Erlich Motor Company of Park Royal, London
- EMC were motorcycles produced from 1939 to 1953 and from 1983 to 1990. The company was owned by Dr Josef Ehrlich, an Austrian from Vienna
- 1939 Having arrived in the UK in 1937, Joe Ehrlich was, by now, testing a machine that was fitted with his 240cc twin-piston, split single, two-stroke engine.
- 1947 After World War II he built a 345cc machine with Dowty Oleomatic front forks and a rigid frame.
- 1951 Ehrlich built a road racing model fitted with a 125cc Austrian Puch engine.
- 1952 A model was built with a 125cc JAP two-stroke. This was exhibited at Earls Court.
- 1953 The company was wound up and Ehrlich moved on to new fields, but remained involved with racing for many years.
- 1983 The machine became an EMC, with a Rotax tandem-twin, two-stroke engine unit (made by Bombardier-Rotax GmbH). It won the Junior 250cc TT that year.
- 1984 and 1987. Both years saw further TT successes.
- The make gradually slipped from favour as Honda and Yamaha motorcycles moved ahead.
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
-  Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site
- Miller’s Price Guide to Classic Motorcycles
- The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9