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Vincent Land Speed Racers

davidd

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More photos. I have no information on these and John Ulver has proved my guessing is faulty, but I think this first photo is Joe Simpson:

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I believe this is Marty Dickerson on Joe's bike:

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This is ex-Factory employee Sonny Angel:

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Big Sid

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A young Joe Simpson with his early Lightning from the era of battling the newer Rollie Free Lightning which having the Big Port heads proved faster . Simpson then fitted the blower and greatly increased his speed .
The colorful extended racer is one of Lamkeys earlier creations having a magnesium frame . Very light , I held the amazingly light frame structure myself back years ago .
Indeed it was Marty Dickerson who rode Simpsons supercharged version of his Black Lightning to speeds above 185 . Sid .
 

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A rare look "under the covers" of Dave Matson's bike, circa 2004, so I think this is his "small" motor.

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Russell Wright on the FIM record holder, in a remarkably well preserved state, with the silver (Avon?) trophy he was awarded, from the 50th anniversary party in 2005.

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TouringComet

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Terry Prince's outfit, a recent AMA record setter at 149.808 MPH, going 152.508 one way over a timed mile, 1350cc on fuel.

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Bill Thomas

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Come on Bruce, You say you have David's springs, What do they feel like ? I might have a set next month, And am feeling Nervous !! Cheers Bill.
 

bmetcalf

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They feel fine to me, but I didn't do back to back tests to be scientific about it. My wisecrack was about my new obsession about fork link angle. Sort of like the way I look to see if front tommybars are set so that you can reach up with your boot at speed and tighten it if you forgot to do it earlier.

Here's a link to a BBC show about Bonneville http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GFCBOwD-BwI Be careful it's an hour long and probably no Vin content (I haven't watched the whole thing.)
 

Howard

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They feel fine to me, but I didn't do back to back tests to be scientific about it. My wisecrack was about my new obsession about fork link angle. Sort of like the way I look to see if front tommybars are set so that you can reach up with your boot at speed and tighten it if you forgot to do it earlier.

Here's a link to a BBC show about Bonneville http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GFCBOwD-BwI Be careful it's an hour long and probably no Vin content (I haven't watched the whole thing.)

Bruce, I know we're all getting older and forgetful, but how do you forget to tighten the wheel spindle, but remember to put the tommy bar where you can kick it? :)

Bonneville programme is quite good, (watched it on tv at the weekend) but no Vin content. I think it's the second episode, the first tells the different reasons why the teams are going to speed week.

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