Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Hedemora TT 1949.

This is Norwegian Kjell Bakke leading “Hedemoraloppet”, Sweden, 1949. He led the 350 cc race on a Velocette KTT until the engine blew up. Earlier the season he had won “Juneloppet” and finished fourth in “Stockholmsloppet” on the Velocette.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Norton CS1

My 1937 Norton CS1 out in the fresh spring air. It need some work before i can hear the roar out of the Brooklands can.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

First ride this year.

I don`t mind shoveling snow…..It might be that I am getting old …..or just that I am Norwegian…

I don`t mind playing in the snow either…..

Friday, 17 January 2014

Help in the shed.

In a weak moment I offered to lend out my Norton Big4 to Gunnar for the rally “TRONDHJEMSRIDTET”. That means I have to get the bike ready soon. And the Norton has to be able to do the more than 2000 kilometer trip without too much trouble. New tires, rewound magneto and lights that work…..Gunnar sent over Justin to lace up the front wheel…..He turned out to be to clumsy to get the wheel straight….Stick to singing Justin….

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

It`s beginning to look a lot like……

Strange……..why does not this particular lamp work?

Christmas tree stands really need a pair of TT carbs……

Monday, 9 December 2013

The right tools for the job.

It’s this time of year………You have to make sure your wife have the right tools for the gingerbread…..

Friday, 6 December 2013

TRONDHJEMSRIDTET 1919 – The 2014 Rally

Have you sent in your registration for Tronhjemsridet? There not much time left, registry ends on December 15th. I am going for sure….. Check it out on their home page:

The participant is lining up their machines.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Four museums and a party...in one weekend. Part 5

This is the last post from the England expedition. We don`t want to be one track minded(!) so we went to an air plane museum too……
Not far from the Haynes museum we found The Royal navy Fleet Air Arm museum (http://www.fleetairarm.com/planning-air-museum-visit.aspx)

An original paint Corsair KD 431.

And guess what…..there was a motorcycle….WD BSA M20.

And the party?……George firing up a cammy Norton for the first time…

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Four museums and a party...in one weekend. Part 4

Most of us have them…..The Haynes manual…A worn greasy copy covering BSA A65`s or the Ford Cortina`s…With the classic quote “contact your local dealer” when you were looking for the really need to know answers…scary if you live in a heavy neighborhood…..
Anyway the Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford near Yeovil in Somerset have a great collection of cars (about 400) and a large speedway bike collection.

1930 Norton.

1937 Ok Supreme Silver Cloud.

Clearly a man build for speed…….