Texas Barn Bikes

Vincents have a rich history in Texas. Here are some accounts of early Vincent riders from the Lone Star state and their machines. If you have any information on Vincent history in the area, our Section Organizer would love to hear from you.


Jack Wilson's Racer
The eventful history of a Vincent racer built by Jack Wilson at Dalio's in Fort Worth.

Jack Wilson's Racer - Prequel
Tony Blackstock tells of his test ride on Jack Wilson's freshly-built racer.

Dodge City Showdown
Tony Blackstock describes drag racing his Black Lightning in Dodge City during the 1950s.

A Tribute to Oskar Zernickow
Bev Bowen writes of the colorful Vincent man from whom he bought his Rapide.

Motorcycle Scene on Belknap Street
A Fort Worth cycle shop captured in a photo from the 1950s.

The story of Carlton Williamson, audacity personified.

Toogood: A Story
Introduction to a Dallas Vincent legend, and the tale of the "Trinity River" bike.

Charles Brazille and His Norvin
1960's Norvin owner Charles Brazille from Fort Worth

Have Vincent - Will Travel
Marty Dickerson's Wild Texas Rides

"The Vincent Kid"
The story of John Clark

Iron Horse Vincent Man
The story of Corky Evans

Philip Fagan
Ft. Worth's Enigmatic Golden Boy Racer

Earliest (?) Texas Vincent Dealership Lore
The story of Tiny Miranda

Houstonís Flying Dutchman
The story of Pete Molenaar

The British Singles Ride
History of the legendary British Singles Ride

The Mal Thompson Story
      Part One
      Part Two
The Story of Mal Thompson, in his own words