The Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show – Sunday 19th May 2024

AT The British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland. (Exit M6, JCT 28)

We all look forward to meeting you once again ! We anticipate this show to be even busier and brighter than last year’s event. Machines will be arriving from around 9.00 a.m.,  the show opens at 10.00 a.m. with  VMCC members , Classic Motorcycle Club members, and individual owners all taking part.   A 1950s film covering club sports events and TT racing will be shown in the museum’s cinema.

No Entry Fee to participate in this show !

And, whilst your here . . . . Inside the museum we have two new exhibits with interesting stories to tell. A ‘cute’  1937 Morris GPO Telephones van, found living with chickens and their mess in a barn and  a 1938 Leyland touring coach which started life as a double-deck bus.  Kind Regards, Rick Roberton, Trustee, The British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Street, Leyland, PR25 2LE Tel: 01772 451 011

P4P Print Ltd. are moving!

From 1st April 2024 P4P Print Ltd. will change name and move to Keith Avis Printers Ltd. premises, Rear of 68 High Street, Hadleigh IP7 5EF. P4P took over Keith Avis Printers when Keith Avis decided to retire from his business.

The NACC has been re-registered with the DVLA as an authorised club to process dating certificates and V765 forms

The only notable change in the DVLA’s V765/3 guidance notes which dictate how all clubs should operate, is that “authorised clubs should inspect to MUST inspect.” It continues to be acceptable to delegate the inspection to “an appropriately knowledgeable person” Therefore from today’s date Phill will be unable to provide a dating certificate or complete the V765 process without a machine examination report. Obviously members cannot carry out their own examination, but “appropriately knowledgeable” is a very loose term and most people who have an interest in our types of vehicles are thus qualified.

Phill Wright.

See downloadable form linked here:

2024 NACC NATIONAL RALLY 5th to 7th JULY!

Please see page 18 of the February 2024 issue of Buzzing for an application form to book your pitch at Ted’s Hunger Hill campsite, where we’ve been for the past 2 years, celebrating our National Rally. Ted’s is at Sherrifhales, Shifnal TF11 8SA. New prices: caravans, motor-homes and trailer tents – £15 per person per night, tents are £10 pppn, electrical hookups £8 per day. There is the possibility of a visiting pizza oven on Saturday. Please call Nick on 07833 623630 or Dave on 01686 669811 to book yourself a pitch for the weekend.

We’ll have a ride out on Friday to Norbury Junction on the Shropshire Union canal where there is a good cafe for lunch, for Saturday we’re heading for Halfpenny Green aerodrome for lunch, via Patshull Lake to have their famous bacon butties! Sunday’s run will be to RAF Cosford, it also has a great cafe.

Below are a couple of photos of the 2022 National Rally.

Classic & Vintage Motorcycle Show, Sunday 14th May 2023 at The British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Street, Leyland PR25 2LE

1939 Gnome et Rhone

This event is open to non VMCC members, other motorcycle clubs and individuals with veteran, vintage and classic bikes which they would like to display. As with previous shows, expect great machines, good chat and a museum which never fails to impress visitors. The cinema will be screening vintage motorcycle racing events (including early IoM TT races) throughout the day.

Exhibitor entry is FREE. Please note: early arrival is essential, gates open at 7.30am but will be closed to bike entry at 10am. Visitor entry is from 10am. For more info contact Rick Robertson on 01772 451011, a trustee of the Commercial Vehicle Museum.

Obituary – Roland (Roly) Scarce

Sadly, Roland (Roly) Scarce passed away in January. Roly was a member of the NACC for many years after being introduced to the club by Ray & Mark Gibb. Roly took part in many club runs (including two long trips – the 2010 Side to Side and the 2012 Land’s End to Lowestoft runs), as well as a couple of Coast to Coast runs. He particularly enjoyed the NACC National Rallies and the Sars Poteries events in France.

He was a founder member of the East Coast Pedalers section of the NACC and, although we parted ways with the NACC a few years ago, we continue to meet up informally for a few runs and rides to local shows throughout the year. Up until very recently Roly would often be seen acting as ‘back-up’ in his blue Ford Transit van still taking an active interest in our events – despite ill health preventing him from riding himself.

Roly’s sharp wit and his love of life was infectious and he will be much missed by everyone. Later in the year the East Coast Pedalers will hold a memorial run in Roly’s honour.

Carl Squirrel

Roly when acting as backup for Carl Squirrel’s 2013 Le Jog

We wish Barry Cooksley a speedy recovery from his operation.

Fellow Vale of Glamorgan Section member Ivor Slade contacted us to let us know that Barry had been hospitalised for an operation and that he is now recuperating at home. We send Barry our best wishes for speedy recovery from all his biking friends. Get well soon, Barry! He is the leader of the NACC Vale of Glamorgan Section, having inherited the role following the death of Ray Butcher in 2020.