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VJMC INC AUSTRALIA

VJMC Inc Australia The Australian branch of the VJMC is a registered association incorporated in the state of New South Wales. Objectives of the VJMC: To foster the preservation, restoration, riding and enjoyment of older Japanese motorcycles.

Postal address: VJMC Australia Inc, PO Box 146, Fairfield VIC 3078 Website: www.vjmc.org.au VJMC Australia Committee President John McNair (07) 3133 0191 president@vjmc.org.au Secretary Heather Garth 0416 358 882 secretary@vjmc.org.au Treasurer Michael Catchpole (03) 9809 4046 treasurer@vjmc.org.au Area Rep Coordinator Jeff Eeles jeeles@iprimus.com.au Merchandise Vacant Position regalia@vjmc.org.au Librarian Lyndon Adams (02) 4945 1780 lyndarra@austarnet.com.au Web Manager Raoul Punt webmanager@vjmc.org.au VJMC MAGAZINE This is a forum for members in which they may advertise bikes and/or parts for sale or wanted, exchange ideas and restoration tips, seek advice, share opinions and experiences, or anything else relating to the club’s objectives. Contributions are very welcome. Editor Tom Calderwood tom@pepperpublishing.com.au Postal address: 2/2 617 Spencer St, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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122 CONTENTS

Ex-President’s Report |4| New President’s Report |6| Book Review |8| Campbell Classics | 10 | The Beast: CBX Racer | 12 | Nationals | 18 | Ride Reports | 40 | Classifieds | 45 | Treasurer’s Report | 46 | Club Info | 48 | Membership Renewal | 51 |

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WELCOME TO THE 2011

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Welcome to the 2011 Rally Issue of the VJMC Magazine – I’m sure this will be another great VJMC Mag! 2011 NATIONAL RALLY & AGM The Warilla 2011 VJMC National Rally is now done and dusted and, once again, it was a superb, successful event. I won’t go into too much detail here, as there’s bound to be a more extensive report elsewhere in the magazine. Congratulations to Steve Phelps, Alan Dykstra and all the other Sydney members who helped put the event together. It was very well done

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with no obvious hiccups that I saw. Well done guys and girls! Entries exceeded expectations and the quality of the entries was very high indeed. Another testament to the quality of the machines we all know and love. “Thank You” too, to everyone who made the effort to come along to the 2011 Rally and “Thank You” to all those who assisted on the day.

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2012 NATIONAL RALLY & AGM Expressions of interest will be received, from Regions, to run the 2012 Rally and AGM. As is the recent custom, first ‘call’ is given to the Sydney Team so that they can have a shot at rally no.2, after having put in all the hard work on no.1. I believe that they will be throwing their hat in the ring! THE VJMC MAGAZINE I understand that some members are a little unsure as to whether they should be getting their magazine by email, or by mail. Even before my time in the ‘big chair’, my understanding was that, if you had an email address registered with the Club, then the default position was that you would receive the magazine by email. No email address registered, meant you’d get it in the post. A while back, I had the membership database tweaked so that members, who were receiving the magazine by email, could request that it would be posted instead and, those members can be easily identified. So, if your preference is for a plain black and white printed version of the magazine, let the National Committee know, and your record will be updated. Remember, the email version is in glorious colour. As I’ve said before, we can’t go on simply calling it ‘The VJMC magazine’ forever. How about a name? Maybe the National Committee could put together a competition to find a name for the magazine.

MEMBERSHIP New membership applications are coming in constantly. I’m pleased to be able to say that the 2010-2011 year has been one of growth for the VJMC in Australia. Membership has grown by 355 new members, which includes 12 returning members; members who had left the Club at some time in the past, have seen recent publicity of our rallies etc, and have decided to return to the fold.

AREA REPRESENTATIVES The number of Regional Groups has grown with Tamworth, Upper Hunter, West Gippsland and South Australia being the most recent additions to a list that will, no doubt, grow further still. At their request, Regional Groups have increased their presence on the National Website Forum. New Discussion Groups have been created for regions where none had been before, an indication of the growth in use of the Forum.

SIGNING OFF This is my final report, as I step aside and hands the reins to our new President, John McNair. Congratulations on your election John, I know you’ll do a great job. As I move out of the spotlight, I note that the club’s media presence has grown considerably over the last couple of years. Reports of our rallies have been appearing in national motorcycling publications and, in other media. The Club is becoming the ‘go to’ organization for information on the bikes of our era and, for ‘loan bikes’ for photographic shoots by advertisers and magazines. Overall, I’m satisfied that the out-going committee has built upon the good work of those before us and hand the Club over, to a newly constituted committee, in a healthy and solid position. I would like to thank all the members of the outgoing National Committee for their contributions during our tenure. I recognize that, for some, being a committee member remote from the main group, it may have appeared that your contribution was not so significant. Well, it was. And, it was appreciated. Of course, none of this happens without enthusiastic Area Reps. and members; and, we’ve got ‘em by the truck-load! Thank you all for the privilege of being Club President for the past couple of terms, it’s been great ... over to you John!

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MEET THE NEW VJMC NATIONAL PRESIDENT...

JOHN MCNAIR For me it all started out when I was 16 years and nine months old, when I could legally throw a leg over a motorbike. y first bike was a 1965 Honda Cub 50cc Stepthru. Had lots of fun on that little machine both on and off the road in and around Cowra NSW. I even rode over to Cootamundra which was about 80km each way. About a year later I transferred to Sydney where I upgraded to a 1969 Honda CB250 K1. It was maroon and white just like the 350 in the concourse at the Rally in Warilla. I covered about 16,000 miles on the 250 before trading it in on a K2 CB450. The 450 took me on many trips including Sydney to Queensland and back with pillion before it was traded on a new Honda CB500/4. This machine took me to Victoria and South Australia and lots of trips around NSW before making way

for my current CB750 K2 Honda in March 1974. Since buying the K2 I have also had a blue model Kawasaki H2750 triple, a Suzuki X6 250 Hustler and Suzuki GS1000E, a Honda CB100, Honda MT125 Honda Elsinor, a Honda ST1100 and a K7 Honda CB750. I still have the the last four plus my K2. I have been on the committee of the Four Owners Club in Sydney for many years and I currently edit the newsletter for the Honda CB750 club in Queensland. I have been on the committee of the 750 club for nine years and South/east Queensland Rep for the VJMC for about 4 years. Now it’s a whole new chapter as I take on this new role as National President. I shall give my best shot and see how I go. Looking forward to seeing you down the road. Take care. John McNair.

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BOOK REVIEW

Book Review by Jeff Eeles

KAWASAKI

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Author: Tony Sculpher Publisher: The Crowood Press Pty Ltd

Okay, firstly I have to declare three things. One, I’ve known the author for a number of years as a personal friend. Two, I’m a dedicated Kawasaki enthusiast – obsessive, some might say. Three, I did contribute to the book’s content in a very small way. There, that’s out of the way.

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awasaki (K)Z1000 Z1-R really is a book for all motorcycle enthusiasts. Much more than your coffee table picture book, although there are plenty of excellent pictures, the book is an incredibly detailed

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knowledge base for anyone wanting to restore a Z1-R to original factory specification. Based on his own experiences, the author provides the reader with very specific information relating to all aspects of the Z1-R in its D1, D2 and D3 model guises. There are tips about paint, information regarding part numbers and, it’s all supported by good, clear photographs. With a foreword by Kawasaki racing legend, Graeme Crosby, the book begins with a comprehensive chapter on the evolution of the UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) before taking the reader to some Kawasaki model history pre-Z1-R, culminating in a chapter about the development of the Z1-R itself. Subsequent chapters then provide the very detailed information specific to the subject model. There’s a great chapter on advertising and promotion of the bike, on the various derivatives available in various parts of the world. Did you know that Kawasaki France produced a Z2-R? I didn’t. But, I did know about Kawasaki Germany’s Z1000S. Not confining the book to just being all about the Z1-R, the author has a chapter on the Castrol Six Hour race, a race for standard production motorcycles, held in Australia and his native New Zealand, throughout the 1970’s and early 80’s. Naturally, the Z1-R featured in that race, as did the subject of the final chapter – Graeme Crosby. The book finishes up with a number of appendices that provide further information on factory literature relating to the Z1-R; on books and magazines featuring the bike; accessories for the type; and, a section on the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC). There’s also a few pages on toy models of the Z1-R. The author deliberately set out not to turn the book into a collection of reprinted road test articles although, in my opinion, one or two wouldn’t have gone astray. Rather, he has given readers a knowledgeable

insight into the bikes that ultimately led to the production of the Z1-R and, as importantly to some, sharing his knowledge to help others restore their bike to the highest degree of accuracy. The early chapter on the evolution of the UJM was thorough, and obviously well researched. And, it contained a comprehensive description of important development milestones in the early years of Japanese motorcycles. However, for me it went on a tad too long. Or, maybe I was just too eager to get to the main subject. Overall, I found the book to be incredibly informative and entertaining too. It’ll be an addition to my bookshelf and, more than a couple of people I know could find it in their Christmas stockings. Who should buy this book …… everyone! Z1-R owners, naturally. Kawasaki enthusiasts, by all means. Motorcyclists one and all, if for no other reason than an ordinary bloke, with a passion for a bike, with an abundance of knowledge he didn’t want to be lost in the mists of time, got off his backside and did it! The book can be purchased online. Just Google “Tony Sculpher” to view approximately 30 booksellers. Angus & Robertson also list and sell the book online.

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CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES

CAMPBELL O

CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES NSW VJMC member and classic racer Colin Campbell recently experienced the ultimate barn find a swag of 60s Hondas. Here’s a bit more about how it all unfolded .... 10

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ver the last five years Colin Campbell and son Jake have been campaigning Honda CB72s and CB77s in the 250 and 350 classes of Period 3 classic racing. They are now also competing in the classic 500 class with a highly modified CB77. In 2007 and again in 2008 Jake took out the Australian Championship in the 250cc Period 3 classic racing class. As a result Colin is always on the lookout for any parts they could buy to keep the bikes in peak condition. Colin found that with the constant up keep of the two race bikes that he was almost working full time either trying to extract more horsepower from the air cooled motors, or just keeping up to date with the maintenance of both bikes.

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Last year he happened to stumble across the ultimate 60s Honda barn find which included a vast array of Honda’s smaller capacity models such as CB72s,CB77s, C92s, CB92s, C71s and CL77s. There were also many spare frames, motors wheels and other parts. This was an opportunity that as a Honda nut Colin could not walk away from, so he bought the lot with the idea of starting a dedicated vintage Honda motorcycle shop. Operating under the name of Campbell Classic Motorcycles, the business - located at 8 Brodie St, Rydalmere in Sydney - specialises in early model Honda twins. The shop offers services including Sourcing of parts and bikes, early japanese bike sales, service & restoration and hydro blasting. The CB72 and CB77 were born out of the success of the factory production race bikes the CR72 & CR77. Whilst the factory racers had gear driven double over head camshafts and four valve heads, the CB72 & CB77 where detuned somewhat with single overhead chain-driven camshafts and two valve heads to ensure reliability and ease of

maintenance, but employed the same bore and stroke dimensions as its racing cousins. The CB72 had a capacity of 250cc whilst its bigger brother the CB77 employed a 305cc capacity engine. Both bikes were revolutionary with electric starters, 8 inch double leading shoe brakes front and rear and using the motor as a stressed member of the frame. Although the CB72/77 were much smaller in capacity than the 650 and 500 british twins, many people purchased the Honda’s as their performance was equal to the bigger British twins of the time. During the 1960s many people successfully converted their CB72/CB77 bikes for serious circuit use with the aid of the Honda factory race kit, which included a seat, tank, camshaft, 5 speed close ratio gearbox, megaphones, clip on handlebars and larger Keihin carburettors.

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Campbell Classic Motorcycles 8 Brodie St. Rydalmere Sydney N.S.W Phone: 0413 838 618

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THE BEAST

Photos: Steve Piper Owner: Roland Skate

VJMC member Roland Skate, from the Yarra Valley in Victoria, is the owner of this magnificent CBX historic racer, known affectionately as “The Beast”.

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e asked Roland to give us a bit of a rundown on the bike and his affinity for the big 6 cylinder Hondas. “I bought mt first CBX in 1982 (it is still my road bike) and I enjoyed thrashing it around for many years as a rat bike, but she kept running and I grew attached to her!” Roland says. “With a few mates, we joined the Ducati Owners

club of Victoria, (as they were one of the largest clubs in Victoria and had the money and man power to run ride days in the 80s), and I used to do a few ride days on the relatively stock CBX. I enjoyed the track and thought that I would love to have a go at racing, if a class became available. “In 1993, Period 5 / Forgotten Era, started. I bought a basket case CBX and built it into a

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race bike and started racing in 1994. I had fun and learned a lot about riding and mechanical work. I raced for a few years and scored a few dust collectors. Even went to NZ for an Aus V NZ challenge in 96.” In 1997 Roland parked the CBX for a while and went Bucket Racing, which was great fun and a hell of a lot cheaper. However, in 2002 the CBX was brought back to life and raced once more, this time by  John Read, a mate of Roland’s. “He did quite well, and was a much better rider than me,” Roland admits. In 2003, she dropped a valve at the 2003 Island Classic and did considerable engine damage. “It was still a good event as we had the bike parked in the pits and spent the weekend talking to interested spectators. Agostini came and had a good yarn with us and signed the tank, and the Italian owner of the MV’s that Ago was riding

was happy to have us take a photo of the Beast, next to his 350 / 6.” Due the the mega dollar blow up,  the CBX once more was set for more time on the sidelines. “In 2006, I met Mick Dibb at a Hartwell round at Phillip Island. He was a very enthusiastic fellow who had just come over from Perth and was having his first go at road racing. “He wasn’t organised, had a shitbox of an R1, a shitbox Brumby ute, no spares and didn’t really know anyone. But he had  a happy personality and as a scrutineer and helper-outerer of new club members, I took him under my wing. He was fast and had a lot of potential as a rider, but it didn’t take long before he crashed, so we looked after his bike and car, whilst he had the ambo trip to hospital. “From that day we had an affinity and Karen and I were like his second parents.” Mick ended up doing well in the Hartwell club

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championships that year and decided that he wanted to move up into the big time, so he bought a new GSXR1000 and went racing around Australia in the FormulaXtreme series. In his first year with the big boys, I went to the meets with him and he ended up coming 3rd. In 2008, I again went along to most meets with him and he came 4th overall. “He was a likable character, the other riders and the commentators loved him and he learned to stay on more than he fell off, (which was up to 4 times per race meeting in the early days), so I

was grooming him to ride the Beast. “I was picking people’s brains and listening and learning. Tom Marquardt came from USA to compete on his CBX at the 2008 Island Classic. I helped pit crew him and we got on a treat. Unfortunately he crashed out in practice. “I didn’t have my bike ready to compete with Tom, but he had modified his frame, to give more ground clearance and better handling, (all within the rules) and I admired his handy work and he offered to modify a frame for me.” With the modified frame, Mick was invited to

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ride the Beast and he jumped at the chance. The engine rebuild was started, as was the sourcing of all the parts to build a competitive racer. “Our goal was to compete at the 2008 Moto GP, historic support races. We cut it fine, finishing the Beast at 5am and heading to the track at 6am and Mick never seeing this bike. “To cut the story shorter, Mick finished 6th in a field of Australia’s best historic racers and although we had a few problems with the bike, we were very happy and had surprised a few of the big boys. “It was a taste of things to come, over the next couple of years.” More recently, Roland had the honour of Alan Cathcart, the Worlds Number 1 motorcycling journalist, taking the bike for a ride. But unfortunately an engine stud broke and destroyed the top end. Look out for a story in AMCN soon, or if you can’t wait, check out sport rider, an American magazine that has the story online from its October 2010 issue. For the moment, the bike is retired due to the high cost of racing at this level, although currently Roland is building a 1300 engine, and has fitted a braced swing arm. His aim was to be testing at the Broadford Bike Bonanza at Easter. If all goes well, Roland is negotiating to loan the Beast to a Queensland CBX enthusiast to run

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the Bike for 12 months, with Mick still at the controls. “I am also putting together a 1230 Pro Link framed CBX racer. Another bike I may not be able to afford to race, but at least it will be together instead of in its current status of boxes of parts!” Roland is also keeping himself busy in pushing for a World Historic Series. “For a couple of years now, Unlimited Historics have been running as a support for the World SuperBikes at Phillip Island. In 2010, when Mick and the Beast came third, the CEO of WSBK, Paolo Flammini, was impressed with our class of racing and thought that it may go down well at a few rounds of WSBK, overseas. “I’ve been working on it for a while and at the 2011 WSBK event at Phillip Island, I had a meeting with Paolo, (who recently bought a CBX), and we are aiming on organising a three round World Historic series. We want to be part of this opportunity to show the world what we are capable of, so we are now looking at marketing and sponsorship ideas to help fund the exercise.” If any club members have ideas, or leads to help us get to the UK, Italy and USA, your help will be much appreciated. Roland can be contacted on 0409 973 711, or at home on 03 5964 9331. SPECIFICATIONS Engine details: 1147cc, Wiseco 10.5 to 1 pistons, Carrillo con rods, head ported, with 2mm oversize stainless steel valves. Under bucket valve shim adjustment, web cams, Keihin CR special 31mm carbs. All starter gear removed from engine and gearbox dogs under cut. Frame: stock CBX, first modified by Tom Marquardt in USA.  Mark 2 version was built with some subtle mods to increase ground clearance. This Mark 2 frame and the Mark 3 Pro

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Link frame were modified by Ted Bishop. 1100R HRC superbike oil cooler. Braided stainless oiler cooler lines and brake lines from Link, Newcastle. Brakes: Front discs, 12” cast floaters by Ford McKernan Engineering. Brembo calipers from 1976 Bennelli SEI, (borrowed from Phil Mumenthaler.) Wheels, Rear1993 ZZR 600 Kawasaki, 4.5” x 17”. Front, VTR 1000 Honda 3.5” x 17”.

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Exhaust system: 3 into 1 each side, in polished stainless steel, by Megacycle. Rear sets: Woodcraft, to suit 2002 GSXR 1000. Chain 520 o ring DID, alloy rear sprockets. Tyres: Dunlop slicks. Fuel: Avgas. Handle bars: by Tingate. Seat: 1100R replica seat unit, by Cold Harbour Composites. Race weight with 10 litres of fuel: 227kg.

Steering head angle 23 degrees with 89mm of trail. Using stock 1980 / 81, 39mm Pro Link forks, with a fork brace. Rear shocks: Wilbers. Suspension technician: TM Performance. Power: 130 rwhp (approx) Paint work: by Al Bailey. Swing arm: (in the photos) McIntosh, (borrowed from Neil Rowe). Now fitted with a period, braced alloy swing arm.

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VJMC 2011 NATIONAL RALLY WARILLA NSW By Steve Phelps

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VJMC 2011 NATIONAL RALLY

After four years interstate the VJMC National Rally returned to the South Coast of New South Wales in 2011, to Warilla, just north of Kiama. The region takes in the Illawarra escarpment edging up to the Southern Highlands, and the Emerald Coast area of Southern NSW. With such an area there are plenty of scenic and interesting roads from highways to narrow lanes winding around the hills and past farmhouses to the coast which made a great backdrop for the 2011 Rally. Friday afternoon was check in time with groups arriving at Warilla from all over NSW, Queensland and Victoria, and a great time to catch up with people we hadn’t seen for years. Alan Dykstra soon had checkins under way and the kettle boiling for anyone who needed a cuppa after a long trip, and Vince and Yvonne Foreman

rolled up with a box of Yvonne’s muffins and Vince’s Kawasakis in the truck. With a long break since the last national rally there was strong interest from members in NSW for the event, which showed in the numbers. Even with a damp weather forecast we were kept busy as groups of motorcyclists kept arriving as we set up the display area and the tents for check in and tea and coffee. Soon there were plenty of bikes rolling in or arriving on trailers and the riders had plenty of stories – the trip itself is often as much fun and adventure as the rally itself. After closing up late on Friday we had several very heavy showers overnight, and Saturday dawned overcast but there was no rain on the radar so the outlook was positive.

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In the carpark, Alan Dykstra kicked off the riders briefing and the morning ride grouped up behind the Police cars for the start. The marshals departed first for their posts along the route which took back roads through the hills up to Saddleback lookout for the first stop and a spectacular view of the Illawarra coastline and hinterland. With plenty of rain this year the South Coast is as green as you could imagine. The next section was via Jamberoo Mountain Road up the Illawarra escarpment, a long climb through hills, rainforest, and farmland of the Southern Tablelands to the famous Robertson Pie Shop – a well known stop for motorcyclists. The VJMC group put on a great display for the regulars there as well as taking in morning tea. The return run was just as spectacular coming back down through the Macquarie Pass National Park through Albion Park and back to the rally site where the afternoon display was setting up. Meanwhile the carpark was signposted and the static bikes positioned, then rapidly filled later in the morning as the ride returned and bikes moved into place for the afternoon display and judging. Rain threatened again and several showers disrupted proceedings while

the judges worked on in raincoats and under their umbrellas to inspect and rate the bikes on display. With a large roll up of bikes there were many great examples of the restorer’s craftsmanship and quite a few bikes in very original shape. While I didn’t have time to see them all some that I noted were Carl Norling’s pair of early Kawasaki C120 Roadrunners, Lauren Gray’s T125 Stinger, and Col Campbell’s collection of early Hondas. The CBX contingent was there in good numbers, and the CX club was strongly represented. The number of Kawasaki Z’s on display was notable and there was also a strong showing of Suzuki GS and GSX models which seem to be increasing each year. The range of machines covered the full spectrum from mini and monkey bikes through commuters and light sport bikes right up to the 6 cylinder heavyweight tourers – which is one of the things I like most about the VJMC in that everyone can find something they like and all kinds of machines are appreciated by club members. I especially like to see those smaller machines in their original shape and the pastel colours and chrome plating bring back many

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memories for me. The care that their owners put into them shows through as well with the quality of the restoration work an example to us all. The presentation dinner booking was extended twice to take extra people and we had over 140 attending on Saturday night for the awards and the AGM which followed. The Hard Luck award went to Wayne Lavers for his B100P which blew a crank bearing and didn’t make it to the rally at all, and Tony Hepburn took out the Longest Distance Ridden to the rally for his trip from Broken Hill on his CB750 which I think he’s ridden to just about every rally I’ve been to – he’s a real rally regular. Steve Ashkenazi took out a stack of trophies for his excellent Kawasaki H2 (the only one at the rally) from both the judging team and the voted categories, and Glen Palmer scored two trophies for his beautifully restored DT1. Sunday morning was a slower start with the ride heading off through the hills again before

winding down the ridge overlooking Kiama and the ocean for the morning stop at the Kiama lighthouse and the Blowhole. This was a shorter ride and many of the smaller bikes participated including Graeme Knights’s Superman special (souped up to use the term lightly with Chinese internals inside the Honda cases) and a carbon fibre exhaust – with Graeme at the helm on an outside overtaking manouevre it was a sight roaring past my marshals corner on the way into Kiama . From my perspective , we had a lot of fun and worked very hard to pull the rally together, and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves. The rally team deserves a thank you from everyone who went, especially to Alan and Cheryl Dykstra, my wife Karen, Paul Johnson and John Ingle, Wayne Smith and all the other people who were roped in along the way to make it happen, and we are looking forwards to the next one in 2012.

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CATEGORY

MODEL

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Best Honda Best Kawasaki Best Kawasaki Pre 1981 Best Kawasaki Post 1981 Best Suzuki Best Yamaha President’s Choice Best Restoration Best Japanese – Other Marques Best Single Best Off-Road Best Competition Motorcycle Best Original Unrestored Bike of the Rally - Most Desirable Best Motorcycle to 1960 Best Motorcycle 1961-1965 Best Motorcycle 1966-1970 Best Motorcycle 1971-1975 Best Motorcycle 1976-1980 Best Motorcycle 1981-1991 Best Motorcycle 1992 onwards Oldest Motorcycle Longest Distance Rider Hard Luck Award Best Tiddler Motorcycle Special Interest Award

1979 Honda CBX1000 1972 Kawasaki H2 Kawasaki Z1-900 Kawasaka KR-250 1979 Suzuki X7 1984 Yamaha RZ500 1972 Kawasaki H2 1968 Yamaha YR-2 1966 Bridgestone 50 Sport 1968 Yamaha DT-1 1968 Yamaha DT-1 1980 CB125N 1979 Honda CBX1000 1972 Kawasaki H2 1960 CB92 1963 CB77 1968 Yamaha YR2 1976 Z1000-R 1972 Kawasaki H2 1981 GSX1100 2004 Kawasaki W650 1960 CB77 Honda CB750 Suzuki B100P 1966 C100 1972 Honda Z50A

Jim Merrick Steve Ashkenazi Clyde Ikin Nigel Blower Wilma Ashkenazi Dick Lipscombe Steve Ashkenazi Syd Darke Ray Kinch Glen Palmer Glen Palmer Ken Lindsay Rob Howard Steve Ashkenazi Col Campbell Graeme Whitty Syd Darke Tony Sculpher Steve Ashkenazi Graeme Mills David Stevenson Col Campbell Tony Hepburn Wayne Lavers Ian Hearn Graeme Knight

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Approximately 200 classic and collectable vintage Japanese motorcycles were on display at the Saturday afternoon show. All entries were arranged in their respective categories for display and judging. The display categories were separated into five year increments, and all of the display areas were filled to capacity.

Michael Hayward rode his Ebony black 1980 Z1000 Z1-R Mark 2 all the way from Tasmania. Entrants came from Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, the ACT, Queensland, and of course New South Wales.

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Some of the entries in the 1976 to 1980 category. From the left – Candy Glory Red 1978 Honda CBX1000Z, Red 1980 Honda MB100, 1978 Kawasaki Z1000 Z1-R in Metallic Stardust Silver, another Candy Glory Red 1978 Honda CBX1000Z ( there were five red CBX1000Z’s on show ! ), and silver/red 1977 Yamaha XS750 2D.

From the racing motorcycles display. From the left – early Yamaha TZ250 twin shock, Honda CB92 racer, 1990 Honda RS125, and 1980 Honda RCB150. The RCB150 was derived from a CB125N with the engine bored to 156cc.

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There were enough Café Racers to display them in one dedicated section. This well presented Suzuki T250 based Café Racer drew lots of attention. Café Racers have become very fashionable and popular both internationally and here in Australia.

No 75 is a Honda CB360 based flat track racer. The attention to detail is fabulous. This motorcycle also created lots of interest. An excellent outcome derived from a humble Honda CB360.

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Honda CB400 Four Café Racer. Very well presented with alloy wheels and subtle Café Racer modifications. We saw this machine at the VJMC National Rally in Victoria, and it still turns heads today.

A very keen group of three VJMC restorers created this impressive display of early Japanese dirt motorcycles. The tiny green mini bike is a 1970 Honda QA50, then to its’ left - 1972 Honda Z50A, 1973 Honda XR75KO, two 1974 Honda XR75K1’s, 1975 Honda XR75K2, 1982 Honda XR80, and 1982 Honda CR80R. All were displayed undercover and out of the afternoon rain shower.

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“ This one’s going straight to the pool room “. An absolutely beautiful 1978 Honda CR250R. Also sharing the tent are a 1974 Yamaha MX360A, 1976 Yamaha XT500, and 1982 Honda XL250R. The CR250R owner assured us that it is for display only and will never be started.

A stunning Kawasaki H2 750 in Candy Blue. This motorcycle won four major trophies at the event. The effort and attention to present this machine was outstanding. Note the optional twin disc front end. Check out the excellent surface finish of the engine, and the additional polishing of the engine cases. This H2 dazzled and attracted the attention of everyone.

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Kawasaki and Suzuki triples were well represented at the National Rally. Here are a pair of Kawasaki H1 500 Mach III’s. The Candy Sky Blue H1F hails from 1975, and the Candy Green H1E from 1973. Photographed just after the rain shower had passed through.

Hailing from the home of Australian motor sport - Bathurst, New South Wales, was Jim Merrick and his immaculate 1979 Honda CBX1000Z. Jim has hand fabricated replica stainless steel mufflers which are very close to the genuine article. Presented in Candy Glory Red, there were five of these beautiful Honda’s on display. The CBX Owners Club of Australia are regular entrants at the annual VJMC National Rally. How many laps of the famous Mount Panorama circuit has this CBX completed ?

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A blast from the past. Early 1980’s Yamaha XS1100 Midnight Special. Featuring the then very fashionable black chrome with black paintwork and gold highlighting, this motorcycle was yet another stunning feature at the show. The owner made a large effort to present this motorcycle at the show, but unfortunately, the rain intervened.

Photograph of one part of the 1980 to 1990 display area. Another club that is always well representated every year at the VJMC National Rally is the CX Owners Club. All of the Honda CX models were there including the very desirable turbo models.

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Some big Kawasaki’s from long ago. From the left - circa 1970 Kawasaki W1 650cc, 1973 Kawasaki Z1B in Candy Super Blue, and 1973 Kawasaki Z1 in Candy Yellow. Great to see the big “Z’s on show.

Immaculately presented early model Suzuki T500, drying out after the rain shower in the 1970 to 1975 display area.

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Honda fours of all sizes were represented. Immaculate 1972 Honda CB350 Four in Candy Bacchus Olive, displayed next to a 1976 Honda GL1000 in Candy Antares Red with alloy wheels, black Yamaha XS650 ( who put that in between the Honda’s ?), and Honda CB750K1 in Candy Blue Green.

One owner displayed his partially restored Suzuki T125 Wolf. We will hold him to have it finished in time for next year’s National Rally. In the background are Suzuki AC50, 1973 Honda XL350K0, and 1972 Honda XL250K0.

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This beautifully restored early Yamaha DT250 from Queensland won a major trophy. An immaculate restoration presented in White, it was very accurate to showroom specification. The owner has resisted over restoring this Yamaha, and it looks great ! In the background is a lovely 1969/1970 Honda CB750K0 in Candy Ruby Red with zero miles on the odometer.

Two red 1967-1968 Yamaha 350 cc YR1 models were on display. The 40 year plus styling on these YR1’s has aged well, and make an attractive and practical restoration to ride.

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The earliest motorcycles at the National Rally were well representated by Honda. Photograph of the 1961 to 1965 category. From the front – Honda 125 cc C92, Honda CB450K0 ( facing the other direction ), Honda 305 cc CB77, and 1960 Honda 125 cc CB92R.

The oldest motorcycle at the 2011 National Rally. Immaculately restored 1960 Honda 125 cc CB92R, owned by Colin Campbell of New South Wales. These Honda CB92R’s can claim to be the very first dedicated “ sports model “ ever produced by the Japanese manufacturers.

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There’s plenty here to admire. Overview of the 1971 to 1975 category. From left to right – Brandy Red Yamaha RD350, 1971 Honda CB500K0 in Candy Gold, red 1972 Yamaha XS2 650 cc, 1972 Kawasaki 500 cc H1B in Pearl Candy Orange, and early model Suzuki GT750J in Candy Lavender. There was a huge attendance both by the public and interested motorcyclists, and we did not let the rain shower spoil our enjoyment.

Immaculate Red Suzuki 250 cc X7 with only 284 km on the odometer. Not sure if it is a restoration or a genuine low mileage motorcycle, but this X7 attracted plenty of admirers.

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1982 Honda CBX550 FII, Suzuki Katana GSX1100F, and 1987/1988 Honda CBR600F. Touring and sports models from the 1980’s. This year’s VJMC National Rally presented a wide cross section of VJMC motorcycles from all eras for all to enjoy.

Brian Cutler’s 1985 Suzuki RG500. Brian uses this RG500 regularly. Now a rare machine to see in this condition, and great for all to see and appreciate at the National Rally.

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How original is this one? 1985 Honda VF1000F-II Bold’or, accompanied by a slightly modified Honda CB900F Super Sport. Both were part of the 1980 to 1990 display.

Two birds of a feather ! A matching pair of very rare Kawasaki Road Runners from the 1960’s. Carl Norling from Queensland surprised us with a second Road Runner to match his silver model that he displayed at the VJMC National Rally in 2008. The Red model is the off road variant and is known as the 120TR. The Silver model is the street scrambler variant and is known as the 120SS. These two beauties are a show in themselves. Carl’s restoration skills and attention to accuracy are a showcase for all fellow restorers to aspire to. Where else in the world would you see a pair of Road Runners like these ?

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NATIONAL RALLY SUPPORTERS The VJMC would like to thank our 2011 Rally Sponsors who supported the event with donations and prizes. Please remember them when you are looking for some new riding gear or something for your restoration project, and tell them you’re from the VJMC. Shannons Car Insurance - Specialising in classic vehicle insurance, vehicle restoration and paint and panel work. Contact www.shannons. com.au or phone 134646. Wallys Paint & Panel of Warilla - Wallys Paint & Panel are at 8 Veronica Street , Warilla (near the rally site) - contact number is 0412423136 or 02-42961887 Campbell Classic Motorcycles - 8 Brodie St, Rydalmere (Col Campbell) – Restoration and

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sales of classic Honda motorcycles, specialising in Honda CB72/77. Hydroblasting Service – latest wetblasting equipment for gentle and complete cleaning of rare and delicate parts leaving a high luster surface. Phone 0413838618 or 02-86771379. www.campbellclassicmotorcycles.com.au Draggin Jeans Australia - suppliers of Kevlar lined protective motorcycle jeans, now also in oilskin for the wet weather. Website at http:// www.dragginjeans.net and available at all good motorcycle outlets.

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Tecshox - online ebay supplier (100% feedback) of top quality replica rear shock units for classic European, Japanese and motorcycles. Full bushings service available, 10mm 12mm 14mm 16mm in any shock, for information contact Keith at tec-au@hotmail. com or phone 0426283228. PPC Coatings - Australian owned suppliers of specialised cleaners, paints, metal preparation and protective treatments for vehicle restoration. Free 32 page catalogue available from www. ppcco.com.au or phone 1 800 643 229 Motor Active - suppliers of Meguiars detailing products, Liqui Moly, House of Kolor and more….online shop at http://www.motoractive. com.au/shopping10c.php ZPower - suppliers of aftermarket, custom, replica and original parts for all types of motorcycle, specialising in classic Kawasaki and metric cruiser parts.02-42298228 or www. zpower.com.au Netbikes online motorcycle auctions Chris Dupen – website for classic Japanese Motorcycles and parts – www.netbikes.com.au CBX6 Owners Club of Australia - www. cbx6.com.au - for when too much just isnt enough… or email to Garry & Sandra May at garryandsandramay@hotmail.com Raritee T Shirts – Classic bike, car and aircraft T-shirts featuring great sketches of classic machinery by Steve Runalls, specialising in limited runs and one-off or custom jobs. Contact Steve at www.raritee.com , email sales@raritee. com or phone 0418222348

in classic cars and bikes and portraits. www. focusedimage.com.au Tony Sculpher - author of the classic Kawasaki story - Kawasaki Z1000 and Z1-R available from good bookshops and online. Filmscan - Restoration and digital conversion of old photographs, 8 & 16mm movie film and all kinds of video tape to DVD, mail order service available. www.filmscan.com.au or phone 02-94562851 Sues Transport Books - books and manuals for classic vehicles, Shop10, Southern Antique Centre , 243 Princes Hwy, Kogarah and new location at the Antique Centre , 162 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow or online at www.suestransport-books.com.au Wayne Gardner Enterprises supplier of Panolin high performance bioedegradable and environmentally friendly lubricants used increasingly by MotoGP and World Superbikes teams, as well as EBC brakes, Michelin, PBR, and more available from all good motorcycle outlets. Online catalogue and store locator available from http://www.waynegardnerapproved.com Motociclo - Classic European motorcycle sales and service, classic leather and oilskin café racer clothing, helmets and goggles, books, DVD’s , memorabilia and accessories. www.motociclo. com.au 97 Princes Highway, St Peters, NSW or phone 02 9557 7234 Wollongong City Council and Shellharbour City Council - who provided us with local information and promotion for the rally.

Classic Bike magazine and Focused Image - Kay Fitzgibbons - photography specialising

NSW Police - Lake Illawarra Highway Patrol for their assistance with traffic control for the large group ride on Saturday morning.

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TAMWORTH

AREA GROUP

R E P O R T Words Allan Kensitt

explore around Walcha on Sunday and then headed back home on Sunday morn. Two weeks later it was time for our Movember Charity Bike Show, an event we organized to raise both our profile and a little cash for prostate cancer research. I have to say that we greatly exceeded our expectations on this day. I may have had a few misgivings prior to the day but we exceeded all expectations. The Saturday dawned as a bright and sunny day, we had a fantastic roll up of machines, a very enthusiastic audience and managed to raise $500 in the process. See the separate story for details. The last Sunday of the month is our normal ride day but in November we chose to forgo that ride opting instead to go along to the local toy run on the first weekend of December. We had a half dozen or so machines present

Greetings from the northwest! When I last signed off we were heading into the busy November/December period. My God! Who would have thought what a dramatic summer we were in for? Floods, fires and Yasi!

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rom all up here we send good thoughts and wishes for everyone who has experienced the fury of Mother Nature. At least one of our blokes has gone off to help in Queensland with some rebuilding with his Rotary Club members, well-done Frank. We hope you are all managing as best you can. We have been busy here first we had a get together with Kawman and the boys from the Manning (and Jeff from the Central Coast) up at Walcha. A brilliant week end, ten of our fellows made the trip up, although only seven stayed overnight, local Walcha member Brad brought his z650 out to play, Phil Browne from Armidale brought along a couple of friends and the four from the Manning made it a very pleasant Saturday evening. We had a bit of an

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that day which again drew in a lot of interest and the weather gods held back the rain until after the ride was over. Following this ride we held our own Christmas party and everyone in attendance agreed that we had had a very successful year. We then broke off for the holidays, quite pleased with our achievements. Since we resumed in January we have continued our “Bench Racing” social meetings, we have a core group of members and always seem to have at least fifteen or so of them present at our meetings. Not bad I reckon considering we have only twenty-two who are financial members of the club. We have had a couple of ride days so far this year with ten or more bikes present on each occaisi0n. We have also had two more bikes come onto club rego and very soon a recently restored RD250 will

join their ranks. This is a rather lovely resto by the way, it’s just a pity Geoff is unable to attend the Rally as it would surely be an attention grabber, maybe next year. We’ll bring some pictures and story on that bike next time. Steve, one of our members is off on “The Scrapheap Challenge” to Cameron’s Corner at Easter, it’s a charity ride in aid of Downes Syndrome support. We hope that both he and the SL350 make it there and back and he rakes in the dough. Several of us are making preparations for Warilla and are looking forward to meeting up with you all. Look for us at the Lake Windemere Caravan Park, we’re sure to have some refreshments and are always up for a chat about vintage Jap bikes. See you there. Regards, Motopaulie.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA GROUP

NEWS Words Peter Hunt

When I joined the club I wanted to meet like minded people, network for parts and info, and generally hang out with lots of other old Jappers. What I found was that there wasn’t much happening over here, so for better or worse I stuck my hand up to have a go at getting things active.

12 bikes and 20 people I thought it was a very good start – thank you to all those that made the effort. At the time of writing we have some more events planned, and I think the future looks pretty bright, but it will depend on all you South Aussies supporting the club and getting along to as many events as you can – and please don’t be afraid to offer a hand. Keep an eye on the website for the calendar of events, and in the forum section for details. I’ll also send out bulk emails/letters with current news and reminders. If you haven’t received any direct contact from me it’s probably because I don’t have your details – please email, phone or write so I can include you in future correspondence. I prefer email, but any contact will do. A further ride and garage day/sausage sizzle was due to be held on April 17, just after we went to print, at Stirling, taking in a ride to the Clarendon area for a visit to an interesting garage/VJM collection and have a snag! Stay tuned for more details in an upcoming issue. Cheers, Peter Hunt Email: phunty@bigpond.net.au Phone: Mob 0429 900 784

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n intro – I’ve been riding for 40 years, always owned Jap bikes – I’ve had 1 Yamaha, 1 Kawasaki, and a long string of Hondas. I currently have a CB750/4 K2 and the partner rides the CB400/4. Like many of you, I’ve dabbled in road racing, hills hooning, touring and commuting, and I’m also an instructor at Ridersafe (again – I was doing that in the early 90s too). My Mon-Fri job is with a group training company managing a caseload of apprentices. I’m really hopeful of getting SA back on the VJMC map – we had our first run on Feb 6th, and with

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17.4.11 Words Peter Hunt

Perfect weather, 13 bikes and 17 participants made for another top SA VJMC ride day.

and Jane – thank you very much guys, your generosity was very much appreciated by all. Top job! (I think Benny the dog managed to eat his own body weight in sausages!!) It was then my pleasure to present Mick with a plaque commemorating his nomination for Life Membership. This was a complete surprise to Mick and well deserved as he is a founding member and holder of membership #2, and has been a great supporter and participant in the Club since its inception. Congratulations Mick! His response was very typical of him – “I’m a bit chuffed about this”. I’m sure the award will hang proudly in his enviable shed. Good on ya mate. After a bit more social chit chat, dreaming and drooling we headed off in all directions to home, making the most of a glorious riding day. Wouldn’t be dead for quids! Thank you to all for coming along and making the day so enjoyable – I think we can say SA is back in action. Days like this make you really appreciate being in a club of like-minded enthusiasts. And once again, congratulations Mick! Stay tuned for further events. Cheers, and stay safe, Peter SA Area rep.

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e met at Stirling at 9am for a steady ride through some very picturesque and interesting roads through the Adelaide Hills (a couple of roads that some had never been on before) on our way to Mick Bulman’s ponderosa to view his fantastic collection and imbibe in his hospitality. Mick’s property is an idyllic patch of the Adelaide Hills, green and leafy, and right near one of the classic riding roads to be found throughout the hills. Mick and wife Jane very proudly showed us the collection of some rare original and well restored classics, then we kicked back to share a bbq lunch, salads, drinks, coffee and even some easter eggs – all graciously supplied by Mick

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Words Allan Kensitt

i everyone. Great news….as of mid October the Mid Hunter Group has been officially sanctioned by the VJMC. We held our first meeting at the Greta Workers Club on the 5th of October and a lucky 13 people attended. Eleven of them were members & two were prospective members, one of which filled in his membership form on the night. I would like to thank & name the members who turned up because without your support the group wouldn’t be getting off the ground. They were – Robert Brayley, Grant Carter, Ron Clifford, Terry Comer, Dave Crick, Michael Harrigan, Kim Holman, Andrew Kane, Barry Magennis, Scott McCrohon & of course myself Allan Kensitt. At the meeting we discussed what the members wanted from the group & here is what was decided: • Meetings to be held every 3 months at Greta Workers Club for the first year. Then to be

reviewed & maybe go monthly. • Departure point will be in Greta from the rotunda in the main street with departure times being 9am in warmer months & 9.30am in the colder months. • There will be at least one calendar ride on a Sunday per month & if possible it will be a different day to the Hunter groups run.  Two mid-week runs a month to be held on Wednesdays with a mystery destination to be agreed on the day. I will make up a run calendar & email/mail it out to the groups members as I am not sure exactly when you will receive this magazine. On a different note six members attended our first unofficial ride leaving Greta to meet the Hunter Group at Broke fair on the 12th of September. Well done! An info table was set up & the VJMC banner was flown with plenty of membership forms handed out to interested riders. Hopefully a few new memberships will come from it. Allan Kensitt Mid Hunter VJMC Area Representative Ph: 0405 492 700, Email: midhuntervjmc@yahoo.com.au

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WANTED JR Panniers - the old style slab sided type in good shape if possible. I damaged one of mine after the rally and would like to replace it if possible. Contact Steve Phelps - 02 9456 2851 AH or steve.phelps@bigpond.com WANTED Kawasaki A1 parts. Hydraulic steering damper (part no 46117-003), tyre pump, hand grips (130mm diamond pattern). Contact Craig on 02 6281 0774 or 0403 420 229.

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FOR SALE Honda CB750 40th Anniversary Badges and Patches - $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00, plus postage. Phone Ben Thurecht on mobile 0408 988 159 or email ben.thurecht@dip.qld.gov.au. Below are photos of the original patch and with the outside ring cut off and embroidered around the outside edge (good for sewing onto caps, ‘T’ shirts, bags, etc) and a photo of the badge. FOR SALE Honda CB750 40th Anniversary DVD showing the bikes on the Grand Parade at Laidley and Gatton - $5.00 if collected at the club meeting, or $8.00 if posted. Phone Ben Thurecht on mobile 0408 988 159 or email ben.thurecht@ dip.qld.gov.au.

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VJMC TREASURER’S REPORT 2011 This is a summary of the report presented to the 2011 Annual General Meeting. NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL REPORT 2010-2011 Members will note that the Financial Statements prepared as at 20 February 2011 show a credit balance in the VJMC General Account of $21,444.74 and a credit balance in the Rally Account of $10,519.01. Some income and expenditure relevant to the 2011 rally has yet to be included in our financial report and will be shown in the 2012 report. A comparison several items for 2010 and 2011 illustrates the club’s growth and success in reducing expenses:

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Income Membership Subscriptions

$31,600

$16,540

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$10,787.63

$16,888.49

General account Surplus

$21,444.74

$287.51

Operating Surplus (General and Rally A/c) $26,075.34 $4,142.69

The figures above are comparisons of each line item, one year against another; they do not add up within each year to produce the surplus, as there are other small items of revenue that add to the total income in each year. While the growth in subscription income is due in part to the increase in the member fee to $40.00, it is largely due to the muchincreased number of financial members. The

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Operating Surplus is very healthy. However, at the time of this report, there was expenditure yet to be incurred for the rally (and income yet to be received). And members will note the proposal (below) to budget for increased distributions of funds to support member activities and events in the VJMC regions in 2011 and beyond. VJMC FINANCIAL POLICIES General Account – Funds held by and paid to VJMC Regions The structure of the VJMC, as a national club with very active regions in most parts of the Eastern seaboard (and now in South Australia), means that we are something of a federation of regions or branches. Some regions, especially those that have a long history of activity, have raised and managed their own funds to support local events for VJMC members. Other, newer regions and those without a small “kitty” sometimes need funds for specific purposes. National Committee has recognised this situation and in the past year has provided start-up funds for two regions and funding for a third, well-established region to purchase a club marquee. There are two issues that I recommend should be addressed by National Committee in 2011 and reported in the 2012 Financial Report:

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1 A summary of the total amount held by regions in VJMC-identified bank accounts, which should be included as a separate line item in the annual financial report. This would require each region with a VJMC-associated bank account to provide a bank statement at a nominated date (say, 31 January) to allow appropriate reporting of the total funds held by all regions (not the individual amounts held by each region). I believe this is a necessary additional item for inclusion in the financial report to meet the reporting obligations we have as an incorporated body. There would be no change to the banking arrangements of each region and each region would retain its funds in its nominated account for the benefit of members in that region.

2 Given the growth of the VJMC and its financial stability, the National Committee proposes to introduce a system for the management and distribution of funds to regions to assist them to provide events and services for members in their local area. The 2010 NatCom has discussed, and will put to the new National Committee, that we formalise this process for 2011 and beyond. The terms of the agreement and the funds allocated will be up to the new NatCom, in line with budget allocations for the year, and funds directed to regions under this system will be shown in the 2012 financial report. Michael Catchpole 20 February 2011

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CLUB INFO

HISTORIC REGO NSW CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION Sydney Roadworthy Inspections David Bernardi | (02) 9808 1482 daveleadwing@gmail.com All other NSW areas contact Lyndon Adams | (02) 4945 1780 lyndarra@austarnet.com.au

ACT Stan Perry | (02) 6296 7274 stanper@hotmail.com

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he VJMC is a worldwide club. There are independent branches in North America (USA/Canada), UK, New Zealand and Australia. Some enthusiasts are members of more than one branch.

VICTORIA CLUB PERMIT SCHEME Melbourne - North East Brian Cutler | 0409 024 482 Melbourne - West Kevin Drazdauskas | 0414 884 560 Melbourne - South East Trevor Whitty | 0407 349 752 Central Vic Graeme Climas | (03) 5446 3844

Direct enquiries for overseas branches of the VJMC to: North America President: Stuart Covington, 55 Howard St, Lunenburg, MA 01462 USA. Website: www.vjmc.org Email: stucov@comcast.net United Kingdom Chairman: Malcolm Linsley, VJMC PO Box 21671 Falkirk, FK1 9AL. Website: www.vjmc.com Email: chairman_vjmc@yahoo.co.uk New Zealand: Ross & Trudy Charlton, 2 Te Miti St, Paekakariki, Wellington. Email: ross.judy@xtra.co.nz

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The club has a sizeable library of magazines, workshop manuals and parts manuals for members to use. Enquires: library@vjmc.org.au

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Regional

Canberra Stan Perry | (02) 6296 7274 stanper@hotmail.com

Sydney South/West Allan Dykstra | (02) 9824 7165 adykstra@tpg.com.au Sydney Inner Steve O’Farrell | (02) 9517 3490 stephen.ofarrell@silverbrookresearch.com Tamworth Paul Rowling | 0411 696 852 motopaulie@bigpond.com

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Bathurst Vacant. Rep required. Far North Coast Rob Andrews | (02) 6621 4083 and32@bigpond.net.au Goulburn Malcolm Peden | (02) 4821 5060 pedenmj@westnet.com.au Hunter Vince Foreman | (02) 4973 1852 vinceyvonne@bigpond.com.au Mid Hunter Allan Kensit | (02) 4938 7223 midhuntervjmc@yahoo.com.au Manning Steve Wardle | (02) 6551 5546 canvasz1000@bigpond.com Mid North Coast Trevor Ellis | (02) 6655 5911 wel91723@bigpond.net.au North West Graeme Tonkin | (02) 6724 8454 gjtvallyn@bigpond.com.au Queanbeyan Rob Hogan | (02) 6299 7579 robandcarolyn@bigpond.com South Coast Patrick Sager | (02) 4473 6191 padsager@gmail.com Sydney David Bernardi | (02) 9808 1482 daveleadwing@gmail.com

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SE Queensland Steve Day | stevenday@nykforklifts.com.au Sunshine Coast Rob Skewes | (07) 5451 1972 rsk77807@bigpond.net.au Mackay Peter & Helen Douglas | (07) 4954 3653

VIC Melbourne Neale Binnion | (03) 9857 5256 joydiv@fastmail.fm Central Victoria Ivan Eeles | (03) 5448 4746 familyeeles@hotmail.com Western Victoria Alan & Pam Stork | 0401 995 060 pamstork@optusnet.com.au West Gippsland Dennis Flynn | 0407 359 278 denfly1@bigpond.com

SA South Australia Peter Hunt | 0429 900 784 phunty@bigpond.net.au

WA / TAS Reps needed. More Info: Contact Jeff Eeles 0411 051 902 if you are interested in getting VJMC happening in your area.

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