2010 Race Retro Event Celebrates 60 Years of Norton

Race Retro has chosen Norton as its feature motorcycle marque, as there are 60 years since Norton’s Featherbed frame made its debut. Back in April 1950, almost exactly sixty years ago, Geoff Duke debuted the Featherbed Manx frame and it went on to become one of the most famous competition motorcycles of all time.

The show is scheduled to take place at Stoneleigh Park between March 12-14, 2010.

The highlight of Race Retro’s tribute is Norton Owners’ Club, which will feature a selection of Manx models, from period racers to the latest machines running in the Lansdowne series. Moreover, a selection of John Player Commando Twins and later rotary models are also being shown.

Norton racers will be on hand to talk about the bikes, with Peter Williams, Phil Read MBE, John ‘Mooneyes’ Cooper, Trevor Nation and Keith Heckles, talking with Race Retro motorcycle MC Steve Parrish.

Talking of the TT, Senior TT 2009 winner Steve Plater will also be making an appearance. Steve also won the 2009 British Supersport Championship with a 36 point advantage over his nearest rival.

The International Historic Racing Association is back at Race Retro, and is promoting its ‘IHRO 2’ race series. This pan-European series is aimed at more recent bikes and a selection of eligible machinery will be on display.

Also making a more than welcome return is the Ken Fox Troupe Wall of Death, who will use Indian and early Honda twins to defy the force of gravity.
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