Bubblecars and Microcars
The microcar, in some form, has always been an answer for the motorist with a lack of space and/or money. But although the microcar has its origins in the early years of the twentieth century, its golden era was the 1950s and 60s - the Age of the Bubblecar!In this fascinating book Malcolm Bobbitt traces the history of minimal motoring, from the forecars and cyclecars of the 1920s and 30s, through the bubblecar era, to microcars of our own time, including the fashionable MCC Smart.
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The Search for Minimal Motoring
In Time of Need 19461950
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