The Manx Norton

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Redline Books, Nov 1, 2006 - Transportation - 312 pages
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The most famous of all British racing motorcycles, with an ancestry dating back to the very dawn of the internal combustion engine, the 'cammy' Norton is inseparable from the era of British domination in motorcycle racing. It is linked with the legendary heroes of the sport, Jimmie Guthrie, Harold Daniell, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and the age when Britain had the world's finest motorcycle industry. This revised edition of the definitive history contains additional material and traces the design, development, the leading riders and tuners. It presents a superb collection of photographs, many previously unpublished. The Manx Norton covers not only the Manx itself, but also features boardroom battles, Norton's early history, record breaking, sidecars, Formula 3 cars, scrambling (motocross); the Domiracer; racing at Daytona and today's classic scene.
 

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Contents

Contents Foreword
4
Introduction
6
The Birmingham Connection
8
The Featherbed
36
Grand Prix Exploits
50
Daytona Beach
100
Record Breakers
110
Three Wheels
116
Leo Kuzmicki Man of Mystery
162
OffRoad
168
OvertheCounter
176
Domiracer
210
The Tuners
220
Keeping the Flag Flying
242
The Classic Scene
288
Index
306

Four Wheels
130
Joe Craig Team Manager Supreme
154
REDLINE
311
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About the author (2006)

With well over four decades of experience, Mick Walker’s motorcycling career has been comprehensive to say the least. He has ridden in most forms of motorcycle sport, and has been the British importer for several makes of exotic Italian race-bred machines. Between 1983 and 1987 he was editor of Motorcycle Enthusiast and in 1985 his first book was published. Since then he has published over ninety books covering the history and development of motorcycles from several countries. Mick has also applied his expertise as a tuner, team manager and coach, where his skills have guided many to stardom, including World Superbike Champion, James Toseland.



 

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