Monday 1 January 2024

Nortons in Feilding

-SG- Many thanks to Peter Thomson (Thomson's Motor Museum, Palmerston North, NZ) for these photos from the twenties of the Harford brothers. Ted and Ron Harford ran a motorcycle business in Feilding (Manawatu district) at the time and were active competitors in grass racing on their early Model 18s. As was the trend at the time, these were equipped with drop handlebars and by regulation, no brakes.

Transport to race meetings was by a mid-twenties Harley outfit.

As a matter of little importance, the unusual spelling order of Feilding stems from the founder's name in the 1870s - Colonel W H A Feilding.