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Norton Collection

"Norton: A Legacy of Triumph and Adventure" Step back in time to the 1920s, when brave men embarked on daring expeditions to conquer the mighty Mount Everest

Background imageNorton Collection: David May (Norton) 1991 Junior Classic Manx Grand Prix

David May (Norton) 1991 Junior Classic Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: David May (Norton) & Phil Robinson (Seeley BSA) 1989 Senior Classic Manx Grand Prix

David May (Norton) & Phil Robinson (Seeley BSA) 1989 Senior Classic Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: Ron Lindup (Norton) 1961 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Ron Lindup (Norton) 1961 Senior Manx Grand Prix
Ron Lindup (Norton) at Ginger Hall, 1961 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: Phil Carter (Norton) 1950 Senior Clubman TT

Phil Carter (Norton) 1950 Senior Clubman TT
Phil Carter (Norton) on Bray Hill, winning the 1950 Senior Clubman TT

Background imageNorton Collection: Phil Carter (Norton) 1951 Senior TT

Phil Carter (Norton) 1951 Senior TT

Background imageNorton Collection: 1922 British Mt Everest Expedition - Norton and Mallory

1922 British Mt Everest Expedition - Norton and Mallory
1922 British Mount Everest Expedition - Major Edward " Teddy" F. Norton (1884-1954) and George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886-1924) at nearly 27, 000 feet. Date: 1922

Background imageNorton Collection: The Men of the 1924 Everest Expedition

The Men of the 1924 Everest Expedition
Photograph showing the 1924 Everest Expedition team in their camp. Those pictured are back row, left to right: Irvine, Mallory, Norton, Odell and MacDonald

Background imageNorton Collection: Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924

Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924
Photograph showing Colonel Edward Felix Norton (1884-1954) climbing Everest, at a height of about 28, 000 feet, 1924. This photograph was taken by Theodore Howard Somervell (1890-1975)

Background imageNorton Collection: Triton Triumph-Norton hybrid 1962 Silver

Triton Triumph-Norton hybrid 1962 Silver

Background imageNorton Collection: 1962 Norton 650 SS

1962 Norton 650 SS

Background imageNorton Collection: The White Charger: Steve Hislop (Abus Norton) 1992 Senior TT

The White Charger: Steve Hislop (Abus Norton) 1992 Senior TT
The TT Race of the Century is how the battle between Steve Hislop (Norton) and Carl Fogarty (Yamaha) is known. For six laps these two TT superstars battled it out, Steve winning by a scant 4.4 seconds

Background imageNorton Collection: The positions of the Everest Expedition, 1924

The positions of the Everest Expedition, 1924
Photograph showing Mount Everest, with the relative positions of Camp VI, and the furthest points reached by Norton and Somervell and Mallory and Irvine, 1924

Background imageNorton Collection: Geoff Duke at Governors Bridge: 1952 Senior TT

Geoff Duke at Governors Bridge: 1952 Senior TT
The style and the speed of Geoff Duke as he leaves Governors Bridge in the 1952 Senior TT

Background imageNorton Collection: Norton Commando 850cc 1974 Red

Norton Commando 850cc 1974 Red

Background imageNorton Collection: THE HONEYMOONERS, c1955. Left to right: Cast members Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney

THE HONEYMOONERS, c1955. Left to right: Cast members Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney, and Joyce Randolph in a publicity photograph for the television series The Honeymooners, c1955

Background imageNorton Collection: Mike Hailwood winning the 1961 Senior TT

Mike Hailwood winning the 1961 Senior TT
Heading for his first TT hat-trick, Mike Hailwood takes his Bill Stuart prepared Norton to victory in the 1961 Senior TT

Background imageNorton Collection: 1962 Norton 650 SS

1962 Norton 650 SS

Background imageNorton Collection: Steve Hislop at Quarter Bridge: 1992 Senior TT

Steve Hislop at Quarter Bridge: 1992 Senior TT
Dubbed the race of the century Steve Hislop beat Carl Fogarty by scant seconds to give Norton its first TT victory since 1961

Background imageNorton Collection: Everest 1924 Group

Everest 1924 Group
1924 EVEREST EXPEDITION Colonel Norton, the leader (3rd from left) between Irving (L) and Mallory (R) the two climbers who died near the summit

Background imageNorton Collection: Norton. Isle of Man TT

Norton. Isle of Man TT
500cc Norton racing at the Isle of Man TT, an annual motorcycle event run on the Isle of Man in May/June of most years since 1907. It regarded as one of the most dangerous racing events in the world

Background imageNorton Collection: Peter Romaine (Norton) 1950 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Peter Romaine (Norton) 1950 Senior Manx Grand Prix
Peter Romaine (Norton) on Bray Hill: 1950 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: The winners, 1967 Senior Manx Grand Prix

The winners, 1967 Senior Manx Grand Prix
The winners enclosure: 1967 Senior Manx Grand Prix. 3rd placed John Wetherall (Norton, 59), winner Jimmy Guthrie (Norton, 18) and runner up Gordon Pantall (Norton, 101)

Background imageNorton Collection: Mike Hailwood at the 1959 TT races

Mike Hailwood at the 1959 TT races
In 1959, Mike Hailwood rode this Ecurie Sportive Manx Norton in the 1959 Junior and Junior F1 TTs

Background imageNorton Collection: John Surtees (Norton) 1954 Junior TT

John Surtees (Norton) 1954 Junior TT
John Surtees (Norton) at Ballaugh Bridge, 1954 Junior TT

Background imageNorton Collection: Barry Tingley (Norton) 1975 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Barry Tingley (Norton) 1975 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: The last Manx Norton TT win

The last Manx Norton TT win
Mike Hailwood winning the last TT forthe overhead camshaft Norton, a power unit that was firstused in 1927. Norton;s last victory was with a very different engine

Background imageNorton Collection: Andy Molnar (Norton) 1996 Junior Classic Manx Grand Prix

Andy Molnar (Norton) 1996 Junior Classic Manx Grand Prix
Andy Molnar (Norton) at Governors Bridge: 1996 Junior Classic Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: Maurice Lovell (Norton) 1947 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Maurice Lovell (Norton) 1947 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races

Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races
Norton Motorbike - winner of 28 TT Races, September 1952. 1952

Background imageNorton Collection: Alan Craven (Norton) 1955 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Alan Craven (Norton) 1955 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: Noel Stephenson (Norton) 1963 Junior Manx Grand Prix

Noel Stephenson (Norton) 1963 Junior Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: Keith Heckles (Norton) 1971 Formula 750 TT

Keith Heckles (Norton) 1971 Formula 750 TT
Keith Heckles (Norton) at Quarter Bridge: 1971 Formula 750 TT

Background imageNorton Collection: Norton from the survey of W and J Fairbank, 1804

Norton from the survey of W and J Fairbank, 1804
Original at Sheffield Archives ref. NSC/127

Background imageNorton Collection: Norton Commando 850cc, 1974, Red

Norton Commando 850cc, 1974, Red
Norton Commando 850cc 1974 Red

Background imageNorton Collection: Robert Dunlop (Norton) 1990 Senior TT

Robert Dunlop (Norton) 1990 Senior TT

Background imageNorton Collection: Trevor Nation (Norton) 1991 Formula One TT

Trevor Nation (Norton) 1991 Formula One TT

Background imageNorton Collection: George Morrison (Norton) 1949 Junior TT

George Morrison (Norton) 1949 Junior TT
Australian George Morrison (Norton) 1949 Junior TT

Background imageNorton Collection: Ernie Washer (Norton) 1958 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Ernie Washer (Norton) 1958 Senior Manx Grand Prix
Ernie Washer (Norton) at Quarter Bridge winning the 1958 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: Andy Sailor (Norton) 2016 Classic TT Lap

Andy Sailor (Norton) 2016 Classic TT Lap
Andy Sailor (Norton) on Bray Hill: 2016 Classic TT Lap

Background imageNorton Collection: Reg Armstrong (Norton) 1952 Senior TT

Reg Armstrong (Norton) 1952 Senior TT
Reg Armstrong (Norton) winning the 1952 Senior TT. His primary chain broke as he headed for the winning flag

Background imageNorton Collection: Bob Brown (Norton) 1960 Senior TT

Bob Brown (Norton) 1960 Senior TT

Background imageNorton Collection: Ted Pink (Norton) 1949 Junior Clubman TT

Ted Pink (Norton) 1949 Junior Clubman TT
Ted Pink (Norton) leaves Governors Bridge; 1949 Junior Clubman TT. Ted ran Pinks of Harrow, who recalls his bikes, ridden by John Simmons and Tom Thorp, with their pink fairings?

Background imageNorton Collection: George Buchan (Norton) 1966 Senior Manx Grand Prix

George Buchan (Norton) 1966 Senior Manx Grand Prix
George Buchan (Norton) at Ramsey Hairpin, 1966 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: Fritz Hillebrand & Pip Harris;1954 Sidecar TT

Fritz Hillebrand & Pip Harris;1954 Sidecar TT
Fritz Hillebrand/Manfred Grunwald (BMW) lead Pip Harris/G Holder (Norton) at the Manx Arms; 1954 Sidecar TT

Background imageNorton Collection: Ken Hibberd & Tom Gill (Norton) 1967 Sidecar TT

Ken Hibberd & Tom Gill (Norton) 1967 Sidecar TT
Ken Hibberd & Tom Gill (Norton) at Ramsey, 1967 Sidecar TT

Background imageNorton Collection: George Morrison (Norton) 1949 Junior TT

George Morrison (Norton) 1949 Junior TT
Aussie George Morrison (Norton) 1949 Junior TT

Background imageNorton Collection: Richard Difazio (Norton) 1961 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Richard Difazio (Norton) 1961 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imageNorton Collection: John Deaville (Norton) 1957 Senior Newcomers Manx Grand Prix

John Deaville (Norton) 1957 Senior Newcomers Manx Grand Prix



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"Norton: A Legacy of Triumph and Adventure" Step back in time to the 1920s, when brave men embarked on daring expeditions to conquer the mighty Mount Everest. Among them were the fearless members of the 1924 Everest Expedition, including Colonel Norton, who fearlessly ascended to an astonishing height of 28, 000 feet. Their indomitable spirit and unwavering determination paved the way for future adventurers. In 1922, two British mountaineers named Norton and Mallory set out on a historic expedition to conquer Mt. Everest. Their courage and resilience inspired generations to come. Fast forward a few decades later, and we find ourselves witnessing thrilling motorcycle races that have become legendary in their own right. Geoff Duke's skillful maneuvering at Governors Bridge during the 1952 Senior TT race left spectators in awe. The name Norton became synonymous with speed as Mike Hailwood triumphed at the prestigious Senior TT race in both 1961 and 1959 aboard his powerful Norton machine. His victories solidified Norton's place among racing legends. But it wasn't just on racetracks where Nortons made their mark; they also dominated road races like the Manx Grand Prix. Peter Romaine showcased his prowess by winning the Senior Manx Grand Prix in 1950 astride his trusty Norton bike. Norton motorcycles continued to captivate enthusiasts throughout history with iconic models such as the sleek Triton Triumph-Norton hybrid from Silverstone in 1962 or Maurice Lovell's impressive ride during the Senior Manx Grand Prix of '47. Even into more recent times, riders like Trevor Nation demonstrated their skills on Nortons during Formula One TT events in '91 while Steve Hislop soared through The White Charger victory at Abus Norton during '92 Senior TT races.