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George Du Cros

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George Herbert Du Cros

Founder of W. and G. Du Cros with his brother.

Born 08 September 1875 in Dublin, Ireland the Son of William Harvey Du Cros

1904 DU CROS, George, Holnyville, Elsworthy Road, Regent's Park, London, W. Cars: 12-h.p., 15-11.p. Panhards. Hobbies: Shooting, hunting, soldiering. Is a great believer in the usefulness of the motor for military work. Is joint managing director with his brother, Mr. Wm. du Cros, of the Panhard-Levassor business. [1]

1907. "Messrs. George Du Cros, Warwick Wright, William Du Cros, D'Arcy Baker, and Macaulay Mort have followed the example of Sir A. J. Macdonald and Mr. Walter Gibbons and resigned from the Royal Automobile Club, in Order to entirely sever their connection with the Motor Union, of whose imitation of the Automobile Association's road work they disapprove." [2]

1936 Chairman of Associated Clay Industries [3]

1946. Mr George du Cros, who died recently, was the son of the founder of the Dunlop Rubber Co. When he was only 16, in 1891, George du Cros went to the US and showed Americans how to make the first pneumatic tyre manufactured there.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  2. The Autocar Magazine of 14th September 1907
  3. The Times, Thursday, Jul 30, 1936