Prototypes at Ardingly


At the October 27 Ardingly South of England Classic Motorcycle Show, visitors will have an opportunity to view an extraordinary collection of rare (and even unique) Norton and AMC prototype and experimental designs.

On display will be examples of motorcycles that were initially designed for postwar production, but this never happened.

Major components of each machine were manufactured and tested – some even as complete road bikes – but they were all sent for scrapping soon after.

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The display stand will include one of the ultra-rare Jack Moore Norton 500cc twin-cylinder designs (below) which was due to go into production at Bracebridge in 1948 but was shelved due to the arrival of Bert Hopwood and his Dominator engine design.

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