Immortal Austin Seven DUE LATE 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781845849795
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  • Publ Date: 2017-05-28
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  • Binding: HardBack
  • Pages: 224
  • Imprint: VELOCE PUBS
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  • ID - 185881

Table of Contents :

ForewordAcknowledgementsCHAPTER 1:The ConceptCHAPTER 2:ProductionCHAPTER 3:DevelopmentCHAPTER 4:Success and PopularityCHAPTER 5:CoachbuildersCHAPTER 6:Austin Sevens By Any Other NameCHAPTER 7:Pre-War Racing and Hill Climb SpecialsCHAPTER 8:Military Austin SevensCHAPTER 9:"The Mighty Atom"CHAPTER 10:Social Context and ChangesCHAPTER 11:Later Sporting and Racing SevensCHAPTER 12:Art DecoCHAPTER 13:WW2 and arising from the AshesCHAPTER 14:The Austin Seven RevisitedCHAPTER 15:CharacteristicsCHAPTER 16:Driving your Austin Seven TodayStatisticsBibliographyAustin Seven ClubsIndex


"Immortal Austin Seven" tells the story of this most popular of pre-war cars in all its variations, from the earliest Chummy of the 1920s, through Sports, Military, Box and Ruby Saloons to the exquisite Twin Cam racers of the late 1930s.The Austin Seven was truly "Motoring for the Millions," and Herbert Austin's baby car has fascinated thousands of enthusiasts for almost a century, with the sheer variety of more than 300 distinct works or coach-built types in 17 years of production. The Austin Seven engine also powered aeroplanes, boats, tractors and motorcycles, and was put to many astonishing uses, all described in this book.There is also a section on the use of the Austin Seven post World War Two, and the car's competition role in trials, hill climbs and circuit racing, including the amazingly successful 750 Formula, which sparked off the careers of famous men like Colin Chapman, Eric Broadley, Arthur Mallock and Tony Southgate, and the craze of building sporting Austin Seven "Specials" which peaked in the 1950s.The book includes period, detail drawings and rarely seen photographs, and is a must for the Austin Seven or general motoring enthusiast.

Author Biography:

David Morgan has had a passion for motor sport from a young age, buying a 1934 Austin Seven with his third month's salary whilst living in North London, a few miles from the original Lotus works in Hornsey. David built a number of Austin Seven and Ford powered competition specials, contributed to the 750 Motor Club Bulletin and Historic Lotus Register magazine, and in 2009 wrote "Seven Fifty Motor Club - The birthplace of modern British motorsport" published by Haynes. David has enjoyed competing in club motor sport for more than fifty years, latterly, in John Cooper's first Austin based special and a Lotus Eleven Climax. David is an architect in private practice, and lives in Hertfordshire.



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