The period between the two World Wars saw advances in car design going forward in leaps and bounds. This book provides encyclopaedic coverage of more than 300 models from some 100 makers, all of them either open sports or high-performance cars. There is a short history of each marque, then each model is given a full description and specification together with comments on its place in the motoring scene. Every model is illustrated.Great marques like Bentley and Aston-Martin are here of course, with the companies' histories recounted and each of their sports or thoroughbred cars described, but here too are inspired but short-lived creations like the Alta, the Arab and the Atalanta.
Nick Walker is the author of the A-Z of British Coachbuilders as well as monographs on Alvis, Bentley and Aston Martin. He is the librarian of the Vintage Sports-Car Club and a member of the Society of Automotive Historians.