Vincent at Bonneville World Finals

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Vincent at Bonneville World Finals

Postby John H » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:31 pm

Vincent has been setting land speed records at Bonneville since 1948. My friend Alp has done it again with a basically stock 1948 engine in his special built frame. The old record for a 1000cc A class vintage fuel was 150+. It is now 177+.
His goal is 200 mph and I'm sure he will get it done. His style is very unorthodox but works well for him.
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Re: Vincent at Bonneville World Finals

Postby John H » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:56 pm

Gone but not forgotten.
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Re: Vincent at Bonneville World Finals

Postby John H » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:34 pm

Vincent has done it again. In two outings the bike had performed well, setting records at both meets.
The goal is to be the first 1000cc vintage class bike over 200mph.
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Re: Vincent at Bonneville World Finals

Postby John H » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:15 pm

Here's Alp on a record run at El Mirage last month. Not bad for a 72 year old motor.
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Re: Vincent at Bonneville World Finals

Postby John H » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:02 am

The Vincent has done it again, again. Raising the record by 20 mph. 200 is the goal and still have 2 more days to go at it.
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Re: Vincent at Bonneville World Finals

Postby John H » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:06 pm

On this day 73 years ago Vincent and Rollie Free set the land speed record with a production motorcycle at 150.
Today Alp set a new AV 1000cc record at 193+.
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Re: Vincent at Bonneville World Finals

Postby John H » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:13 pm

This pic was taken soon after Alp set the new record. The bike will be taken down for a quick inspection then back to Bonneville for the World Finals Sept 28th. This could be Alp's best chance to go 200.
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