November 29, 2003 at 8:32 pm #8442
There was a big sale yesterday (28/11/03) of all the remaining contents of the old Norton factory in Shenstone Staffs. So ends an era, very sad day for the British bike industry. I visited the factory around the time the F1 was on sale and there seemed to be real hope of a revival back then in 1990. I also saw the Rotary racers at Snetterton in the late 1980’s and were just awesome. So fast on the main straight that the RC30 and OWO1 were simply blown away. Perhaps the Norton brand can rise again with a visionary at the helm, much in the way Triumph has.November 30, 2003 at 11:38 pm #17002
radar i remember them well those smokey oilyw**kel fast things later ones even had good looks on thier side shame they stoped them from raceing them.November 30, 2003 at 11:40 pm #17003
Did you notice that the word w**kel has been censerd in my post do you think it is on enviromental grounds or gramer like mine
December 1, 2003 at 2:14 pm #17004imperialdataKeymaster
Gorgeous bike at the time but now looks a little “sports tourer” ish.
Swear filter is sitting in the background and occasionally picks up the odd ‘proper’ word with a rude word enveloped inside. No spelling mistakes, just me being over-cautious.
Although, that said, it’s for the same reasons the ‘powers that be’ on the Web don’t allow http://www.sc**thorpe.co.ukDecember 1, 2003 at 8:34 pm #17005
Isn’t that where Kevin Keegan started his football career? Nuff said…December 2, 2003 at 9:10 am #17006AnonymousInactive
What happened to the Nortonw**kel engine? Didn’t someone have the blueprints and want to produce it in a different frame?December 2, 2003 at 9:11 am #17007AnonymousInactive
Oh, and hi to all of you guys on this forum, I’m new to this game. Be gentle with me.December 2, 2003 at 1:56 pm #17008
welcome we are gentle with everyone thanks for joining us
tell us about yourself and your ridesDecember 28, 2003 at 9:43 pm #17009
Hope you all had a nice Christmas
I found this on me mates website thought you might like to look at it, he is one of them real clever blokes that dont stop untill its perfect, this was the finish of one of them type bikes,oh yeh its a nortonDecember 29, 2003 at 7:57 pm #17010
Had a good Xmas Cheers. The Norton looks tasty, what is your mates website address?December 30, 2003 at 12:15 am #17011
http://www.t8ts.co.ukRadar its the freind of mine that sells the triumph parts.
December 31, 2004 at 1:39 am #17012VVankelParticipant
Hiya from newbie on here… just how many bike forums are there on the www[?] my bike is a Norton Interpol 2 Rotary. I cant figure out how to attach a piccy on here so heres a link (hopefully) to my homepage which has a pic of my bike outside the Ace Cafe…
https://homepage.ntlworld.com/derek.nicol/December 31, 2004 at 2:14 am #17013December 31, 2004 at 11:19 am #17014GixParticipant
To post a piccie, go to said piccie on site, right click on piccie, select properties, copy url, then use the image tags and paste piccie.
but without the stars gives you this…
The image tags are in the row of boxes on the format line
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December 31, 2004 at 12:30 pm #17015imperialdataKeymaster
And what a beauty it is, welcome to the forum VVankel. Did you restore it or buy it like that?
Can’t think of a better backdrop for a pic of that bike!
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