Total Pageviews

Sunday, 17 July 2011

If it's good enough for Che...

Still on the subject of Norton sidevalves, did you know that the humble 16h has rock solid celebrity status? Before becoming an iconic geurrilla leader and freedom fighter, Che Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado embarked upon a mammoth tour of South America on a 1936 example, and the story was made into a feature film in 2004 entitled 'The Motorcycle Diaries'. 

Unfortunately, the film's producers saw fit to use a more sporting and glamourous OHV Norton ES2, and denied the poor old 16h its fifteen minutes of fame, but as far as my 'cool wall' is concerned it's right up there, easily beating old Lawrence of Arabia and his patronage of the Brough Superior. 

No comments:

Post a Comment