Real Classic - - Backwards Glance -

It’s 50 years since the launch of the Nor­ton Com­mando at Earl’s Court in 1967, and a horde of Nor­tons will be at the event to help cel­e­brate the Com­mando’s half cen­tury. Noted Nor­ton guru Peter Wil­liams is guest of hon­our at the South Of Eng­land Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Show and bike­jum­ble on Sun­day 29th Oc­to­ber. Look out for an orig­i­nal 1973 JPN mono­coque racer, a gen­uine Thrux­ton Com­mando, a 1963 Dun­stall 500 Domiracer, one of the first fast­back Com­man­dos made and a See­ley Com­mando. These ma­chines will all take part in the pop­u­lar fire-up pad­dock so you can see and hear them fir­ing on sev­eral cylin­ders...

Nor­ton works rider Peter will be on hand all day, sign­ing copies of his re­cently re­pub­lished au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, with other fac­tory staffers, Nor­ton em­ploy­ees and Plum­stead test rid­ers tak­ing part in a Q&A ses­sion. On top of all this, there’s the usual clas­sic and club dis­plays, trade stands and au­to­jum­ble at the South Of Eng­land Show­ground, Ard­ingly, RH17 6TL. Gates open 10am, ad­mis­sion £6. See elkpro­mo­ / 01797 344277.

Peter Wil­liams with the mono­coque JP Nor­ton (photo: Alan Cath­cart)

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