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Crest Motor Co

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Crest Motor Company of Blackdown Mills, Leamington Spa.

1923-24 Crest was a motorcycle produced in Leamington

Another of the many firms that failed to survive for long following the First World War. They used the sleeve-valve 349cc Barr and Stroud or Villiers engine coupled to a two-speed gearbox with chain-cum-belt drive. They were only in production for a few months.


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
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9