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Now THAT is fantastic! wow thanks, I'm honoured! Never had someone do a drawing for me before.. thank-you!
..and the Hd/Vincent pic is very interesting, at least they kept the "Vincent" - I imagined (when you first said) that there was no sign of the original marque, so at least they kept the identity.
Sorry for the delay in responding! I've been busy illustrating.
You havent got a pic of just the tank have you? It appears as though they have tried to make the fonts match...
Oh goodie glad you liked my little quickie effort.
I tend to try and remember things and perhaps check on them after, including drawings, so I was going on the rememberance of that Indian in Thorpe bay. At sadly my aunts wake I was chatting to Ian Smith, the owner way back in the day-and asked him about that Indian he used to have, and he said you mean the Indian Vincent!
Funny it must have said Indian Vincent on the tank but at about 13 then, to be honest I doubt I would have known the difference anyway.
Sorry I have only found that one tank picture-
One time i saw an advert for some sort of Scandernavian minimalist art exhibition in The Barbican London, however there was also an Art of The Harley Davidson exhibition- also at the same, the Barbican in a seperate hall. I had a V4 Honda then so shot down there and spent all of 15 minutes looking at the minimalist stuff, and the rest of the time viewing a glass, a wood and a Harley decked out like a John Dear Tractor, amongst other exhibits and a booth that you could view and listen to some of the marques history in.
This I mentioned to my friendly MOT man, on taking one of my bikes (not a V2 as the only one with that configeration was a Sachs I sold earlier in the year), and he, a Customised Harley owner said yes he had seen the Johnn Dear coloures with machine tooled tractor like running boards, somewhere too.
There is a guy round here with a replica of Fonda's bike (as there was at The Barbican -with a front disc brake, what)I have seen it on the road as well as at our local High Schools Charity Annual Classic vehicle show.
In honour of your new username, and to say a thank-you for my sketch :)
When I have some time, I'll have to delve into the archives, be nice to pull up some original advertising for the Harley/Vincent melange - Would like to maybe create some artwork around the subject. Should'nt be too hard (by the powers of google)
I have heard of the HD Tractor before.. I never saw it though. My better half was a Harley rider for a long time and was always going to the more unusual events, either directly to do with HD or loosely :) A scandanavian minimilist art exhabition and 'the art of Harley Davidson' at the same venue, at the same time? Bit of a strange mix...!
I came across this the other day - nothing to do with the above, but a beautiful machine in its own right... there something about the flat trackers that I love.
Wow i am overwelmed, whay what a fantastic Swordfish car, that is great. my thanks also in return,
Yes i see what you mean with the flat trackers.
oh and going back to Vincent
The Norvin cost £400 in 1960- advert from 1960 Motorcycle News
You're very welcome :)
Board trackers? hmmm...not a vast amount of lean angle I should imagine, I guess the concept was for cruising and not power sliding around circuits!
Have you seen "on any Sunday"?
Like the pics Avante, what's the story behind the body-less TVR?
and either the legend on the helmut reads BRMM or maybe its Barry, not sure which, please enlighten me, very good quality drawings either way,
Talking V bikes again and now for something completely different, a quickie from last night
The smallest ever V8- 500cc Moto Guzzi at somewhere like the TT