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.
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
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.