November Club meeting was a talk, accompanied with slides by Mike Watkins on “Remembering the swinging 60’s”. It was a thoroughly interesting talk, which covered nearly everything that happened in the 60’s with participation by members, most of which could name pop groups/singers plus their number one songs, fashion designers, fashion styles (e.g. bell bottoms etc), politicians, cars etc. Mike had also added a section on motorcycles of that era, even asking were they Mods or Rockers. I think you can guess what the reply was!! Our first meeting in 2018 is on 31st January at 2pm, when the Midland Air Ambulance will be giving us a talk on the work they do, we will also be presenting them with the monies which we raised for their cause last year. We wish all members and friends “A Happy New Year”.
I am very sorry to report that former treasurer of the Shropshire Section Ron Maund has passed away very suddenly aged 81. Ron was also the founder/organiser of The Winstanstow Classic Motorcycle Show, which he started and organised for many years. His funeral is at 12 noon at Holy Trinity Church, Winstanstow with interment in the churchyard. My Sincere condolences to the family.
Also Bill Duggan has passed away aged 90 his funeral is on Thursday the 9th of November at 1pm. The service is at Clungunford St Cuthbert’s Church followed by interment at Leinwardine cemetery afterwards. My Sincere condolences to the family.
We have gone back to afternoons for our club meetings for the winter. the speaker was David Magaroni who gave us a excellent and informative talk on oil. The talk ended with a number of the lads firing questions at him a big thank you to Dave who volunteered to do the talk. we had our usual number attending.
The last run of the season was organised by Godfrey Cookson and Cyril Watson, 14 took part in another excellent run another excellent run. Sadly I was unable to attend have not been to good for a couple of months. Many thanks to Godfrey and Cyril for organising the run once again.
If any off the other members would like to organise one please give me at least 2 months notice
Shropshire Sections Autumn Run, due to the Pound Inn been closed the run will start from the village hall which is opposite the Pound Inn. The start is at 10.30
The Royal Enfield 700cc Meteor for sale in Oswestry area the machine is in need of restoration it has not been used for many years. For any information please contact Derek Trow who will give you the vendors number.
Please note that Reggie’s Run listed in the VMCC Magazine for Sunday 17th September 2017 has been CANCELLED. (The VMCC Magazine omitted to include the cancellation notice in this month’s edition).
The Autumn Run is on Sunday 8th October 2017 10.30am start from The Pound Inn, Leebotwood, Nr. Church Stretton. (The VMCC Magazine omitted to include this event in the calendar of events).
The next Club Night is the AGM on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 8pm.
October Club Night is David Magaroni on ‘Oil for Vintage Motorcycles’. Time to be confirmed.
PLEASE NOTE REGGIE’S RUN ON SUNDAY 17TH AUGUST HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The Ceri Classic & Shropshire VMCC are running a trip to Wolverhampton Speedway on Monday the 4th of September Wolves V Swindon Swindon, second, Wolves 3rd in the league As usual there will be pickup points at Newtown, Kerry, Blue Bell, Harry Tuffins Churchstoke, Minsterley and Dobbies Shrewsbury. The cost to include travel entrance and a programme is £40.00. Anyone interested contact Derek Trow on 01686670626 Mobile 07904701022 This trip has been cancelled due to not enough bookings
The treasurer came up with the idea of a Motorcycle Theory Test which much to my suprise went down very well. I was very encouraged by the results most would have passed the test bearing in mind most would have had their test 50 or 60 years ago, the odd one ore two missed a couple of pages out. As usual the evening finished with sandwiches and chips kindly provided by mine host Adrian and staff. Hopefully we will be running a trip to the speedway later in the year watch this space