Berkshire SL5 7JX
Sunday 23 May 2010 at 3pm
Registration Number: N/A Chassis Number: 52461
Mention the name Norton to any avid motorcycle enthusiast and the response will be that of reverence and respect. The original company was formed by James Lansdowne Norton in Birmingham in 1898. In 1902, Norton began building motorcycles and in 1907, a Norton ridden by Rem Fowler won the twin-cylinder class in the first Isle of Man TT race, beginning a sporting tradition that went on until the 1960s. J.L. Norton died in 1925 aged only 56, but he saw his motorcycles win the Senior and sidecar TTs in 1924. Of the nine Isle of Man Senior TTs (500 cc) between 1931 and 1939 Norton won seven.
The name International was first used by Norton for its TT replica sports roadster in 1932. Arthur Carroll designed an overhead-camshaft engine for the works racers and although it retained the 79 x 100mm bore and stroke of the Norton CS1, the Model 30 was new. The racing