Just a quick thanks to Andy Grew & Andy Sharpe for helping set everything up, also not forgetting Ray and Paul Miles for helping, oh! and Maurice for picking his favourite bike of the day for an award a very nice Triumph Thunderbird.
It was a good day with a few showers but it did not dampen the numbers, a bit sad to see the Royal Enfield Club had far more bikes on the stand than the VMCC (30+ to our 9) but saying that l think we may have picked up 3 new members on the day which l guess is what these static shows are all about.
Thanks again to all who helped on the day
I have been asked if anyone would be interested in displaying a classic bike at Spetisbury Country Show on Sunday 9th June 2019.
Location: Crawford Bridge, Spetisbury, DT11 9EA.
Time: Exhibitors on site by 10:00am / Public opening 10:30 – 5 pm.
Free to exhibitors, but the Country Day is supporting various charities and the community. Therefore donations gratefully received.
If you are interested in displaying a bike then call me on 01258 452977 or email me on email@example.com
As you know l get involved with a classic car event every year in aid of various local charities, mainly The Air Ambulance
This years event is on 26th May 2019 at Alecs Field, opposite the Antelope Pub in Hazelbury Bryan DT10 2EB anyone who would like to bring a motorcycle will be welcome, we usually get a lot of visitors so is a good opportunity to show off your bike.
Food, band, static shows etc gates open at 8am
We have been asked to advertise this sale for anyone who has Italian motorcycles & may be interested, see below:
The Sale of the Les Hampton Collection of Italian Motorcycle Spares.
Spiersbridge Road, Storrington, West Sussex. RH20 4PG
Sunday 28th April 2019 ~ Gates open at 11.30am and close at 4.00pm.
The family reserves to right to refuse a bid. The family’s decision is final and absolute.
Please honour the memory of a great man.
For the sale of the motorcycle spares, the entire contents of the garage including tools. Books and memorabilia will also be for sale. Wherever possible parts will be grouped together to allow easy viewing by category i.e. all the tanks together – all the mudguards together – all the fairings together – all the frames together – all the instruments/clocks together – etc. etc.
There are masses of Moto Guzzi spares available. V – Twin and Single cylinder models. Some Mercedes Benz car spares and loads of nearly new tyres.
There are videos on “The Les Hampton Motorcycle Collection” page on Facebook. This is a closed page – all you need to do is go onto the FB page and ask permission to join. Serena Powis is the Administrator and the Moderator for the FB page. Serena can also be contacted on 07778 034 078 for further info.
If you want the spares – you must turn up on the 28th April – as there is NO Way Serena and the amazing group of helpers will have time to sort through parts for you and post them on.
Tea, Coffee and Cake will be on sale with ALL proceeds going to Macmillan.
Please feel free to share this information with you motorcycling buddies, friends and true enthusiasts.
Serena Powis 07778 034 078
Check out the Face Book Page “The Les Hampton Motorcycle Collection, Spares and Workshop Sale” – Closed Group accessed through Serena Powis.
Below are details of the Stonehenge Intersection Quiz, can we get a team up this year?
If you are interested in getting a team together then please either contact me or preferably Keith direct, details are below.
STONEHENGE SECTION V.M.C.C.
130, Hasler Road,
West Canford Heath,
27th March 2019
We are running our annual inter-section quiz on Wednesday 15th May and would like to invite your section to participate.
Participating sections are to enter one or more teams of four members.
This year we have decided to bring the quiz forward to May rather than our usual September slot, this is to enable those of you who travel some distance to attend to take advantage of the lighter evening.
We meet at Redlynch Sports and Social Club, Woodfalls, near Downton, Wiltshire, SP5 2LN.
Club telephone number is 01725 511281.
The quiz will start promptly at 8pm and refreshments will be provided at the end of the quiz during marking of the answer sheets.
Directions to the Redlynch Sports and Social Club:-
From Salisbury take the A338 to Downton. Turn left at the traffic lights in Downton.
From Ringwood take the A338 to Downton. Turn right at the traffic lights in Downton.
Continue on this road for 3 miles to the village of Woodfalls.
The Sports and Social Club is on the left hand side immediately after the Woodfalls Inn.
There is plenty of parking at the club.
Please confirm whether or not if you will be entering a team.
Secretary, Stonehenge Section.
Wow, quite a turnout, 37 riders signed on, and inline with the sections new policy, all issued with a star to display on their headlamp, to indicate they had paid for the run. I was too busy doing the paper work and taking fees to have time to check if there were any “extra” riders with us! The weather was beautiful for us. The carvery at the Windwhistle Inn was excellent, but the majority of riders did not join us, perhaps in future I/we should announce in the journal if a lunch stop is part of the run?
Most thought the run was OK except for Paul Wirdnam and Paul Miles who approached me staggering after dismounting at the lunch stop. Evidently the last but one section was a little challenging for their girder fork machines! I also spotted a number of rider taking a wrong turning at Broadwindsor, miles from where they were supposed to turn, funny how when a guy take a wrong turning, so many follow!
Sadly we had a couple of non finishes, B J Hull (M20) and C F Jones(Sunbeam), sorry I don’t know your first names, had to give up soon after the start with a broken clutch cable. Jim Thorton’s Suzuki gave up with we believe electrical problems, 2 miles for the lunch stop and had to be recovered by SOS motorcycle recovery service. Thanks to Mike Ward for picking up Jim and taking him to the wind whistle. Additionally I did not see the Lomax of Chris and Carole Tiso.
Naturally being a Vincent owner I was pleased to see Rod and Carol Hann on their Rapide and non member (he paid his /£5) Norman Pyne from Exeter on his Egli Vincent.
TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THE SHOW IS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER SO PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP
TALK IS POSSIBLY RESCHEDULING IT FOR 23/24 FEBRUARY 2019
Thank you to Bettie and Ian from the Wessex V&V for organising the trip and meal on the SS Great Britain in Bristol last Sunday, it was well attended by around 45 people and was a very nice day out. Quite a few from Dorset Section attended.
The meal and the talk on the history of the ship was very good.
Sorry but my photos did not come out very well.
Plans are well underway for our Camping Weekend in June and we already have some initial bookings. The following advert with be in the VMCC Journal in the near future.
As more details become available (i.e. daily runs etc) , I’ll update the Event Calendar entry for this weekend.
To reserve your place, or get more details, contact Chris Smith as soon as possible.
Due to appalling weather on Sunday 21st January, the Winter Run was cancelled at short notice.
But Bob Hoare has kindly agreed to have a second go on Sunday 18th February. Same start time and location : 11:00am at Dikes Supermarket in Stalbridge. Click here for details