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Liphook Motor and Engineering Works

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1912. Trump with JAP 976cc '90 bore'. Exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum.
1912. Trump with JAP 976cc '90 bore'. Exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Trump were motorcycles produced between 1907 and 1923. First based in Liphook, Hampshire, they then moved to Lombard Street, Birmingham and also had the Foxdale Works, Byfleet, Surrey.

The director and driving force was Frank A. McNab

1907 The first Trump motorcycle was produced. They mainly used JAP engines and were sometimes listed as Trump-JAP.

1909 The machines were successful at Brooklands from that year onward, and at first the company used a 3.5hp single. In May a new record was set for the 500cc one-hour race, when 48 miles/77km was achieved.

1909 April. Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Francis Archibald McNab, Harold Harrison Bowen, and James Stewart Geddes, carrying on business as Motor and Bicycle Engineers and Repairers, at Liphook, in the county of Hants, under the style or firm of "THE LIPHOOK MOTOR AND ENGINEERING WORKS," has been dissolved by mutual consent...'[1]

Became Trump Motors

See Also


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
  • [1] Cyber Motor Cycles web site
  • [2] Made in Birmingham - Birmingham Motorcycle Industry web site

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