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    DescriptionAn early racing driver, car manufacturer, boat designer and all round playboy, Noel Macklin was involved in two of the most famous names of 1920s and 1930s motoring, Invicta and Railton. He designed the cars and built them in Surrey, at first at the garage at home, and then in a purpose built garage funded by the Lyle brothers, of the sugar family. The cars were successful in racing, taking many records throughout the decade but by the late 1930s it was all over. Macklin had decided to go into motor boat manufacture. He had reckoned, quite rightly, that Britain was heading for war and saw a need, well before the Admiralty, for fast motor launches and torpedo boats and set about designing one. This he called the Fairmile, after his Surrey estate and the boat was designed from the start to be capable of mass-production. The boats were successful and over 800 were manufactured in both the UK and Canada for use by the RAF as rescue launches, the Navy as motor torpedo boats, fast gun boats and for illicit trips to enemy occupied Europe. Macklin died just after the end of the war and is now largely forgotten.


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    Title
    Noel Macklin
    Subtitle
    From Invicta to Fairmile
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Thirlby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752438795
    ISBN 10: 0752438794
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BISAC V2.8: SPO028000
    BIC subject category V2: WSPC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    DC22: 796.72092
    Thema V1.0: DNBS, SMFA
    Illustrations note
    100
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    NPI Media Group
    Publication date
    01 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud