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Mick Grant was in the Classic Trial Challenge this year, but in 1972, he raced this John Player F750 Norton, now in the National Motorcycle Museum collection.

This year, Norton was the main theme for the motorcycling element of this huge three-day show, occupying four halls of the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

The stand from the National Motorcycle Museum had a small selection of examples of the marque, contrasting nicely with the new models from the current Donington-based factory.


The gleaming machinery was complemented by the bikes owned by members of the Norton Owners’ Club.

These were racers, mostly cammy models, but there were a couple of later Commandos. Most of the bikes came with interesting provenance.

Read more in May’s issue of TCM

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