Paul Johnston

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Bat Byrnes again

c1931 Model 20 Norton

1930 Model 20 Norton - For sale

For sale by Nigel and in his words: "<i>This Model 20 with frame # 41162 dates from May 1930; the crankcases (# 11745) are from an earlier Model 18,</i> …

c1924 Model 16H Norton

-<i>JdK</i>- Robert in the UK sent this photo: "<i>... an elderly aunt has just given me some photos of my grandfather siting on his motor bike ...</i>" The …

The Norton Venture into Speedway - revisited

-<i>SG</i>- Some fifteen years back the VMCC published a short article I wrote entitled '<i>The Norton Venture into Speedway</i>'. I am not proposing to put it on …

David's 1929 Model CS1 Norton

-<i>SG</i>- I freely admit that it is not often I am complimentary about Norton restorations but it is the exception that proves the rule. If a project …

Ralph Cawthorne, 1922 Isle of Man TT, or is it?

-<i>Contributed by George</i>- "Above is a picture, from Roger Cawthorne of his dad Ralph at Cronky Mona at the IoM; look at the condition of the road and …

c1926 OHV Norton

<i>(read the complete story via this link)</i><p>-<i>SG</i>- Burton- on-Trent dealers 'Vintage and Veteran,' run by Phil Hayward of bearing fame, have an interesting …

Ralph Cawthorne, Model 18 Nortons

Ralph Cawthorne, 1922 Model 18 Norton<p>-<i>SG</i>- Ralph Cawthorne at the start of the 1922 Senior TT (<i>above, start number 34</i>). A significant picture as this …

Period photos from Somerset‏

Harold Ham, c1928 Model CS1 Norton<p>-<i>SG</i>- It hardly seems like twelve years ago <i>(I can assure those of more moderate age that time really does seem to</i> …

Silver Norton Engine commemorative badge?

-<i>SG</i>- This silver badge belongs to Colin; does anyone know what it is?<p>The engine depicted has pre-1926 straight rockers and a CAV magneto. The date …

...that Norton feeling!

Another Norton medal

-<i>From Miles</i>- This Model 18 medal was awarded at the Kamka speed trials for the standing Kilometer on a 16H. We have no information on this event, …

Brooklands cans

Andrew's can<p>-<i>SG</i>- Andrew's 1928 CS1 has been on the site before but we have not previously considered the Brooklands silencer fitted to it. Unlike the …

1936 Model 30 Norton - Linwood Wiggins

Linwood Wiggins<p>-<i>From Barry in Canada</i>- Here is an interesting Inter "barn find" I just acquired. I am the third owner. The first owner was Linwood …

1938 Model 30 racer - For sale

-<i>JdK</i>- This Norton featured earlier on these pages in a very sorry condition; it has been restored and is for sale now. In the vendor's words:<p>"<i>For</i> …

John Masterman, 1928 Model 19 Norton

-<i>SG</i>- I suppose it was inevitable that sooner or later, John Masterman's name would crop up on a site dealing with pre-war Nortons. Paul has kindly …

1938 Benton and Stone (ENOTS) catalogue

-<i>SG</i>- Dennis Quinlan has kindly provided scans of the 1938 Benton and Stone (ENOTS) catalogue, covering filler caps and the well known 'Concentric' …

c1934 Model ES2 Norton

-<i>JdK</i>- Dr. Czokor and his Norton at the "Thernerberg-Rennen" in Hollabrunn, Austria, 23th of September 1934. The Norton looks like a 1934 Model ES2.

1937 Model 18 Nortons

-<i>JdK</i>- These pictures come from a Spanish website "<i>Ejercito del Turia. Asociación Cultural de Historia Militar y Recreación</i>" which I guess is a club …

1912 frame wanted

-<i>SG</i>- Howard has sent in this recent photo of a pair of 1912 flywheels. He tells me the owner has all the rest of the bike with one rather major …

Denis Minett, Model 30 Norton

-<i>JdK</i>- From the Genealogy pages of Simon Parker-Galbreath. The photos may depict Denis Minett and his Model 30 Norton. Denis captured the 500cc Lap …

H A R Earle and Model 40 Norton

-<i>JdK</i>- This picture was posted a few days ago and now we know it's NOT Denis Minett in the saddle. Richard identified the rider as a mr H A R …

1907? Surely not!

-<i>SG</i>- Back in the distant past I took two books out of the local library by L R Higgins '<i>Private Owner</i>' (quite a good read) and '<i>Britain's Racing</i> …

Theresa Wallach, Model 40 Norton

-<i>SG</i>- Peter Roydhouse sent me this somewhat dogeared photo copy and Richard identified the rider as Theresa Wallach. This picture was taken in 1939 …

Theresa Wallach, c1939 Model 18 Norton

Miss Theresa Wallach<p>-<i>JdK</i>- Miss Wallach again in what is said to be a WW2 press photograph. Theresa may have been a despatch rider but this is not the …

For the second year running Norton will be supported by Leicester based truck hire firm Alltruck plc as the official transport provider, supplying the truck that will pull the Norton race trailer over to the 2013 Isle of Man TT.

The 2 factory Norton SG2 bikes ready to go out last night in TT13 practice, just after the picture was taken rain set in and the session was cancelled. All being well were back on it tonight...

another picture of the factory Norton bikes.....

Teamwork! Refuel and tyre change, TT style... just for added pressure the TV crew are right in the action too!