Automotive History

History of British Classic Car Names Pre 1939

The names of classic cars such as Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce are known all over the world. We look back to the origins of those famous car brands. Our first of two articles reviewing the history of the names of British car manufacturers focuses on car manufacturers with roots dating back to before the Second World War.

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History of the Dashboard

The term 'Dashboard' originated when there were horse-drawn carriages and evolved into the complex and also stylish dashboards seen in the cars of today.

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The First Smiths Speedometer for King Edward VII in 1904

The first Smiths speedometer was made for King Edwards VII's Mercedes in 1904.

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