Discussion in 'Classic Motorcycle Events' started by cliffa, Jul 27, 2018.
Anyone going ?
Yes, I am. Won't be on Commando though. Wife can pack more clothes in to BMW panniers. We've been for the last few years.
Perhaps we could catch up at Jurby if you are going ? I want to hear more about your adventures at Duxford.
Adventures at Duxford???
I am going, will be at Jurby and also at the NOC reunion as long as the Monday racing is not rescheduled to Tuesday by weather.
Aug 28, 2018
from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Shore Hotel, Laxey, I-o-M
Bikes that turn up are 50 % Norton 50 % others and no one notices. The barb a cue is hopeless and the kiosk on the sea front is where I will be getting refreshments.
Apologies Ian, I had a senile moment got you mixed up with somebody on the 961 forum who flew a Spitfire a couple of weeks ago.
I won't be taking any bikes as it's a bit of a schlep for me to the IOM.
Maybe see you & Kommando at Jurby.
I'm going, taking 3 bikes ,will also be at the Shore but on another make as the 3 lads will be on the Nortons,also doing Jurby but not on a Norton as can't afford to crash a pillion bike and leave one of the quartet without transport.
Well its just a few days before I depart, any suggestions for a meeting place and time at Jurby or just PM mobile numbers and wing it.
Just wing it I reckon. I'll have my Access Norton T shirt on. Hopefully it will be T shirt weather.
Forgot the Access T shirt, will get it packed and wear it for Jurby.
Wonder if the races will be shown on TV? That would be fun.
John in Texas
Just got these of a pal that’s attending
Guys (and maybe Girls), I'll P.M. you my mobile number, It would be good to say hello at least. I don't have an Access Norton T shirt, does L.A.B. or anybody else stock them this side of the pond? How do the sizes come up ?
I'll wear a black "Wiz Norton" Polo with this logo on it..
If you aren't familiar with Wiz Norton, they run two Norton Rotaries, and both will be racing on Monday with Richard Wilson (not Victor Meldrew) and Josh Brookes in the saddle.
Google them for some great videos !!
Hope to see you on (sunny) Sunday
And for those of us who ain’t going ,cop a load of this , forgive me if u seen it b4
from a parade lap today
Roads are closed until 4.15pm today and I am wrong side of Douglas so will be late getting to Laxey.
. More from my man on the isle de man, this time Peel bike show .
Friends went from NZ with a couple of old Velos.
Bill and Chris Swallow riding.
The 350 Velo did a standing start lap at 94 mph and went through the Sulby speed trap at 123 mph.I don't know if anyone got a chance to look at the bike but it was very original for 1953 including girder forks.
The 250 did a flying 90.5 mph lap and went through Sulby at about 107 mph.
Neither bike finished - cracked exhaust and leaking float.
I think both would be lap records for Velo machines of those capacities. Both motors and all the 350 were made in NZ including all pattern making and castings.
Chris also got a fourth on the Enfield in the Senior at 107 mph race average.
Re "The 350 Velo did a standing start lap at 94 mph and went through the Sulby speed trap at 123 mph.I don't know if anyone got a chance to look at the bike but it was very original for 1953 including girder forks.
The 250 did a flying 90.5 mph lap and went through Sulby at about 107 mph. "
was the 350 a OHC ?
Very impressive for an old bike !
Yes the 350 is a DOHC replica engine from about 1950 to 52. Everything was made in New Zealand, except for some of the castings made in Australia and the six speed Nova gearbox internals from the UK. The casting patterns were made in NZ.
The 250 is a replica engine of the famous Les Diener 250 from Australia (Eldee 2 now -3 )
Take a look here if you want to know more about the bikes.
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