The age of the bulb horn and brassware! Individual coachwork – buy your engine and chassis and create your own automobile – and hundreds did just that. When the local blacksmith was the early motoring engineer, and the world had a choice between steam, electric or ny number of variables fuel. When steering and brakes were practically afterthoughts and where the urge for speed created Racing, and all to often fatalities. The age of Inventors and Giants, none of whom truly realised just how their work would impact on the 20th century.
Through pictures, prints and posters, this book tracks some of the avenues and weird and wonderful flights of fantasy, that sometimes became reality !