The Brough family, founders and owners of Brough Superior Motorcycles, were a prominent English family in the motorcycle industry. The family consisted of several members who played key roles in the design, manufacturing and marketing of Brough Superior motorcycles.
William E. Brough was the founder of the company. Born in Nottinghamshire, England in 1860, William was a talented engineer and inventor who had a passion for motorcycles. He designed and built his first motorcycle in 1902 and went on to create several more designs over the years. He founded Brough Superior Motorcycles in 1919.
William's son, George Brough, was born in Nottinghamshire in 1890 and grew up helping his father in the family's motorcycle business. He took over the company in 1926 and continued to develop new motorcycle designs, including the famous Brough Superior SS100. George Brough was known for his attention to detail and his desire to create the best motorcycles possible. He was passionate about racing and set several speed records on his Brough Superior motorcycles.
Harold Brough was William's other son and was also involved in the motorcycle industry. He was a talented engineer and designer in his own right and helped to create some of the most iconic Brough Superior motorcycles.
Eleanor Brough was George's wife and was involved in the company's marketing and public relations efforts.
Together, the Brough family created some of the most iconic and sought-after motorcycles of their time, and their legacy continues to be felt in the motorcycle industry today.