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Finding our previous, long-established labels standing for Factory Parts of high quality were aped by third parties to flog wares of questionable origin and safety; furthermore finding our licensor is either unable or unwilling to stop this, we have now registered our good name "Andover Norton" as our Trademark and will use this trademark forthwith to make sure that what you see is what you get.Nick Hopkins, ex-BSA, ex-Norton, retired MD, Andover Norton; Greg Taylor, Peter Williams Motorcycles; Ashley Cutler, Andover Norton; Keith Blair?Simon Amos and Joe Seifert visited Angie and Mick Hemmings (above) in April.It was fascinating to be shown around their Northampton premises where Andover Nortons products have been sold for over thirty years.
After careful consideration this is the radius our engineer Pete recommended.Having dealt with Mick for many years- first as a customer, then as a supplier- I rate him as one of the, at best, three people in the UK Id give one of my own private Nortons to repair, the other two being Richard Negus and Norman White.Up to now our reproductions were black (part# 06-7718), but we have now had this version made which, though perhaps not as pretty and practical as the black one, is correct for all pre-cush drive Nortons., A Lady who accidently came into the picture; Basil Knight, draughtman, John Player F750 Team; Phil Albutt, ex-BSA/Blockley, now MD, Andover Norton; John Mc Laren, mechanic, John Player Norton F750 team; ?, Peter Williams, designer & rider John Player Norton F750 Team, TT winner, now Peter Williams Motorcycles; Bob Reynolds, Buyer, Norton/Wolverhampton, later Norton/Shestone, then Chief Buyer, Andover Norton; Pete Morris, draughtsman Norton/Shenstone, engineer Norton Motors Ltd/Rugeley, buyer Andover Norton; A. Other, Joe Seifert, MD Norton Motors Gmbh (at first a Norton Group PLC company), director, Norton Motors/Rugeley, director, Andover Norton; Richard Negus, draughtsman Norton/Wolverhampton, "Chief of Motorcycles" Norton/Shenstone, MD Norton Motors/Rugeley; Norman White, mechanic and rider John Player Norton F750 team.
The headline "Get the right bits for a Commando" detracts from the fact mentioned in the text that Andover Norton makes many parts for pre-Commando Twins, and parts for Norton singles including parts for Manx models.