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First Gear

£12.99
ITEM CODE: 24338
4.8/5
Surprising and intriguing: a fact-filled and richly illustrated selection detailing history’s motoring milestones. From Trevithick's steam carriage c.1803 and London’s Archway Road...
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Surprising and intriguing: a fact-filled and richly illustrated selection detailing history’s motoring milestones. From Trevithick's steam carriage c.1803 and London’s Archway Road in 1813, arguably the world's first by-pass, all the way through to the first parking sensors in 2003 and smart motorways in 2006. Technical innovations sit alongside legal and infrastructural firsts making a fascinating timeline of development in the age of the car; and righting many misconceptions and myths. Discover about the first driving test, disc brake, speed limit, roundabout and who really invented the diesel engine (it wasn’t Rudolf Diesel).
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Paperback
17 x 19cm
160 pages
Illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs
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Overall product rating 4.8/5
12 May 2020
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a book for a gift for a friend who likes motoring
06 April 2020
Doncaster
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My husband has not out this little book down he is a mini mad driver and dose events with his minis and anything I find to do with cars old and new is great.
02 April 2020
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An interesting insight into facets of the history of the automobile.
31 March 2020
London
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JUst the present for a car-mad friend.