Norton Domiracer fired up at Bristol!

Published: 02:21PM Feb 16th, 2013
By: Web editor
Chris Hawksley of Solo Motorcycle Products sent a shiver down the spines of showgoers earlier as he fired up his Norton Domiracer 500cc replica. This is as close as you'll get to the original Sixties prototype which raced at the Isle of Man...
Norton Domiracer fired up at Bristol!

Domiracer fired up

Chris's bike is as near as anyone will get to the rare racing machine, as the project was wound up shortly after the original bike finished third in the 1961 Senior TT behind Mike Hailwood and Bob McIntyre who were on highly tuned race-bred Manx Nortons.

The original Domiracer, developed from the road-going 500cc Dominator, was produced by Norton Motorcycles engineer Doug Hele specifically for the 1961 Isle of Man TT. Australian rider Tom Phillis rode the original in the eventful race, but the company inexplicably wrapped the project up the following year and the Domiracer bits were sold on.

Chris will be firing up the bike again this afternoon at 14.30, and twice tomorrow on the Sunday, at 11.30 and 14.30.

? See the video and hear the sound on our facebook page

Try and make a date if you’re attending the show. The sound is indescribable.

Bristol motorcycle showThe Norton Domiracer 500cc joins two rare Moto Guzzi racers from the museum of ex-Grand Prix racer and trials legend Sammy Miller MBE and countless other classics on display at the show. Sammy is our guest of honour at Bristol and he will be on stage twice a day, recounting biking tales, and on hand for autograph signings.

Ticket prices
Adult one day £12
Under 15 child one day £4
Senior citizen one day £8
* Online advanced ticket sales now closed.

Directions
The showground is easily accessible from the M5 and is situated along the A371 Castle Cary - Shepton Mallet road. We are approximately 25 miles from Bristol and 20 miles from Bath. Full address is The Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN.

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Bristol timetable - Saturday
10.00 Show opens
11.00 Sammy Miller on stage and signing autographs – Main Hall
11.30 Firing up a Norton Domiracer 500cc with Chris Hawksley, Solo Motorcycle Products
12.00 On stage with the Moonfleet GT & Rebels Club – Main Hall
14.30 Firing up a Norton Domiracer 500cc with Chris Hawksley, Solo Motorcycle Products
15.00 Sammy Miller on stage and signing autographs – Main Hall
17.00 Close

Sunday
10.00 Show opens
11.00 Sammy Miller on stage and signing autographs – Main Hall
11.30 Firing up a Norton Domiracer 500cc with Chris Hawksley, Solo Motorcycle Products
12.00 On stage with the Moonfleet GT & Rebels Club – Main Hall
14.00 Sammy Miller on stage and signing autographs – Main Hall
14.30 Firing up a Norton Domiracer 500cc with Chris Hawksley, Solo Motorcycle Products
15.00 The Moonfleet GT & Rebels Club, Speedway award ceremony – Main Hall
16.00 Trophy presentation with Sammy Miller on stage – Main Hall
17.00 Close
Opening times 10am to 5pm both days.

Useful links
? Bristol teaser video
? Bristol image galleries
? Show floorplan guide
? Directions to Royal Bath & West Showground
? More information from www.Classicbikeshows.com
? Norton Domiracer with Chris Hawksley

Future shows in 2013
? The 33rd Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show, Apr 27-28
? The Carole Nash Great Scottish Bike Show, May 11-12
? The Carole Nash Newark Bike Bonanza, June 22-23
? The 20th Carole Nash Eurojumble, September 6-7
? The 20th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Oct 19-20

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