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Offline Hughie

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Manx Norton
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:40:24 PM »
 Hi new on here but ,and unfamiliar with this , Iím in Australia and am looking to find out all I can about a bike racer called tony godfrey who raced a Manx in the iom , back in the days , thanks

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Re: Manx Norton
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 10:25:37 PM »
Im doing research on crocker mc article .

are you researching for replica bike or just the racing career?
search google then also search "images" some times gives leads to other sites .
go to norton forum also or IoM specific sites

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Re: Manx Norton
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 05:04:54 AM »

https://www.imuseum.im/search/collections/people/mnh-agent-1276374.html

https://www.iomtt.com/tt-database/events/races?meet_code=ALL&ride_id=1968

A long and successful career by the look of it. In addition to Norton he rode Velocette, Matchless, AJS, EMC, Yamaha, Villiers, Kawasaki, Coleshill Seeley, Aermacchi, and Goddard Bultaco at various TT or Manx Grand Prix events between 1956 and 1972. There should be no shortage of information out there.

Good luck.

Leon


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Re: Manx Norton
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 02:55:40 AM »
Thanks fellas , I thought someone on here might know tony ,

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Re: Manx Norton
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 04:54:09 AM »

Hi Hughie,

It's interesting to consider the best ways to find information.

First, it helps to ask for what you want: so you're not "looking to find out all I can about a bike racer called tony godfrey who raced a Manx in the iom" but instead you'd like to contact someone who knows him? Fair enough. Sorry I don't know him. I live in Australia and don't know too many of the 65-odd million residents of the UK.

But here's the real suggestion: Tell us what you know about him. Tell us why you want to know more. Post some photos. Give us some hints. Get us interested.

You never know, people can sometimes help in unexpected ways (maybe someone lived around the corner from Tony Godfrey in Bitterne, Southampton in 1962), but in the absence of an interesting story don't expect too much.

Cheers

Leon




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Re: Manx Norton
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2018, 09:36:21 AM »
I lived in Bitterne in 1962, but was 15 and a year away from any interest in motorcycles.
Getting grumpy.

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Re: Manx Norton
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 11:33:41 PM »

Truly amazing! I wonder if Tony was just around the corner...

Here he is on his Manx in 1961, from https://www.mediastorehouse.com/

Leon

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Re: Manx Norton
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 11:07:30 AM »
Yes itís a long shot but that bike in the picture is him on a1960 Manx , and the reason Iíd like to find out more information as I might have that particular bike , therefore the interest in finding him  thanks lads 👍