Amherst Villiers Airmotors Co
of 40 Sackville Street, London W (1931-2)
Company established to build the Airmotors of Charles Amherst Villiers
1932 Mr Villiers first success was the design of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Blue Bird A super charger; made by Mr Villiers it was used by Sir Henry Birkin when he broke the Brooklands record ... at 137 miles per hour.
1936 Amherst Villiers developed a 120/130 h.p. four-cylinder aero engine, the Amherst Villiers Maya I (named after his wife). The engine was first tested in a B.A. Eagle and later in Villiers' own Miles Whitney Straight, but did not go into production.
Sources of Information
- Western Daily Press - Monday 01 August 1932
- C. Amherst Villiers obituary