The Austin Pedal Car Story

David Whyley

€104.27

Publisher : Porter Press

Reference : LN05688

The Austin J40 pedal car is a miniature motoring marvel. The level of interest over the years in these diminutive Austins is way beyond anything that the three-man design and development team could ever have imagined when they hand-built the prototype of Austin Chairman Leonard Lord’s ‘little idea’ in 1946.

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The Austin J40 pedal car is a miniature motoring marvel. The level of interest over the years in these diminutive Austins is way beyond anything that the three-man design and development team could ever have imagined when they hand-built the prototype of Austin Chairman Leonard Lord’s ‘little idea’ in 1946.

Over 70 years after the first production example rolled off the South Wales factory line – in 1949 – interest in the Austin J40 remains strong today, boosted by the annual Settrington Cup race for J40s at the Goodwood Revival.

The intriguing story of secrecy, innovation and social responsibility – perhaps unique in the history of the motor industry – is told in fascinating detail in this lavishly produced book, which provides a social history intertwined with the story of Austin’s diminutive Pathfinder and J40 pedal cars.

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LN05688

Data sheet

Author
David Whyley
Publisher
Porter Press
Publishing Date
2023
Size
23,5 x 28,5 cm
ISBN
Illustration
1000
Number of pages
488
Language
English
Condition
New
Binding
Hardbound

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