Saturday, July 3

The French Elvis and his Norton

When I was visiting Yoshi at Garage Company last month, there was an unusually styled custom Norton Atlas up on one of the benches. "It is for Johnny Hallyday", explained Yoshi.

In case you've never heard of him, Johnny is France's answer to Elvis, and is a legend in his home country with sales of 110 million albums. He rode a custom Norton in the 60s, and his best friend commissioned Yoshi to build a replica, which is now finished.

Crazy, dad!


Pete Stansfield said...


Anonymous said...

Out of mind, same style like Johnny Halladay singing twist (eine Elefant! )in German language early 60's.