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Personalities in Motoring and Aviation in South Africa is a rare publication of biographies of over 650 pages dedicated to those pioneer men and women, whose vision, faith and pertinacity, surmounting all obstacles, have given to posterity the freedom of utilitarian benefits of the highways and skyways of Southern Africa.

In the years preceding the Great War there was an ever-increasing numbers of motor vehicles and aeroplanes as medium of transport and the community interest grew enormously in these spheres of sport transcended all barriers known to man.

It is fitting that these men and women’s achievements, accolades and contributions to motoring and aviation in South Africa be made available for posterity.

This book was a limited edition and was published in 1941 by the Knox Printing and Publishing Company of Durban.

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