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Phoenix Motor Works

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1894 Elijah Hudlass and his son Felix started Phoenix Works as photographic engineers. Soon afterwards Felix started on motor experiments.

1895 Felix built his first car, claimed to be the first practical car in Lancashire.

Soon disposed of the photographic side of the business and concentrated on motor engineering.

Name changed to Hudlass Motor Works

1900 Made the Hudlass motor car

1902 After the death of his father, Felix William Hudlass sold the business to Phoenix Motor Co

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile