Bri­tish Mi­cro­cars 1947-2002 £7.99

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

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

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