Monday 8th April 2024

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

Monthly Meeting

The History of the Motor Car 

This Talk replaces the previously advertised presentation by Susan Howe - Indiscreet Revelations of a Tour Guide . 

Our speaker today is John Ellis and his subject is 'The Birth of the Motor Car'.

John has given a series of talks to the Club since 2011 (including by Zoom during the Pandemic).  He has brought his talks up to date and is reprising the earliest with "The Birth 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.

This talk deals with the very earliest days of original invention and leads up to the early post World War I period of the 1920's.