Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,365 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Maudes Trophy

From Graces Guide

In 1923, George Pettyt, proprietor of Maude's Motor Mart, donated a "challenge trophy" for the ACU (Auto-Cycle Union) to award annually for the most meritorious, observed endurance test for motorcycles.


Some Milestones:

  • 1923-26 Norton win every year.
  • 1927 Ariel ran a 557cc sidecar outfit for 5,000 miles without stopping the engine.
  • 1930 Dunelt
  • 1930s Dominated by Triumph and BSA.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • [1] The Kettle Club web site