British Microcars 1947-2002 £7.99
Remember an era when cash conscious motorists were as likely to hop into an AC Petite or Bond Minicar as they were a used Ford or Austin? Then you’ll enjoy this cheerful look back at an era of entrepreneurial Brits trying their luck at micro-sized three-wheelers.
There’s plenty in the way of colourful period advertisements, and Duncan Cameron revisits the endearingly quirky failures as much as the better-known offerings.
Anyone looking for a detailed model-by-model breakdown or for more on post-1960 models – which are squeezed into eight of the book’s 64 pages – should look elsewhere, though. It’s also let down by a couple of errors – it suggests that British Leyland (not BMC) introduced the Mini, and there’s an image referring to the Only Fools and Horses Reliant Supervan as a Robin. David Simister