The NOC Flanders Branch has booked Open Huis, nr Staden, for the 2022 Begonia Rally from 26th-29th August. Full details will be published later on this Year. Marc Maes and the Flanders team are very much looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting members attending for the first time.
The Rally will take place in the heart of the Czech Republic; colloquially known as “Canada” in keeping with the beautiful surrounding countryside and wildlife. The venue will be Camp Zvule, Zvule1, 378 53.
From the Stafford Show - Norton Owners Club - clean sweep (nearly!)
Congratulation for Al Clarke for a Highly Commended rosette and to top it off - Best British Club stand awarded for our stand.....
Good news that Stafford bike show is going ahead on Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th July.
The NOC will have a stand - so come by and say hello.
Regards - Paul.
Our thanks go to Simon Parry for this great video of the rally.......
The NOC has just received an interesting request from the Norton Motorcycles Co Ltd (NMCL). As Father’s Day is fast approaching (this Sunday, 20Jun21), Savannah Seger who runs their Social Media presence is on the hunt for authentic father/son imagery related to Norton and motorcycling.
This popular item is now back in stock and available to buy from the NOC Webshop. It’s as good looking as ever and has been manufactured to now be sturdier than ever.
Blind Curve! The winning entry in "The Best Norton Owners T-shirt in the History of the World" competition, 2021.
Blind Curve! “A brilliant graphic treatment to say 'Norton' without saying it. White on black, simplicity with clarity of mind. No need to add anything else”. Unisex, premium cotton and twin needle stitching.
Available in a range of sizes at the NOC Shop - please remember to "log in" to enjoy a 20% members discount.
Whilst we can’t be 100% certain this will be going ahead, we have to plan on the assumption that it will be; most members are aware the NOC usually has a prominent, popular and quite often prize-awarded stand at this, the largest classic bike show certainly in Europe, quite possibly the world.
After many years of stalwart service taking the NOC’s high-top long wheelbase Mercedes Sprinter van to England’s premiere classic bike events from which to run the Norton Owners Club’s presence, Nipper Harris has finally handed the van-keys back to considerable applause – many thanks Nipper, you performed noble services to the NOC, and we’re very grateful for the long hours and many miles you put into the role.
WANTED – a secure parking space for the club's Events Van
With the rejigging of our Events Officer’s role, a secure parking spot for our Events Van, a 6m long high-top Mercedes Sprinter is now needed.
MAG polls motorcyclists regarding the petrol engine
The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has launched a poll of UK
motorcyclists to gauge opinions on the use of petrol-powered motorcycles.
The UK Government has clearly stated its intent to move away from
traditional fossil-fuelled vehicles to an electric fleet. The Government
has also stated that it will ban sales of new petrol- and diesel-powered
Our Editor has been busy and has just finished loading Norton Sales Brochures from 1915 to 2019 in a new online book available to members via the web site:
Over the last few months, some 200 pictures of much loved T-shirts have landed on the computer screen of Merchandise officers Robin and Lillie Robb. From all around the world they came, many with very interesting back-stories. Click the link to see the results and some great T-shirts!
The Motorcycle Action Group's top five priorities list is now under review by the Roads Minister. MAG surveyed members for their top priority actions that will lead to better outcomes for motorcyclists.
Representatives of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) met Roads Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, on 27th January. During the meeting, the Minister asked MAG to create a list of its top five priorities.
Please find the attached Press Release (or below link) for immediate distribution on the FBHVC appointment of an Automotive Fuels Specialist.
Hi all - I've recieved this message from a TV company - if anyone can help please contact me.... firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks - Paul.
We are producing a documentary for BBC SPORT WALES and we are looking for
footage of Norton motorbikes from the 1980s. This can be as part of film or
a Norton Advertisement.
Do you or any member happen to have any of this archived footage?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks ever so much,