Posts Tagged ‘Steve Maney’

A Streetfighter For The World | The Sunburst Seeley Commando

As featured on the #1 custom bike website www.bikeexif.com/nyc-norton/ In early 2014 we got a call from an overseas number on the shop phone.  On the other end of the call was a pleasant voice with an unidentifiable accent who introduced himself as "Joe".  He was calling from his home in a small country nestled in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.  He had just purchased a pristine Norton Commando in the States and asked if we could add some performance and reliability mods to it before ... read more

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Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail… | Minnovation Racing makes it easy

So I jumped on an  Aeroplane and made my way across the Atlantic, touching down in Manchester, home of Joy Division and coal mining factories, but the sun was shining and folks were chipper.  I took the train to Wakefield, near Minnovation's works (shop), and was greeted at the station by my best mate Martin Page - major domo of Minnovation Racing.  From this point until I was plopped back on the plane back to NYC I was treated like royalty.  Martin and all at Minnovation made me feel like ... read more

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Hands Across The Water | Racing in the UK

Minnovation Racing and NYC Norton have long been collaborative.  But when the offer chimed for us to make our way to the UK and have a wobble on Minnovation's spectacular machinery, there was absolutely no hesitation. The deal was struck, the flights booked, the international ACU racing license sourced... bring on the sexy stews!  NYC Norton/Minnovation Racing will be racing at Cadwell Park on Sunday and Monday, May 6 & 7, 2012, with the CRMC, alongside some of the best classic racers in the world, at one of the ... read more

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StealthFighter | More on the ressurrection of a 750 Commando

Brushed and flat: When a project gets moving, sometimes it takes a while for it to show its character.  When we built up the motor for this bike, it was built around a good cam, porting, carbs, etc.  It was a race motor alone on the bench.  As we started to build up the bike around it, the function started steering the form. With the PW3 cam and the ported head it was clear a good exhaust would be necessary.  During a shop visit one day, owner Peter Billow looked ... read more

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Springtime is for Seeleys | Two bikes to blow minds

It's been hush hush, for no reason other than the details needed to be hammered out.  Now... consider them hammered.  Our long-time friend, mentor, techie, and fellow racer John Magyar put in the order for not one, but TWO complete Seeley-framed bikes, the likes of which haven't been seen.  Read on. On Tuesday, February 14th, a crate the size of an NYC studio apartment arrived at Spannerland, having made its way across the Atlantic from Minnovation Racing. The crate was actually smaller than some of our past deliveries, but inside ... read more

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Racer 2010 | The Evolution of a Norton Racer: 2010

2010: The Kindness Of Strangers   Winter 2009: Spot the race bike? This has become a repetitive story - bike gets built, bike gets raced, bike gets torn down , bike gets built back up again... I suppose the difference this year is wanting to step it up a little more than before. I have contemplated building up a new motor for some time, and the time is now. After working through the details I have been fortunate enough to land a few sponsors who are willing to stick their necks ... read more

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