Offers explanations as to why motor manufacturing followed the British motorcycle, bicycle and cotton industries into oblivion. This book chronicles the 109-year life of The Rover Group from its production of hand-made bespoke automobiles for the fortunate few to the arrival of mass production to provide cars for the many.
Award-winning author Jonathan Wood's Wheels of Misfortune: The Rise and Fall of the British Motor Industry, (1988) received accolades in both Britain and America. In 2006 he presented the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Sir Henry Royce Memorial Lecture on Sir Alec Issigonis, creator of the Morris Minor and the Mini. He is the author of over 35 books, including several past titles for Shire.