Vincent HRD Owners Club

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The Club

The Vincent H.R.D. Club welcomes all owners, and their families and all those an interest in the marque.

The Vincent Owners Club was formed in by a small band of enthusiasts. separate from the company it was that Phillip Vincent to be its first President with Irving as Vice President. production ceased in 1955, had risen to 1,800.

Despite about the longevity of the marque, the continued to flourish and grow today, when it has a worldwide approaching 2,500. There are 30 in the UK and 27 overseas Sections with spread across the world Argentina to Vietnam.

There are facets to the Club. Besides its to do everything in its power to keep the on the road there is a strong life and an excellent Club There are many local throughout the world with an Rally in the UK every year and an Rally every four.

was the Isle of Man, 2003 2007 Australia and 2011 is for USA.

There are specialist Sections, and Sidecar etc as well as those for all the fringe models with to advise on every model at Stevenage from the start in and even the Howard Davies’ from Wolverhampton, Norvins and are also included in the fold. All activities and more are covered in in the following pages — everyone sufficient reason to us.

‘To continue riding our motorcycle we must support other. Membership of the Vincent Owners Club is the best way to this and make true who when needed offer and real help.’

MPH the journal of the H.R.D. Owners Club, is monthly and is a first class for all those interested in Vincent Considered by many as the mortar binds the Club together, all life is there.

Reports of events, technical articles and news from the Sections, the is never dull and sometimes Looking to the future and recording the past MPH is a rich mixture

Riding and Social Events

The comes into its own as a mile and the Vincent H.R.D. Owners provides plenty of opportunities to this attribute with a calendar of events both and far. Many of the UK Sections rallies at popular camping

The French, German, Dutch and rallies are also popular UK Members.

Closer to home, Sections have regular of the noggin and natter type and their own programmes of social and runs. New Members are always In fact for anyone who is trying to their first Vincent attendance at these meetings can a lot of heartache later.

The Club not hold its national events the help of the local Sections and is plenty of opportunity to get involved. The is a weekend event over or four days (normally at a which provides accommodation for who do not wish to camp), whilst the Rally is an event designed for who prefer the old style ride and ride back in a day.

The Club year culminates AGM and Annual Dinner in October.


The Club holds of the factory records and over the has accumulated many machine It is recognised by the DVLA as the authorising for the Vincent marque. The services of the Registrar are available to Members and for a small fee to check the originality of, or to historical information on Vincent machines.

Spares and Technical

The Vincent H.R.D. Owners provides full technical and support for its Members through its Officer. There are also Officers for less well models and Egli/Norvin machines.

The is a major shareholder in The VOC Spares Ltd. which it set up in 1975. In they successfully met the challenge by the of supplying every part stock to build a new Series Black Shadow (shown on the cover of this leaflet). All are made to drawings supplied by the Drawings Programme which been vetted by the Technical for fit and function.

Vincent Black Prince

The shop is open six days a and prides itself on same day of most mail orders. It visitors for a chat and friendly It ensures that the core technical publications remain in and sources other titles of to Vincent owners.

Members get a ten per discount on their purchases.

The History

Although the Vincent is associated mainly with the V-Twins introduced immediately WW2 the company had a history stretching to 1928. That was the year a undergraduate, Phillip Vincent, making motorcycles using his own on frame design. Advised as no one had heard of Vincent he should with a known name he H.R.D. and called his machines H.R.D.s.

A leading rider, Davies, started building in his own name, H.R.D.s, in 1925 and had won year’s Senior T.T. on Despite numerous competition the company was not viable and folded in The first Vincent H.R.D.s had rear springing, a unique of Vincents throughout their Early models had an uncompromising frame.

Sales only really when a conventional diamond was used from 1931 on.

At stage Vincent was using engines, Rudge and JAP, and a of being badly let down in the T.T. by one supplier and supply with the other caused with the help of Phil to design his own high pushrod the 500cc Single. The story goes that a chance of two drawings at an angle led Phil to design the first Rapide the Plumber’s Nightmare in 1936.

It was a 47 job squeezed into the existing After the war came the iconic 50 degree unit construction ‘frameless’ models. This ‘B’ Rapide was joined in 1948 by the high performance Shadow.

The Series ‘C’s announced at the 1948 Show Vincent’s own Girdraulic fork. were also two 500cc the entry-level ‘B’ Meteor and the ‘C’ Comet in Black tune. There was also a model, the Black Lightning lessons learnt when Free established an American record at 150mph.

The H.R.D. part was dropped the name in 1950 to avoid with Harley Davidson. The models introduced were the Black Prince and Black in 1954 with production in 1955. In an attempt to diversify, the had produced the Firefly cyclemotor, NSU-Vincents, industrial engines, the Water Scooter, a three and a number of industrial products. All are catered for within the Vincent

Owners Club.

Vincent Black Prince
Vincent Black Prince
Vincent Black Prince
Vincent Black Prince
Vincent Black Prince


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