Wednesday, August 29, 2012

British Car Show

This coming Saturday Historic Rugby will hold their second annual British Car Show, 10-3 throughout the village. Here's one car you can see there, our friend Eric's 1952 MG-TD. This year there also will be motorcycles. If we're lucky, maybe there will be a Vincent Black Lightning 1952.


  1. Doubt it - there were only 33 made between 1948 and 1952. They were a hand-built racing version of the Black Shadow. Vincent had there HQ at Stevenage, just down the road from me, so there were several Vincent motorbikes on the roads around here when I was a lad and a few original Vincents turn up at motorcycle shows today, still going strong after 60 years. As for the song it was written by Richard Thompson, one of my musical heroes. No one has ever matched the engineering of Vincent Motorcycles or the guitar part on the Richard Thompson version. Check it out on YouTube.