Local Motors

Colin Ward meets enthusiasts for motor cars made locally in the early days of this century before the industry was dominated by mass production.

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He journeys to Loch Lomond to visit a palatial motor factory.

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A look at some of the early local family firms involved in producing cars based on motorcycle technology.

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In these days of superfast cars, it is hard to believe that in the 1920s, one man deliberately designed a car not to travel faster than 30mph. Colin Ward meets enthusiasts for this simple and idiosyncratic vehicle.

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A pioneering car built in Bradford and known locally as the `little engine', it was designed to get up tough Yorkshire hills.