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VSCC Prescott 4th & 5th August 2018

Members of the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain and Trustees of the MSMT were at the SAHB stand at Prescott over the VSCC weekend. The photographs show a few competitors who put one in mind of books that the MSMT has supported. First is the Vale Special. The marque history, Ave Atque Vale by Dave Cox was a book that the MSMT supported back in the 2006. Similarly HRG was a marque history by Ian Dussek supported in 1985, along with the revised and updated version published in 2010. Finally this prewar Morgan 4-4 wears cycle front wings in the...

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Vintage Prescott 4th/5th August 2018

The Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust will have a presence at the VSCC Prescott Hill Climb on 4th and 5th August 2018. The MSMT will share a stand with the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain. The MSMT will have representatives and leaflets at the SAHB stand and would be delighted to discuss current and future projects with potential authors and how the MSMT can help. The undoubted ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Vintage Sports-Car Club year, the long-established Prescott Speed Hill Climb takes its traditional slot on the first weekend in August, with 250 Pre-war Racing and Sports-Cars taking on the...

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De Dion Bouton Tricycles 1895 – 1902

De Dion Bouton - The Tricycle Book - 1895-1902. The MSMT have been delighted to support in recent times, two books about the early years of De Dion Bouton manufactured vehicles, and hard on the heels of these successes, the author Dr Michael Edwards has been hard at work writing another book, this time about De Dion Bouton-powered Tricycles and Quadcycles dating between 1895 and 1902. The book is in the advanced stages of research, and is due to be published in the Spring of 2019. It promises to include much never previously seen photographs and colour images. The MSMT - Trustees...

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Aspects of Motoring History 14 – a new supported book is now available

The Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust is delighted to announce that the Fourteenth Edition of 'Aspects of Motoring History' (commonly referred to as 'Aspects') has been published annually by the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain ('SAHB'). This 'Aspects' is the eighth edition of this publication to be supported by the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust. It is free to full-members of the SAHB and a limited number of copies are available directly from the SAHB. There is a link to the SAHB website, - see the links button at the top of the page. 'Aspects' is an annual publication. As its name suggests,...

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National Motor Museum’s Reference Library

The National Motor Museum’s Reference Library is widely recognized as one of the largest resources of its type anywhere in the world. Its holdings cover motor-cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and horse-drawn carriage literature dating from the 1880s onwards. The type of material held is wide and varied and includes approximately 13,000 books, 31,000 workshop manuals and handbooks, 9,000 event programmes, 2,400 auction catalogues, around 100,000 manufacturers’ sales brochures and 88,000 periodicals. Mainly in English, the collection includes a number of foreign language publications. The Museum’s Motoring Archive holds 100,000 items including original documents relating to land speed records, personalities and company records. Researchers...

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