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Ashford

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Ashford produced motorcycles from 1904 to 1905.

The firm was based in Ashford, Middlesex.

Probably Greyhound Motors

They produced tricars and a forecar called the Greyhound that was powered by either a Fafnir or Minerva 3hp engine. The rider had a bucket seat and the passenger sat over the front axle in a wicker seat - this construction was typical of the era. It was only suitable for use on level ground as it had no gears or pedals and was unsuitable for hills. This make was very short-lived.

1906 Rider is H. Fear

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • [1] Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9