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The Piled Arms

THE BSA OWNERSCLUB NEDERLAND MAGAZINE

Year 43 - 2017 - nr. 7


BSA OWNERS CLUB NEDERLAND - colofon

website: www.bsa-oc.com

BSA OC-NL aims to: The conservation of motorcycles of the brand BSA. The membership of the BSA OC is open to anyone who owns a BSA motorcycle manufactured in Birmingham (GB) for 1973. Founded on May 17, 1975, registered at the Chamber of Commerce under No. 40445352. New members can join trough the member administration. The contribution amounts to € 40, - per calendar year. If you become a member in December, the amount will include the contribution for the following year. Year Q2 Q3 Q4 € 40,- € 30,- € 20,- € 10,Family members are family of, or living with another member or members at the same address and do not receive a club magazine. Contribution of each family member is € 5, - per year. Contribution for BSA OC beneficiaries is equal to that of the members of the BSAOC. Internet www.bsa-oc.com. Contribution deposit on: NL66 INGB 0003 7551 57 t.n.v. the treasurer BSA OC in Bedum, mentioning “membership BSA OC”, type BSA (s) and possibly telephone number. For payments outside the Netherlands: BIC: INGBNL2A IBAN: NL66 INGB 0003 7551 57. Membership terminations must be held by the treasurer before 1 December. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman: Aad Otte Secretary: Peter Staring Treasurer: Sieds Hiddema

E: voorzitter@bsa-oc.com E: alg-sekretaris@bsa-oc.com E: penningmeester@bsa-oc.com

GENERAL BOARD PR Officer: Event Coordinator: Editor: Member:

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Jack Helderman Jack Helderman Rob Westerveld Jos van Doorn

The BSA OC Netherlands is affiliated with the FEHAC and at the umbrella organization of English motor clubs the “Eenhoornfederatie”. Internet www.eenhoornfederatie.nl

Advertisements (to the editors), address changes (to the members administration) or questions about the archive (to the archivist) only in writing or by email to the relevant person. Statutes and rules of procedure are available from the secretary. Rate BSAds: • 1 page = €25,-/issue ½ page = €17,50/issue 1/3 page = €12,50/issue 1/4 page = €10,-/issue • Advertising for (non-commercial) members is free. The board of the BSA Owners Club Netherlands reserves the right to refuse to offered advertisements or articles submitted without a statement of reasons. For submitted ads or articles posted, the board does not accept any responsibility. Submitted articles may be shared with other English Motor Clubs that fall under the Eenhoorn federation. Design and layout: Annet Driehuizen Nothing in this publication may be reproduced and / or disclosed in any way without the prior written permission of the board of the BSA-OC Netherlands.

THE RALLY COMMITTEE Special thanks to the members of the Rally Committee, who have done an excellent job!

The opinions shown in the submitted documents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the editor or board of the BSA-OC Netherlands. The BSA Owners Club Netherlands was founded on 17th of 1975 and is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Leiden under number 40445352.

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Sieds Hiddema

Peter Lammers

Elly Lammers

Jan Papendrecht

Gerard Duyster

Jack Helderman


The Piled Arms The only Dutch BSA-magazine

Special edition

FROM THE EDITORS

CONTENT

This is a special digital issue of the Dutch BSA Owners Club magazine about the International Rally in IJhorst. We translated the regular issue to English which is not our native tongue so please forgive us any mistakes and hopefully you can enjoy the stories, pictures and linked films.

From the chairman

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The Rally in the media

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International BSA Rally in IJhorst, from day to day

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Oerend Hard: the opening

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For us the whole week was a huge success and we have seen nothing but happy faces. We would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and especially the organization team for a wonderful rallyweek. Happy days! Rob Westerveld & Annet Driehuizen

BSA Family Day

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Silly Games

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The line-up: 250 BSA’s in Orvelte

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BSA’s on the road

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The Lucas Night Run

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The Dutch participants

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... it went on ...

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Dinner & Dance

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Camping Life

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Tours along Ommen and Dalfsen

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The BSA-youngsters are the future

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This issue was made with the help of: Marca Bultink and lots of photographers: Marijke Visser, Theo Schipper, Harm Buld, Aad Otte, Rob Westerveld, and many others

The gifts

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Sponsors International rally 2017

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See you next time!

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Frontpage: Singer Bennie Jolink on the BSA Photo: Marijke Visser 3


FROM THE CHAIRMAN “And now everything turns to normal again.” That must have been the feeling of the club members who were involved in the organization of the 54th International BSA Rally in IJhorst. It was an enormous task to organize everything for over 400 BSA riders. There were many volunteers helping with the breakfast, supplying food and drinks, serving at the bar, assisting as roadmarshalls, organizing games and tours, making pictures and doing all the other things. With the help of these enthusiastic volunteers, it was possible for the Dutch BSA Owners Club to organize this very nice rally week. It was an honour for me to open the Rally with our clubmember and BSA-rider Bennie Jolink, who composed the famous song Oerend Hard, more than forty years ago. The BSA Family Day was a wonderful start of the Rally and it was nice that so many members and former club members visited us. The Silly Games and the exhibition of special BSA’s made this day dynamic and that set the friendly atmosphere for this week. The weather was beautiful almost all week. The comments of foreign visitors were very positive. Some even complained that the Dutch raised the standard for International BSA Rally’s. I am proud that we have so many active BSA club members who want to help out with the club. It was great to see how everyone worked together to make this fantastic Rally week possible. In this special international edition of our club magazine The Piled Arms, you can see pictures and read stories about the Rally. I hope you enjoy reading and hope to meet you again. Leave it to your BSA! Aad Otte Chairman

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Watch Joop and Marijke Vissers’ wonderful video about the Rally. (extended version) short version click here

Several reports were made by regional newspapers, radio and television about the 54th International BSA Rally in IJhorst. The links: ¤¤ BSA I love you till the end (by Joop and Marijke Visser -Short version) ¤¤ RTV Oost (1/9): video, interview and photo’s ¤¤ De Stentor

Photos of the Rally can be viewed, up- and downloaded here

¤¤ Genemuiden Actueel ¤¤RTV Oost (30/8) verslag line-up: http://

www.rtvoost.nl/nieuws/275446/ honderden-bsa-liefhebbers-strijken-neer-in-ijhorst ¤¤ RTV Drenthe (28/8 report line-up) ¤¤ RTV Drenthe (28/8) video line-up Orvelte ¤¤ De Krant van Midden Drenthe (28/8) report line-up ¤¤ Meppeler Courant (28/8) report line-up ¤¤ Weblog Staphorst (28/8): video and photo’s Family Day

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THE INTERNAT IONAL BSA RALLY IN IJHORST By Marca Bultink

The 54th International BSA Rally in IJhorst was a great success. Over 400 BSA enthusiasts from 13 countries had a great week in The Netherlands. The members of BSA Owners Club Nederland organized an interesting and joyful program, which we are very proud of.

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t was the sixth time in history that the BSA Owners Club Nederland organized the International BSA Rally. In the two years of preparation it became clear that this could be a very busy Rally. After International Rally's in Italy, Scandinavia and California, many people wanted to attend The Netherlands. There were 369 pre-registrations and 36 subscribers during the Rallyweek; so 405 in total. The ages of some riders now rise to 80 years, which imposes requirements on the facilities and more holiday homes and places for campers and caravans. The Rally Committee worked hard last year to prepare everything that is needed for such a huge event. A large team of volunteers was available to assist them during the Rally week with building, transporting, escorting the rides and other duties. The Rally crew worked at the bar in the afternoon and evening and Gerard Duijster and his team pre-

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pared breakfast each morning for about 140 people. Traditions IJhorst did not seem to be such an obvious location for a motorbike event. Maybe the roaring engines would give to much noise in the authentic farm village near Staphorst. But crazy enough this combination wasn’t a problem at all. The women in their traditional costumes worked hard to maintain the green-blue painted farms and gardens neatly clean, and the BSAriders, who also like traditions, worked hard to get their engines in great condition. Even the white storks in IJhorst didn’t care the crowd and the noise. Campsite De Vossenburcht was very suitable for this rally: plenty of camping pitches for tents, campers and caravans; cottages and bungalows in the park and in the immediate area, superb sanitary rooms, a restaurant and swimming pool. The landscape is beautiful and there are plenty nice town and villages in the surroudings.


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The Arrival In the last week of August a huge marquee was built, that could accommodate everyone. The Rally Committee prepared everything for the arrival of the visitors on Saturday August 26th. It was bright sunny weather and this day there was a constant stream of arriving participants. Riding on their BSA’s, but also in cars with trailer, caravans and campers. At the end of the day the three fields on the campsite were crowded with happy people. Meeting old friends and making new ones. Time for checking in: the organization and administration was done very well. For all the participants that prescribed there was a green bag with a green BSA Rally T-shirt, a plaquette, tickets for the entire week, a buff, pen and notebook, and a bottle of special craft brewed BSA Stout beer. In the evening there was a free Indonesian meal for everyone, served in the big marquee and outside on the terrace. The Rally Crew welcomed everyone. When the sun was down, the band Grooving played good rockmusic untill midnight. Special guest singer Monique Hendriks-Kee from Holland performed a couple of rock songs with the band. A very good start of a beautiful BSA-week!

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arly in the morning there was a shallow fog above the tents. As soon as the sun started shining, it disappeared. A beautiful day for the official opening of the Rally and the BSA Family Day. The marching band “Toet-en Bloaslust” criss-crossed the campsite and took everyone to the marquee, where the official opening of the 54th International Rally took place. The chairman of the Dutch BSA Owners Club, Aad Otte, welcomed all the participants in his speech, wishing everyone a memorable Rallyweek and the organization committee a lot of

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THE OPENING success. The rising of the BSA flag was done by Bennie Jolink, a former motocrosser and singer-songwriter of the band Normaal. In 1977 Jolink wrote the famous song ‘Oerend Hard’, that made lots of young people familiar with our brand BSA. When the BSA flag was hoisted, the song about Bertus and Tinus was sung by all participants together in their best Dutch language. For everyone there was a glass of Staphorster liqueur and pieces of cheese. ▼

OEREND HARD


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BSA FAMILY DAY

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fter the official opening, the BSA Family Day started. It was an open day for visitors, family and friends. There was free coffee and tea, smoked fish and Dutch snacks like patat and kroketten. The BSA clubshop did good business and it was busy at the parts market. In the marquee was a very interesting exhibition of unusual BSA’s that had been taken to IJhorst especially for this day. In an appropriate setting, beautiful pre-war BSA’s and stationary engines were featured, including a 770cc V-twin from 1926 and the oldest known BSA in the world: a 3.5-hp 1910 with belt drive. And there were also rare specials such as the self-built BSA V-twin by Jan Heemskerk.

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n the afternoon there were Silly Games with motorbikes. Frans Hendriks and his team had prepared difficult and hilarious games: kickstarting your BSA, riding as slow as possible, picking rings and fighting with waterballoons. The games were well organized and were very funny to look at, as well for the competitors as for the crowd. One of the elements was shooting with a BSA air rifle and an air pistol. To make the shooting difficult, the participants had to raise a crankshaft in advance. A jury judged Tim Bradbrook and Theresa Twyman as winners of the Silly Games. William and Douglas Brunstorp from Sweden became second best and Sophie and Sanne Hendriks from The Netherlands were third. Weblog Staphorst made a video and photo’s during the Family Day: www.weblog-staphorst.nl/staphorst At the end of the afternoon a short trip on the BSA was organized in the surroundings of IJhorst. In the evening the band Jelle Blauw played easy listening music.

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THE LINE-UP: 250 BSA’S IN ORVELTE

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onday morning everyone prepared his or her motorbike for the traditional line-up in the historical village Orvelte. Marshalls of the Dutch BSA Owners Club stood along the road to point everyone in the right direction. An ideal system that we learned from the Danish BSA Club. You don’t need any navigation equipment and don’t have to worry about losing your way or your group. All 250 BSA’s could be parked on the Brink, the green meadow in the middle of the old village. It was fantastic to see the more than 250 BSA’s from 13 countries, in all those different types, all made by the BSA Works. Restaurant De Schapendrift served coffee and bread (krentenwegge) for everyone and a street organ played old songs. Many visitors took the opportunity to walk around the museum village and visited the old shops and crafts. Others enjoyed an icecream in the shadow near the music tent. The regional television RTV Drenthe made a nice video about the line-up in Orvelte. Photos of the line-up are in De Krant van Midden Drenthe. On the way back to IJhorst there were a few BSA’s with problems or a flat tyre, but the service car could help them on the road again. In the afternoon it was warm and sunny on the campsite, but it was nice at the swimming pool or with a cold drink in the shadow.

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In the evening it was time for the Lucas Night Run, organized by Thale Westebring, Marco Voorhorst, Chris Hekker and a large group of volunteers. The start was at 21.00 and about 55 BSA’s, alone or in groups, departed for a nice puzzle run through nightly Overijssel and Drenthe. To confuse everyone, there were several routes that crossed each other. With their Lucas lamps glowing in the dark, they rode through forests and villages, searching for the right route. There were five control points where you had to do difficult challenges or answer questions. Big fun at the stop where you had to do the Old Dutch game 'spijkerpoepen': a string around your waist with a nail at the end, which had to be put in a bottle. Very difficult in the dark! Around midnight the last team was back at the campsite. There were prices for the best eight riders or teams. Winners of the Lucas Night Run were Ruud Hindriks and Nicole Compier (NL), second was Helen Brunstorp (Sweden) and third ended Barry Porter (USA). ▼

THE LUCAS NIGHT RUN

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rkness’: A true ‘King of Da cas Night Run Lu e de th Rob Westerveld ro htning with broken down lig The ‘Spijkerpoep” (or ‘ nailshitting’) team was clearly visible in the dark night

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American Motorcycle Museum On Tuesday, a visit to the American Motorcycle Museum in Raalte was on the program. A beautifully furnished museum with over 150 Harley Davidsons, Indians and other American motorcycles. There was a large garden where you could have a drink or a meal in the shade under one of the big umbrellas. It was a very hot day. With almost thirty degrees Celsius this was one of the warmest August days in history in The Netherlands. Barbecue In the evening there was a barbecue, where 331 people had registered for. Although the caterer had ensured that food for so many people at once was not a problem, they obviously weren’t prepared for a bunch of hungry motorcyclists. It yielded the usual scene of long queues and empty bowls. This was a small disappointment against all highlights of this rally. After dinner there was

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Good old community singing

music in the marquee. The band Southern Comfort played good rock ’n roll music and Gisle Orbaek Andersen from Norway played a beautiful blues song. Suddenly it began to rain with big drops, and everybody outside had to run for cover. A short but heavy downpour put an end to the pressing heat. At half past twelve the band stopped playing, but the party was not over yet. Time for some good old community singing. English, Dutch, Scandinavians, they all sang their national


songs at the loudest, until everyone was standing and laughing on top of the benches.

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Giethoorn Wednesday turned out that the weather had really changed. We saw all sorts of rain that The Netherlands can show you: drizzle, rain, showers and heavy rain. At 11.00, when the trip to Giethoorn started, it was pouring from heaven. A group of die-hards was brave enough to put on their rainclothes and rode through the rain. Others waited until the rain stopped. In Giethoorn it was dry. You could leave your BSA on the parking, while visiting the world famous village. In halfopen boats groups made an excursion through the canals and under the many bridges. Back on the campsite it was dry again, so you could enjoy a meal in the sun. In the evening it started to rain again for a long time. Fortunately the marquee was big enough for more than 300 people. The weather report promised good weather for the day after.

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Video report by

The famous cow in Kampens’ bell

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Photo: Tom van Dijke

Video report by Weblo

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Kampen and Genemuiden Today started with rain again, but the showers stopped before the departure of the tour to Kampen. The sky turned blue and the typical Dutch farming landscape reminded us of famous paintings from The Golden Age. It was a beautiful ride over winding dykes, along farms, cows and windmills. In Kampen the BSA’s could be parked at the quai of the river IJssel. Time for a walk through the old city of Kampen or for a cup of coffee on a terrace in the sun. Everywhere in the city, you could recognize the BSA riders, not only by their motorcycle clothing, but especially by the many colors of Rally T-shirts from the past decades. On the way back a group of about 25 BSA-riders visited Motorclub Genemuiden, who invited us for coffee and cake. Their clubhouse is well known by visitors of the Dutch Hot Rod Rally, that is held each year in January. The website Genemuiden Actueel made a report of the visit with much photo’s. It can be seen here.

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hursday evening was the traditional Dinner & Dance. Three coaches transported the 270 people who booked for the D&D to Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle. There was an impressive buffet prepared where anyone could find enough to eat and choose what you like. For the first course there were all sorts of starters, from tapas to sushi. The second course was live cooking: meat, fish and vegetables and even Indonesian and Chinese cuisine. The third course with desserts was also fantastic: ice, fruit, pastries and a chocolate fountain. Between the courses, the speeches were held. Chairman Aad Otte and IR Secretary Peter Lammers from the BSA Owners Club Nederland invited the delegates of the 13 countries in alphabetical order. They came on the stage to thank the Dutch club for organizing this International Rally. There were lots of compliments; this Dutch rally would be hard to beat. The delegates handed oud the gifts of their clubs. The Dutch BSA Owners Club gave all delegates a present in return: a print of a BSA, handpainted by Theo Schipper. The Australian BSA Club presented the inivitation of the 55th International BSA Rally in South Australia in November 9-15th 2018 (For details: bsa.asn.au). Because not everybody can attend a Rally at another con-

tinent, an alternative Summercamp will be organized from 21 to 28 July in Fontainebleau, near Paris. This is announced as a co-production from the clubs from France, Luxemburg en Germany. The Rally awards The second break was for jurymembers Jules Dassen en Theo Schipper, who presented the awards for the most beautiful BSA, the longest distance and the youngest rider. The jury had decided not to nominate rare, expensive or over-restored BSA’s, but BSA’s who never actually qualify for an award. In addition, they wanted to stimulate young people. In the category pre-1950, the award went to Andy Day (GB). The bike had been in a barn for 30 years or so and the engine looked so bad that few people would dare to ride a distance with it. Later it turned out that the trip to IJhorst had indeed been a true adventure; On the way, several parts had fallen off.

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Many thanks to the Rally organi

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Vera Otte receives the award for the youngest BSA-rider

In the category past-1950, Robert Gardner (GB) received a prize for his C15. To most people this is an ordinary BSA, but what the jury found important was Rob’s age in combination with the enthusiasm with which he has restored the motorcycle and got it back on the road again. He managed to save the BSA by putting pounds in a piggy bank every now and again. The award for the longest distance was for Thomas Brown from New Zealand. He came by plane and borrowed a bike. If the award was given for the longest distance on the BSA, it would have been won by one of the Norwegians. Robert Gardner and his winnin It is remarkable that this year a lot of youngsters from g C15 several countries were at the Rally riding on a BSA. That is good to keep the brand BSA alive. Vera Otte (23) from The Netherlands won the award for the youngest female BSA-rider. She got her driving license in July. Finally Aad Otte thanked the Dutch Rally Committee: Sieds Hiddema, Peter and Elly Lammers, Gerard Duijster, Jack Helderman, Jan Papendrecht and all the other volunteers for their efforts to make this 54th IR unforgettable. During and after dinner there was time enough for dancing. The Wangston Brothers played Americana music, that was very danceable. The dancefloor was too small to give motion space for everyone. The award winning M20 of Andy Day. Category before 1950.

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TOURS ALONG OMMEN AND DALFSEN

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riday was the last day of the Rally. The regional television RTV Oost visited the campsite in the morning for a report on the BSA Rally. The Dutch Club gathered for a group photo in front of the big tent. After that, a long trip to Dalfsen and Ommen was on the program. The road winded along the banks of the river Vecht, along castles and estates and across the Lemelerberg, where sheep graze between the flowering heath. Not everybody took the opportunity to discover another par t of the

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Dutch landscape. Many were packing or mounting their motorcycles back on their trailers because they had to go to Britain or Scandinavia later in the day. In the evening in the marquee everyone had to finish up their coins, so it was busy and the beer flowed richly. We could enjoy live music once more, now from the Band Without Future. After that, the roof went off with community singing and dressing-up of the Brits. A super-cozy end for an unforgettable week, which ran very smoothly. The BSA Owners Club can look back proudly.


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aturday morning was the time to say goodbye. Volunteers helped with cleaning up and breaking down. At the end of the day, the Rally field had become almost an ordinary football field. Neighbours-for-a-week said goodbye to each other: "Have a good trip home and see you next year in France, or m ay b e i n Australia?! We’ll meet again!”

THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY 2017 IN NUMBERS No. of participants............................................................405 Male...............................................................................................................277 Female.........................................................................................................128 Age 0-10..........................................................................................................12 Age 11-20...........................................................................................................7 Age 21-30.......................................................................................................12 Age 31-40.....................................................................................................18 Age 41-50..................................................................................................22 Age 51-60...................................................................................................101 Age 61-70.................................................................................................150 Age 71-80...................................................................................................36 Age 81 of 82...........................................................................................2 Average age.......................................................................................57 Age unknown....................................................................................45 Number of motorcycles...........................................290 No. of people in cabins .................................................125 No. of people in tents........................................................146 No. of people in campers and caravans.....................................................................................59 No. of breakfasts...............................................................968 No. of free meals on saturday.....................360 No. of participants barbecue..............................331 No. of participants line-up Orvelte on 250 motorcycles..........................................................372 No. of visitors American Motorcycle Museum............................................................281 No. of visitors Giethoorn.........................................307 No. of participants Dinner & Dance.....277 (Source:: Peter Lammers)

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THE BSA-YOUNGSTERS ARE THE FUT URE It was striking how many young people participated in this International BSA Rally. It wasn’t completely by chance: during the IR in Sweden in 2012, a group of young people promised to do their best to visit the BSA Rally in the Netherlands in 2017. In the families Wezel, Hendriks, Papendrecht, Zijlstra, Otte, Schouten and Van Buul children got their driving licenses in recent years and in Sweden William Brunstrop did the same. A new generation of BSA-riders is rising. They grew up with Mum and Dad’s hobby and were already in the sidecar as toddlers. They rode their first rounds on the campsite during International Rally’s. Great to see that so many of them were here this year, some because of work or study only one or two days, some still without the pink card, but they were there. Super!

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THANK YOU !!!

To the entire organization and all volunteers (including anyone not shown) You have made the IR a fantastic and unforgettable party!

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REACT IONS

Dear BSA Owners Club Members, On April 7, 2015, a couple of your members visited us in IJhorst at our campsite. That weekend they participated in a memorial ride of ‘Keep them Rolling’ nearby. Initially I wondered what they came to do; very nice people on old military motorcycles. It turned out that they were scouting for a club meeting location. That’s where it all started.. Over the last two years I have had a number of meetings with the organization committee to arrange the whole event. At the end of August it finally started to happen: a large marquee was built, the decor was brought and the first participants came camping. On Saturday the 26th of August, lots of BSA motorcycles, cars with trailers and campers started to arrive. Everything ran very smoothly, compliments to the organization. All throughout the week there was the nice roar of old motorcycles, which sounded like music to our ears. As a campsite at first we did not know what to expect, but after a week we were totally excited. On behalf of the staff of Camping De Vossenburcht, I would like to thank you all for the enjoyable cooperation. Hopefully we will see you once again in our beautiful Reest valley. Kind BSA regards, Alex Dekker, Owner Camping de Vossenburcht Hennie de Groot: This is so nice. They are clearly both having fun. We enjoyed this super BSA rally. All participants, organizers and volunteers, thanks on behalf of our BSA team

Bennie Jolink with Lars, the youngest grandson of Jacob en Hennie de Groot

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Anki & Morgan Johansson. Home again, we would like to thank the BSA club in Holland for a wonderful BSA rally! Yes, actually a top 1 rally. It was very well organized, plentiful and neat. You really thought about everything. Dinner and Dance could hardly make anyone disappointed. Possible slightly heavier. And on top of that, so nice company. Wow! THANKS!


Gillian Michael Kent, England, United Kingdom Just returned from the International rally IJhorst, in the Netherlands. What a fantastic rally; five days of riding all over that part of the world, to very interesting places. Great location, good company and fantastic comradeship with friends from all over the world, loads of drinking and singing in the evening. Thank you, to all the staff and comittee for making this one of the best rallies I have ever been to. The meal on Thursday evening at the hotel Van der Valk, a Tucan hotel, was and endless buffet, with hot and cold dishes, some dishes cooked while you waited, everything you could wish for in the line of food was there to be eaten plus free drinks, I have never seen anything like it before. A great big thank you to all friends who attended making this rally what it was. This is definitely the best marque club out BSA For ever.

Dear Organisation, Thank you very much (and all volunteers) for the hard work to make the IR-2017 a success. It has been a fantastic rally. Thank you especially for all the effort and spare time you must have put in. What an extraordinary result! Regards, Greet en Klaas van Dam

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Anita van Dort Also back home. It wasn’t that difficult this time ;-) After being out of the BSA-scene for a few years it was great to be part of this fantastic family again. I felt very welcome and it was great to meet so many old friends again! I’m very Els Vorstenbosch glad the BSA-virus struck me again. I’m going to find What a superrally ... Thanks myself a new motorcycle to the organization team, again, so I can meet you the volunteers and all the lovely people more often. other people who made this a Thank you all for such a fantastic week. fantastic week!! Special thanks to Sound services with Richard Derks for the perfect sound ... super!

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Hello BSA enthousiasts. My name is Harm Buld, I live in Ruinerwold and do not own a motorcycle. We just happended to camp in the IJhorst campsite at the same time of the BSA rally and I took some pictures of these beautiful days, organized by the BSA Club Netherlands. We very much enjoyed the people and the motorcycles!


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THE GIFT S During an International Rally, representatives of participating countries often bring presents, handed over during Dinner & Dance. The organizing club then returns the favor with a gift of their own. Here is a collage of all the gifts received by the Dutch club during the Rally. Our present to visiting countries was a canvas print of a BSA-painting by artist Theo Schipper. Australia: a hardwood piston with inscription. Belgium: Belgian beer and Belgian chocolates. Denmark: A Viking doll with movable head. France: a basket of local delicacies. Germany: A number of safety vests with BSA logo. New Zealand: A Kiwi plaque with inscription. Norway: A Troll. Sweden: a wrench with inscription. Great Britain: a Stilton cheese United States of America: redwood cedar bowl. (Text and photos Peter Lammers)

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Motor verzekeringen

Vetera is gespecialiseerd in het verzekeren van oldtimers. 5, 7773 ND Hardenberg Niet alleen hebben wij door onzeStelling jarenlange ervaring veel verstand van t (0523)een 28 grote 23 28passie voor klassiekers. verzekeren, ook hebben onze adviseurs f (0523) 28 23 29 e info@vetera.nl Vetera biedt u voor uw klassieke imotorfietsen vetera.nl van 20 jaar en ouder een oldtimerverzekering tegen het zeer scherpe tarief van â‚Ź 37,- per jaar*. Deze WA-verzekering kunt u eventueel uitbreiden met Brand/Diefstal of Volledig Casco. Onze unieke verzamelpolis bieden wij u al vanaf â‚Ź 66,- per jaar*.

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VERZAMEL POLIS TOT 7 MOTOREN 15-12-14 12:00

* inclusief assurantiebelasting

Stelling 5, 7773 ND Hardenberg t (0523) 28 23 28 f (0523) 28 23 29 e info@vetera.nl i vetera.nl

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See you next t ime!

The BSA Owners, Victoria, Australia Invites you to the

ernational Australia; Parkgate

Resort:

+61 (0)3 5356 4215

or the week. More Facebook page and aravan (RV) rentals, be directed to: html, or 04

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th

International Rally 2018, Australia

OURNE

Halls Gap in the scenic Grampians National Park, Arrivals Friday, 9th November, 2018 Departures Friday, 16th November, 2018

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INTERNATIONAL BSA RALLIES 2018 –IR Australia, Victoria (9 to 15 november) 2018 – Summercamp France, Fontainebleau (21 to 28 july)

2019 – IR Great Britain, Hay on Wye 2020 – IR Tjechië 2021 – IR Germany 2022 – IR Belgium 2023 – IR South Australia 2023 – Summercamp Netherlands

Bookings Bookings for the Rally will occur in two stages: Rally entry and registration will all be done online with the BSA International Australia; www.trybooking.com/305875 . Bookings

for

accommodation

will

be

directly

with

Parkgate

Resort:

stay@parkgateresort.com.au , - PO Box 80, Halls Gap Victoria 3381, +61 (0)3 5356 4215 or with other offsite motel or B&B facilities. Details will be forthcoming, along with the schedule of events for the week. More information will also be available at the BSA International Australia’s Facebook page and website with regard to available offsite accommodation, private caravan (RV) rentals, and other information as it develops. Other details or enquiries can be directed to: bsaowners.au@gmail.com , or bsa.asn.au/html/events/inter/index.html, or BSA International Rally, PO Box 2400, OAKLEIGH, Vic, AUSTRALIA, 3204

HALLS GAP

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Intern

MELBOURNE

Hall

Map: Courtesy Tourism Victoria

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uw oldtimer verzekerd Bromfiets verzekeringen

Motor verzekeringen

Vetera is gespecialiseerd in het verzekeren van oldtimers. Niet alleen hebben wij door onze jarenlange ervaring veel verstand van verzekeren, ook hebben onze adviseurs een grote passie voor klassiekers. Vetera biedt u voor uw klassieke motorfietsen van 20 jaar en ouder een oldtimerverzekering tegen het zeer scherpe tarief van € 37,- per jaar*. Deze WA-verzekering kunt u eventueel uitbreiden met Brand/Diefstal of Volledig Casco.

Auto verzekeringen

UNIEK

VERZAMEL POLIS TOT 7 MOTOREN

Onze unieke verzamelpolis bieden wij u al vanaf € 66,- per jaar*. * inclusief assurantiebelasting

THE Piled Arms Stelling - Maandblad de BSA Owners Club Nederland 5, 7773 ND van Hardenberg Redactie adres: Vliek 46 2036 CN Haarlem

t (0523) 28 23 28 f (0523) 28 23 29 e info@vetera.nl i vetera.nl

PiledArms 7 2017 digital version  

Special digital version PiledArms IR 2017