Frederick Richard Simms

Died aged c. 81

Frederick Richard Simms (12 August 1863 – 22 April 1944) was a British mechanical engineer, businessman, prolific inventor and motor industry pioneer. Simms coined the words "petrol" and "motorcar". He founded the Royal Automobile Club, and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Father of the British Motor Industry. Beneath this arch was situated the first workshop of Frederick Richard Simms 1863-1944

Railway Arch, Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham, SW6, London, United Kingdom where they had a workshop