Austerity Motoring 1939 - 1950 (Paperback)
Shire, 9780852638415, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 20, 2010
This book covers motoring in the 1940s, the bleakest period in the brief history of the motor car. It was a time of war, deprivation and austerity when, for almost a decade, car development stood still. Wartime motorists faced petrol and tyre rationing, the hazards of the blackout and restricted areas, but they provided invaluable service to the community. Peace in 1945 brought further austerity measures and restrictions because the British economy was dominated by the need to export.