This blog is chiefly dedicated to my 1934 Norton 596cc ohc “BIG BANGER” and its possibly rather illustrious past. More detail on this intriguing machine is provided under its own heading.

While I have owned it since the early 1960’s I have only now, in 2012, begun serious restoration and research on it, having allowed such trivial concerns as marriage, child rearing and being gainfully employed to distract me from the higher commitments of motorcycling.

As the headings on this ‘Home’ page indicate, there are other motorcycles in my life. As I master the intricacies of ‘blogging’ I will try to provide their biographies also, along with some odds & ends of motorcycling curiosa and the odd bit of cantankerous soliloquising.