Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Pair of Norton Racers

Bonhams added two unique competition machines to its third annual motorcycle auction at Quail Lodge on May 14th. The 1959 Norton Manx 500 and 1956 Norton Daytona 500.  
Both of these bikes have some real racing history with documented podium finishes.  The Manx was an AFM/ACA National championship winner ridden to victory in the 1960s by Buddy Parriot, the first American to ever win GP points – on this very bike – and who once came in second on a Norton only to the legendary Mike Hailwood.

via MotArt

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