Grey Flash 2751

The history and restoration of a Vincent HRD Grey Flash

There’s a little more work to do: a stripped thread needs repairing, some adjustments have to be made and pipes re-routed. But for all intents and purposes the restoration of Grey Flash 2751 is at an end, some 14 years after originally acquired. It’s been a long journey that’s required much focus in order to get the detail right. Much more of the bike was more original than initially thought which was a very pleasant surprise. Sourcing the original fuel tank and the incredibly rare Lucas K1FTT racing magneto was incredibly serendipitous. From now work will focus on starting and running 2751 and the necessary shaking down process.

I think the photos speak for themselves. Without Bert’s expertise and experience this restoration would not have been completed so expediently. 🙏🏻

6 thoughts on “The Reveal…

  1. Somer says:

    Nice job !


    1. humphsmith says:

      Thanks! Means a lot coming from you Somer. 🙏🏻


  2. Scott Dell says:

    Well done!


    1. humphsmith says:

      Thanks Scott! Your work is an inspiration to all of us. 🙏🏻


  3. billhoddinott says:

    Beautiful job, Humph! Congratulations! Right up to the standard of David Dunfey’s Flash. Both of them would bring tears to the eyes of Phil Vincent and Phil Irving!


    1. humphsmith says:

      Thank you Bill. You have always been very supportive and are a mine of knowledge (various) and racing lore. It is and continues to be, a pleasure.


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