Monday 11 November 2024

South Lawn Hotel, Lymington Road, Milford on Sea , SO41 0RF

Monthly Meeting

The History of the Motor Car: Part II

Our speaker today is John Ellis and he follows up his visit to us in April when he kindly stood in for a Speaker who was unable to attend.  His subject remains 'The History of the Motor Car'.  

John founded and ran his own Engineering Company designing and manufacturing machinery for the plastics industry.  A large portion of his sales went into the Automotive Industry, mainly in Europe and the USA.

Havng sold his business John retired and decided to live permanently in the New Forest.  His lifelong interest in Motor Cars led him to become a life Member and Volunteer at the Beaulieu Motor Museum.  Based on the Information Desk, John also gives guided tours specialising in the earlier aspects of car design, development and its social impact.

In April, John told us about the earliest days of the original invention from the birth of the motor car  leading up to the early post World War I period of the 1920's.

Today's talk is entitled "Adolescence" and tells the story of the development of the Motor Car forward to the 1960's.