The motor car came of age during the 1930s. It ceased to be a mechanised successor to the horse-drawn cart and no longer was it a rich man's toy. This book charts the rapid development made in the decade immediately prior to the Second World War, during which time the means of construction, materials, engineering concepts and the companies themselves became established. Variety was the essence of the period and the motoring public could take its pick from hundreds of models. It is a story of engineering improvement, the rationalisation of sales and service in vehicles and components electrics, tyres, fuels and lubricants and of change even to the roads themselves. About the author Ian Dussek grew up with cars of the 1930s, in a family owning Lagondas and Bentleys. He learned to drive on an Austin 10 and graduated to HRGs. He has been associated with that marque for over forty years and has written its history. He is also the author of the Shire Albums Sports Cars and Motoring Specials. Another title for Shire by this author is: Motoring SpecialsChrysler had six- and straight eight- cylinder engines, the latter used in their EUROPEAN CARS 4 litre CD model. The Chrysler Airflow model was notable as the forerunner of American styling. The American cars reflected the low price of fuelanbsp;...
|Title||:||Motorcars of the 1930s|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 1989|