Branch Report for November 2012
Here’s what I couldn’t fit in last month (Sorry Keith)
29th September - Southam 60’s Revival Show - 14 Triumphs and 1 TriBSA from Meriden Brach displayed at this show, along with about 6 other classic bikes.
The main street was closed for the day allowing 60’s themed stalls and displays to be set up in the street. Classic cars of the time and them pesky Mods, about 40 scooters, parked up and displayed across the street from us (Not advisable all those years ago)
People dressed up in 60’s style clothing and 2 bands played music of the time. The second band "Jolly Roger" were good listen, with Kinks, Stones, Beatles etc. etc. (Sorry Kaz, No Zepp) entertaining the crowd on a family day out in sunny Southam.
30th September - Royal Leamington Spa Classic Show - 9 Triumphs and 1 Royal Enfield met up to ride into this show at the Pump Room Gardens.
Cars, vans, hatchbacks and more bikes made up the show just off the main street in Leamington Spa. Reg from Royal Leamington won a trophy for oldest bike, his tidy tiger cub (1967 I think) Another good day out on a dry, sunny, busy weekend.
By Keith Snell
3rd Nov at Myton Hospice where I attended the "Sent From Coventry" cheque presentation.
Ian and Shirley were there, and being closest to home (it would have been quicker to walk than put my gear on and get the bike out) I was last to arrive.
Phil seems to have mostly recovered from his accident on the run, though he looked a bit tentative getting on and off the trike where he posed for pictures.
The final total was £16 441.43 and they didn't even get all the way round! The local paper sent a photographer and the director from Coventry Transport Museum was present.
By John Nelson
12th November - Scott presented representatives from Clic Sargent and Acorns Children’s Hospice with a cheque for £700 apiece for money raised from our "Bring it Home Rally" in memory of Cody McAllister.
Then Pete Flavel from Motorcycle Action Group gave us a brief talk about EU Legislation. Please join MAG to help do your bit.
Finally a big thank you to the special guest of the night - Mr John Young, who gave a "passionate" talk on his Triumph Trident Rob North Highboy (Daytona No:8) and what an excellent evening it was with a room full of members listening intently.
19th November - After a great weekend at the NEC classic bike show we had a surprise visit on Monday night from Phil Ozanne who some of us met at the show, Phil is top man at the Guernsey 66 club and had brought 6 bikes to the show , most of them had been built by him at his work shop in Guernsey , tritons, rockets, and his T110 special in 59 colour all mint . He talked to a group of us till midnight about the 66 club, his work and anything to do with being a true 60s rocker . This is one interesting and clever man to find if you go to Guernsey.
By Geoff Skinner.
Finally, a warm welcome to our new members:
Tony Oakley, Phillip Brindley, Dave Yorke,
TTFN, Ride Safe
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