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The Cars of BMC
ABOUT THE BOOK
A Veloce Classic Reprint
The complete history of BMC – British Motor Corporation – and a comprehensive directory of the marques and models that made up the whole. Following the historic amalgamation of Morris Motors Ltd and the Austin Motor Co Ltd in 1952, through to the merger with British Leyland in 1968, this book details the company’s origins, its achievements and its legacy, and provides a close look at the many car models that were produced during its heyday.
The Cars of BMC by Graham Robson
£30.00(UK), $50.00(US), 65.00(CAN)
- BMC – all the cars
- Detailed specs for all BMC models
- Coverage of Austin, Morris, MG, Riley, VandenPlas, Wolseley and more …
- An important reference book for all British car enthusiasts
- The golden years of the British motor car industry
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After a varied career in the automotive industry the late Graham Robson gained a worldwide reputation as a motoring historian, and has more than 160 books to his credit.
Born in 1936, and educated at Ermysteds Grammar School in Yorkshire, Graham then went on to study Engineering at Oxford University. He joined Jaguar Cars as a graduate trainee, becoming involved in design work on the Mk II, E-Type and Mark X. Beginning as a hobby, he became a rally co-driver, eventually joining the Sunbeam 'works' team in 1961, and took part in rallies up to International level (once with Roger Clark), but stopped rallying by 1968.
During this time he joined Standard-Triumph in Coventry, in 1961, as a Development Engineer, mainly on sports car projects. He then ran the re-opened 'works' motorsport department from 1962 to 1965, this being the period of the birth of Spitfire Le Mans cars, TR4, Vitesse, Spitfire and 2000 rally car developments.
Graham Robson’s writing began with rally reports for magazines which evolved into a job with Autocar from 1965-1969. He was recruited back to industry at Rootes to run the Product Proving department, then after a brief period in 1972 as technical director of a safety belt company, became an independent motoring writer. Graham has lived 'by the pen' and 'by the voice', not only writing but commentating, presenting and organising events of all types.
Place of birth: Skipton, Yorkshire • Hometown: Bridport • Nearest city: Bournemouth
V5632 • Hardback • 25x20.7cm • 304 pages • 440 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787116-32-0 • UPC: 6-36847-01632-6
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