Sunday, February 12, 2023
On February 2, 1953 Tony Rose and Jim Regan completed an endurance test on Tony's Vincent. He had asked Phil Vincent if he thought his product would last 100,000 miles without major work. The challenge was set and using a variety of sidecars, the Vincent completed the distance in a bit more than a year. It was not a trouble-free run, 25 rear chains were used, two sets of exhaust systems and the motor was rebuilt after a major oil leak at about 50,000 miles, apparently after an oil line had sprung a leak.