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Vincent question

Unread postby Bob B » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:11 am

Which drivers that you can recall used Vincent engines in their outfits? Oh, if you have any pics that you can post please do.Just curious you understand ...

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Mick Ruocco
Davenport
Gerry Boret
Ted Young
Jack Trustham


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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby Jim Sinnott » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:16 am

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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby 666 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:47 am

Bob,i dont remember Ted using a Vincent.he was a Triumph man.ETY Triumph's He was the maker of the first kneeler his passenger was Cliff Young (bro) lewis Young (bro) raced in the GP's Himself and other brothers had a company called Arch Motors which made F1 race car chassis for a lot of teams in 50's and 60's. Cliff is a friend of mine did my carpentry when i lived in london

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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby Bob B » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:32 am

Deffo remember Ted on his ETY-Vincent, that was before his loyalty changed to Triumph. Lewis was a top solo rider and rode for Tom Kirby on many occasions.
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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby Bob B » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:39 am

Two pics of Mick Ruocco's Vincent taken at the CRMC Derek Minter Day
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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby 666 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:01 pm

Bob when where they taken,ill give pic's to rocco when i see him next,i think he would like to see one of his old bikes,he raced the MOGVIN after this one.i would email them to him but he hasn't got a computer. He's a dinosaur.

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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby Bob B » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:10 pm

They were taken around 1980/81 at Brands. Took me weeks to persuade Mick to get the outfit of the shelf in the showroom of Park M/Cs to parade it. IIRC he thoroughly enjoyed it :D Please remember me to him when you speak ;)
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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby oldbelly » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:54 pm

Up this way, Ray Bell, Frank Rispin, Ron Smith, Frank Boak and not forgeting Fred Brindley. Fred and Dave Saville once finished 3rd at a Mallory meeting. The difference being the Vincent, Fred and Dave were all separate. They had tipped the outfit at Devils and the momentum carried them over the line :D :D

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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby Bob B » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:56 pm

Ah yes Geoff, one of my more vivid memories of Mallory ;)
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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby stevek » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:25 pm

Martin Davenport very quick guy with bryan sutton in the chair mallory park clubmans 1977 we raced a windle imp had some good battles with them.
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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby Jim Sinnott » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:40 pm

Bit off Topic, but that wet day at Mallory Geoff was May 1966 dont ask how i know cause i should have been at school :lol:

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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby ianw » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:50 pm

For Bob.
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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby Bob B » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:24 pm

Ah, Gerry & Nick Boret, No22 on a supremely fast and reliable Vincent. Remember seeing the brothers at Crystal Palace 1966 and almost tripped over their outfit in the paddock - it was probably the first to use mini wheels all round, it was just so low :shock:

The Fast Lady, was that perhaps Malcolm Attrill IIRC? Ther was another Vincent outfir that raced with Bemsee in the '60s that used to arrive on a trailer - nothing unusual in that I hear you say. Ah, but there was, it was towed by a Reliant three wheeler :o Can't recall who it was ...
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Re: Vincent question

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Re: Vincent question

Unread postby ianw » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:28 pm

I think this is Martin Quirke on his Vincent sitter?
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