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First Gear Keith Ray

First Gear By Keith Ray

First Gear by Keith Ray

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Myth-busting book that explores what really happened first across the eventful history of motoring

First Gear Summary

First Gear: Myth Busting Motoring Milestones by Keith Ray

What was the first real 'automobile'? And what actually constitutes an automobile, anyway? SUCH questions are not easy to answer, but Keith Ray has embraced the challenge and compiled a myth-busting book packed with fascinating facts. Ranging from the 'firsts' in motoring technology such as the disc brake, fuel injection and four-wheel drive, through the legislation that brought in the driving test, speed limit and first conviction, all the way to the first roundabout, dual carriageway, motorway, motoring organisation and fatality, Ray not only reveals what happened first but rights historic wrongs along the way. The V8 engine did not originate in America, as most people believe, and Rudolf Diesel certainly did not invent the diesel engine. Packed with photographs, First Gear is the perfect gift for any motoring enthusiast.

About Keith Ray

KEITH RAY has enjoyed a long career in management consultancy, after originally studying engineering at Cambridge University. He has always been fascinated by engineering history and is a self-professed 'petrol head' who has written many books on transport, technology and humour - on top of being an avid cartoonist. He has written Bizarre Cars, 0-60 in 120 Years and The Strangest Aircraft of All Time for The History Press. He lives in Buckinghamshire.

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First Gear: Myth Busting Motoring Milestones by Keith Ray
Used - Very Good
The History Press Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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