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Coventry Cycle & Motor Manufacturers you’ve probably never heard of!

Join Damien Kimberley author of Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage to learn more about the lesser known independent cycle and motor manufacturers who once operated in Coventry.

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Designed for age 18+

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 hundreds of cycle and motor manufacturers, so join Damien Kimberley in this talk to learn more about some of the lesser known the independent firms.

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