South Staffs/Shropshire Buzz’ards Autumn Run

A few photos of one of the last runs of the year, from Ivetsy Bank to Patshull fishing lake and back, a round trip of about 25 miles. Nine riders took part, a full report will be in December’s issue of Buzzing.

At the start, Neil is missing as he took the photo!
A fuel-supply problem with Neil’s Honda NC50
About to set off from Patshull back to Ivetsy Bank

Stafford Classic Mechanics Show 9-10 October

A few photos of the NACC Stafford Show stand, a full report to follow in December’s issue of Buzzing!

We were busy both days with enquiries on “how do I…”

Here are a few bikes sold by Bonhams at the Saturday auction…..

In foreground, a Narcisse-Sachs Type 100 tandem (sold for £1,725), behind is a Derny tandem (£747) and a Derny “Entraineur” (£632).
Foreground, a c1951 Norman Model C autocycle (sold for £368) and behind, a Vincent Firefly (£1,782)

Rod Western, Somerset & Avon Section.

We have been advised by Paul Flowers that Rod Western, a long-standing club member, stalwart of the Somerset & Avon section and organiser of the Club stand at the Bristol Classic Bike Show in February, has undergone heart bypass surgery in Bristol Royal Infirmary, having been admitted on Friday 16 July. Rod spent time in an induced coma to aid recovery but was able to smile his recognition when his sister visited him recently.

The NACC Committee would like to join his many friends in Bristol and Wiltshire areas in wishing him a speedy recovery and return to the saddle.

Rod Western on the right, with riders on one of his runs in 2019


Last weekend’s Stafford International Classic Bike Show was a great success, despite very variable weather which must have put off some visitors. It is the first Mortons-organised show since the February 2020 Bristol Show at Shepton Mallet, after which the pandemic saw off all shows planned for that year and postponed the April 2021 show until now. A full report will be published in the August issue of Buzzing.

John Burgess won the Best Autocycle award for his replica RAF Norman autocycle, a model much used on airfields for getting about, including Guy Gibson VC; a photo of him and his dog was displayed on the information board stand. Well done John!

Congratultions to John for a fine themed restoration. Photo courtesy of Nick Devonport.


This year the NACC celebrates 40 years of supporting riders, restorers and collectors of cyclemotors, autocycles, mopeds and stepthru’s since 1981, the year our club was established. Sadly we had to cancel our National Rally and celebration weekend this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, but hope to hold it in the summer of 2022 when circumstances should be better.

Members will by now have received their bumper 40th anniversary celebration packs, comprising the June issue of Buzzing, a 40th anniversary booklet looking back over the time we have been in existence, a 40th anniversary windscreen sticker and a couple of trifold leaflets to put in your backpack. Next time you’re in a pub car-park ready to set off on a run with your mates and a curious passer-by asks what you’re up to, give him a leaflet!

The 40th anniversary sticker mailed out to all members recently
Above – the front cover of our 40th anniversary booklet celebrating the history of our club