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Stafford Classic Bike Show 2012

The Shenstone Branch had a stand at the 19th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle and Mechanics Show at Stafford on the 20th & 21st October. This was the fifth year the branch has organised the stand and as in previous years we were able  to exhibit a selection of Nortons which were all different models.

We had Sandy Johnson’s ‘Fireflake Roman Purple’ 750 Commando, Brian Glover’s M30 Manx,
Barry Owen’s Navigator, Darren Coggins’s new 961 Cafe Racer, Bunny Kyd’s ‘Dommie 88’ and
Ray Wildman’s ES2.

After the weather we have had this year, luck gave a hand, and the weather was dry and mild which
certainly helped to bring in a large number of people and kept the stand busy. We were very pleased
to  be able to meet NOC members from France and New Zealand who came to visit the stand.
The highlight of the show, for the branch, was when on the Sunday morning a show official visited the
stand to award a rossette ( highly commended ) for our branch chairman and the NOC’s vice chairman Barry Owen’s Navigator.

Barry has only just acquired the bike and was adamant he had not even had time to clean it before the show!.
Thank you to all the branch members and others who came along and helped man the stand and for
promoting the club. I am sure we have gained some new members thanks to your efforts.

          
     

Ray Wildman, Shenstone Branch

Stafford Classic Bike Show 2011

This was the fourth year the Shenstone Branch had a stand at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show held at the Stafford Showground on the 15th and 16th October. Despite some sceptism of how many would be at the show the number of people there seemed to be more than last year – perhaps the sunny weekend helped.

One of our new branch members Sandy Johnson had her newly restored 750 Commando on the stand. The bike which has been restored from a ‘basket case’ was only finished two weeks before the show by another branchmember Alan Clarke. Its rare colour of ‘Fireflake Roman Purple’ created a lot of interest over the weekend.
 
Thanks to all the branch members who gave up their free time to help man the stand and of course whenever the opportunity arose encouraged people to join the NOC.  Also thanks to our NOC Events Co-Ordinator, Jim Brown who brought along his M30 Manx.
 
The other bikes on the stand were Bunny Kyd’s ‘Dommie88’ , Ray Harris’s ‘Dommie99’ , Bob Johnson’s ‘650SS’ and Ray Wildman’s ‘ES2’.
 
 
        Ray Wildman 
        Shenstone Branch
 

Upcoming Events

Mar
3
Tue
7:45 pm Social Evening @ Clifford Arms
Social Evening @ Clifford Arms
Mar 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Social Evening @ Clifford Arms | Great Haywood | England | United Kingdom
Club members meet up to plan route for weekend ride out on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Ready for the Saturday ride out.
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10:00 am Club Ride Outs @ Clifford Arms
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24
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8:00 pm Monthly Club Night @ Shenstone Sports and Social Club
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4
Sat
11:00 am Wreath Laying – Pa Norton’s grave @ Lodge Hill Cemetery
Wreath Laying – Pa Norton’s grave @ Lodge Hill Cemetery
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Shenstone Branch are organising the annual wreath laying at James Lansdowne Norton’s grave.  More details on the main site here:  https://www.nortonownersclub.org/news/annual-wreath-laying
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7
Tue
6:45 pm Social Evening @ Clifford Arms
Social Evening @ Clifford Arms
Apr 7 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Evening @ Clifford Arms | Great Haywood | England | United Kingdom
Club members meet up to plan route for weekend ride out on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Ready for the Saturday ride out.