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Hope you wont have to resort to these Desporado tactics to get one of these-credit to Aardman productions for a scene out of "The wrong Trousers"

and GAvArtCartoons/me enjoy GAvBt

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GBt wrote:

Hope you wont have to resort to these Desporado tactics to get one of these-credit to Aardman productions for a scene out of "The wrong Trousers"

and GAvArtCartoons/me enjoy GAvBt

Love it... :) wonderful detail with the aircraft (almost looks like Wallis's 'Wild Goose' and 'Swallow' designs) and the reg no on the Dolly - not sure about the fluffy dice though.

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I like it even if i do not quite understand it.

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I spend my life drawing/painting cars - here's a 250TR I've recently dabbled with... :) Not my usual stuff, was just having play

and a bit of my  more usual stuff:

 

 

 

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Simply Superb Mattiej

A question, if I make so bold, what is the significance of the number 48, with the Vincent Black Shadow(Hazards a guess it may be the year it came out as hot version of the series 3 Rapide?)

I love those Testa Rossa's, there is a camera picture I posted elsewhwere, of a Mark 2 289 Cobra with a P51 Mustang and the owner of both had a collection including a couple of Jim Clark's Lotus, an X Fangio Delage, and Jochen Rindts STP gas turbine Lotus, amongst others. He also had a TR 'America' not with pontoon front wings/fenders, with the bigger 4 litre V12, I believe, maybe you have some artwork of some of those too?

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Thanks GBT - thats really kind of you to say.

Yes, you're right - it was the first year of manufacture for the Black Shadow (after a bit of research) I was going to paint an Indian (another manufacturer I love) - but after delving into the history a bit, the story behind the bike just really appealed to me. The fact that the main inspiration was to build a bike for injured soldiers in the war, as the maintenence was low and you could operate the clutch with just two fingers...  I think an illustration of The Black Shadow with a Spitfire would do rather nicely :)

No, I haven't studied the TR America as yet, will take a look on google this afternoon - any variation of those beautiful lines would be of huge interest to me, the TR really is a beauty from all angles, I love it!

Thanks again,

Matt.

 

 

 

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Yes me too mattie ,possibly the best looking sports racer of all time, well then there is the SLR Merc???

did you realise that in an attempt to keep the Indian name alive,(apart from some rather unreliable copies of vertical twin Triumphs etc,)Vincent VTwins were badged as Indians, in America, and sold at Indian dealerships,(also to try and gain a better foothold in the USA markets).

A late aunt lived in Thorpe Bay, and in the sixties her neighbour's son had a an Indian Vincent /I can assure you it was a job to hang on in there as pillion passenger, they certainly had some grunt those 1000cc Vincents, which Phil Irvin developed out of the single cylinder Comet, but greatly exciting along the sea front to Southend..George Browns Nero and Super Nero (supercharged)held numerous speed records for years.

Also I recall from the excellent film, The Fastest Indian, a character depicted called Roly Free, and he was an authentic 'gung ho' rider who lay prone on the tank and frame of a Vincent Black Shadow, in swimming trunks, doing 150MPH on a standard but stripped down bike in the late 40s

on the Bonneville Salt flats

Indian did revive the name in the ninetees with an Indian Chief, complete with the ubiquitous left hand throttle twist grip, reputedly as most Patrol Cops were right handed and it aided their ability to draw their police issue Colt 45s out of the holster whilst on the move.

The old'uns are the best

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:) Very nice sketches there!

Ah... the SLR, now that's a beauty... I would say that in my top 10 fantasy garage, thats well and truly 'up there'. The SL is also nice - I started to play around with an illustration of that car a few months ago, but did'nt get around to finishing it.

Is that really true about re-badging the vincents as Indians?!? Thats shocking! I've never heard that before, I wonder if any still exist..  I can't imagine as a supplier that that suggestion was even considered... what's the point of getting a foothold in the American market if you brand it as an existing American marque? Strange marketing decision!

And yes I did see the re-born Indians, and it was a nice try to re-start the marque, but as they didnt seem to manufacture the bikes for that long the second (?) time around, I can only assume the whole thing fell flat. (using my vast powers of deduction)

I must try riding my ninja in swimming trunks, just to get that extra aerodynamic edge to the pub on a Sunday afternoon ;)