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Vincent Custom wins Quail Best of Show

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Section member Mike Klingerman commissioned Max Hazan to build a Vincent engined special, and it won the prestigious Best of Show award at the 2022 Quail Motorcycle Gathering. It also won awards for Best Style & Design, and Best in Class.

Here are some details from Mike:

“A custom Vincent may not appeal to some of the purists in the club but it may help to know that I found the engine and most of the parts after sitting for almost 50 years. Since the bike was in pieces and slightly incomplete, I thought it was a great opportunity to trust an artist like Max to create something unique. There are far too many details to list but I’d be happy to share with any members that care to know. I will say he made everything from scratch, including the carbs. He even reengineered some aspects of the engine: 4 plugs, 2 custom mags, and many other things. I think he created something very exciting and innovative.”

William A. Easter, Honorary Member

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Bill Easter has been named an Honorary Member of the Vincent Owners Club, a very well deserved honor, congratulations Bill. Here is a picture of Bill’s willingness to help out fellow members. This is from 1982. I dropped my father’s Shadow on a gravel corner, and bent the front mudguard. Bill jumped right in and skillfully straightened it out.

2018 North American Rally T-Shirt

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Hosted by the Lone Star section

2013 North American Rally T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Again hosted by the Pacific Northwest section along the Columbia River gorge

2011 International Rally T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Hosted by the Keystone section

2003 International Rally T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Hosted by the Vancouver section

2001 North American Rally T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Hosted by the Pacific Northwest section at the Columbia river gorge

1999 International Rally T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

50th anniversary of the VOC. Held in the Isle of Man, Scotland, and England. I took my Comet again, this time with the restoration finished by Wes Stoll. It was voted Best Single at the Isle of Man leg in the people’s choice category.

1987 International Rally T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Held in Germany, Holland, and England. I took my partially restored Comet, with some parts borrowed from my father’s Shadow.

1990 North American Rally T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

This one was held in New Hampshire