A pioneering company based out of Northampton back at the turn of the 20th century was none other than that of the Advance Motor Manufacturing Co. Ltd who produced a series of lines of motorcycles and three-wheelers as well as four-wheel cars. Advance was also a manufacturer of their own engines which the entire engine other than that of the cast cylinders were produced in-house. With a great number of patents to their name, Advance seemed as if they were there to stay forever.
Soon after they opened their doors, Advance also began producing a number of engine lines for various other manufacturers including Scotts who at the time were in the development of their motorised sledge. Furthermore, they also went as far as to develop plane engines including that used in the Handley Page “Blue Bird” as well as the Grose & Feary “Oakington” monoplanes.
While it seemed as if Advance would be a long lasting company, a turn of events known as the First World War took its toll on the company’s ability to continue manufacturing automobiles and by 1922, they had produced their last engine destined for the Enfield Motorcycle company.
Original Authors: Nick (Globel Team)
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 29/08/2008