One of the pioneering British automobile
manufacturers. Started out making bicycles
in 1867, amoung them the Pennington 3-wheeler.
Released their own single cylinder car in 1899,
then experimented with front-wheel-drive and shaft-driven
DeDion powered cars. Took control of truck manufacturer
Commer in 1926 and Hillman two years later. Introduced
the larger 6 cylinder Humbers in 1930, but was
taken over by the Rootes Group
The wonderful unitary
constructed 4 cylinder Hawk was released
in 1957, alongside the similarly bodied 6 cylinder
Super Snipe. The Humber identity was lost during
the 1960's as the cars became re-badged Hillman's.
When Chrysler took control of Rootes they allowed
the marque to fade into obscurity.