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First Gear

Myth Busting Motoring Milestones

By (author) Keith Ray
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 16th Sep 2019
Dimensions: w 168mm h 192mm d 11mm
Weight: 352g
ISBN-10: 0750988169
ISBN-13: 9780750988162
Barcode No: 9780750988162
Synopsis
What was the first real `automobile'? And what actually constitutes an automobile, anyway? SUCH questions are not easy to answer, but Keith Ray has embraced the challenge and compiled a myth-busting book packed with fascinating facts. Ranging from the `firsts' in motoring technology such as the disc brake, fuel injection and four-wheel drive, through the legislation that brought in the driving test, speed limit and first conviction, all the way to the first roundabout, dual carriageway, motorway, motoring organisation and fatality, Ray not only reveals what happened first but rights historic wrongs along the way. The V8 engine did not originate in America, as most people believe, and Rudolf Diesel certainly did not invent the diesel engine. Packed with photographs, First Gear is the perfect gift for any motoring enthusiast.

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