Archive for ‘Norton’

February 12, 2022

Flying Jacket

Speed Demon

– Norton badged machine with a swift footed JAP engine. Thick sheepskin pilot jacket essential garb for B road enjoyment.

December 23, 2021

Pygar rides

Barbarella pillion

– John Philip Law and Jane Fonda running around on a period Norton in the late Sixties.

December 3, 2021

Matrix Matey

Neo

– Keanu wishes us all a great weekend. Especially from the saddle of a Norton Commando.

November 1, 2021

No Tail

Manx Norton

– the lines of this legendary bike are well defined in another card from yesterday’s post subject.

October 21, 2021

Museum

Display details

– individual bike exhibits were splendidly assembled each showing off the machines with posters, paraphernalia and provenance. A racing Norton; Knievel’s stunt bike; McQueens Traveller; Harley garage.

October 6, 2021

Triton

Graphite Gem

– marvelous study in pencil of a classic Norton Triumph hybrid. Nice balance of fine detail and faded edges.

September 6, 2021

Barn Find

Dan’s Secret Stash

Piled behind some old Ford pistons and cam shafts. This Commando is in serious need of attention. Working on a plan to acquire it from my brother in law…

April 10, 2021

The Wall

How can you
have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?”

We don’t need no education
We dont need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.

March 29, 2021

Fast Bloke

Geoff Duke (1923-2015)

– Top rated TT racer from the Merseyside region, Geoff had multiple wins road racing in the mid C20th. Here’s a photo at the ‘52 Assen GP where he took victory on this 350 Norton featherbed machine. Geoff would have been 98 today.

March 24, 2021

The Man at Le Mans

Harvey Mushman

– Mr Steve McQueen would have been 91 today. Always the King of Cool! he’s wearing his iconic blue dial Tag Heuer Monaco watch. The Norton Commando fits the Bill too!

December 29, 2020

He is the Law! And you’d better believe it!

Hey Jude!

– more likely to see him riding a scooter through the Chelsea district of London; actor Jude Law, seen here modeling a Post Office Red Norton Commando, is 48 today.

December 15, 2020

Going Commando

Norton Ski-doo

– chopped Brit iron developed into winterized transport for the northern climes. Well, it extends the riding season!

November 30, 2020

Sketch

Graphite Commando

– found pencil study of a Norton 750 engine. I’ve been warming up my HB’s & ink pens for a more dedicated sketching programme that I will be undertaking over the winter.

September 20, 2020

How much is that doggy in the window?

Old Hardware Store

– on our return drive from a weekend away we stopped at the hipster town of Three Oaks MI. In one of the dusty window displays at an old hardware store stands a couple of vintage bikes. A 750cc Triumph Bonneville and a Norton Commando. I’ll have a 1/2lb bag of 6d nails please!

September 2, 2020

Topless Ted Logan

Johnny Utah

– genuine nice guy Keanu Reeves is 56 today. True motorcycle enthusiast and manufacturer. He’s currently starring with Alex Winter in the long awaited latest installment of the Bill & Ted buddy outing franchise.