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1924 - 1925

Before World War I Harry Hodgson gave driving lessons and engineering instruction, and planned to make a racing car when the war intervened.  In 1922 he built a racing car using an Anzani engine, with which he had a number of successes in speed trials and hill climbs.  He began to make cars for sale in 1924, in a very modest factory with a staff of only four men.  Like his original car they all had 1496cc Anzani engines and Meadows 4-speed gearboxes.  Several types were made, including a rather staid-looking 2-seater called the 12/25, and sporting 2- and 4-seaters (12/40) with aluminium bodies.  Prices were £295 for the 2-seater, £395 for the 2- and 4-seater Super Sports and £550 for the 12/50 supercharged racing car.  Production was very limited, only about eight cars being made in all.  In 1927 Hodgson patented a dual quarter-elliptic suspension and in 1929 built five cars under the name British Eagle, still using Anzani engines, but with shorter wheelbases than the Hodgson.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile 

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