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REGS AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON THE EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE.
Some new rules for number plates are to be introduced. Up until now, if
you had a vehicle registered with a taxation class of Historic, you
could use black and white number plates. That situation is changing and
only Historic Class vehicle first registered prior to 1980 have the
right to use black and white number plates. So, if your Historic class
vehicle was first registered after the 1st Jan 1980 - you must use the
yellow /white plates.
New bike for sale in the bar
- it's listed on Ebay, so follow the link.
members have recently been sent a survey voting form with several
options on the way forward for the club. A strategic response to that
survey has been compiled by a number of 'long standing' members and it
may help you in making a decision on whether to return the survey form
or not - I haven't. The response document can be seen here.
just been informed that the Chairman, Bob Clark, has resigned and left
the club. His resignation letter is quite lengthy and his final
The Club’s members will
want to know why the Chair resigned. Perhaps the good guys
amongst those reading this message will win out over the bad ones and
ensure members get to know the truth. I have resigned because
I have had enough. I stand bloodied and bowed, my spirit utterly broken
by the vile-ness of the organisation I idolised for decades.
The Club’s future is partly now once again in the hands of the old
guard, those who failed before. And it is partly in the hands
of those who stand on the sidelines shouting instructions, but who run
a mile when asked to take on work and responsibility. To the
many of you at Section level who are decent people joined by a love of
old bikes, I salute you and hope for your future in the hands of the
blockers, the wreckers, the critics and the accusers who now hold power
within the Club. Stay well, and safe riding.
must say that I object to the statement about the club being "in the
hands of the old guard, those who failed before". I sat on the
committee for 14 years and reckon that I did a good job.
Recently the Management Committee have put out a bulletin
on the future of the club and where it should go. I circulated the
paper to our committee, who's opinion, after reading the document, was
that the current board couldn't run a bath, let alone the VMCC.
Do please have a read.
Since the circulation of the above, Roger Bibbings has penned a response,
and a number of high profile members have endorsed the letter.
Whilst my name is not attached, due to the fact that I was not
given the opportunity, I would have happily added my name, although I
do feel that the response is rather passive.
Sorry to say that Dave Danielson passed away this morning in hospital.
Condolences to Gina and the family.
New For Sale and wanted in the Bar
funeral for Dilys Hopes is next Tuesday and attendance is family only.
Dave Danielsen was diagnosed with stomach cancer prior to Christmas and
is currently at home.
of the West South Wales Section visit to Ireland in June are now on
the calendar page - If you want any further information,
contact, Bill, Howard or Rob.
sadlly, I've been informed that Johnny Thomas from the West Wales
Section passed away on the 27th. Not many would have
known John, but I have known him fairly well for nearly 60 years. We
have lost a real gent - condolences to Binks, Chris, Eirios and
I have just heard that Dilys, Terry Hopes' wife, has passed away in
hospital this morning from coronavirus. Condolences to Terry and the
just heard that one of our long standing members, John Humphries from
Barry, has passed away, aged 90, from coronavirus. We haven't seen John
for some years due to ill health, but I have managed to kept in touch
with him through emails. He owned a very rare Maico Typhoon scooter.
Condolences go to John's family from us all. The following rather
grainy photo shows John when he and Hugh Davies were manning our
display at the Pontir Bike show in 1986: