Bert Greeves MBE set up the Invacar Company in 1952. While mowing his lawn he came up with the idea of fitting a lawnmower engine to his disabled cousin's wheelchair and the invacar was invented.
Greeves won a major contract to supply 3 wheeled, invalid, motorised vehicles to the UK Govenment of Pensions and National Insurance.
Greeves then started to produce motorcycles, production began in late 1953. When the Japanese entered the market place in the early 1970's production started slowing down and the company finally went into receivership in 1976.