Well, here we are, some 13 years after acquisition and 2751 breathes fire once again! And running on methanol – as last raced – what a sound… Bert booked an airfield and rode up and down the runway, gradually unwinding the motor as his confidence grew with each run.
With many decades of riding and fettling a wide range of classic/vintage machinery I was eager to know what Bert’s riding impressions would be. “It bloody goes!” was his reaction – and we should remember that the man is a master of understatement which is a characteristic of one born ‘n’ bred in the north of England…
So there we have it! 13 years of painstaking hunting for the rarest of parts in addition to countless hours of research culminating in the restoration and this superb result! A unique racing Vincent returned close to how it left The Works.
I am indebted to all who have assisted in this project – I have listed them under the “Respect Due” heading in the sidebar of the homepage. I hope that I haven’t forgotten anyone.
Without Bert’s expertise, practical common sense and skill-set I’d still be looking at all the parts and sucking wind through my teeth, or what’s left of them!