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Unapproachable Rally 2017

posted 11 Nov 2017, 19:18 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 11 Nov 2017, 20:19 ]

The rally was held at Denman 19th - 21st May. The rally on Saturday went from Denman through some scenic back roads via Wybong across to Aberdeen for morning tea at the local pie shop. The ride continued to Gundy via Glenbawn Dam. At the Gundy pub the judging was carried during lunch. The ride back was along back roads via Dartbrook and Kayuga. Fortunately the rain stopped early in the morning and fine weather prevailed during the rally. Only a few late showers had to be avoided. The prize giving and raffles was that evening at the Royal Hotel in Denman which provided full support for the event. 
Overall great location, beautiful country side and an enjoyable group of riders.

Peter S

PS: I was totally surprised to be awarded the prize for Best Norton Twin 

Unapproachable 2017

Report taken from the June 2017 Newsletter

Macquarie Towns Rally 2017

posted 11 Nov 2017, 19:08 by Paul Maddock

Nine club members attended the Macquarie Towns rally. The weather was great and the organisation and catering by the club was most appreciated.

154 bikes attended on Saturday. A great display of machinery!

Those who attended : Kevin F (850 Commando); Peter S (850 Commando); Brett R (750 Guzzi); Ben W (850 Commando); Michael D (850 Commando); Mark C (Yamaha); Brian M (750 Commando); Neville T (500 AJS); Joe V ( 850 Commando).

Well done guys. See you there next Year.

From the August 2017 Newsletter

BSA and Norton Gathering October 2017

posted 11 Nov 2017, 17:36 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 11 Nov 2017, 17:59 ]

What a great day we had at Stanwell Park for our Southern Gathering this year. There was a terrific number of interesting machines there to see. Lots of Nortons and BSA’s of all different types, Velocettes, Vincents, Triumphs, a great Ariel square 4, Moto Guzzis, etc. Thanks must go to the various clubs which attended. We had organised rides from the Macquarie Towns Club, The Vincent Owners, and the Classic Italian MC club. 
Many riders from other clubs came along for the day. There were people from the Classic and Enthusiasts Club ,Trident Owners Club and the Shoalhaven Classic Club. I may have missed people from other clubs – my apologies if I left you out.

Thank you to all who helped out on the day – especially Tim and Jono for their work on the Bar-B-Q.

Taken from the November 2017 Newsletter penned by Ben

Norton / BSA Gathering, Stanwell Park, 29 October 2017

BSA Norton Gathering October 2016

posted 29 Oct 2016, 15:29 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 11 Nov 2017, 21:06 ]

This was another successful event on October 9. A great range of bikes turned up and the weather was terrific. More than 70 bikes came to the day. I know a lot of members enjoyed the group ride – especially those who rode through the National Park. The shop definitely did a better job of catering for our food and drink needs.

Ben, October 2016 Newsletter

Stanwell Park October 2016

Stanwell Park October 2016

Stanwell 2016

Videos of previous gatherings can be viewed here.

Gathering of the Nortons Videos

posted 30 Nov 2015, 19:40 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 9 May 2017, 20:12 by NOC NSW ]

Youtube videos from Gatherings of the Nortons

Use the following link to watch the Gathering of the Nortons 2012 - The Gathering of the Nortons 2012

Gathering of the Nortons Stanwell Park 18th October 2015

posted 18 Oct 2015, 14:58 by NOCNSW Site   [ updated 9 May 2017, 20:08 by NOC NSW ]

An enjoyable Norton day at Stanwell Park

Meeting with BSA Club at Surfside Motorcycle Garage

posted 22 Aug 2015, 00:55 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 9 May 2017, 20:25 by NOC NSW ]

A perfect day for riding a Norton! A dry cool morning that fined up to a warm day considering the brisk weather of late. It was a great effort to see a good turn out for Norton and BSA's to keep those ever increasingly and common Triumph bikes at bay. 

All three Marquees were in attendance and a generally friendly vibe was happening, 

And the venue is well suited with its 1950's diner decore, and great food and coffee. 

There are extensive workshop facilities at the rear to give a visitor who enjoys any classic bikes, plenty to peruse, an Imported 850 commando off the boat from England was on one of the work stands. 

I really can't wait to get my Norton Model 18 back on the road or we are at the risk of having to rename the club " the commando club". Apart from lacking the lineage of the Ace cafe in the north of London, this cafe certainly offers a lot more to see and strictly aimed at the motorcyclist.

Somewhat different to the usual gatherings, It was interesting when the girls on their cafe racers turned up, en masse, with the specific purpose of checking out the men who ride Nortons.

Pete's fashionably late arrival on the Egli did catch a few admirers, but I think the que to see the Hodaka Wombat belonging to Norton  owner/member  and sometime editor of VMX magazine (Ken) was a lot longer? , mmmm. Maybe not!

Thanks to Ben and the Committee for organising another venue for us to use our Nortons and I hope there are more gatherings to come!

Brad ( model 18)

P.S. This is the Honda scooter that Brad rode to Brookvale! 

Gathering of the Nortons Sydney 19th April 2015

posted 19 Apr 2015, 01:23 by NOCNSW Site   [ updated 9 May 2017, 20:11 by NOC NSW ]

Norton Owners Club of NSW
Road Warrior Café Mount White  19 April 2015

Frank Loveridge


Although there was a threat of rain a glorious autumn day saw the annual north side Norton gathering at the Road Warrior Café at Mount White today.


A total of 24 Nortons assembled outside the café to show off what was a snapshot of the history of the marquee.


Oldest bike of the day was the beautifully presented 1911 Model 490 which made the journey from town. It is wonderful to see these old bikes still being ridden today. It should be remembered that the little Model 490 was built 4 years before the Anzac landing at Gallipoli which is having its one hundred year anniversary this year.


It is important that these vintage machines remain roadworthy and on the road and as a club of course that is exactly what we encourage.


Commandos once again provided the largest number of bikes on the day but with assorted ES2s, Atlas and Dominators on display there was something for everyone. I am always amazed at the effort that owners put in to maintaining their bikes. I might even wash my Commando one day but I prefer to call it patina rather than road dirt.


It was great to see a sparkling Dunstall Norton arrive to add a bit of spice to the day. These are surely a very rare bike indeed.


A special mention should go to our friends from the Hunter and the Central Coast for making the journey and proudly flying the Norton flag.


It was unfortunate that no modern 916 Norton was able to make trip but hopefully we may get to see one at our spring gathering at Stanwell Park and I look forward to seeing friends and bikes, old and new, there.

Club at Eastern Creek for BSFOS

posted 22 Mar 2015, 05:58 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 9 May 2017, 20:07 by NOC NSW ]

The NOCNSW was at the 2015 Barry Sheene Festival of Speed this weekend.  I popped in on Sunday morning early to find the tent erected already and manned by the club president and a few other club stalwarts.
Club Nortons

There was a steady flow of enquires from people dropping by the tent to either have a chat about Nortons, buy some merch or enquire about the club and at least one new member signed up over the weekend. Good to see some old and new faces, check out other members solutions to the Commando's quirks and even watch a few races.

Thanks to all who turned up to help over the weekend.

Norton Gathering Stanwell Park October 2014

posted 7 Jan 2015, 17:20 by NOCNSW Site   [ updated 9 May 2017, 20:26 by NOC NSW ]

This was a great day 55 bikes in attendance. Thanks to everyone who turned up. Next Norton Gathering is Mt White in April 2015! Please check the diary.


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