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First Gear

By Keith Ray

9780750988162

ISBN: 9780750988162

Published: 02-09-2019


First Gear

By Keith Ray

ISBN: 9780750988162

Published: 02-09-2019

About This Book

What was the very 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, including the disc brake, fuel injection and four-wheel drive, to legislation and the law with the driving test, speed limit and first conviction, to the roundabout, dual carriageway, motorway, motoring organisation and fatality, he not only reveals what happened first but joyfully rights historic wrongs along the way. The V8 engine did not originate in America, as most people believe, and Rudolph Diesel certainly didn’t invent the diesel engine. Illustrated with over 150 photographs, this is perfect gift for any motoring enthusiast.

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