Published in 1997, each volume in this new series is a collection of seminal articles on a theme of central importance in the study of transport history, selected from the leading journal in the field. Each contains between ten and a dozen articles selected by a distinguished scholar, as well as an authoritative new introduction by the volume editor. Individually they will form an essential foundation to the study of the history of a mode of transport; together they will make an incomparable librarty of the best modern research in the field.
'Along with the volume introduction by editor Margaret Walsh, the contributions provide valuable insight into motor transport history; a field that the editor rightly argues has been under-appreciated by the wider discipline. The work, therefore, is an excellent addition to an institutional or personal library, which probably contains few, if any, studies of machines powered by internal combustion engines and how these contraptions have influenced twentieth-century culture, society, and economics.' Albion, Vol. 31, No. 1