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2018 NACC National Rally on 6-8th July- last call for bookings by 13th June!

Liz and Bob, organisers of the excellent NACC National Rally at Wolverhampton Rugby Club for many years, have been asked by the caterers at the clubhouse to give them definitive numbers booking for the meals we are being offered. These are; Friday evening curry, Saturday and Sunday cooked breakfasts and the Saturday evening dinner. If you plan to come for the weekend and want to dine with us, please contact Liz to book your meals by 13th June latest, so numbers can be confirmed to staff at the club. Otherwise you may have to go hungry! Call 01902 842198 or email rterry526@btinternet.com

A downloadable booking form can be found under the National Rally listing under the Club Calendar heading on this website. Below are members gathering for the 2015 rally ride.

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Le Jog by Rudge & Mini Motor with David Stevenson!

David set off on his long journey on 13th April, to cyclemotor  from Land’s End to John O’Groats on his 1949 Rudge Pathfinder bicycle, which was originally owned by his uncle and then his father. Both sadly suffered from and died from Alzheimer’s, so David is raising money for  Alzheimer’s Research UK. His journey is scheduled to finish on 9th May.

Donations can be made via this website: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/raleighrudginit

More on David’s exploit can be found on his blog at: https://raleighrudginit.wordpress.com

Once he has arrived home again and had time to draw breath, we’ll publish a report on how it all went. The photo below was taken in the middle of a hailstorm!

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Keith Walker, South Staffs Section

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It is with regret that we have to announce the passing of Keith Walker….. Keith was in every sense an NACC stalwart, having joined the club in its infancy, and being an enthusiast in machine restoration in all its aspects. He was also a great believer in encouraging the social side of things, and the picture shows him being presented with a commemorative tankard at our Bangers and Mash night, four years ago. His innovation of using yellow dots to mark out our “Route 66” directions was inspirational at the time, and caused great amusement on occasions where riders went astray, or read old horse droppings as directions! He also instigated our regular midweek local runs…known as “Walkers Wednesday Weekly Wrinkly Wruns” which we did for a long while, until his health deteriorated to the point where he felt he could no longer ride safely. He will be very much missed, and our deepest sympathy goes to his family and Ann, his partner for many years. Keith’s funeral will be held at Bushbury Crematorium, Underhill Lane, Wolverhampton WV10 8NS, at 13.45 on Monday 9th April.

 

 

NACC member’s bikes stolen from home garage in Burton-on-Trent

We have received notification that two unique bikes built by NACC member John Hook have been stolen from his garage. They will be easy to identify as they are both specials. One has a 1961 Raleigh Runabout frame with an NSU Quickly engine, an NSU Quickly peanut fuel-tank fitted under the saddle and mountain-bike front forks, reg CAU 624B. The bike is painted a metallic green/ blue. The second bike is a 1961 AV32 Mobylette frame with Sachs fan-cooled 3-speed engine, painted red, with mountain bike front forks and an NSU Quickly peanut tank under the saddle, reg. YSK 288.

See photos below. If anybody has seen these bikes for sale, or parts offered for sale on eBay or elsewhere, please email hello@thebuzzingclub.net   A message will be forwarded to John Hook and the police informed.

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Classic Moped Spares to Feature on TV’s ‘Find It, Fix It, Flog It’

NACC Buzzing - Classic Moped Spares Find It Fix It Flog It Sep 2017Photo: Malcolm (centre) with ‘Find It, Fix It, Flog It’ presenters Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien

I am sure many of our members know of Classic Moped Spares based in Taunton, Somerset; suppliers of, amongst other things, VeloSolex, Peugeot, Puch and Motobecane parts. Well, their fame may spread a little wider after this month when they are to appear on national television!

Malcolm Corrigan from Classic Moped Spares has been in touch to say they will feature in the Channel 4 television show ‘Find It, Fix It, Flog It’ in which the show’s presenters, Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien, travel across the UK to find items to fix up and flog for profit … in this case – you guessed! – a moped. To this end, they are aided by Malcolm at Classic Moped Spares. The screening date for the episode is 25th September 2017, with a proposed screening time of 3pm (although the time may change due to network programming). So, look out for it – and set those video recorders!

As a keen enthusiast of all things small capacity, ‘Moped Malc’ is looking forward to the show generating some good publicity and increased UK interest in mopeds generally. What are we likely to see? Well, after all the fun of filming, Malcolm has not seen the final edited version but is sure it will be entertaining and, hopefully, encourage people to restore their mopeds … and, if they go on to ‘flog it’, let’s hope it ends up in the small ads in ‘Buzzing’!!

New Date for ‘Motor Bike Day’ at Goole Waterways Museum

NACC Buzzing East Yorks Section at Goole 2013The East Yorkshire Section are regulars at the ‘Autumn Motor Bike Day’ organised each year by the Yorkshire Waterways Museum at Goole, making sure the NACC and our kind of tiddler get a look in amongst all the bigger motor bikes that turn up … and punching well above our weight when it comes to attracting the visiting public’s attention!

Anyone planning to pop along should note there has been a change of date. A representative from the Museum has let us know the event has been moved from Sunday 1st October to Sunday 8th October. The reason is a bridge closure for maintenance in Goole on the 1st, which makes the museum almost inaccessible on the day.

As always, Terry from the East Yorkshire Section is the contact for more info – his e-mail address is hellspeds@hotmail.com.

Photo: Mopeds on display at the Waterways Museum

 

Borders Classic Bike Show, Shropshire

NACC - Buzzing - Borders Classic Bike Show 2016 - Cleobury MortimerThe Shropshire Buzz’Ards Section will once again be presenting an NACC stand at Jim Reynolds’ ‘Borders Classic Bike Show’. The show takes place at Lacon Childe School in the pretty Shropshire village of Cleobury Mortimer over next weekend, 9th – 10th September.

The perennial show, started by Jim Reynolds, and now in its 29th year, has a lovely informal atmosphere, copious cake, an auto jumble and exhibitor camping in the school grounds, plus a Saturday curry night to boot!

John Burgess from the Buzz’Ards may still be on the look out for machines to display … or, if you just want to know more, contact John on 01270 500469 or burgessrepairservices@gmail.com.

Photo: Club stand at the 2016 show

Derek Ashworth

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I’m sorry to have to pass on the sad news I received recently that Derek has passed away. Derek was a very active member of the NACC for many years, taking part in numerous runs on a regular basis and his machines always ran like silk! He had co-run the Granadaland / Lancashire Hot Pops Section of the club for a long time. He also served on our central Committee for a short time a few years ago as Publicity Officer. He will be missed by all and I offer condolences on behalf of the club.

The Section’s page has info on the funeral – click here.

Liz Butler, Secretary NACC

August ‘Buzzing’ on its way

NACC Buzzing Club August 2017 coverThe August issue of Buzzing will be making its way to the printers later this week, so should be hitting the door steps around the middle of the month.  This one will have a veritable feast of tales from this summer’s runs and shows, all your ‘letters to the ed’ … and of course the small ads!