A Shakespeare appreciation

Words and photography: ALAN TURNER
June 6, 2016

The Vincent motorcycle legend was founded on performance.

Circuit racing, hill-climbing and sprinting, the Stevenage-built bikes seemed to go better with age.

Almost without exception, the headline-grabbing examples of the marque are now museum exhibits, often seen, but rarely, if ever, heard.

Vincent club member Rob Staley thought it was about time he and his fellow club members celebrated some of those past achievements.

The organisers at Shakespeare County Raceway, the drag strip near Stratford-upon-Avon, welcomed the idea of a Vincent-only event, which would have its own class among the other drag race and sprint categories running on the same day.

Read more in July's edition of TCM

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