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Cars by Model Type => Cosmo's and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles => Rotary Motorbikes => Topic started by: Carl on May 04, 2005, 10:24:21 PM

Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Carl on May 04, 2005, 10:24:21 PM
Norton???
Just wondered how many Norton rotary bikes there will be at this years event?
I would like to see some more.They were great last year.
Regards
Carl
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Norton on May 07, 2005, 01:01:52 AM
Hi Carl. In short, ive no idea! Its been well publicised in the ROC and NREC magazines and on the \'Smart Groups\' Norton Rotary forum. Also I sent out targetted emails a couple of months ago to all the DKW and Suzuki owners i could find to provide a bit of diversity. Sadly the National Motorcycle Museum have declined to attend Rotorstock this year, maybe next year.
There is a ROC meet-up on the 29th at Stanford Hall near the M1/M6 junction, i dont know if this will be good or bad for the Rotorstock attendance on the 30th. I will be at Stanford Hall drumming up support. Geoff from Blackpool will be making a full weekend of it, being at Stanford Hall and Rotorstock again.
Ive booked 12 car parking spaces (paid for by ROC) for Rotorstock so 24 bikes would be good!! :)
Im looking forward to it, see ya then.

http://www.rotaryownersclub.co.uk/index.htm
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Carl on May 08, 2005, 09:10:03 PM
hi Norton,

It would be great to have 24 bikes there!
keep up the good work.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Regards
Carl:)
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Norton on May 08, 2005, 10:17:22 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Carl
It would be great to have 24 bikes there!

Keeping everything crossed for a good turnout
Very much looking forward to hearing (& seeing) the 666B... The Beast.
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Norton on May 30, 2005, 10:18:05 PM
The answer is a very disappointing and demoralising five! :(
Me and Geoff again plus Phil the spill (grey Norton Commander) and a hugely impressive turnout from Clemens and Katrin from Germany!!! (Norton Classic and DKW Hercules sidecar outfit). A big thank-you to Clemens for sorting out a petrol leak on my left carb just prior to scrutineering :)
Me and Geoff only managed to get three runs in on the strip (perhaps not for me to say, not being a member, but why were all the non jap/non rotary cars there allowed to run again this year?) but the 1st and 3rd runs produced personal bests for me of 12.39 and 12.35 :D
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Carl on May 30, 2005, 10:24:44 PM
You may have been small in number,but I for one was very pleased to see you there and saw 2 of your runs as well.Great that you got a new personal best!
I got a new personal worst!!!LOL!
I guess that a bit more advance warning for next year maybe in order.
Great to see you and have a chat too.
The Hercules was also nice to see,but I did not get a close up unfortunately!
Regards
Carl
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Norton on May 30, 2005, 10:28:33 PM
Thanks Carl, loved the 4 rotor, looking forward to watching it get seriously quick in years to come ;)
Heres another pic of the Hercules...
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: MikeLMR on May 31, 2005, 04:50:39 PM
yes, very very good to see all the rotary bikes again (can we have the straight pipe on the race bike again please :D )

thanks for coming down :cool
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Norton on May 31, 2005, 06:13:27 PM
Thanks, i shall tell Geoff that we all (inc me) want the straight thru pipe back next time ;)
Ive just got around to reading the Rotorstock II programme, sorry guys, we failed miserably on the Suzuki RE5 front but thanks to the German contingent we did have the \'Hercules\' badged \'rare\' DKW. :cool
Its possible that we may have a VERY special bike with us next year... one of the first air cooled (pre JPS livery) Norton works race bikes (everything crossed).

CLICK HERE FOR SILENT MOVIE OF NORTONS AT RSII (http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=rstnortons) im in the far lane, (12.35 secs), Geoff in the near lane.
Thanks to \'Phil the spill\' for taking the footage on his digital camera (It loads on the first viewing then plays properly on the second time round).
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Norton on January 01, 2006, 10:28:37 AM
Many thanks to Andrewrx7 for this video footage, this was our first run of the day. Geoff helps me to the win with a missed gearchange  :Hammer  :D
http://media.putfile.com/Rotorstock2Bikes

 :Thumbsup!
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Iwan on January 08, 2006, 09:43:23 AM
put out my photos from big Wankel meeting due to 100 Yers of Felix Wankel in Lahr Germany sept. 2002. At this time I made some pix and would like to share them with you. Some very nice pix of unknown Rotary- motorbikes there, for example this Russian prototype, now registered in Swiss. (dont ask me, how this people get them to Swiss)....



REgards Iwan
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Carl on January 08, 2006, 11:14:41 AM
Very nice Iwan,
Thanks for that.
Lets hope we get even more rotary bikes this year!
Regards
Carl
Title: How many Norton Rotaries at "Rotorstock"?
Post by: Gman on January 08, 2006, 11:39:07 AM
I think my Dads going to look at two next weekend, if he gets one it might be ready for RS, depending on what state its in.