Many families start their
summer holidays now.
This is how it was for the
owner's family in the 1980s.
The young, aspiring motorcycle dealer rode a customer's newly rebuilt
Commando* to deliver it to the customer's door on the way.
The family followed in the
family car. The eldest daughter looks suitably impressed by the Norton.
It must have had a lasting
effect as we find a picture of her in the latest "Motorrad
(Picture taken at Panoniaring earlier this year. )
She has stretched a bit
since the top picture, but her enthusiasm for Norton Commandos has not
Unlike her father's hair....
* Commando in the top
picture was fitted with a set of ex-Norton rotary prototype front forks,
half a dozen of which the young aspiring motorcycle dealer bought off
Richard Negus, then Spares Manager of Norton Motors Ltd in Shenstone,
and a Grimeca double TLS front brake.
The bike went off the radar for many years but recently resurfaced in
Hamburg in a derelict state.