‘Coast to Coast’ Run in this month’s Bike Magazine

The September issue of Bike magazine (on sale now) contains a great two page article on this year’s NACC Coast to Coast Run written by Bike magazine journalist Nigel Grimshaw who entered and completed the event on his Puch Maxi moped on his first attempt. An informative article with some first class photos.

David Casper

Shropshire Buzz’ards – No July or August Meeting

Our regular monthly meeting on the last Thursday of the month at The Corbet Arms, Uffington near Shrewsbury will be suspended until September. So NO meeting this Thursday (28th), nor on 25th August. But, it will be business as usual on 29th September.

Remember we will be at the Cleobury Mortimer Classic Bike Show on 10th-11th September – see our earlier posting. Look forward to seeing members there.

John Burgess – 01270 500469 or john@jburgess77.orangehome.co.uk

Fun at Founders Day

The Leicestershire Enthusiasts Section flew the NACC flag at this year’s Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s Founders Day at Stanford Hall on 17th July. The day that someone at last turned the summer on! It was gloriously hot and sunny.  Featured marque was that good old thumper, the P&M Panther, and the central arena was filled with the rumbling sound of many a big single … although the Leicestershire contingent added some variation to the mechanical symphony by taking a few of their machines around the arena – suitably attired of course! And, is that a crate of Guinness on the back rack?! Hopefully ‘beer goggles’ (stout goggles?) won’t affect the report to appear in Buzzing. Don’t want tales of Bown Autocycles burning off the Vincents and Broughs!

Catch us in Old Bike Mart

‘Don’t miss out!’ says Ted Bemand. August’s edition of Old Bike Mart will feature more of the Wirral Wobblers’ serialised exploits from their Northern Ireland Challenge  earlier this year. Parts 1 and 2 have already appeared in June and July’s issues. It’s conclusion time in August!

If you don’t subscribe to OBM, fear not. Ted’s articles will also appear in Buzzing, starting with August’s edition – and, of course,  John Maconaghie of the Northern Ireland Section got the ball rolling with the host’s perspective which appeared in June’s Buzzing.

While we’re at it, a BIG THANKS to OBM for our club feature back in the May edition (see above) . It generated quite a bit of interest … with a few new converts to the slow lane world of under-powered, low capacity, two (and three!) wheeled wonders!

Shropshire Buzz’ards at Borders Classic Bike Show

Shropshire Buzz’ards at The Borders Classic Bike Show at Cleobury Mortimer, 10-11 September 2016

The Borders Classic Bike Show is something that the section has supported for many years, but details such as this year’s dates have only just emerged.

Organized by Jim Reynolds, this year’s Borders Classic Bike Show is on 10th-11th September at Lacon Childe School, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. The Shropshire Buzz’Ards have displayed and won prizes at this show for many years – ‘Best Club Stand’, 2011, ‘Most Original Machine’ and ‘Best Welsh Moped Rescued from a Number Plate Dealer’s Skip’ awards, 2015. I kid you not!

Previous shows have been very informal, much cake, auto jumble, exhibitor camping in the school grounds, and a curry night.

At the time of writing there appears to be very little publicity for this event, which is in its 28th year – anyone interested should contact John Burgess (Shropshire section contact) on 01270 500469 or john@jburgess77.orangehome.co.uk or alternatively Bob Terry (South Staffordshire) or Liz Butler (Events Secretary) – 01902 842198 or rterry526@btinternet.com.

Thanks in anticipation,

David Eyre

South Staffs Section’s ROUTE 66 RUN … 9.30am start!

The South Staffs Section omitted their regular ‘Route 66’ run from the Events Calendar in the club magazine. Bob and Liz would like members to know it will be run this Sunday – details below.

July 10 South Staffs Section ROUTE 66 Run from The Bradford Arms PH, Ivetsey Bank, ST19 9QT, 9.30am for 10.00am start from the Bradford Arms. Please call Keith on  01543 579914 or Bob on 01902 842198 for further details. Sorry for  the short notice but still time to make sure that your bike is fit and ready to follow the yellow spotted roads!!

Bob and Liz look forward to seeing you there!

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