With some 450 colour and black-and-white illustrations in all, including specially commissioned photography of outstanding examples of the cars, this is truly the owner's complete companion to the Minor Traveller.
100 Years on the Roads
100 YEARS ON THE ROADS VIDEO
This 55-minute video traces the development of road transport from 1896 to the present day.
Production is by Bygone Films with the association of Practical Classics and the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon. The video opens with shots of the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, and some introductory footage from Practical Classics journalist Nick Larkin (don't give up your day job, Nick!).
Excellent old archive cine film is used throughout along with still photos linked with commentary and music. It's an interesting, nostalgic and amusing look back on 100 years of transport in Britain. I half expected Laurel and Hardy to pop up in an old Model T!
Early films show the development of the horseless carriage and through the wars. Some truly delightful footage of driving tests and old road safety films are narrated by Mr Chalmundley-Walker himself (or was that Harry Enfield?). Scenes of the early days of the motorways must have been shot from an E-type, judging by the speed at which you overtake other cars on a wonderfully uncrowded M1!
The video is priced at Â£15.49 including post and packaging and is available from: Bygone Direct Ltd, 8 Chiltern Close, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. RG9 1RH. Tel and Fax: 01491 574415.