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Spark Motors

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Spark Motors of 46 Upper Thames Street, London, EC.

Spark was a motorcycle produced between 1903 and 1904

This machine was a typical primitive that was built in small numbers. It combined a 2hp engine and a surface carburetter with a heavy-duty bicycle frame and any extra fittings that were necessary. It made many claims about its reliability and did run in the 1,000-mile Trial.

Typically primitive, it had gone from the market by the time of the 1905 slump.

1903 Spark motorcycles ridden by A. Hirst and S. Foot in the 1903 Auto-Cycle Club Trial - August

1904 July. Advertisement. Seeking position as a driver. Macey, Spark Motor Co, 186 Pentonville Road, London.[1] This is John Macey (1906)

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Hampshire Chronicle - Saturday 23 July 1904
  • 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