Photo Gallery updated 13.10.19 – Snippets updated 13.02.20

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2019 Jul-Dec Photo Gallery

September 22nd – Bike Show, Howden

A selection of pictures taken at the branch’s first motorbike meet at the Waterwheel tearooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 15th – Branch Meeting, Howden

Secretary directing traffic

Chairman looking pensive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 12th – USA

From Mark, our honorary member in the USA:

Hi Harry, I thought I should send you a couple of photos of a (sadly) typical Tri State Norton Owners unofficial club ride out featuring my ’62 Atlas mongrel, modern Triumph Thruxton with a Watsonian chair, ’73 850 Commando (with less than 6k original miles on it) and modern BMW. As you can see my Atlas has behaved itself away from home. If it was in my driveway it would be incontinent. Beautiful and backroads tide of about 150 miles.

I also have partially succumbed to my age and dodgy (fortunately left) knee. I too have a modern bike, a BMW F800GT. By today’s standards it’s not a “real” man’s bike, but I find it a very practical all arounder. I just rode it to Quebec City and it delivered me with no fuss. It was great on the back roads that we favored and had no problem cooking along at 80 mph on the interstate. My local club, The Tri-State Norton [Commando] Owner’s Club is putting on next years International [US & Canada] Owner’s Association national rally. Aside from everything else it will be interesting to see if the majority of my club members – who I have never seen on a running Norton – manage to bring one to the rally. Best regards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 26th-28th – Morpeth

The NOC Rampart Rally took place at Morpeth with a variety of events. There were 4 organised runs on Saturday which were rain affected, culminating in most of the rally’s bikes congregated on Morpeth Market Square at 3pm. Our Alan (see photo) got interviewed by a local journalist as he took a fancy to Alan’s 350. Sunday saw the majority head up the road to the Alnwick Steam Railway where they are rebuilding the line down to Alnmouth – they have done 1.5 miles since we were last there in 2013. The third photo is in the centre of Morpeth and was a short cut over the River Wansbeck from the rally site into town – it was intrepidly conquered by our 3 attendees viz Harry, Alan C and Alan S.

 

July 3rd – N. Yorkshire

Malcolm kindly hosted a BBQ for branch members & friends – one of his neighbours brought along a Manx and Steve Webster, ex British, European and World sidecar champion was also present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 15th – Bawtry

Saturday June 15th saw members of the East Yorks branch meet up with the Notts branch at the halfway house of Bawtry. After refreshments, a short ride together northwards towards Thorne occurred.

Pictured l to r are Phil Geeves, Sue Dickinson, Steve Dickinson, Garry Race (all Notts)

and Alan Clarke in the foreground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 13th – Elvington

A Guiness world record for a tuk-tuk was set at Elvington – a 2 way run of just over 74 mph beat the previous record by 6 mph – the original engine has been replaced by a 1300cc Daihatsu engine – a passenger must be carried & a Guiness representative was prsent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27/28th – Stafford Show

 

1974 JPN 850 Commando – genuine bike with only 18 miles on it.

Shipped to American dealer who rode it round the block then put it in his showroom, where it stayed until being shipped back last year.

The current owner has not started it but has had a scope in the bores and says it all looks OK.

 

 

 

 

1953 Norton ‘Silver Fish’ Kneeler 350cc GP Racer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1955/6 Norton 350 Model F – external flywheel etc

 

 

 

 

March 21st – Branch Meeting

A great branch meeting culminating in slot-car racing – many thanks to Peter for providing the kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 21st – Branch Meeting

Peter receiving the Bruce Green cup for the most branch miles on a Norton – 5.5k last year

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December 20th – Branch Meeting

New member Dave’s pre-featherbed ES2 nearing completion

December 15th – USA

At our latest branch meeting 2 days ago, we elected Harry’s friend Marc Riebman as an Honorary Member of our branch – he can be seen below in the hi-viz jacket. Marc has a 650SS and a red Atlas as depicted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17th – 25th – Motorcycle Show NEC

650 Superlight spec

Norton 650 Superlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A race-prepared version of this bike will be raced at the TT by John McGuiness – see video in Snippets

 

1968 prototype of BSA Fury/Triumph Bandit

1987 prototype air cooled rotary racer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unusual custom bike!

ARC electric bike £90K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 13th – Donington Hall

The new Norton Atlas 650 range was launched this evening before an invited audience in the library at Donington Hall. The proceedings were started with Stuart Garner riding the first production V4SS (no 1 of 200) into the library. There is the road oriented Atlas Nomad which is priced at £10k and the off road Ranger version at £12k. Deliveries are geared for May 2019 onwards from a new 12,000 sq ft factory to be built on-site. There is a special run of Atlas SS limited to 100 machines which will be built first – these are £16k and the pictures below show Nomad and SS (union jack tank). The 650 engine will go into a racing frame to compete at the TT.

Video of these bikes at https://youtu.be/DYCnVGvmWVA

Atlas Nomad

Atlas SS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 18th – Howden

Chairman Peter conducting the monthly meeting from the comfort of a kiddies high chair

October 16th – Elvington Test Tuesday

Fastest Nissan GTR in the world – 2,200+ bhp – prviously record was 237mph over standing start 1 mile – this car did 242 mph and was still accelerating – so much torque that the back wheels can lose traction changing into top gear at 210mph – more pictures: http://eastyorks.branches.nortonownersclub.org/elvington-16-oct-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 13th & 14th – Stafford Classic M/C Show

1934 Model 18 – £7,250

New 650 Enfields – GT & Interceptor

John McGuiness Paton – 2018 Classic TT Winner

 

Shenstone Branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                    October 7th – Goole Waterways Museum

Fine Commando

Flat tank Raleigh

 

 

Delightful Panther

MJS on tank – any ideas on make?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yamaha Rat Bike – 750 3 cyl DOHC

1978 Le Mans Guzzi

 

 

 

 

 

Seely framed Gold Star – 2 x 2LS

 

 

Smart Tricati

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     October 3rd – Howden

Wednesday Wheelers enjoyed cuppas and butties at a garden centre

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September 29th – Cadwell Park

VMCC BHR racing – plenty of Nortons taking part –

more pictures http://eastyorks.branches.nortonownersclub.org/cadwell-bhr-29-sept-2018

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SRS Norton (Stu Rogers) 350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

750 Commando

SRS Norton 1937 500 with seized big end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 27th – Donington Hall

Last BBQ night of the season – 6 x 961s + mk2 850 in attendance – not much activity on the V4 front but we did hear one screaming its head off as it was put through its paces on the dyno – one of the Belgian dealers was also over collecting a couple of bikes

July 4th – Sewerby Cafe

After meeting at Fimber teapot cafe, some of the Wednesday Wheelers rode to Sewerby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 15th & 16th – Elvington Top Speed Weekend

 

 

 

 

 

World’s fastest toilet – it has a working flush – 70.5 mph  over 2-way run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World’s fastest shed – 100.67 mph over 2-way run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World’s fastest shopping trolley – Chinook jet engine – 91.55 mph max 1-way – 90.8 mph over 2-way run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1921 Sunbeam 500 3 spd gearbox – achieved 85.6 mph 1-way running on standard petrol

 

 

 

 

 

September

Every bike should carry an adjustable spanner – useful for adjusting tappets etc

 

 

August 16th

Branch Meeting

 

 

August 11th & 12th – George Brown Memorial Sprint, East Kirkby

Dick Craven aboard his Vincent 1000

Dick Craven’s Vincent 1000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Supercharged Weslake 500

Featherbed framed Vincent

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 5th

Bikes ready for the off in Howden, destination Dick Craven’s motorcycle museum in Stockton on Forest, York

 

 

2017 Photo Gallery

Presentation at the February AGM of Bruce Green Cup to Peter for the 2nd year running.

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2016 Photo Gallery

A Selection of Photos taken at the July branch meeting

NOC July 16-1 NOC July 16-2 NOC July 16-3 NOC July 16-4 NOC July 16-5 NOC July 16-6 NOC July 16-7 NOC July 16-8 NOC July 16-9 NOC July 16-10 NOC July 16-11

Visit to East Kirby Aviation Day April 30

Harry trying out a "Bonneville" for size at East Kirby

Harry trying out a “Bonneville” for size at East Kirby

 

Holding the "LINE" at East Kirby

Holding the “LINE” at East Kirby

 

Ron with his ES2 at East Kirby in April

Ron with his ES2 at East Kirby in April

 

Harry trying out a new bike for size during the club visit to Norton Motors in April

Harry trying out a new bike for size during the club visit to Norton Motors in April

 

Peter Shand, the hard riding winner of the cup for 2015, presentation by our new Chairman “Martin”

 

2015 Photo Gallery

Four members of the Nottingham Branch visited us at the August meeting.

Four members of the Nottingham Branch visited us at the August meeting.

Alan Clarke attended the Slate Rally

Alan Clarke attended the Slate Rally

Snowden Mountain Railway seen on Slate Rally by Alan C

Snowden Mountain Railway seen on Slate Rally by Alan C

Visit to Doncaster Airport to see the Vulcan

June 2015 Visit to Doncaster Airport to see the Vulcan

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Visit to Street Life Museum in Hull’s Old Town

2014 Photo Gallery

Bruce Green Cup winner 2014, Alan C (left) presents cup to Alan S

Dec 2014 – Bruce Green Cup winner 2014, Alan C (left) presents cup to Alan S

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Our thanks to Leslie as a great host

 

19th March we enjoyed a visit to Markham Grange Steam Museum, the Hi Viz works well certainly outshines the models!

 

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Two of the wonderful volunteers at the museum pose for a photo

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Crankshaft grinding on a grand scale

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Lined up outside cooling down

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2013 Photo Gallery

December Meeting – Bruce Green Cup Winner

The Competition to find the most traveled Norton Rider in 2014 was won by Alan Clarke with a massive 7000 miles on his bikes this year, a really hard act to follow!

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October Meeting Tee Shirt Competition

We had a competition to see who could turn out the best “Norton” themed T Shirt at the last meeting. First prize was a number of entries to the VMCC Christmas raffle which has a 650SS as the main prize.

Our thanks to Leslie of the Bowmans who acted as the impartial judge

John’s entry was judged best in show!

John's entry was judged best in show.

To the winner the spoils-hope he wins the 650 SS

Glynn was a close contender for the prize

Glynn was a close contender for the prize

Sec Alan was dis-qualified as he wore a "sweat" shirt - shame!

Sec. Alan was dis-qualified as he wore a “sweat” shirt – shame!

Chairman Harry appears to be having a good laugh

Chairman Harry appears to be having a good laugh

Branch Photo Shoot in front of Howden Minster before the August meeting

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Rare Manxman

Rare Manxman

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1st May-Branch run- Photos taken at Squires Cafe Sherburn in Elmet

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 17 April. A group of members paid a visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum

Group included a couple of Aliens

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An outing for a Model 50 at the Goole Waterworks Museum

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 This is a picture from last year of a members Atlas, very nice too

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2012 Photo Gallery

 

Anna's Manxman at the NEC

Anna’s Manxman at the NEC

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First outing of the year, we had a really good time visting the Vulcan, thanks Glynn

John's bike, photo taken 2012

John’s bike, photo taken 2012