Hardcover. 'Liar!' 'Judas!' 'Traitor!' Why was the once popular Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors called these names by his own workforce? This story traces how the once mighty company, Vauxhall, .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 268 pages. 0.748. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 'Liar!' 'Judas!' 'Traitor!' Why was the once popular Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors called these names by his own workforce? This story traces how the once mighty company, Vauxhall, which dominated the Luton economy and South Midlands area, declined. How did Vauxhall rise from a small London engineering company to the peak of its production in the 1960s where its local influence was so powerful that it set the trend for wages and even holidays in the surrounding Luton area?
How was it saved from certain bankruptcy in the 1920s, rising to one of the largest car companies in Britain and Europe? How did it decline as a result of the decisions of a large multinational? How could this decision affect the prospects of the once enormous workforce, reducing its presence from over 35,000 employed in the early 1970s to under two thousand in 2002? This is, of course, also the story of the British motor car industry and its decline.
The book explores Vauxhall's rise to the 'Big Six' vehicle producers with its car and truck model production, marketing and financial techniques. It also tells the stories of some of the men that made the company a success, whether top management or shop floor workers and unionists.
Fascinating.... Gives considerable insight into the company. Extremely well researched... this is a book for the serious enthusiast of the company. --Flute News, Vauxhall Owners Club
Provides a significant new contribution to the study of business history.. A well-written, well-researched and enjoyable book that anyone with an interest in business, economic or labour history would be well advised to read. --Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire
A welcome addition to the rather sparse literature on the history of General Motors and its British subsidiary. --Albion
Title: Vauxhall Motors and the Luton Economy, 1900-...
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: New
Book Description Bedfordshire Historical Record S, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Good items may show signs of prior usage and have cover and corners worn, but items is in good overall condition inside and out. May contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Seller Inventory # mon0001403837
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Book Description Bedfordshire Historical Record/Boydell Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Bound in green cloth with gilt titles to spine.This copy has had the wrapper stuck to the pastedowns and peeled away damaging the wrapper and mostly the rear pastedown.Otherwise looks unread and a great reading/study copy.249pp.(bk12). Seller Inventory # ABE-1519995528414
Book Description The Boydell Press / The Bedfordshire Historical Record Society;, 2003. 8vo. Hardback. First edition. xviii, 249pp. 49 b/w photographs and illustrations, 51 tables and 2 charts. Traces the rise and decline of Luton's Vauxhall car company. A New / Mint copy with no inscriptions, in a Mint unclipped dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # 20204
Book Description Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, Bedford, 2003. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. xviii & 249 pages; with a frontispiece and 49 illustrations, plus tables and charts in the text; green cloth, a fine copy in a fine dust-wrapper. Seller Inventory # 003422
Book Description 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Inventory #M3628. Seller Inventory # 003070
Book Description Boydell & Brewer 2003-09-15, Woodbridge, 2003. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780851550688
Book Description The Boydell Press, Suffolk, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Clean green boards with gilt to spine. No inscriptions, stamps or book plates. Text block clean and tight. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Dust wrapper complete, with no creases, wear or tears. As new. Seller Inventory # 018937
Book Description John Wiley and#38; Sons, 2003. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FW-9780851550688