- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd (1 Nov. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750920971
- ISBN-13: 978-0750920971
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Making Cars at Cowley: From Morris to Rover Paperback – 1 Nov 1999
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It tells the history of one of the oldest, and possibly most famous automobile production plants in England, in a lavishly illustrated easy to read and digest fashion, that is just as refreshing as it is informative.
The book quite rightly concentrates on the glory years of the British automobile, rather than dwell on the troubled times to come, carefully taking the reader from the humble beginnings of the Morris name, right up to the Rover/BMW ownership and re-development of the plant.
One thing that I found especially interesting was the evolution of both the products that the factory produced, and also in the evolution of the processes involved. The photographs showing the transitions between the manual, labor intensive processes, and the more automated ways as the book progressed.
There are many, many photograpaphs that are simply wonderful period pictures, giving you a fascinating view of the industry in the early 1900's onward.
Highly readable, highly reccomended, beautifully presented. Worth buying just for the pictures, but read the text too, it is very well written, and tells the story in a very careful and concise fashion.