Monday 12 January 2015

John White, 1938 Model 40M Norton

'Crasher' White at speed (pic by Alain)

-Richard- This photo is from the 1938 Junior TT where the new tele' fork 350 Norton racers struggled to match the performance of the 1937 bikes and more importantly the 1938 Velocettes. Stanley Woods won the race from Ted Mellors, both on Velo's, with Freddie Frith third and John (Crasher) White fourth and Harold Daniel fifth. Fortunately Harold (on a Norton) was to redress the balance in the Senior with a record breaking win and the first sub 25 minute 91mph lap.