Dominating proceedings

The first of ELK Promotions’ shows for 2019 took place on March 31, at the familiar South of England Showground venue in Ardingly, Sussex.

The theme for this event was ‘70 years of the Norton Dominator.’

That may have been the main focus, but the familiar Norton tank script seemed to be everywhere, with numerous examples of Bracebridge Street production and more than a few from later Plumstead and Andover continuations.

The Essex Branch of the British Owners’ Club had orchestrated this glittering line-up.

Guest of honour was Rex Butcher, who was one of those who rode the famous Dunstall Domiracers.

By continuing a Norton race development programme, in the 1960s the Dunstall twins soon became a challenge to the previous single-cylinder monopoly of the bigger road-racing classes.

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