Quality Cars and Specialist Body Makers

  • Kenneth Richardson


Writing in 1904, after the advent of royal patronage had begun to make the motor car respectable, Rudyard Kipling recalled to his friend A. B. Filson Young, one of the first motoring journalists, the very different conditions which he had endured when he first began motoring in 1897. The catalogue was a long one. His own ‘agonies, shames, delays, rages, chills, parboilings, road-walkings, water-drawings, burns and starvations’, he explained, were all among the tribulations which had gone to make his friend’s motoring safer. ‘Any fool can invent anything’, he added, ‘as any fool can wait to buy the invention when it is thoroughly perfected; but the men to reverence, to admire, to write odes and erect statues to are those Prometheuses and Ixions... who chase the inchoate idea to fixity up and down the King’s Highway.’1


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Richardson
    • 1
  1. 1.Lanchester PolytechnicCoventryUK

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