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Three-wheelers - 2nd Revised Edition

English · Paperback / Softback


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Informationen zum Autor Ken Hill's interest in old cars began in 1956 and his associations with the Morgan in 1967! when he was given his famous 4/4 Le Mans! which has competed successfully in many continental rallies! driving tests and concourse events. His many wins include the Vintage Sports Car Club's Martini Trophy. He has judged at and organised major events and has served on the committee of the Morgan Sports car Club. He is the club's Series I 4/4 Registrar. He has written eleven books on the history of the Morgan and is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. Klappentext In the motor-industry's early years! the three- and four-wheeled types were developed side by side! but the latter began to take precedence as its greater stability! and the three-wheeler's severe bodywork limitations! became evident. This book puts three-wheelers! and the companies that produced them! in their historical context. a fascinating history of an early form of motor-car, now largely defunct, that nonetheless at one point was a contender to become the main type. Zusammenfassung It is generally accepted that Karl Benz was the inventor of the motor-car in 1885 - what is less well known is that his car was a three-wheeler. In the motor-industry's early years, the threeand four-wheeled types were developed side by side, but the latter began to take precedence as its greater stability, and the three-wheeler's severe bodywork limitations, became evident. For twenty years the light car, cyclecar, three-wheeler and motorcycle competed for the rapidly expanding market, until eventually and inevitably being eclipsed by the mass-produced, £100 four-wheeled motor car. Fully illustrated and packed with little-known facts, this book puts three-wheelers, and the companies that produced them, in their historical context. Inhaltsverzeichnis The early years /The Morgan Motor Company /The heyday of the three-wheeler /Decline /After the Second World War /Manufacturers of three-wheelers /Further reading /Places to visit ...

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Authors Ken Hill, Ken Kill
Publisher SHIRE
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 10.09.2011
EAN 9780747802822
ISBN 978-0-7478-0282-2
No. of pages 32
Dimensions 210 mm x 210 mm x 3 mm
Series Shire Library
Shire Library
Print on Demand
Subjects Natural sciences, medicine, IT, technology > Technology > Mechanical engineering, production engineering

HISTORY / Social History, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Transportation

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