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Motor museums exhibit industry's shame: a record of failure

In her 1909 book Woman and Car , Dorothy Levitt concluded a list of dos and don'ts connected with the new pastime of motoring by reminding ladies going on a motor trip 'not to forget to carry a small revolver'. That advice has, of course, long since been forgotten, but there are still undercurrents to the history of the motor car that bring the use of a revolver to mind.

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