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Treasured Tales Online: Coventry Cycle and motor firms you’re probably never heard of

Coventry Archives Online Talk and Q&A with Damien Kimberly


(​Image from The Motor cycle magazine, July 1912)

Coventry, home of the cycle industry, was also to become the birthplace of the motor industry when the Daimler Company became the first in Britain to mass produce cars in the late 1890s. Spearheaded by H.J. Lawson, Coventry soon became a hub of motoring activity, and by the early 1900s was teaming with small and large companies, testing cars, motor-bicycles and tricycles around the local streets and surrounding country lanes. Coventry has been home to over 100 motor manufacturers, join Damien Kimberley in this talk to learn more about the lesser known the independent manufacturers.

This talk will take place through Microsoft Teams. Attendees will receive a link to join the session. The pre-recorded talk will be shown followed by a Q&A with Damien Kimberly.

Book Tickets £2.50 + booking fee

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