a Rex-Acme motorcycle advert of February 1925

The Rex-Acme Motor Manufacturing Company were motorcycle makers in Coventry during the 1920s and 30s.

The business began in 1922, when the Rex Motor Manufacturing Company merged with the Acme Motor Company, both of Earlsdon, Coventry. The firm began by utilising its former businesses combined wealth of experience in motor manufacturing by building well designed light-weight motorcycles of 250cc Morris engines.

In the 1923, Rex-Acme acquired the long-standing business of the Hobart Cycle & Motor Co. to form Hobart-Acme Motor's yet this was very short-lived. By the mid-1920s Rex-Acme became ever-more active in competition racing and works rider Wal Handley such much success on the Rex-Acme machines notably at high-profile venues including the Isle of Man TT and Brooklands.

Racing however was expensive, and this took its toll on the company, and in 1932, Coventry sidecar makers Mills-Fullford bought the Rex-Acme business. Although motorcycle production continued the economic climate of the times saw to it that the business folded the following year.
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