Monday, 20 December 2010


We are delighted to hear that Barrie Down (author of Art Deco and British Car Design - The Airline Cars of the 1930s) had a very successful book signing last weekend at Mini Grid in Toronto, Canada. According to Barrie, "The store sold all 30 copies and have ordered a dozen more - not bad for a corner of the colonies that is not really aware of British cars. General concensus is that the book is highly readable, even for non-car people."

The Standard Motor Club have also reviewed the book. Here is an extract from the review: "The book is comprehensively illustrated with examples not only from Standard, but also from Hillman, MG, SS, Riley, Singer, Talbot, AC and Alvis to name only a few. How each range was conceived and developed is covered in a degree of detail to support the lavish photography." Click here to read the review in full.

You can see the interview we recorded with Barrie Down below!