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Vincent Quiz

riptragle1953

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Ok, so who is that little guy on you have on your tank and headstock?
 

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nkt267

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Zeus often sends him to deliver dreams or to travel with a mortal to help keep him or her safe. This keeps him in accord with his mythical function as messenger.
 

Len Matthews

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Actually it's a representation of the Tourist Trophy (IOM) stemming from Howard Davis's successes in the TT in the twenties. Presumably Philip Vincent decided to keep the Mercury figure on his machines as homage to HRD. After all, the HRD makings were more prominent on post-war Vincents up to 1950 until his American agents advised him the "HRD" was a bit too close to "H-D".
 

Howard

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The guy who sprayed my tank said, the first Vin tank he sprayed, he sent the transfers back to his supplier, because "the little man" had only got half his right leg. :)

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riptragle1953

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The answer is Hermes....... Mercury was a Roman rip-off. Yup, Hermes the patron of craftsmen, liars and thieves..... amongst other things. I like Hermes.
 

Howard

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A curb crawler asked a lady of the night how much she charged. "£1" was the reply. "Why so cheap" he enquired". "I've got Hermes" she said. "You mean Herpes" said the crawler. "No Hermes" she replied "I'm a carrier!"

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