Around the turn of the 20th Century, Coventry made a name for itself in first bicycle then automobile manufacture; with such pioneers as Rover plying their trade from the city's industrial district Coventry became an important player in the British motor industry until its decline in the 70s.
The city has a history of car and motorcycle manufacturing dating back over 100 years.
More recently the vehicle manufacturing industry has declined, but Jaguar still has its headquarters in the city and Peugeot also has a plant in Ryton on the outskirts.
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