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mn757
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1 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 7:47pm  
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Hello all, I'm building a history of my grandfather's employment in Coventry, pre and post war. He's no longer around, but wondered if anyone had any information on the following; "Gulson Road Engineering" - Possibly Autocycles and Fairground Petrol Cars (1936) "Super Car Limited" - Electric bumper cars, Possibly opposite Red House, Stoney Stanton Road? Many thanks. Martin.
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bohica
coventry
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2 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 8:31pm  
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There's a little on Gulson here... Graces Guide
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mn757
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3 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 8:46pm  
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Thanks bohica, I did see that but wasn't sure if it was one and the same. Thanks for posting
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Heathite
Coventry
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4 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 8:48pm  
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Hi, here's a start, does this help? 1926 directory, 121 Gulson Road, William Montgomery, Gulson Engineering Co., Ltd. Edited by member, 9th Dec 2018 8:58 pm
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bohica
coventry
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5 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 8:50pm  
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Here's an article on Supercar... Telegraph
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Not Local
Bedworth
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6 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 9:04pm  
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Supercar (Coventry) Ltd moved to Gunnery Terrace, Leamington Spa, maybe during World War Two or shortly afterwards. They moved again in the 1960's to a factory in Lock Lane, Warwick. There is a picture of one of their dodgems cars on the 'Our Warwickshire' website but I can't get into it to have a look at the moment.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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7 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 9:11pm  
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Here is a youtube clip of some Supercar dodgems in a back garden in Nuneaton
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bohica
coventry
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8 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 9:26pm  
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A picture that I think Notlocal refers to... Supercar
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Heathite
Coventry
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9 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 9:31pm  
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bohica
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10 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 9:33pm  
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Worth a read on Supercar... Bingham Vintage Services
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Heathite
Coventry
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11 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 9:38pm  
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If I remember right, you got a clout round the ear from the ticket stewards if you bumped any other cars. This was at Hearsall Common fair.
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mn757
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12 of 12  Sun 9th Dec 2018 9:38pm  
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Thank you very much everyone, great response and a great help ! Martin.
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