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Thought i best introduce myself.

Jake_R

New Website User
Non-VOC Member
Hi, not sure if this is the place for the introductions but hey ho.

I'm 18 from oop norf, My dad was a big British bike fan and had a lot of classics, including 3 Vincents, one Black Lightning Special, one Series C Rapide, and a Series D in bits.

I inherited the Series C Rapide when my dad passsed away in 2004, my brother inherited the Black Lightning special (Pictures below)

I also have what looks to be a Vincent outboard boat engine, if anyone knows anything about these? Thanks. Jake.

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Tnecniv Edipar

Well Known and Active Website User
Non-VOC Member
Very sorry to hear about your Dad , but he has left you both with enviable lagacy's !! Just 18 and the owner of a legend !! Good to have you here guys. Also , that is indeed an Amanda water scooter engine , look up the story of those on the web , Vincent predicted the Jet Ski market !!
 

Comet

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
Jake,
welcome to the forum. You don't tell us if you are a british bike fan or if you ride bikes. It doesn't matter, but well done on introducing yourself, more of us should do the same.
I am 36 (I think) from down south and enjoying every mile on my bike I have sold all Japp things and this funds my Brit bike. We built it from other peoples carp and it is fantastic.
cheers
Comet
 

rapcom

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
Stealing from ponds ?

We built it from other peoples carp.......

Sounds like a fishy story to me
 

Jake_R

New Website User
Non-VOC Member
Thanks for the replies guys.

Yeah i'm a big british bike fan, and just a big bike fan over all, been riding since i was 3 with bikes being in the family (sisters, brother and mum all ride bikes)

I've got a CBR600 stunt bike that i ride on the road, it's a bit different to the Rapide to say the least.
 

champion

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
hey jake, good to see you with us, im no longer the youngest person on the forums (19) I have got a comet which I am riding as well as my suzuki gs bike which i passed on.

I am a first year studying automotive engineering at Brookes uni (about 7 miles south of Oxford.) would love to hear a bit more about you!

Do you have MSN? in which case i think we should waste the rest of the day talking bikes!

dy_211@hotmail.com

Alex Champion
 

Alan J

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
Legacy

Pleased to hear from one so young and interested in our heritage!! [the average age of our club is over 60!!] Let's get this down to about 40!!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

peterg

Well Known and Active Website User
Non-VOC Member
Howdy Jake,

Say, is that Rapide dark blue like old Stonk'n Blue or is it just the lighting? Snappy speedway-type rear foot guard panels, by the way.
 

minivin

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
hey jake, good to see you with us, im no longer the youngest person on the forums (19)

Blimming 'ell! I'm positively retired now at 26 :eek: Got two Comets as well (one touring, one Egli). Good to see some more young'uns in the scene :cool:
 

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