Vincent Rapide metal wall sign
Essential lowbrow art for your garage, lounge, hall or ... wherever
Specifications: Tin plate backing. Folded edges. 300mm x 400mm. High resolution image (1,400 dpi). Printed direct to metal.
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
Customers who bought the Vincent Rapide motorcycle sign also bought our Vincent Black Shadow: "World's Fastest Production Motorcycle" T-shirt.
£12.99 plus P&P
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Vincent Engineers (Stevenage) Ltd, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire produced the illustrious Rapide between 1936 and 1955. Although if you want to be pedantic, the earlier bikes were manufactured by Vincent HRD Ltd.
Philip Conrad Vincent had bought the HRD company from Howard R Davies in 1928 and attached his name to it.
Hence Vincent HRD.
But later, as his own monicker assumed dominance, the initials HRD were dropped and the firm was renamed.
Regardless, the Rapide was a milestone in motorcycle history. And like the Model T Ford, they were all supplied in black. Except that they weren't.
They were actually offered in any colour the customer wanted, and although black was the more typical livery, the factory manufactured them in white, maroon, blue, grey and even bright red, as shown here (and you thought it was a General Post Office telegram bike, huh?).
You might argue that all Vincents should have been green, because that's the colour many of us see when we look at a Rapide, Black Shadow, Comet, Meteor or Grey Flash.
But if you just want to admire a Vincent without having the burdensome responsibility of ownership, or if you do actually own one, we're offering this metal sign to adorn whichever wall you spend most of your life facing.
The size is a generous 300mm x 410mm, which is roughly the size of two A4 sheets of paper. The image is 1400 dpi, which is way better than most, if not all, of the lesser quality stuff on the market. And the edges are folded to help preserve those delicate finger nails.
Also, these Vincent Rapide signs are printed direct to metal in the traditional way.
Will you like it when you see it? We think so. If we didn't, we wouldn't be flogging 'em.
We package these signs as well as we reasonably can, and we despatch as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours of ordering, and very rarely longer than 2-3 days if stock has run out and needs to be re-supplied).
Either way, we'll keep you posted. And if for any reason we can't supply your sign, we'll tell you without unnecessary delay and will refund your money in full.
And remember this if you will:
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