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Ernest James Coles

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May 1904.

E. J. Coles of E. J. Coles and Co

1899 Working as an engineer for Hewetsons.[1]

1900. Took part in the 1900 One Thousand Mile Trial driving a Benz.

Reported have gained a reputation as a 'trick' driver. appearing in music halls driving up and down steps and steering the tiller with his bare toes.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1899/02/18

The Dawn of Motoring by Erik Johnson and published by Mercedes-Benz UK in 1986