The Book of the Standard Motor Company

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Jul 15, 2011 - Transportation - 208 pages
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Starting with the original Standard prototype of 1903, this book covers the scores of Standard models built until the brand was discontinued in 1963 (Britain) and 1987 (India). It also covers the Ferguson tractor involvement, millitary aero-engine manufacture, military aircraft manufacturer (including Beaufighter and Mosquito fighter-bombers), Rolls-Royce Avon turbo-jet military engine manufacture, and Triumph cars.

  

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Contents

Introduction
4
Acknowledgements
5
Timeline
6
Raising the Standard 19031906
7
Standard and the Union Flag building the brand 19061914
12
Interruption World War One and aircraft 19141918
20
Vintage Standards 19191927
25
The first of the Nines 19271935
34
Vanguards Renowns and Mayflowers 19471953
121
Eights Tens Triumph sports cars and a new Vanguard 19531960
139
Triumph takes centre stage 19591960s
165
Leyland takes over the final years
183
Appendix A Standard and SS an important commercial link
192
Appendix B Works rally cars in the 1950s
196
Seriesproduction petrol engine family dimensions
198
Standard and Triumph model launches
199

Flying Standards for all 19351940
52
World War Two aero engines and aircraft 19391945
75
The takeover of Triumph and after 19441946
89
Chapter8 Tractors Banner Lane and jet engines 19401959
104
Interlude The BRM project dabbling with Formula One
118
Appendix E UKproduced Standard production models 19031963
200
Appendix F Production figures yearonyear
204
Index
207
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Graham Robson possesses a worldwide reputation as a motoring historian, and has been close to the sport of rallying for many years, as a competitor, team manager, organizer, reporter, commentator and observer; in more than forty years he has never lost touch with the sport. Not only has Graham competed in many British and European events, he's also reported on marathons in South America, and acted as a traveling controller in the legendary London-Mexico World Cup Rally. As a recognized authority on many aspects of classic cars and motoring of that period, he is the most prolific of all authors, with more than 130 published books to his credit. Over the years Graham has owned, driven, described and competed in many of the cars featured in the Rally Giants Series, and his insight to their merits is unmatched.

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