By DK Publishing
Tracing the historical past of the auto, from the 1st prototypes to the large vehicles of this present day, Car covers the technological advancements and manufacture of vehicles, the cultural backdrop opposed to which a number of the versions arose, and the iconic influence the auto has had on society as an item of interest, image of luxurious, and merchandise of necessity.
The so much lavishly illustrated remedy of the topic out there, that includes the main noteworthy vehicles of every decade in superbly photographed catalogs, Car is really a global view of the auto via time, with histories of the lads and machines that created manufacturers that are now loved ones names.
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Austin Twelve 1927 Origin UK Engine 1,861 cc, straight-four Top speed 53 mph (85 km/h) A wide range of competent, dependable cars, such as the Twelve, helped Herbert Austin’s company become the UK’s most successful car maker of the 1920s. MG 18/80 1928 Origin UK Engine 2,468 cc, straight-six Top speed 78 mph (126 km/h) In 1922, supported by the Morris company, Cecil Kimber began making sporting cars based on Morris components. Later badged as MGs, his cars had attractively styled bodies and gave good performance.
Despite its tiny dimensions, the Austin Seven took the UK market by storm, selling 290,924 between 1922 and 1939. Austin Seven 1922 Origin UK Engine 696 cc, straight-four Top speed 52 mph (84 km/h) Although the Seven would later be a huge success, at ﬁrst it really was too small. The length, width, and engine size were all increased within a year of the model’s launch. Hanomag started making steam engines in 1835, turning to gas-engined cars in the 1920s. The bizarre looks of this model won it the nickname Kommissbrot, after a loaf of army bread, but also limited sales.
Located below the distributor, the governor maintains constant engine revs 19. Sidevalve six-cylinder engine has ﬁxed cylinder heads, dual ignition 18 11 10 12 13 15 14 16 17 The 1920s Speed & stamina | Racers & roadsters | Flappers & ﬂamboyance | Nickel & whitewall 38 . THE 1920S Competition Cars The 1920s saw rapid technological progress in the world of competition cars, as the emphasis moved from proving road cars by racing them, to developing and testing advanced engineering in race models—and then adapting it to road cars.
Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile by DK Publishing