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Date: 25 February 2015 (UPDATED on Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 1.00pm)

Passing of
John Francis,
VVC Member #1
(10 April 1937 - 25 February 2015)
John Francis

Hello all,
David Francis called me earlier today
(Wednesday) to advise
that John had "Crossed the Bar" this morning.

John was very involved in the formative years of the VVC
and will be sorely missed.

David advised that the
funeral would be held at
10.30am on Thursday 5th March
Norwood Park Crematorium
65 Sandford St, Mitchell ACT.

He noted that he was arranging for the EH Holden Club to provide
a Guard of Honour and he was hoping for the same from the VVC.

A motorcycle escort for the hearse,
will run from the
Weston creek premises of
Toscan Dinn funeral directors,
to the Crematorium.

VVC members wishing to participate should be at
10 Liardet St, Weston by 9.15am,
ready for a
9.30am departure.

Google Map References:

Toscan Dinn Funerals, 10 Liardet St, Weston ACT

Norwood Park Crematorium, 65 Sandford St, Mitchell ACT

Kind Regards,
Peter Toet
0408 697 105


The National Aeromodelling and Aviator Society (N.A.A.S)
Mammoth scale rally of flying model aircraft

"Magnificent men and their flying machines."

John Armarego (VVMCC member)
Hi Guys,
I am the President of the National Aeromodelling and Aviator Society here in Canberra
We are holding a Mammoth scale rally of flying model aircraft at our facility in the NAAS valley, Canberra
over Friday 27 Feb, Saturday 28 Feb, and Sunday 1 March 2015.

We have plenty of room at the field so if any members would like to see British and German WW1 and other aircraft you are most welcome.
Food and drinks will be available at the field.
The National Aeromodelling and Aviator Society (N.A.A.S) is situated in the Namadgi National Park
in the Naas Valley in ACT just south of the town of Tharwa.
About 8kms south of Tharwa Bridge on Naas Road,
the field is on the left hand side, just past Sunshine Road.

Saturday and Sunday will be the best flying days.


'STONE' Film Screening at the
outdoor amphitheatre of the
National Museum of Australia
8pm, Friday 13 March

An outdoor screening of Sandy Harbutts 1974 Australian
cult classic film STONE (R, 103 min).
"Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being
knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why!"

See the film and
meet director Sandy Harbutt,
who will make a special guest appearance.
If youre a fan of cult classics and motorbikes
then this is a night not to be missed!
Over-18s only
$10, ($5 Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Rally participants)
Friday 13 March
8 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
Outdoor amphitheatre
Get your tickets online

Below: Wolfgang 'Wally' Weber on the CB750 he rode in the funeral scene as seen in STONE.
Image courtesy of Jason Weber.


VJMC Rally 2015
The 2015
Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club Rally will be
based at Alivio Tourist Park (ALIVIO) located at
20 Kunzea Street, O’Connor ACT
ALL details and Entry Forms at
The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club is going to be out in force with its 2015 National Rally ‘Show and Shine’ in the forecourt of the National Museum of Australia.
This will be a great chance to see an excellent collection of historic Japanese motorcycles.
FREE Saturday 14 March 11 am -3 pm Museum Forecourt

*** Volunteer Marshals are still needed for the VJMC Rally ***
If you wish to volunteer to be a Marshal, and receive a free t-shirt,
download the Marshal Registration Form below,
print it out, sign it,
and give it to
Lou Baljak (ph: 0401 995 158)
at the March General Meeting

VJMC marshal registration form


Queanbeyan Triumph Motor Cycle Club

click image below for more info




Date: 14 Sept 2014

John's Motorcycle Towing
A new business in Canberra,
John's Motorcycle Towing focuses on local transport of most sizes of motorcycles.

Using a enclosed fully lockable van, your motorcycle is out of the weather and free from stone chips and bugs. Towing any where in town and surrounding regions John's motorcycle towing can move your bike to a new home, show or to mechanics for service or major repairs. When it is to cold or wet... to ride by appointment John can pick your motorcycle up first thing in the morning, take it to be serviced, and return it in the evening when you return home from work. As fun as riding in peak hour traffic is, when you can't see out of your foggy visor and cant feel your fingers. This service also eliminates the need for cab fares to work or organising a lift.
In the very near future John's motorcycle towing will also be equipped to tow non running motorcycles. Don't trust some ropes and a trailer with your pride and joy, John has been riding and owning motorcycle's for over five years. John's motorcycle towing is fully insured for loading & unloading your motorcycle and is also insured for while your motorcycle is in the possession of John's motorcycle towing. Please call for quotations.

John Farrugia
0420 809 541




Canberra Motorbike Parking



Financial VVC members are advised that approval is hereby given to attend events promulgated by Clubs affiliated with the ACT and NSW Councils of Historic Motoring Clubs.
The Event must be recorded in your Log Book prior to departure and approval for all promulgated events outside the ACT and NSW must be sought from the VVC Registrar.
VVC Registrar approval must be sought for individual attendance at any non-promulgated events in any State/Territory.
If you have any doubts...... Contact the Registrar,
Phil Sell on 0413 153 019... prior to setting off on the interstate event.
Please don't forget your Log Book.


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