MILESTONES IN A MOTORING LIFE
WRITTEN BY DUDLEY NOBLE
Of books about old cars there has been a spate, but this is something entirely different. The author as a young man was ‘mad’ on motors and got himself a job with the Rover Company at Coventry in 1911.
He started off as a tester, was pressed into service as a trials driver (the word ‘rally’ not then being used), competed in the Paris-Nice of 1912-more or less the forerunner of the Monte’- and by his ubiquity in all the numerous events of the day acquired the nickname of ‘Rover Noble’.
At this period the motor trade was in process of becoming the motor industry, and an output of 50 cars a week was considered big. It was the 1914-18 war, in which the author was an M.T. workshops officer, that fostered the vast growth of the motor industry.
The author recalls the process whereby the British public was made to realise that the motor vehicle was becoming a reliable means of transport. Much of his life has been spent in driving home this fact by demonstrations, well attended by publicity, on the roads of most countries in the world.
1. The car as a rich man’s plaything
2. The immediate pre-war-one years
3. World War One “blows up” the motor car
4. Getting back to peacetime business
5. The years between the wars
6. Hitler’s shadow solidifies
7. A second “post-war”
8. Striding forward – whither ?
The book is used, but it is in a good condition, hard cover, 251 pages, English text.
ISBN : 362 00040 9