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August 2019

Motorcycle Notes Saturday dawned and it was a lovely morning but we only had a few motorcycles parked out the back. The cold and the threat of more rain must have impacted. However, we had about 45 members in attendance. Martin had organised a guest speaker for the meeting who was going to bring along his helicopter jet engine propelled motorcycle. However a couple of days before the meeting, he received a phone call to say he couldn’t come. The good news is that he will bring this machine along later in the year. Martin showed a film dating back to 1972 of a Ferrari racing across Paris. Although the filming left a lot to be desired in comparison with todays film, the soundtrack was amazing. This film was taken by a new type of camera which was subsequently used in a lot of chase scenes in movies of the era. The meeting was then thrown open to general discussion. Peter Alderdice advised the members that he has plotted a run to and from the September Rubber Duckie, not returning to Auckland until the Monday. If you are interested in joining this group of riders, please contact Peter either by phone or email. We had hoped to run the Cecil Light Restoration Trophy on Saturday but with so many members, who have eligible bikes away, this has been delayed until the August meeting. To qualify, your machine must have been restored over the past 15 months and had been entered into a club event, run, rally or even taken part in a display such as the Motorcycle Show. Your peers will vote as to who they think the best restoration goes to on the day. Martin reported on a very successful mid winter Fish ‘n Chip run to Kaiaua. It was great to see members who now live out of the district come and participate. Coming Up: Saturday 17 August: Motorcycle meeting and Cecil Light Restoration Trophy. Sunday 25 August: National Cancer Society Daffodil Run. Easy fun route, starting at Ray Small Park Papakura and finishing at Sir Edmund Hillary Retirement Village, St Johns. Saturday 21 September: Motorcycle Meeting – Guest speaker Ben Creemers and his father Rob with their “One in the World” Racing Brough Superior. I hope I haven’t forgotten anything, as I’m writing this for Martin, from his hospital room.

Take care, keep those two and three wheels turning safely. Martin & Lynda Spicer and Jack Clark

Profile for Vintage Car Club of New Zealand

Auckland VCC - August 2019  

Auckland VCC - August 2019