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15th September 2023
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An Austin Anthology III

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This third volume continues James Stringer’s well received series with another highly entertaining collection of Austin-related stories. This time you can read all about: ‘Mugwump’ and its journey from Bristol to Cape Town; how Spike Milligan and fellow Goon Peter Sellers nearly fell out over an Austin 12/4; the company’s promotional film about the Austin 7 – “The Mighty Atom”, and many other colourful and delightfully entertaining stories, which provide the reader with an alternative and previously untold history of the Austin Motor Car Company.

An Austin Anthology III by James ‘Jim’ Stringer

ISBN: 9781787116504
UPC: 6-36847-01650-0


£19.99(UK), $30.00(US), 40.00(CAN)

• Another collection of Austin-related stories from yesteryear
• The third volume in James Stringer’s popular series
• Traveller’s tales of Mugwump’s journey from Bristol to Cape Town
• Why did Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers nearly fall out over an Austin 12/4?
• All about Austin’s promotional film and the Austin 7 ‘The Mighty Atom’
• The history of Austin - receivership and the takeover bid by General Motors
• A charmingly nostalgic book for Austin owners and enthusiasts
• Contains many previously unheard stories and unpublished photographs


Born in 1943, the late James Stringer's early years were spent in the West London suburb of Acton, and, after he left school, he took an apprenticeship with London Transport. When James was old enough to drive, he looked around for a suitable motorcar which was affordable on apprentice’s wages. For £35 he purchased a 1929 Austin 16/6 saloon car, and thus his love affair with all things ‘Austin’ began. Joining the Vintage Austin Register in 1962 James soon became involved in its organisation, and for 17 years edited and produced the Vintage Austin Magazine, undertaking research into many aspects of the products manufactured by the Austin Motor Company, and later becoming the Register's Vice President.
The stories that he has collected over his many years of involvement with Austin cars form the basis of his popular ‘Austin Anthology’ series of books.

V5650 • Hardback • 21x14.8cm • £19.99 • 112 pages • 187 b&w pictures and line drawings • ISBN: 978-1-787116-50-4 • UPC: 6-36847-01650-0
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