Coventry Victor Motor Co. Ltd.

Dates:  

1919 - 1938

Location:  

Cox Street

The Coventry Victor Company were primarily an engine manufacturing firm but also made motorcycles and cyclecars during the 1920s and 1930s.

Messrs. Morton & Weaver were thought to have first formed a partnership around 1904 as 'engineers and toolmakers', but it wasn't until 1911 that they also established the foundations of the Coventry Victor Company at Cox Street, opposite the works of the cycle and motorcycle makers Bayliss, Thomas and Company. Here, Coventry Victor began building engines and sidecars, and by 1919, high-powered motorcycles of their own making.

In the mid-1920s they also expanded to develop cycle-cars but by 1938, they opted to concentrate on general engineering where they profited with lucrative contracts during WWII.

The central devastation of Coventry as a result of the Coventry Blitz saw many companies homeless, and subsequent developments forced many to vacate. Coventry Victor found suitable premises at Humber Avenue and remained in business right the way through to 1991.


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