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Auto Engineering Co

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Auto Engineering Co of Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry produced motorcycles as AEC

1914 Founded by Joseph William Wareing

1914 In July of that year a single model was introduced. It had a 211cc two-speed, two-stroke engine that drove to a two-speed, crossover gearbox by chain and belt final-drive. Steel strips kept the engine in place in the frame and it was fitted with Saxon forks. In most other respects it resembled other makes of that period. Little more was heard of AEC following the start of World War I a month later.

Little came of the make as World War I started the following month.

1924 The last motorcycle was made

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
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9