With reference to Herman Meier, as featured in You Were Asking in the TCM of August 2019, I met Herman several times.
The pictured bike was ridden in sprints by John Kimberley, and I suggest the photo was taken at Church Lawford.
Norton expert Bill Stuart did much of the machining Herman needed when he was working at Ariel on the Arrow engine and at Royal Enfield when working on the RE5.
The only way Herman could get his special work done quickly was to take it out of those factories.
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