Russel Wright and Bob Burns saddled up on a Vincent Black Lightning to set a Motorcycle Land Speed record in 1955 in Swannanoa New Zealand. Ultimately, they achieved both the solo and the sidecar records.
Then Vic Willoughby took the outfit for a run on Pendine Sands.
The record was set in 1955 on a near standard Vincent which achieved 185mph.
The photos of the stripped down Black Lightning in the gallery below are by Horst from a bike created and idealized by Jeff Decker, and you can read the full story of how he made the perfect Vincent Black Lightning here…