John Loucks

Here’s Richard Thompson’s “52 Vincent Black Lightning.” There are a couple of anomalies in this one. The Black Lightning was the fastest production bike when it was built and there were only 31 made. Given the performance and rarity it is one of the most expensive motorcycles ever built, so probably way beyond the means of a young London thug. It also didn’t have an ignition key. If you know the Del McCoury version you may notice that I left the lyric at the original Box Hill, outside London, rather than relocating the song to Knoxville. I promise to put the ukulele away soon!

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