Saturday, September 22, 2007

Damn hippies, the billy clubs just bounce right off them: Craig Vetter's peace shield.

From Craig

"While I was designing the Series 1500 motorcycle fairing in August, 1968 the police of Chicago a hundred miles to the north were billy clubbing demonstrators at the Democratic Convention. My brother, Bruce and I thought we could help. We made a shield of fibreglass and Bruce inlayed it with leather in the shape of a Peace Sign. It was passive. It made a peaceful statement. It was strong and would protect you from billy clubs. It never made it as a product."
"The well dressed protester could have worn a Vetter Fairing. Our potential market didn't want protection. They wanted to get beat up and make the TV news. Those guys didn't have any money, anyway."

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