With a 1000 miles under his belt, SilverBeast has earned his laurels, which he now shares with his brothers ClubBeast and CooperBeast. Another 1000 miles and he will earn the coveted roof coloured A panels already sported by CooperBeast and ClubBeast.
The Cooper Laurels and the coloured A- panel, then are badges of honour, proof of a journey undertaken – the rite of passage from boy to adolescent to man. A true rite of passage has three distinct features; separation, transition and re-incorporation.
SilverBeast has spent his first 1000 miles of life separated from his brothers CooperBeast and ClubBeast by uniform. He has been naked and unadorned. At 500 miles he got his union jack flag badges and after 1000 miles he began to wear his laurels. Now, with an engine run in he is an adolescent. He is in transition, learning how to wield his strength and after 2000 miles the transition will be complete and he will be reincorporated into the fold as an equal and proudly wearing his coloured A-panels to prove his status.