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!
‘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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively Bob Terry (South Staffordshire) or Liz Butler (Events Secretary) – 01902 842198 or email@example.com.
Thanks in anticipation,
The postcode given in June’s Buzzing is wrong! The correct postcode for Kingsdown campsite is CT14 8DU. Sorreee!!
Note the venue has changed to The Churchill PH, Wootton Bassett Road, Swindon ( between M4 Junction 16 and Wootton Bassett ) – one minute from the motorway. Richard Woodbridge
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!
The website forum will hopefully soon be up-and-running. In the meantime, anyone trying to register to use the forum will be advised that it is not operating and registration will not be possible at this time. Thanks for bearing with us.
With immediate effect two new members of the NACC committee have taken on vacant positions.
Buzzing Production has been taken over by Steve Corbett as of the February issue of our magazine. All items, run reports, news, articles and adverts for April and future issues should be sent to Steve at 29 Kingsway, Chester, CH2 2LB, tel 01244 344093 or email to:
Events Secretary – our new Events Secretary is Treasurer Liz Butler, who has taken on the post formerly held by Dave Beare. To obtain a permit and signing-on sheet please contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at Rose Cottage, 5 Sandy Lane, Codsall, Wolverhampton WV8 1EJ.
The committee post of Club Historian has passed to Rob Hirons, who can be contacted by e-mail at Robert.Hirons@scania.com or by post to 30 Rose Way, Stoke Golding CV13 6HG.
The National Autocycle and Cyclemotor Club is the largest club in the UK for enthusiasts of Cyclemotors, Autocycles, Mopeds and Small Motorbikes .
The club has members all over the British Isles, and also has many members in other countries throughout the World.
Membership is open to anyone interested in these and any other Small Engined Machines.