Dave Aldana's Norton

Post here for other Norton Models (not Commando)

Dave Aldana's Norton

Postby frank sider » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:05 am

I took those pictures last year at the Legend of the Motorcycles in Half Moon Bay and i just wanted to make a small tribute to this great Racer Davild Aldana
Cheers
Frank
Image
Image
http://oscarapparel.blogspot.com/

frank sider
Posts: 104
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 1:59 am
Location: Basque Country

Re: Dave Aldana's Norton

Postby Cookie » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:37 am

those are nice, thanks Frank.
Regards,
Cookie
750 Commando Featherbed hybrid
3 76 Goldwings including an LTD and one 75
CJ 750 sidecar outfit
Water cooled police CJ sidecar outfit

Cookie
Posts: 1696
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:25 pm
Location: San Mateo, CA

Re: Dave Aldana's Norton

Postby motoracer8 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:46 pm

The machine in the picture belonged to Ron Wood and was ridden by Alex Jorgensen. Aldana did ride a Norton at times, he was national no. 13.

Ken G.
Ride there

motoracer8
Posts: 118
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:13 pm
Location: Folsom CA

Re: Dave Aldana's Norton

Postby dave M » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:09 pm

I think motoracer8 is correct, I have an old book published in 1974 called 'The Motorcycle Book' by Joe Scalzo, in it there is a story about Dave Aldana racing a Norton at Ascot, on this occasion he was riding for a guy called Harold Allison. I also have an article somewhere about the Woods Norton and I don't think Aldana was one of the riders.

dave M
Posts: 1235
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:10 pm
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Dave Aldana's Norton

Postby frank sider » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:21 pm

motoracer8 wrote:The machine in the picture belonged to Ron Wood and was ridden by Alex Jorgensen. Aldana did ride a Norton at times, he was national no. 13.

Ken G.

Yes yoou right Motoracer8 but David did ride some of the Wood Norton's, though.

frank sider
Posts: 104
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 1:59 am
Location: Basque Country

Re: Dave Aldana's Norton

Postby dave M » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:08 pm

It seems like in those days lots of riders would race freelance for independent tuners and share the prize money with them, so unless someone specifically remembers or trawls through old record books I suppose there is no way of knowing who rode what, the obvious exception being the works riders who are quite well documented.

dave M
Posts: 1235
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:10 pm
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Dave Aldana's Norton

Postby Cookie » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:29 pm

I've heard that in a career some folks would ride for more than 20 owners. I used to know an old biker in Sonoma that had ridden for factory teams who had pictures of Indians and Harleys, as well as Triumphs on the wall. Now that I'm older I wish I had written down some of the things he told us.
Regards,
Cookie
750 Commando Featherbed hybrid
3 76 Goldwings including an LTD and one 75
CJ 750 sidecar outfit
Water cooled police CJ sidecar outfit

Cookie
Posts: 1696
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:25 pm
Location: San Mateo, CA


Return to Other Nortons

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest