Men and Motors of ‘The Austin’
by Barney Sharratt
hardbound, 267 pages, color and b&w photos
This review is from motorbooks.com
A story rich in historical detail, experience and social history, Men and Motors of ‘The Austin’ covers the history of the Longbridge factory from the inception by Herbert Austin in 1905 through to present ownership by BMW. Sharratt details the many famous car designs that have emerged from the Longbridge works, the factory’s wartime production, and describes life in a major car production plant, from shop floor to design, development, and management. Based on interviews with those who designed, developed, and built the cars.