Monday, January 25, 2010

A million miles ago


Shilton used to be the General Sales Manager of Triumph Motorcycles and advanced to be a Norton director. Shilton is a most interesting character, riding his demonstrator bikes all over Europe and taking part in "The Circuit Des Pyrenees" for ten years, from 1971 to 1980. Just like Bert Hopwood, he was at the center of the storm that blew the British motorcycle industry from the landscape. However, Hopwood had probably never owned a motorcyle nor ever ridden one. Shilton was an avid motorcylist riding all the bikes he was to sell.
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