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Charles Henry Smith

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C. H. Smith driving his employer and family.
c1904. C. H. Smith and family.
1903. Rex car at Crystal Palace.
1903. AC Rally Certificate.

Charles Henry Smith (1877-1960)

Worked at the Rex Motor Manufacturing Co and was also the chauffeur to his employers

Drove the Rex car in the 1903 Reliability Trial

He was a motor engineer all his life untill he retired, then continued part-time, including driving a delivery lorry for Tuxford and Tebbut (Pork Pies) of Melton Mowbray.

He gave up driving at the age of 82 after taking over 3 hours to drive home 30 miles in a blizzard

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