The Dot Cycle and Motor Manufacturing Company was established in 1903 by Harry Reed in Salford, an area of Manchester, England. By 1906 they had built their first motorcycle. A Dot motorcycle competed in the first motorcycle races at Brooklands in 1908 and, in September 1908, won the Twin Cylinder Class in the Isle of Man TT. In 1932 motorcycle production ceased, and did not resume until 1949. The "Trials Scrambler" was introduced in 1951, and won the team award in the 1951 Ultra Lightweight 125cc TT, the only such win by a British manufacturer. In 1978 they revealed a new design of machine for clubman use, but few were built, as the time had passed when a small factory like Dot could compete against the large Japanese mass producers. The Dot factory still exists and they produce and sell a range of spares for postwar machines.