1939 Vincent Series A Rapide. Because of its profusion of external oil pipes, tubes and hoses, the Vincent Series A Rapide did indeed earn the epithet “Plumber’s Nightmare.” That’s just one of the many legends surrounding Vincent motorcycles, its founder, Philip C. Vincent, and its long-time chief engineer, Philip Irving. The strange part is, just about all of the legends are true. (Story and photos by Robert Smith. Motorcycle Classics, September/October 2012)

1939 Vincent Series A Rapide. Because of its profusion of external oil pipes, tubes and hoses, the Vincent Series A Rapide did indeed earn the epithet “Plumber’s Nightmare.” That’s just one of the many legends surrounding Vincent motorcycles, its founder, Philip C. Vincent, and its long-time chief engineer, Philip Irving. The strange part is, just about all of the legends are true. (Story and photos by Robert Smith. Motorcycle Classics, September/October 2012)

Vincent (HRD) Black Shadow 1000cc, 1955.    Vincent Motorcycles began with the purchase of HRD Motors Ltd, by Phil Vincent in 1928. HRD was founded by British Royal Flying Corps pilot, Howard Raymond Davies.

Vincent (HRD) Black Shadow 1000cc, 1955. Vincent Motorcycles began with the purchase of HRD Motors Ltd, by Phil Vincent in 1928. HRD was founded by British Royal Flying Corps pilot, Howard Raymond Davies.

Unapproachable: The 1957 Norton International Model 30 - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

Unapproachable: The 1957 Norton International Model 30 - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

Classic Experience: Living With a 1973 Norton Commando 850 - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

Classic Experience: Living With a 1973 Norton Commando 850 - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

‘FAT’, is the first word that came to mind when I first saw Shaun at Down & Outs new ride, a build which I received the odd updates on...

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The Scott Flying Squirrel was a British motorcycle made by The Scott Motorcycle Company between...

Scott Flying Squirrel

The Scott Flying Squirrel was a British motorcycle made by The Scott Motorcycle Company between...

Past Perfect: The 1937 Brough Superior SS100 - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

Past Perfect: The 1937 Brough Superior SS100 - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

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