BSA and Norton Surfside August 2015
Post date: Aug 22, 2015 7:55:29 AM
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!