Posts Tagged ‘NYC Norton’

Racing 2014 | Barber, The Really Big Show

Barber Motorsports Park in October is the pinnacle of any classic motorcyclist's schedule and the highlight of the US vintage racing calendar, but in turn feels a little bittersweet, simply because it punctuates the end of each racing season.  The event itself is huge, with 65,000 spectators visiting over the weekend, each year growing more and more.  And just when you think it can't get bigger, it does.  NYC Norton's representation has also expanded over the years and this year we had 11 bikes under the NYC Norton canopy.  ... read more

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Racing 2014 | New Jersey and Utah

For years our closest race on the AHRMA calendar was Grattan, MI, clocking in at 750 miles from NYC.  So when the announcement came in last year that we would be racing in New Jersey we couldn't believe what we heard.  The notion of being able to load up and get to a track in 2 hours (125 miles), spend a weekend chasing the racing jones, and make it home to our own beds by Sunday evening was such an alien concept.  Because the track is centrally located to NYC, ... read more

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Video Kills The Radio Star | Longsight Films documents NYC Norton

http://vimeo.com/94232950 Quite often we get requests from photographers, filmmakers, etc, to come to our shop and shoot.  The space is quite beautiful and there are many stories within.  Our friend (and Triton and Commando owner), Chuka Umunna, badgered us for quite some time, asking if he could come in and document what we do.  I will say quite honestly I wasn't too eager to have NYC Norton be the subject of yet another film made about the "biker's ethic", which is so au courant and overly-done these ... read more

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Pack It Up | Seeley G50 Sets Sail

We've been tardy at posting one of the biggest announcements in our racing times... the invitation to compete in the Island Classic at Phillip Island, Australia, January 24-26, 2014.  The Australians have graciously extended their hand to a select few Americans, inviting them to compete in this huge event, and we are most flattered to have been included.  There are 2 groups of American racers heading over; a West Coast group headed up by Dave Crussel, and an East Coast group, arranged by Bob Coy (USCRA).  Our little sub-group - ... read more

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Moving on up… | ...to the west side

For 6 years Kenny (and ultimately NYC Norton) worked out of about 400 square feet of space within a larger 4200 sq ft space lovingly known as Spannerland.  For those who don't know the back story, Spannerland, located in a corner of a massive industrial building just outside the Holland Tunnel, was created in 2006 as sort-of co-op shared by a group of NYC based racers who needed more space than they could each realistically afford in pricy Manhattan.  Spannerland treated everyone well - on any Sunday it could be ... read more

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Racing Update | Fall 2012

The 2012 season was winding down, but we had a sudden burst of greatness enter our lives with the new Seeley G50 arrival (click here for G50 details) so it was important to get some seat time on the bike before heading into Barber.  We packed up the G50 and Atlas and headed south to West Virginia - Summit Point, to be exact - where we would race with WERA for a day.  At 4.5 hours of driving, Summit Point is our closest track to NYC that offers vintage ... read more

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