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Microcars at large!

Microcars at large!

By Adam Quellin
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Paperback • 250mm x 207mm • 112 pages • 113 colour photos

ISBN: 9781845840921

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This book charts the history and development of the small economy cars which emerged after the Second World War. Finances and raw materials were in short supply and these microcars, or 'bubble cars' as they became affectionately known, provided transport for thousands of impoverished motorists during that lean period in the middle of the twentieth century. These tint economy cars now have a significant place in motoring history. This book follows the microcar's progress right up to the present day, with original colour photographs.

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This book celebrates an exciting period in motoring history. In the period following the Second World War, materials were in short supply and many people couldn't afford a proper car. Economies were struggling and several motor manufacturers turned their hand to building basic transportation for motorists. These little cars were noisy, often crude and not over-reliable but provided transport for thousands of impoverished motorists. Due to their shape, many of these vehicles earned the nickname ‘bubblecar' and ensured a place in people's hearts. The role they played has crucial role in motoring history. They have overcome design challenges and many have reached iconic status. Discover the spherical Isetta and the wedge shaped Bond Bug. As prized collectors items, some microcars now enjoy cult status. Full of original colour illustrations, this volume charts the history and development of bubblecars and microcars from the middle of the twentieth century to the present day. This is a lavishly illustrated guide to the weird and wonderful world of microcars from the basic bubblecars of the 1950s to the sophisticated models of today.

Independent Reviews

"Although described as ‘an often light-hearted celebration of the smallest and best-loved vehicles on the road’, this well-illustrated book is a nicely-written study of an almost-forgotten era." – The Automobile
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"A lavishly illustrated guide to the weird and wonderful world of microcars from the basic bubblecars of the 1950s to the sophisticated models of today." – totalkitcar.com
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"Adam Quellin, offers an entertaining, easy to read, insight into the weird and wonderful world of alternative motoring." – Classic Car Mart

   

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