AJS Stormer - Mike Jackson

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AJS Stormer - Mike Jackson

Postby Cjay59 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:13 pm

Last year Mike Jackson gave a talk to the Norton OC Surrey group, and another achievement for the AJS Stormer came to light,

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http://surrey.branches.nortonownersclub.org/?p=2205

"Mike’s talk was an amazing insight into the workings of Norton from the perspective of the management’s side of the company’s workings. All those that came along were enthralled by Mike who has such a commanding presence and he delivered his talk with such an amazing carefree attitude that made his story of all those years he worked for the company come to life before our very eyes".

"Mike explained that he must have had the very best job in the whole of British industry at that time; as he said himself, “flogging Commandos during the week, then racing in the desert on a sweet running AJS Stormer every weekend”.

"If you have, the book by Don Morley titled Classic British Scramblers then look on page 32, and there is Mike Jackson racing an AJS Stormer. The caption explains,

"The American’s, at last took to the AJS Stormer, and used it as a desert racer". "Here the Andover Norton director Mike Jackson, the AJS man in the states, leads the annual Barstow to Las Vegas race”

The above statement as shown on page 32-33 of Don Morley book, Classic British Scramblers, is incorrect. He was lying 185th at the first Pit Stop, (40 miles from the start), he was not leading the Barstow of Las Vegas desert race. But by the end of the race he was placed, 14th, out of 3,200 starters".

Well done Mike...

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The AJS Stormer, also set the time record for the Baja 1,000 mile Enduro,

https://ajsstormer.wordpress.com
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Re: AJS Stormer - Mike Jackson

Postby ajsm18 » Fri May 10, 2019 12:50 pm

Brilliant! Please keep these snippets of two-stroke history coming! I really enjoy them...

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Re: AJS Stormer - Mike Jackson

Postby Cjay59 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:21 pm

Will do Mark, thanks, that Desert Racing looks mad, this is another pic, Bud Ekins is No1, not two stroke but he did like the 18cs, cheers Cliff...

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