Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A look through some photos from DQs archive...no particular order but with more of a Norton theme...I like them and perhaps with Christmas approaching.... organising a detailed article is beyond me....

Well firstly to all my blog fans....
Thanks for stopping by for a look.....
I hope you got as much enjoyment from the diverse, yet often Velocette oriented items I post, that I get in posting them for you...
Seasons Greetings to you all......
Left click on images to enlarge them...
A youthful Kel Carruthers...CR93 Honda, with family, likely Winton road race circuit, near Benalla, Victoria.Probably in mid 1960's.
Kell went to Europe and won a 250 world championship on a Benelli/4. He settled in the USA and ran the Yamaha race team for many years.
Aub Lawson probably at Sydney Showground Speedway.
I found this photo recently...it is one of some 25 pics adorning the walls of a pedestrian tunnel under, for me, nearby Ashfield Railway station.
The text says "motorcycles in a doctors yard,circa 1915". But I doubt the date, as the NSW licence plates are too great a number for that period and the word "NSW" did not appears on licence plates until around 1922...
Down the other end of the tunnel...couldn't resist this, well you wouldn't knowing my interest in traditional jazz.
1950 Australian Jazz convention, held in Ashfield Town Hall...pic is of the street parade. My wife Judy, daughter Felicity and granddaughter Elizabeth May look on....
My good friend John Simms recent restoration of his BMW R69S with Heinrich petrol tank....
The Filtrate Oil trophy...a Manx Norton crankshaft assembly......
J.H. "crasher" White, 350 Norton, 2nd in the 1936 Junior IOM TT, at Quarter Bridge...
From  my small snapshot collection..."crasher" White in the paddock at the 1937 IOM TT. #20 490cc Senior Norton.
Jimmy Guthrie on his Senior Norton in the paddock during 1937 IOM TT...
Jock Weddall, 1939 IOM TT, 490 Norton, retired on the first lap...
Dutch TT, 26.06.1948. Artie Bell's Norton with Joe Craig, Mk.8 KTT behind,Franta Juhan.
Photo credit Drents Archief, The Netherlands.
http://www.drentsarchief.nl/index.php
Dutch TT, Assen, 24.06.1933, Stanley Woods, works Norton.

Photo credit Drents Archief, The Netherlands.
http://www.drentsarchief.nl/index.php
Dutch TT,07.06.1951, #68 Phil Heath, Norton and #83 Werner Gerber, 7R AJS.

Photo credit Drents Archief, The Netherlands.
http://www.drentsarchief.nl/index.php
1928 at Dutch TT, 23.06.1928, D.J. de Jong, 490 Norton.

Photo credit Drents Archief, The Netherlands.
http://www.drentsarchief.nl/index.php
1934, 350 Nortons at the Dutch TT, 23.06.1934,#37 Jimmy Simpson and #54 J.Vidal.

Photo credit Drents Archief, The Netherlands.
http://www.drentsarchief.nl/index.php

1935 Dutch TT, Jimmy Guthrie, Norton,06.07.1935.

Photo credit Drents Archief, The Netherlands.
http://www.drentsarchief.nl/index.php




Norton pit at the 1927 Dutch TT,25.06.1927, Stanley woods, in the foreground.

Photo credit Drents Archief, The Netherlands.
http://www.drentsarchief.nl/index.php
Jimmy Simpson,1934 IOM TT.



J.M.Muir, 490 Norton, 3rd 1933 Senior IOM TT...
Finally a little Velocette stuff to finish off this post...
Earlier this year in March was the 50th Anniversary of the successful attempt by Velocette to average 100mph for 24 hours on a basically standard 500cc Venom Clubman motorcycle.
The Australian Velocette Owners Club approached Australia Post and had a special 60cents postage stamp made up....
Club-member Stuart Brown was responsible for the production and the original poster was too cluttered to use, so a modified photo used by myself as my business logo, KTT Services and "MotorCycling" for the cover of their Sports Road Tests seemed imminently suitable...
What do you think....
And if you are in the USA...the latest Black and Decker Garage brochure has an interesting cover photo....
And finally as over the next few weeks with Christmas, a new one year old grand daughter living with us,  and Judy and I spending between Christmas and the New Year up in Bundaberg, Northern Queensland with my playing banjo at the 66th Australian Jazz Convention, my post timings could be a little erratic...so from the Velobanjogent...
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....
Photo credit...my good friend ( Santa) Gert Boll......

3 comments:

Grandpa Jimbo said...

And the same back atcha, Dennis! And thanks again for another great year of great reading! Really!

Jim A., Tucson, AZ

occhiolungo said...

great photos Dennis. Have a happy Christmas. See you soon.
Pete

speedtracktales said...

Dennis - I've just been writing a Remembrance Sunday blog for Speedtracktales and preparing for it found a picture of Sgt Crasher JH White on military duty in the archive of the Imperial War Museum with TT rider Freddie Frith that you might like to see