The Motor

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File:Motor magazine 16 May 1981.jpg
16 May 1981 cover
Frequency Weekly
Founder Temple Press Ltd
First issue January 28, 1903 (1903-01-28)
Final issue 1988
Country United Kingdom
This article is about the UK car magazine. For the Australian Motor magazine, see Motor (magazine). For the American magazine, see Motor (Hearst magazine).

The Motor (later, just Motor) was a British weekly car magazine founded on 28 January 1903 and published by Temple Press. It was initially launched as Motorcycling and Motoring in 1902 before the title was shortened.[1]

The journal was absorbed by its rival Autocar in 1988. For a brief period after the takeover by Autocar, the name lived on as the magazine was called Autocar & Motor; however, the Motor name was subsequently dropped.


  1. "Early motoring publications". National Motor Museum. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2013.