Looks like MG .
Details available $ 2,500.00 . Box 536 , Haslett , MI 48840 When in south Florida
, stop at ...
The cultural channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation's radio services -
Radio 3 - held a short story competition with a first prize of £ 1,000 . It was won by
Sean ... She had the small car her mother had left her and a degree in fine arts ,
brand - new . He had the family's summer cottage in North Wales and memories
of his last visit there . ... They met at ... 14 British Fiction in the 1950s , 1960s , and
Henry Ford together with Detroit and assembly line car production for the mass
market formed one of the pillars upon which the ... Figure 1 Suburbanization in
the UK Since 1950 in the UK , suburban expansion has speeded up and has
been more planned . The 1950s and 60s were still the era of rented housing . ...
These places are dominated by single - family homes , office parks and shopping
Author: Ann Bowen
This work aims to combine comprehensive coverage of the full range of topics with a flexible approach to learning. It covers basic geographical skills and offers help with revision and exam techniques.
would one day have, a relative of my wife's gave us a box of Ladybird Books from
the 1950s and 60s. ... views that was recognizably British, but with a
Mediterranean climate and a tidy absence of pay-and-display car parks, bingo
parlours, and the tackier sort of amusement arcades. ... some years agreed to
take our family holidays at the British seaside on the assumption that one day we
would find this ...
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and ‘Ooh lovely’ at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time. Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.
A Critical View of the British Experience Clifford Guy. developed in a suburb of
Oxford between 1960 and 1965, and included some 70 shops built around a
pedestrian area, and free car parking (Gayler, 1984: 27–8). ... within new
residential areas – a phenomenon clearly seen in New Town design in the 1950s and 1960s (Keeble, 1969: 246–50) ... the more social aspect of a family outing by car on Saturday morning, outweigh the more convenient location of
neighbourhood centres, ...
Author: Clifford Guy
Written by a leading expert in the field, this is the first thorough critical review of retail planning policy in Britain (including Scotland and Wales). It covers recent changes in government policy and guidance, and examines retail policy within a broader economic and social context. Planning for Retail Development explains key events and debates in the evolution of retail planning policy, at central and local government levels, since the 1960s and draws contrasts between the 1980s, a period in which retail developers were encouraged by central government to expand away from town centres, and the more recent emphasis on protection and promotion of town centres as the most appropriate location for new development. The book develops a critical evaluation of past and present retail planning policies, based upon analyses of retailers’ objectives and of typical consumer shopping behaviour. Relationships between retail planning and wider societal concerns, including sustainable development, social inclusion and urban regeneration are also examined and analysed and guidelines for future policy objectives and content are drawn.
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The story of Ford in Britain ... biggest investor in the next five largest British car
new plant , models , and equipmanufacturers Wolseley , ment , with some 60 per