The design was very primitive and so the machine was short-lived.
This machine was a forecar powered by a 4hp Rex water-cooled engine driving a two-speed gear.
It was also sold as the Vinco.
Mr BC Holmes... recently made an attempt to break the record from Land's End to John-o'-Groat's - a distance of 876 miles - which stands at 64hr 29min... Unfortunately, he was overtaken by an accident on approaching Warrington... and a pedal crank of his machine was broken. Notwithstanding this reverse, he pluckily remounted and rode to Warrington, where he was advised to discontinue the attempt... He rode a 2½hp Vinco (Minerva engine), manufactured by Messrs WR Heighton of Peterborough, and it stood the test remarkably well.
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