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CROSSLEY - THE RISE OF THE SIDEVALVES

HILLCLIMB DOMINATION AND BROOKLANDS RECORDS, CAR DESIGN AND WORKS DRIVERS

Fryars T.

During the Edwardian era, Hill Climbing and Speed events were the most important type o motor sport in Britain. In the early years, the largest engined cars relentlessly won the coveted fastest... Read more
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During the Edwardian era, Hill Climbing and Speed events were the most important type o motor sport in Britain. In the early years, the largest engined cars relentlessly won the coveted fastest tile of the day.

This situation was changed by one company, Crossley Motors, who over a three-year period redefined the specification needed to win at the highest level and consigned the monster cars to history.

This book describes in detail, using numerous period photographs, press reports, manufacturers information and anecdotes, the untold story of "The rise of the sidevalves" in British motorsport, and how Crossley Motors alone pioneered the development of the mid-size "L" head engine at the highest level of competition.

Crossley's competition success influenced other manufacturers to adopt the same specification. This resulted directly in the development of Talbot's 25hp and the Vauxhall 30-98. These cars superseded Crossly in competition and today are celebrated for successes for just the last year and a half before the Great War.

Vauxhall, Sunbeam, Talbot, Daimler, Star, Napier, Austro Daimler, Fiat, Austin and Crossley, feature in over 50 period event reports, chronologically catalogued to tell this fascinating story.

The historic, fundamental changes in engine valve layout from the early large 'T' head engines, to new type 'L' head side-valve engines, through to the fragile early overhead valve racing engines which took place in this period form part of the narrative.

Background stories of the famous Crossley works drivers Hubert Woods and Cecil Bianchi are recounted in detail, with connections to Jarrott, Edge, Rolls, Austin, Guinness, and many other notable motoring personalities.

Limited edition of 500 copies.

Product specification

Binding
In hardback
Pages
200
ISBN / EAN
9781527268753
Publisher
Gorton Publishing
Languages
English
Publication date
09/2020
Dimensions
22 x 31 x 2 cm

Additional information

Book type or Series
History - Descriptive; Racing

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