The Original Manx Norton, 500cc Double Knocker, Garden Gate Frame.
This was the beginning of many years of the Norton Manx dominating in
Road Racing world wide in the 50's and early 60's. The Featherbed followed this model.
This particular Manx was found in San Diego and after some investigation was found to be the 1950 Daytona Winner of Billy Mathews AMA #98. Billy's Grandson had inherited all his Grand Dads collection and had no real interest. Fortunately it was saved and will be preserved for ever.
Billy Mathews, Dick Klamforth and Bill Tuman 1950 Grand National Champion
Norton always wanted to impress at Daytona , America being it's best market by miles.
Bobby Hill Grand National Champ 1951-1952 and Mr and Mrs Klamforth.
This lucky fellow has his own early Double Knocker Street Racer in a Featherbed frame.