The Buzzing Archive

Buzzing is the journal of the NACC which is published six times a year and issued to all members.

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June 2015

June-15

Index for June 2015 Buzzing

Page 3 Club information
Page 4-6 Events Calendar
Page 7-9 Section News
Page 10 News
Page 11-13 Letters
Page 14 ECP Alex’s Teenage Tantrum Run- Carl Squirrell
Page 15 Leics Enthusiasts Hobson’s Choice- Brian Cooke
Page 15-16 Manchester Superbike Show- Ted Bemand
Page 16 N.Wilts Section Red Bull Run, Richard Woodbridge; East Surrey North Downs Run, Mike Follows
Page 17 East Surrey North Downs Run, Mike Follows;
Page 18 Notts & Derbys Spring Run, David Stevenson
Page 19 ECP Drive-it Day, Carl Squirrell
Page 20 Shropshire Buzz’ards Derwen Tearooms, John Burgess
Page 20-22 Wirral Wobblers Viking Run, Pete Nolan
Page 23 South Staffs Fruitcake Frolic, Autocyclus
Page 24-25 Solex Racing Part 2, Ian Brooks
Page 26 When we were Younger
Page 27-28 A Budget Rebuild, Roger Kirkman
Page 29 The Bown autocycle Sprinter, David Stevenson
Page 29-31 The Kent Plating & Enamelling Co. part 3
Page 32-36 Ordonnanzfahrrad Modell 05, Robert Bruce-Chwatt
Page 37 A Cyclemotor of Note (rocket bike), part 2, Martin Wikner
Page 38 Les Amis du VéloSolex 92, Bryan Hollinshead
Page 39-40 Marque Time, part 2

April 2015

April-15

Index for April 2015 Buzzing

Page 3 Club information
Page 4-6 Events Calendar
Page 6-8 Section News
Page 9-10 News
Page 11-14 Letters
Page 15-16 Yorkshire Section 2014 Coast-to-Coast Run- photos Josie Stanley
Page 17-18 Ted’s Old Timer Treffen, Ted Bemand
Page 19-21 Solex Racing, Bob Alexander
Page 20-21 Devon Autocyclists 5th Valleytines Run, Roy Best
Page 21 Vale of Glamorgan St. David’s Day Run, Autocyclus
Page 22 The Belfast Bike Show, John Maconaghie
Page 22-23 The Bristol Classic Bike Show, Nick Devonport
Page 24 Granadaland Worden Park, John, Derek & Peter
Page 25-26 Uncle Jack’s 1939 Scott Cyc-Auto, Glen Crook
Page 27-28 A Belfast Brew, Cucciolo racer, Len Ireland
Page 28-31 Naked & Unashamed, Cymota, Bill Danks
Page 31-33 In Support of the Corgi, Bill Phelps
Page 34-36 Tom King and Hercules, Hake Specials by Colin King
Page 36-37 The Kent Plating & Enamelling Co. part 2
Page 38 A Cyclemotor of Note (rocket bike), part 1, Martin Wikner
Page 39 Marque Time, part

February 2015

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Index for February 2015 Buzzing

Page 3 Club information
Page 4-6 Events Calendar
Page 6-8 Section News
Page 9-10 News
Page 11-14 Letters
Page 15-16 Yorkshire Section 2014 Coast-to-Coast Run- photos Josie Stanley
Page 17-18 Ted’s Old Timer Treffen, Ted Bemand
Page 19-21 Solex Racing, Bob Alexander
Page 21 My Honda PC 50 K1 by Jon Hill
Page 22-24 Cyclemaster Special, part 2 by Chris Sawyer
Page 24-28 The Myford Moped by John Stevenson
Page 28-30 Mon Oncle- Jacques Tati and the Vélosolex
Page 31 The Powell Joybike- Motorcycle & Cycle Trader advert
Page 32-34 Tomos Tales, Nick Devonport
Page 34-37 The Kent Plating & Enamelling Co. Autocyclus

December 2010

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Index for December 2010 Buzzing

Page 3 Club information
Page 3 Events Calendar
Page 4 News from HQ – NACC 2010 AGM; Buzzing Production; NEC Classic Motor Show; New Regalia.
Page 5 NACC AGM
Page 6-9 News – Another quiz; John O’Groats to Land’s End Run; Seen at the NACC National Rally; Secret Side to Side Run; Honda Amigo/Motobecane; Solex Flash; Italjet Pack 2 folding moped.
Page 10-12 Letters to the Editor – subjects include Sinclair Syncromatic Power Pak; Peter Harris Musee in Brittany; Excelsior, the Lost Pioneer; repro handlebar grips; Terry Hill – NSU importer NI photo.
Page 13-30 Shows & Run Reports – SW Lincs July Run, by David McKenny; Coast to Coast 2010, by Brian, Stewart & John; NACC National Rally, by Autolycus; Powderham & the Chip Shop Run, by Roy Best; Buzzing to Bickleigh, by Roy Best; The 2010 ECP Side to Side east to west coast enduro; Mallory Park 1000 Bikes weekend, by Autocyclus; South East Hampshire Run, by John Forshaw; The Borders Classic Bike Show, by David Flye; ECP Norfolk Gala Day, by Carl Squirrel; Wirral Wobblers August Ramble, by Ted Bernand; 18th Silchester Saunter, by Colin King;
Page 31-32 Pedalling back the years, by Richard Heyse Page 33-34 Her-Cu-Motor revived, by Autolycus
Page 34-35 James K18 reborn, by Autolycus
Page 36-38 Reg Bury’s 29cc Tailwind, by Derek Langdon
Page 39 Les Amis du VeloSolex 70 – Bryan Hollinshead

October 2010

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Index for October 2010 Buzzing

Page 3 Club information
Page 4-5 News from HQ
Page 6-9 News
Page 10-11 Letters
Page 12 Terry Hill, NSU quickly importer for Northern Ireland
Page 13 SW Lincs July Run
Page 13-15 Coast to Coast Run 2010
Page 16-17 NACC National Rally, Wolverhampton
Page 18-19 Devon Autocylists Powderham & Buzzing to Bickleigh
Page 20-24 ECP Side to Side, East Coast to West Coast enduro
Page 25-26 Mallory Park 1000 Bikes Festival
Page 26 S.E.Hampshire Run
Page 27 Shropshire Buzz’ards Borders Bike Show
Page 28 ECP Norfolk Gala Day
Page 29 Wirral Wobblers August Ramble
Page 29-30 Thames Valley 18th Silchester Saunter
Page 31-32 Pedalling Back the Years, Richard Heyse
Page 33-34 1957 Her-cu-Motor Revived
Page 34-35 James K18 autocycle reborn
Page 36-38 Reg Bury’s 29cc Tailwind, Derek Langdon
Page 39 Les Amis du VéloSolex #70, Bryan Hollinshead

August 2010

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Index for August 2010 Buzzing

Page 3 Club information
Page 3 Events Calendar
Page 4 News from HQ – Buzzing Production; From the Library; Parking for the AGM at Cosford; New-look V5C
Page 5-7 News – John Lennon, Raleigh RM12 owner; Gundle Carrier Cyclemotor; Mobylette 60th anniversary celebration book; New taps; Hulpmotoren Treffen;
Page 8-11 Letters to the Editor – subjects include Dr Alex Moulton; Clark Scamp pawls; Saxonette;VAP Velovap ; Power Pak; BMG Mosquito; Flink cyclemotor; electric bikes;Cyclemaster…
Page 12-25 Shows & Run Reports – East Anglian Transport Museum, by Carl Squirrel; Gt.Welnetham Vintage Rally, by Carl Squirrel; As it Was Buzz, by Colin King; 12th Odiham Run, 34 to the Dozen, by Colin King; Rando Cyclos Sars Poteries, by Nick Devonport; VJMC Uttoxeter Show, by John Aston; Wirral Wobblers Easter Egg Run, by Ted Bernand; ECP Breck Farm Run, by Carl Squirrel; ECP Waldingfield Wander, by Carl Squirrel; ECP Ufford Bygones Rally, by Carl Squirrel; Route 66 and all that! By Bob Jeffcoat; Coast to Coast photos; Ted and Roger’s Amazing Journey, by Ted Bernand.
Page 26 Le Scoto encore! By Franck Meneret
Page 27-28 The NSU Quickly’s arrival in England, by Jim Reynolds Page 29 Mobylette – testing times, by David Beare
Page 30-31 Saxonette Sniffings – PC49.9, the cyclemotor detective
Page 31-33 My Little Ponny, by John McPherson
Page 34 More on the VeloSolex 6000, by Mike Townsend
Page 35 Les Amis du VeloSolex, by Bryan Hollinshead
Page 36-37 Marque Time

June 2010

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Index for June 2010 Buzzing

Page 3 Club information
Page 3 Events Calendar
Page 4-5 News from HQ – Buzzing Production; NACC listings on e-bay; AGM Decembr 2010;
Page 6-10 News – The Yike Bike; Bastille Day Rendezvous 2010; Cyclemotor Only Run; Coast to Coast badges; Solex Millenium group video; Perle Saxonette; traditional pedals; Uxbridge & District Classic Vehicle Society; and more
Page 11-19 Shows & Run Reports – Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show; The Welsh Run; Audruicq Autojumble, by Nick Devonport; Solex Club Spirales Canterbury Run; May Bug Buzz; An Evening Run around Ayrshire; Nearly a PC World; Utrecht Rally, Holland; North Wilts Run;
Page 20-23 Vincent Piatti, creator of the Mini Motor, by Andrew Nahum
Page 23-25 The Valmobile and Go Devil
Page 26-27 Cucciolo main bearing/drive gear removal, by Gilbert Smith
Page 28-30 Dr Alex Moulton’s cellar….
Page 31 Book review – Alex Moulton, from Bristol to Bradford on Avon, a lifetime in engineering
Page 32-33 The 1964 ACU National Rally by Paul Duley
Page 34 Les Amis du VeloSolex, by Bryan Hollinshead

April 2010

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Index for April 2010 Buzzing

Page 2-3 Club information
Page 4 News from HQ
Page 5-9 News
Page 10-12 Letters
Page 13-14 Nick’s Birthday Run
Page 15-16 Hand Warming Run, John Shaw
Page 16-17 ECP Valentine’s Day Run
Page 17-18 Bristol Classic Bike Show
Page 18-19 South Staffs. Fruitcake Frolic
Page 20-21 Clark Scamp, Chris Tucker
Page 21-22 Why not run that Lohmann? Philippa Wheeler
Page 23-24 The Moped Connection, Ian Chisholm
Page 25-28 The Moulton Moped, David Beare
Page 29-33 Review- La Mobylette Universale, Patrick Barrabès
Page 33-34 The Gripen Moped, Matt Little
Page 35-36 Les Amis du VéloSolex #68, Bryan Hollinshead

2008

December 2008dec08

Contents:
Page 3 Club information
Page 3 Events Calendar
Page 6 From NACC HQ – Editor’s Desk, Chairman’s Chat & Membership Matters
Page 7 From NACC HQ – Machine Registrar & From The Library
Page 7 The Classic Mechanics Show, Stafford, 18-19 Oct
Page 11-12 Letters to the Editor
Page 13 Latest News – Hi-Vis clothing; NACC forum; NACC AGM; Goodwood Revival; Hudson Hares; End to Enders honoured
Page 14-15 Getting Lost and Breaking Down in the Ardennes with a Simson – Keith Clarke
Page 16 Harleston Funday – Mick Sudds
Page 17-18 Goodwood Revival – Lorraine Carter
Page 19 Leiston “Final Fling” – Carl Squirrel
Page 20-24 End to End Encore – Martin Wikner
Page 25-26 Clatteringshaws Run 28/9 – Alan Kempster
Page 26-27 Itom of Interest – Alan Hummerstone
Page 28 Biggar-Berwick-Biggar – incongruous knockers and vital sparks – John Shaw
Page 29-30 The Devon Dipper Run – Roy Best
Page 30-31 Potenzia la tua Bicicletta – David Casper
Page 32 Book Review – Il Cucciolo, un gigante
Page 33-35 Le Tour de Presteigne 2008
Page 35-36 South Pennines Challenge Ride – Allan Green
Page 36-37 Souled Out
Page 38-39 Les Amis du VeloSolex – Bryan Hollinshead

 2009

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Contents:
Page 1 Club information
Page 1 Events Calendar
Page 4 From NACC HQ – Editor’s Desk
Page 5 From NACC HQ – Dolly’s Pen, Show Co-ordinator, From the Library
Page 9 Seen at the Shows (Stafford, Oct 08)
Page 11-12 Letters to the Editor
Page 13 Land’s End – John o’Groats Association certificate awarded to the NACC
Page 14 Latest News – Cottenham Yester Year Run; Sixty years of the Mobylette
Page 15 Latest News – Carborundum coated rollers; a Solex in glass
Page 16 Mobylette letter – ceasing imports to UK in 1978
Page 17 How I got into mopeds – Glen Brown
Page 18-21 Excelsior Autobyk – in need of a tool-box – Stuart Metcalfe
Page 22-23 Stink Wheel Memories – Ken Hallworth
Page 24 La Vie de l’Auto picture of Derek Carter at the September 2008 Goodwood festival.
Page 25-26 VMCC Southsea Saunter – Nick Devonport
Page 26-27 End to End Encore (continued from Dec 08 issue) – Martin Wikner
Page 28-31 End to End, Tales of the Unexpected – Peter Moore
Page 32-33 Not the Hangover Run – Martin Wikner
Page 33-35 The Magic Wheelers – Dave Beare
Page 36-39 Golden Eagle cyclemotor – Who’s the Daddy?
Page 40 Les Amis de VeloSolex
Page 41 Marque Time – Marque Enthusiasts list

April 2009apr09

Contents:
Page 1 Club information
Page 1 Events Calendar
Page 10-12 Letters to the Editor – subjects include First Cyclemotor Social Run; Myford twin cyclemotor engine; Cyclemaster big end rollers
Page 13-14 News – National Ride-It Day; Le Bon Coin & other French stuff; a Solex in Glass;
Page 15 More French Stuff – Bourse d’Audruicq
Page 16 Even more French stuff – Musee de Velo-Cyclomoteur
Page 17 this really is the last of the French stuff – Concentration Solex et Cyclos a Galet rally
Page 18-19 Run Reports: Nick’s Emancipation Run, Dover
Page 20 Run Report: VMCC Winter Wanderings, Long Hanborough
Page 21 Run Report: 2nd Severn Vale Saunter
Page 21-22 Run Report: Great Central Railway Run
Page 22-23 Run Report: Valentine’s Day + 1 Run
Page 23-24 Run Report: Fruit Cake Frolic (South Staffs Season Starter
Page 24-25 Run Report: East meets West
Page 25-26 Run Report: Wirral Wobblers “Pied Piper” Run
Page 27 Nostalgia time – I was there Page
28-30 Electric bikery, by Ted Bemand
Page 31-32 Big Betty, by Colin King
Page 33 Motorised Moulton, by Gerry Wallis
Page 33-35 A Moment of Madness, by Bill Wilkinson
Page 36-37 Past Times, with Bob Currie – Wheeze! As I pedal for the finish…..
Page 38-39 Les Amis de VeloSolex
Page 40 A well known photo from the swinging sixties…

June 2009jun09

Contents:
Page 1 Club information
Page 1 Events Calendar
Page 10-13 Letters to the Editor – subjects include Cyclotracteur; Lohmann; 1981 VMCC National Cyclemotor Run; Myford Cyclemotor
Page 14-18 Latest News – Register of Unusual Microcars; WSBK riders choose Velosolexes; Leopard Bobby moped; Stafford Show Bonham’s sale; Solex Museum in Holland;Derringer moto-hybrid cycle; British Two Stroke Club; Aplins
Page 19-21 Run Reports – The Sadoldgits Run, by Peter Moore;
Page 22-23 Run Reports – The Welsh Cyclemotor Run, by Dave Beare
Page 23 Run Reports – Betty’s Tea Rooms Run, by David Flye
Page 24 Run Reports – A Wing and a Prayer, by David Flye
Page 24-25 Stafford Intl Classic Motorcycle Show
Page 26 Run Reports – East Egg Run, by Ted Bemand
Page 27 Run Reports – South West Lincs Run, by David McKenny
Page 27-29 Run Reports – The Yorkshire Tun, by David Casper
Page 30-33 Memories or Memoirs-an Association with Two Wheels, by Les Jones
Page 33-34 A Moment of Madness, by Bill Wilkinson
Page 34-35 Motominima, by Peter Moore
Page 36 NACC National Rally 2009 – campsite booking form
Page 37 Elecric bikery encore, by Alan Hummerstone
Page 38 Caption Competition – results from the April edition
Page 39 “Speeding Things Up” – Classic Beryl the Peril
Page 40-41 Les Amis de VeloSolex, by Bryan Hollinshead

August 2009aug09

Contents:
Page 1 Club information
Page 1 Events Calendar
Page 4 News from HQ – The Library & Buzzing Production
Page 4 Events News – La Solexine’ XI 2009 du 4 au 11 Aout
Page 5-6 Letters to the Editor – subjects include electric bicycles; Coast to Coast
Page 7-8 50 Years Service to Autocyclists – half a century of Aplins in Bristol
Page 9-10 European News – The Calais-based Solex Club Spirales 15th anniversary weekend
Page 11 End to End News, by Frank Brzeski
Page 12-13 Run Reports – East Coast Pedallers Breck Farm, by Dave Arnott
Page 14-16 Run Reports – Coast to Coast, by Keith Morrison
Page 17-18 Run Reports – 11th Odiham Run, by Colin King
Page 18 Run Reports – VMCC Banbury Run
Page 19 VJMC Uttoxeter Show, by John Aston
Page 20 Festival of 1000 Bikes, Mallory Park
Page 21-23 Testis de le Leopard, by David Westwood
Page 23-25 I Remember When (1), by Alan Knight
Page 25-26 I Remember When (2), by David Warham
Page 27 and now, more Run Reports – Nedging Hall Vintage Fete, by Mick Sudds
Page 28 Run Reports – North Wilts Section Runs, by Geoff Brooks & Richard Woodbridge
Page 28-29 Hacheston Bygones Rally & Run, by Carl Squirrel
Page 30 South West Lincs Run, by David McKenny
Page 31 Route 66 and All That, by Bob Jeffcoat
Page 32 Powderam Club Stand, by Roy Best
Page 33-34 Rando Cyclos, by Nick Devonport
Page 35-37 Birth of the Mobylette, by David Beare
Page 38-39 Les Amis du VeloSolex, by Bryan Hollinshead

October 2009oct09

Contents:
Page 1 Club information
Page 1 Events Calendar
Page 3-4 News from HQ – AGM, Transfers, Anniversaries
Page 4-5 News – New North Herts Section; Little Puchs; Big Puchs; NACC Side to Side 2010
Page 5 Letters to the Editor – subjects include Mobylettes and Musee de l’Automobile Henri Malartre.
Page 6 Run Reports – N.Wilts 2 part Red Bull Run
Page 7 Run Reports – ECP Breck Farm (cont’d from Aug issue), by Dave Arnott
Page 8-9 Run Reports – Rando Cyclos (cont’d from Aug issue), by Nick Devonport
Page 10 Run Reports – Coast to Coast encore….
Page 11 Run Reports – John Wells Classic Bike Run, by Mike Wood
Page 12-13 Run Reports – National rally, Sacrewell Park, by Nick Devonport
Page 13 Run Reports – Borders Classic Bike Show, by David Flye
Page 14 Run Reports – Barford Fun Day, by Carl Squirrel
Page 15 Run Reports – Norfolk Gala Day, by Carl Squirrel
Page 16 Run Reports – South West Lincs Run, by Vince Shreeve
Page 16-17 Run Reports – South Hants 1st Autumn Run, by Michael van Asten
Page 17-18 Run Reports – Wobbling Granadaland, by Ted Bemand
Page 18-20 I Remember When….(cont’d from Aug issue), by David Warham
Page 21-22 Big Betty – Bigger Buzzing, by Colin King
Page 23-29 C2C – The Short Way Back, by Peter Crowder
Page 29-31 Birth of the Mobylette – part 2, by David Beare
Page 32-34 A Year on a Solex, by Kevan Shaw
Page 35-37 London to Paris (and back) by Velosolex, by Tim Shields
Page 37-38 Les Amis du VeloSolex, by Bryan Hollinshead
Page 38-39 Sturmey Archer – Hub of the Universe

December 2009dec09

Contents:
Page 2 News from HQ – Chairman’s Chat,Library, Buzzing Production
Page 3 News – French website “If it’s Rusted, it’s Mine!”; Sats Poteries 2009 photos; Pranafa Playboy mini- scooter
Page 4 News – NACC Side-to-Side 2010; Roger Worton wins award for his Wehrmacht 1943 NSU Quick autocycle; New NACC Regalia
Page 5 Letters to the Editor – subjects include Sturmey Archer hub gears; SORN; VeloSolex London-Paris- London trip; congratulations to Buzzing
Page 6-8 Run Reports – Headcorn Airfield Rally, by Nick Devonport
Page 9-11 Run Reports – South Hants 1st Autumn Run (reprise) by Martin Green
Page 11-12 Run Reports – Harleston Fun Day, by Mick (Soapy) Sudds
Page 12-13 Run Reports – VMCC Cyclemotor Section 100-mile Run, by Dave Beare
Page 13-14 Run Reports – Devon Section Country Life display, by Roy Best
Page 14-16 Run Reports – La Solexine XI in Cornwall, by Sue Andrew
Page 16-17 Run Reports – 12th Silchester Saunter, by Colin King
Page 18-19 Terry’s “Ultimate Sundae” Run, by Carl Squirrel
Page 19-20 Run Reports – ECP Lieston “Final Fling”, by Carl Squirrel
Page 20-21 Run Reports – 2nd Devon Dipper Run, by Roy Best
Page 22 Run Reports – Shrops. Buzz’ards Upton Magna Loops, by David Flye
Page 22-23 Run Reports – Worcs & Glocs First Run, by Jared Whiting
Page 23 Run Reports – North Wilts Red Bull Run, by Richard Woodbridge
Page 24 Stafford Classic Mechanics Show, by Dave Beare
Page 25 Classic Bikes @ Classic Motor Show, NEC
Page 26-28 Une Cause pas Celebre – Le Scoto, by Peter Moore
Page 29 Sturmey Archer-Hub of the Universe, by David Beare
Page 30-32 I Remember When…. by David Warham
Page 32-33 Les Amis du VeloSolex, by Bryan Hollinshead
Page 34-35 Marque Time

 2010

February 2010feb10

Contents:
Page 3 Club information
Page 3 Events Calendar
Page 4-6 News from HQ – AGM, 2010 National Rally, Bill Phelps & VMCC, 2010 National Shows, Transfers Secretary; Pranafa Playboy mini-scooter;
Page 7-8 News – National Cycle Collection Mini-Motor request; proposed Cyclemotor Run; Coast to Coast Run
Page 9-11 Letters to the Editor – subjects include “dead” Hondas in New Zealand; Raleigh & Sturmey- Archer; Bewdley bobby on Excelsior Autobyk; “lost” Autocycle in Gloucestershire; Magpie-engined Tailwind Mark on a Hopper bicycle;
Page 12 NACC Show Entry Form
Page 13-14 Run Reports – Thames Valley Group Christmas Dinner by Colin King;
Page 14-15 Run Reports – National Veteraan Treffen, Holland by Henk van Kessel;
Page 16-17 A Clark Scamp?! By Chris Tucker
Page 18-20 Une Cause pas Celebre – Le Scoto, by Peter Moore
Page 20-21 Krazy Kiwis by Gary Arps
Page 22 A 1962 Cazenave moped by John Abberley
Page 23-25 Lt.Cdr. J S Sproule R N by John Cyster
Page 26-28 The Moped Collecting Bug by Ian Chisholm
Page 29 Mistreating a moped; Four up on a Power Pak
Page 30-33 Why not run that Lohmann, by Philippa Wheeler
Page 34 1952/3 Bridgestone BS31 clip-on
Page 35-36 Les Amis du VeloSolex, by Bryan Hollinshead