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An Austin Anthology

by Stringer, James 'Jim' Code: 50422 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publication date: 15/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia Price: AU $32.95
An entertaining collection of true stories that feature just a few of the products manufactured by the Austin Motor Company from 1906 until the outbreak of the Second World War, including the people who helped to make them, those who drove them, and even those who flew them. Although the history of the Austin Seven and Taxicabs have been covered before in much greater detail elsewhere, you will find within these pages the stories of many other Austin creations: the Austin 12/6 which could be won by smoking Kensitas cigarettes; the Austin 20 which competed in the 1914 Austrian Alpine Trial; the remarkable racing car named `Pobble' which went on to serve as an ambulance during the First World War, and the Australian couple who, in 1926, decided to drive their Austin Twelve right around Australia. The Music Hall artist, George Clarke, who performed on stage with his Austin Seven, and the `Austin Unity Song,' a recording of which was presented to guests at the Company's Annual dinner, are just two more fascinating stories which go to make up this Austin Anthology.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 112
Illustration: COLOUR SECTION(S)
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS
Publication date: 15/03/2018
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 210mm X 148mm
Code: 50422
1. Mr Harry 2. The Austin Whippet 3. A flight into the unknown 4. An Austin named `Pobble' 5. Herbert Austin and the Mckenna duties 6. George Clarke. The silly ass 7. The 40hp Austin 8. Murder at the village 9. Testing the Austin 12/4 10. The Austin Unity Song 11. The Kensitas car 12. The ubiquitous Ausitn Seven 13. The pantomime 14. Vernon Austin 15. Touring around Australia in an Austin 12/4 16. Albert Ball V.C. 17. The Wedge 18. TAXI 19. The 1914 Austrian Alpine Trial