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He began grass track and long track racing way back in 1953, and spent over two decades in the saddle notching up victory after victory and winning dozens of awards including three British 500cc titles and the 1969 European Long Track Championship.
Born in 1916, Norman spent 35 years in motorcycle competitions and experimental departments before joining BSA in 1952 as a sales representative.
Throughout his life, Norman was a significant competitor in motorcycle sporting events winning over 150 awards, notably for hill climbs and trials.
In 1958, Don founded Godden Engineering and quickly built a reputation for its high-quality speedway and grass track-framed racers powered by JAP engines.
When JAP could no longer cut it (or was not prepared to invest further in a diminishing market), Don worked with Weslake and helped develop a four-valve, 500cc single that was to the seventies was JAP was to the fifties and sixties.