1950 VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING RACING BIKE 49 Chevy pickup truck 61 Chrysler New Yorker BATTLESBRIDGE
Our classic vehicles filmed by Ruthie 25th Sept 2011. Classic vehicle show at Battlesbridge 25th Grand Motorbilia Day, Battlesbridge, Essex, England. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2254195909053.122962.1072977488&l=18dd0ce9b1&type=1 My photo album of this event
1950 VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING CLASSIC RACING BRITISH MOTORCYCLE
THIS IS OUR 1950 ROAD LEGAL VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING CLASSIC BRITISH
MOTORCYLE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 32 MADE THROUGHT THE WHOLE PRODUCTION.
PLEASE FIND THE OTHER VIDEO I MADE OF THIS CLASSIC. FILMED BY RUTHIE ON
27TH AUGUST 2009 ON THE DAY WE BOUGHT IT, FROM THE OWNERS SHOWN RIDING IT
GEOFF IS JUST THRILLED WITH HIS LATEST BOYS TOY. GEOFF CAN BE SEEN RIDING
IT FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME AT THE END OF THE VIDEO. IN THIS FILM YOU CAN
SEE MY 77 YEAR OLD MUM, WHO WAS AN ORIGINAL BIKER GIRL FROM THE 50S AND
60'S. LOOK AT THIS PHOTO ALBUM OF MY MUM JOAN, AND JUST A FEW OF THE
COUNTLESS BIKES SHE HAS OWNED.
1950 CHEVROLET 3100 /// Sam Leman Automotive Group
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This spectacular 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup just became available and is a
part of the Leman Classic Collection. We have accepted the vehicle as
having a recent deluxe custom restoration. The engine runs beautifully and
it rolls very nicely down the road with good steering and brakes. Sounds
fantastic and everything seems to be working quite well. The paint looks
great with the sharp interior. All of the body panels are free of major
defects and I see no corrosion issues.
I have driven the truck myself and it runs, shifts, brakes and steers as it
CRUISING HOTROD HAYRIDE CAMPSITE 2010 CLASSIC CARS TRUCKS 30S 40S 50S 60S TRAILER TRAILOR
PLEASE FIND ALL MY 24 VIDEOS FROM THIS WHOLE BRILLIANT 1950S ROCKABILLY
WEEKENDER & 2 PHOTO ALBUM LINKS. Part 1 of my Hotrod Hayride 2010 photo
We were just cruising around the whole campsite in our own 1961 Chrysler
New Yorker. I hope this gives you all a taste of what goes on for some of
us eccentrics in life. Filmed by Ruthie 31st July 2010 at the Hotrod
Hayride annual rockabilly hotrod camping weekender. Location: Bisley
Pavilion, Bisley Camp, Queens Road, Brookwood, Surrey GU24 ONY, ENGLAND.
STARTING OUR 1950 VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING RACING BIKE Battlesbridge classic vehicle show
Filmed by Ruthie 26/9/10 at Battlesbridge classic vehicle show, Essex. We
towed our 1950 Vincent Black Lightning racer with our white American 1961
Chrysler New Yorker, seen next to the bike. We had to bring a rolling road
to start the bike as there is no kick or electric start. There were only
32 of these very special Vincents ever made, so they tend to draw a crowd
(especially when started up). I have made more Youtube videos of the bike
Lady biker Joan 80th Birthday ACE CAFE LONDON Mick Duckworth ACE TIMES History book MARK WILSMORE
www.ace-cafe-london.com We took my Mum Joan to the world famous Ace Cafe
in London for her 80th Birthday big surprise. Mum has not been back there
since the mid 1950s where she used to take her own countless classic
British bikes to. Mick Duckworth, author of ACE TIMES had interviewed Mum
at length, and she features in his famous book. Mum was called Joan Minns
originally, and her story + photos take up the whole of page 24. Mick
Duckworth was there for Mum's Birthday where she was presented with the
book. Mick and Ace Cafe owner Mark Wilsmore both signed her book and
looked after her all day long. The Ace Cafe treated Mum, myself and my
other half Geoff to a lovely free dinner and drinks as their special treat.
Mum was treated like a celebraty by everyone, including Talk Sport Radio &
television presenter Steve Berry and his film maker girlfriend Karen
Porter, who will be making a biker documentary including my Mum. This is
my photo album from this lovely event today
I will put a link to asap.
e=1&l=ac7e97f7ed I was brought up in Shepherds Bush, London by my amazing
Mum Joan, now aged 80. She was a VERY rare lady in those days, who owned
lots of big bikes. They include 2 Aerial square 4's, 2 triumph speed twins,
BSA Bantam, Triumph Terrier, Aerial 600, Jawa, Francis Barnet 250 Twin.
When I was born she got a Busmar side car, to put me and her Boxer dog in
(she did not give up riding even then). Mum was secretary of the Alperton &
Wembley motorcycle club, and often went to the Ace Cafe during the early
50's. She has some incredible stories and pictures to share. She got sacked
from a telephonist job at George Wimpy, simply because it was considered
''unladylike'' to arrive and leave on a motorbike (even though she packed a
suitable work skirt/dress in her bag). Mum has also ridden countless other
big bikes, and did trials + scrambling as well. She used to do all her own
repairs too!!! She bought me my own Bike, a BSA C15 Star as a teenager. She
soon realised I was "too girly" to follow in her footsteps....I got into
classic cars instead!
I contacted the Ace Cafe to show them Mum's brilliant photos. They
instantly put me in touch with their historian author Mick Duckworth, as he
was about to write the 70th year anniversary book. Mum has been interviewed
at length and has now featured in their special book.
I also contacted 'Vintage motorcycle girls' on Myspace a couple of years
ago. They have put all of Mum's lovely photos on their own site. For those
of you into ladies classic bikes, it is a fantastic site to look at.
My mum is now disabled, after having three hip replacement operations. This
was partly due to years of all weather biking, and kicking starting them
all the time. They did not have the modern luxury of a push button electric
starter. She still is action woman, and goes to aqua aerobics 4 times a
week! She still has a model girl figure amazingly. The new photos at the
end are of Mum age 77 on our 1950 Vincent Black Lightning racing bike,
bought on 27th August 2009. Mum dare not ride a solo more, but she can
still reminisce about the old days. If someone has an old British
combination with a sidecar to trust her with, Mum WOULD still want to ride
it for old time sake
Racing Vincent HRD
www.oldracer.co.uk - Ben Kingham on the 1948 600cc Vincent HRD at Lydden
sept 07 British Historic Racing.
see more at: http://www.oldracer.co.uk
Starting a `49 HRD Vincent Black Shadow
Giving my good friend, Rick who has a long time case of Vincent lust, a
first hand taste of how they work. It finally lights off for a trip around
norvin manx vincent special
classic norvin bike has won lots of events in this past year alone. this
bike 56 years old still runs quite well as you can tell from the vidoe
Vintage Racing - 1950s Indy Cars startup and race. LOUD!!!
Chris Ashworth records a series of 1950s Indy Cars at Michigan
International Speedway. This was a vintage racing event that was associated
with the Concours d'elegance of America, where these cars were on display
after this event.
This event was incredible! I got to wander in the pits and the garage area.
You will hear these cars starting up right from the tailpipes, and you will
see them driving on the track from the pits.
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132459 / 1950 Chevy 3100 Pick Up Truck
This 1950 'Advance Design' Chevrolet 3100 features a great combination of
classic virtues and drivability. The beneficiary of a two and a half year
frame off restoration; every aspect of this award winning truck has been
meticulously restored to both preserve the beauty of the design and make
the truck more roadworthy. Correct large domed center caps with matching
trim rings are mounted to 16 inch body color wheels that wear Firestone
60.5 wide white wall tires. Equipped with its correct Thriftmaster 216
inline six cylinder engine, this truck was built for hauling. The
Thriftmaster motor is painted bright blue and features a gold Rochester
single barrel carburetor that is fed by metal fuel lines and sits atop a
correct silver manifold. A correct 3-speed transmission handles shifting
duty and puts power to the ground via a driver friendly Ford 9 inch rear
end. Inside, custom red and black seamless door panels include correct
chrome window and door handles and a custom red and black bench seat has
"Chevrolet" prominently stitched into the center of the back pad. Whether
you're racking up more trophies at shows or just spending a Saturday night
out on the town, this 1950 Chevrolet 3100 is guaranteed to be the center of
attention wherever you go.
Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle
Clip from In Search of The Ultimate Two Wheel Classic TV show, Alan Masters
takes a Vincent Black Shadow out for a ride.
Clymer Manuals 1952 Vincent Black Lightning Motorcycle HoAME Show Rapide Video
Vincent Owners Club
Information about the Vincent Black Lightning on Wiki.org
The Vincent Black Lightning was a British motorcycle designed and built in
September 1948 at the Vincent works in Great North Road, Stevenage,
Hertfordshire UK between 1948 and 1952. At the time the Black Lightning was
the fastest production motorcycle in the world.
Vincent Motorcycles began motorcycle production in 1928 and were well
established after World War II when they launched the 1000 cc Black
Lightning. This was a production version of the Black Lightning which held
the world land speed record, with a similar engine specification.
Available to order, a 'standard' Black Lightning was supplied in racing
trim with magnesium alloy components, special racing tires on alloy rims,
'rear-set' foot controls, a solo seat and aluminum fenders. This reduced
the Lightning's weight to 380 lb (170 kg). The 998 cc twin cylinder, OHV,
air cooled, pushrod V-twin engine specifications were always based on
standard parts but upgraded with higher performance racing equipment. The
Black Lightning had racing, higher strength connecting rods, larger inlet
ports, polished rocker gear, steel idler gears, racing carburettors, a
manual-advance magneto and was available with compression ratios between
6.8:1 and 12.5:1. This resulted in 70 bhp (52 kW) and a top speed of 150
mph (240 km/h). Only 31 Black Lightnings were ever built before production
ended due to Vincent's financial problems in 1952.
On 13 September 1948, Rollie Free achieved the US national motorcycle speed
record at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah riding the first Vincent Black
Lightning. During test runs Free reached average speeds of 148.6 mph (239.1
km/h). To reduce drag, Free stripped to his swimming shorts for the final
run, which he made lying flat with his legs stretched out and his head low,
guiding the Vincent by following a black stripe painted on the salt bed.
The stunt worked as Free covered the mile in 23.9 seconds, passing the 150
mph (240 km/h) barrier and on the return run he reached a record average
speed of 150.313 mph (241.905 km/h). This led to one of the famous
photographs in motorcycle history, known as the "bathing suit bike". The
AMA certified Free's record. Innovative features of the bike included the
first-ever Vincent rear shock absorber, the first Mk II racing cams and
horizontally mounted racing carburettors. In 1950, Rollie Free returned to
the Bonneville Salt Flats and broke his own record, averaging speeds of
156.58 mph (251.99 km/h) on the Vincent despite a high-speed crash during
those speed trials.
In the book (and film) "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S.
Thompson, Hunter expresses his fondness for the 1952 Vincent Black
Lightning as the finest motorcycle ever built.
1932 250 cc Bantam trike delivery van
1934 500 cc Meteor
1934 500 cc Comet
1934 500 cc Comet Special (TT replica)
1936 1000 cc Series-A Rapide
1946 1000 cc Series-B Rapide
1948 500 cc Series-C Meteor
1948 500 cc Series-C Comet
1948 500 cc Series-C Grey Flash
1948 1000 cc Series-C Rapide
1948 1000 cc Series-C Black Shadow
1948 1000 cc Series-C Black Lightning
1949 1000 cc Series-C White Shadow
1950 500 cc Series-C Red Comet
1953 45 cc Firefly (or Power Cycle)
1954 1000 cc "Series-D" Black Knight (Faired Rapide)
1954 1000 cc "Series-D" Black Prince (Faired Shadow)
1954 50 cc NSU Quickly
1955 1000 cc Three Wheeler
1955 123 cc NSU Fox
Also mentioned in the interview were record holders Russel Wright and
Robert "Bob" Burns.
Russell Wright set a 1954 New Zealand speed record of 140 mph (230 km/h) on
a Black Lightning at the Tram Road Speed Trials.
Bob Burns was known for building a streamliner body for a sidecar bike in
an attempt to make a world record speed run.
The two formed a partnership. Bob Burns would built the stream liner bodies
for Wright's motorcycle and Burns could used the Vincent Black Lightning
with a sidecar to set the speed record.
December 1954 Bob Burns went first and set a sidecar record of 157 mph 253
km/h. July 1955, Russell Wright set a world speed record of 185 mph 298
km/h on the Tram Road near Christchurch. Bob Burns upped his sidecar record
to 163.06 mph.
The Heart Of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts Vintage Classic Antique
Motorcycle Show was held at the Kansas City Airline History Museum
http://www.airlinehistorymuseum.com at the Kansas City Downtown Airport.
Inside the huge hangar were two classic vintage antique passenger airplanes
planes: a Douglas DC-3 and a Martin 404. Right outside the hangar was a
1958 Super Constellation, or Super Connie.
Hopefully Gene will stop in KC and we can put this super nice ride On the