Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Via: iceni cam
"The HEC Power Cycle first appeared at the Earls Court Show late in 1938, made by the Hepburn Engineering Co of King's Cross, London. The engine was an 80cc deflector top two-stroke of their own design, but manufactured for them by Levis. By spring of 1939, the business had relocated to Birmingham, and the engine received some modifications for 1940, which was the last year of production for the autocycle. Frame serialisation ended at number 885 when the Thorpe Street Works was bombed on 3rd May 1940, after which HEC merged with Levis and turned to making air compressors."

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