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Despite success in its epic struggle to conquer tyranny during the Second World War, Great Britain emerged from the conflict at the brink of financial disaster and burdened by continued rationing of food, fuel, and consumer goods. Displaying the same indomitable spirit that had allowed the nation to carry on during the early days of the conflict when it fought alone against Hitler, Britons steeled their resolve, turning their attention to the devastated economy.

Overwhelmed with debt and having to rely on foreign assistance to meet basic needs, the new Labour government issued a mandate for industry to "export or die," allowing them to earn the hard currency needed to place the country back on its feet. Among those that answered this clarion call were automotive manufacturers such as A.C., Aston Martin, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Mini, Morgan, and Triumph, whose sports cars gained an immediate and enthusiastic following around the world, helping to resurrect their moribund homeland in the process.

Rule Britannia - When British Sports Cars Saved a Nation celebrates this compelling story with authoritative text from John Nikas and his team of dedicated researchers and contributors; historic imagery from archives maintained by marque clubs, manufacturers, and museums; and modern portraits artfully captured in a studio setting by Michael Furman, the world's most renowned automotive photographer. Along with insights from some of the most legendary names in Motordom, including Goodwood's Lord March, Le Mans legend and television presenter Alain de Cadenet, celebrated historians Graham Robson and Timothy Whisler, and admired designer and writer Robert Cumberford, this volume has already received critical acclaim and is certain to become a touchstone for the genre. Join us to relive this remarkable period in automotive history when sports cars truly saved a nation.


SubtitleWhen British Sports Cars Saved A Nation
Author(s)John NIKAS
About the author(s)John NIKAS was raised in an Anglophile household that cherished the British sports car above all others. This appreciation has led to a life-long study of the British motor industry; owning and vintage racing many marques; writing numerous books and articles on the subject and the Directorship of The British Sports Car Hall of Fame in Petersburg, Virginia. John inspired thousands around the world when he piloted an Austin-Healey 100 more than 340,000 miles over a three year period while visiting sick children as part of the Drive Away Cancer campaign.

Michael Furman's first experience with British sports cars goes back more than 50 years, and in the intervening decades he has become the world's most sought-after studio photographer of significant automobiles. Michael's signature portrait-style has appeared in more than 25 titles elegantly expressing the personality of each car for museum exhibitions, collectors, design studies and marque histories.

Year Published2017
Remarks... and Michael Furman (Photographer), Robert Cumberford (Contributor), Lord March (Contributor), Timothy Whisler (Contributor), Alain De Cadenet (Contributor), Graham Robson (Contributor), Reid Trummel (Contributor)
LanguageEngels l English
BindingGebonden, met stofomslag l Hardbound, with dustjacket
Size245 x 330 mm
StockLimited stock


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