During the 40’s & 50’s Vincent Motorcycles were the fastest bikes in the world with the famed Black Shadow producing 125 MPH from the factory and the racing version, the Black Lightning, producing 150 MPH. In the late 60’s Fritz Egli used the mighty Vincent engine in his own design ‘backbone’ nickel plated frame to create an elite bike that became the fastest production motorcycle in the world at that time.
The 1951 Egli Vincent named “The Black Panther” is the latest motorcycle to emerge from the workshop of Bar Hodgson, motorcycle collector, builder and founder of the Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW. Bar’s recreation of this classic motorcycle will be on display as a feature of the ‘Bikes of the Century’ exhibit in Hall 3 at SPRINGSHOW 2014, March 15 & 16, sponsored by Dalton Timmis Insurance, at the Toronto International Centre.
The Bikes of the Century exhibit is a central feature of Hall 3 and becomes a gathering point for enthusiasts interested in the evolution of the motorcycle through the years. It features rare brands and models from 1913 to present.
The Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW runs Saturday, March 15th from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday, March 16th from 10am to 5pm. The International Centre is located at 6900 Airport Road. Admission is $18 for adults; $5 for youths under 12, free for children under 6, and parking is free.
New to the 2014 show – Half Price Saturday night! Visit www.motorcyclespringshow.com for more information and to download a $3 off discount coupon.