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ttcottonWed Mar-19-14 09:04 PM
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"New User - Introduction and Paging Ben English?"


          

Hi all,
To introduce myself, I'm from Canada and my passion is a particularly obscure British bike, the Cotton. OK, I know this is mainly a Norton forum (I guess my closest connection would be pre-NVT with my Villiers engined Cottons and TR6R), but hopefully someone can help me with a totally obscure request.
I stumbled across an archived 1997 posting on another site where a Ben English from Albany NY introduced himself as a regular contributor to this Brit-Iron site and also a Norton Owner's Club Member. In his post, he describes a Suzuki Hustler X6 he used to race in Aspen CO that had a "gorgeous Mitchenall Brothers fiberglass tank and seat from a Cotton Telstar". I am researching one of the earliest known Telstars that co-incidentally was raced at Aspen in 1964 before being converted to a dirt bike (losing its tank/seat/fairing in the process) and would like to track down Ben if he is still around and learn about his fairing/tank/seat. One in a zillion chance I know after all these years, but perhaps someone can point me in the right direction.
Thanks
Cheers, Barry

  

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NortonGuyThu Mar-20-14 06:44 AM
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#1. "RE: New User - Introduction and Paging Ben English..."
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Welcome Barry. The forum is read worldwide so if any Cotton guys are out there give Barry a hello and keep an eye out for Cotton stuff.

NortonGuy
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dynodaveThu Mar-20-14 02:25 PM
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#2. "RE: New User - Introduction and Paging Ben English..."
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Ben is an acquaintance of mine, but lives 150 miles away. He was totally off forums for a few years, but is back occasionally on the INOA forum, as occasionally am I.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/INOALIST/info

You would find him there.
I can't help you with cotton, I'm BSA, Norton and Ducati.

  

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ttcottonSun Mar-23-14 01:37 PM
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Sun Mar-23-14 01:37 PM by ttcotton

          

Contact made. Thanks guys.

PS. Don't know if you did that for me, but great to see the picture of the pre-war Cotton tank flash by with all the other tank badge photos.



Barry

  

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