Wolseley - A Very British Car

Wolseley - A Very British Car
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Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781906133733
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Whether you love old vehicles, are interested in the history, or are simply enamored by very British cars, Wolseley – A Very British Car fires on all cylinders. This complete history of Wolseley starts at the turn of the century when they were producing some of the first automobiles ever.

You will see the highs and lows of the company’s nearly 75-year history with interesting text, and hundreds of rare photographs, many of which have never been published before. This is truly the definitive work on this classic marque.

The author

Anders Ditlev Clausager was born in Denmark in 1949. He came to London in 1974 to study automotive design at the Royal College of Art and obtained his master’s degree in 1976. He spent a brief period with Volkswagen, where he designed the second-generation Polo, but came back to England in 1978, working for British Leyland at Longbridge. In 1979, he became archivist to BL Heritage, subsequently the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, and in 2000 moved to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust where he was chief archivist until 2012. In 2000 he completed a master’s degree in history at the University of Warwick. He has written or co-authored 20 books on a variety of mostly British cars, including Austin, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Mini, and Sunbeam-Talbot, but also Porsche and Volvo. He was one of four authors of the award-winning Britain’s Motor Industry The First Hundred Years. He has contributed to various magazines, and to The Guardian. Anders is well known as a motoring historian. He was a founder member of the Classic Vehicle Clubs’ Committee, which later became the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, and for several years served on the dating committee of the Veteran Car Club. Since 2009 he has been Secretary of the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain, while he is also a trustee of the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust, and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. He has twice received the Bradley Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Automotive Historians. He maintains an active interest in many aspects of motoring history and is usually busy with one or more projects. He lives in Birmingham with his husband David and has only recently and reluctantly given up riding a BMW after 40 years as a motorcyclist.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781906133733
Illustrations: 200 b-w & color photos
Size: 8.27 in x 10.6 in / 210.06 mm x 269.24 mm
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