Press Release April 1971

To celebrate the official opening of the new Norton Villiers (Europe) Paris office at 54 rue Rouget de L'Isle, Vincent Davey, managing director of Gus Kuhn Motors Ltd., and publicity agent Maurice Spalding rode two different versions of the latest Norton Commando machines from London to Paris. Vincent Davey rode the 1971 Gus Kuhn Commando 5 speed and Maurice Spalding the 1971 Commando Fastback.

Illustrated here are: L to R Hugh Palin, Managing Director Norton Villiers (Europe) and Madame Matthieu of
Norton Villiers (Europe) Paris Office,
with Vincent Davey and Maurice Spalding.

Copyright photographs Maurice Spalding from the Gus Kuhn archive.


French 250cc Racing Champion, Christian Bourgeois, tries the new 1971
Norton Villiers Paris Office