Tijdens ons bezoek aan de West Kent Run stond er deze
hele fraaie Norton/Jap Brooklands 500 cc uit 1936.
de Coventry Eagle petrol tank......... en werkelijk een lel van een Brooklands can !
Frank Clarke aan de start te Brands Hatch 1993
Vervolgens konden we een bijzonder fraaie
It was originally one of the official works Norton team, ridden by Bert Denly.
Peter Lancaster's version is one with outstanding pedigree. Built by Freddie Dixon for the factory to break records, it was the first bike to achieve a lap of more than 125 mph at Montlhery, set a world record at over 129 mph at Arpajon in 1929 and was the first motorcycle to set a lap of Brooklands at over 100 mph with a sidecar. That record was never been broken.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST !
In the 1930's, several riders experimented with superchargers
Ivan Wicksteed was one of those riders. He fitted an Arnott supercharger to a Triumph Speed Twin and in 1939* he set a 500 cc Lap record at 118 mph. That record was never beaten because Brooklands closed. The Brooklands Museum wicksteed Triumph is actually a replica of the original, but sounds wonderful and is in every inch a racer.
World Famous Record Breaker Sir Malcolm Campbell rides his 496 cc Triumph Speed Twin on the track during an interval at the meeting held on the 3rd september 1938.
So Stay Tuned!