NEWS and NOTICE BOARD
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Membership Renewals are now due
A reminder that the VVCMCC Membership period runs from 1 May to 30 April of each year.
Membership renewal forms were issued to members with their copy of the March magazine ‘Bike Torque’.
If you have not yet renewed your Membership, your Concessional Registration is not valid after the 30th April.
Please renew ASAP.
Bring your Renewal Form and payment to the next General Meeting,
or use the Online Renewal Form which is available HERE
15th Annual Kickstart Rally
to be held 11-13th June (long weekend)
CLOSING DATE 6th June
The Shoalhaven Historic Vehicle Club - (Motorcycle Register) would like to invite all owners and riders of Veteran, Vintage and Classic Motorcycles to join us for a social weekend while participating in our fifteenth annual 'Kickstart' Rally. The Rally will be held in the Shoalhaven area on the 11-13th June (long weekend), using the Berry Showground as the Rally Site.
Rally Contacts: Ross Holt 02 4421 7365 and John Ducat 0419 854 298
More details and ENTRY FORM can be downloaded HERE
Vintage Motorcycle Racing in Australia
"Spirit of Speed"
A YouTube video link sent in by Phil Sell
Click HERE to view the film.
Introduced by former 500cc World Champion Wayne Gardner, riding his prized 1925 Australian made Waratah, ‘Spirit of Speed’ chronicles Australian motorcycle racing's classic era, from the beginning of the 20th century to the start of the modern racing era in the mid to late sixties. Each chapter of this exciting story, told through rare film footage and photographs (much of which has been sourced from private collections), is enriched by insightful commentary from acknowledged motorcycle racing historians, Jim Scaysbrook and Rob Saward, and a host of motorcycle racing greats, including Australian champions Maurie Quincey, Bert Flood, Max 'Atom' Rathbone, Linsay Urquart, Ray Owen and international speedway star, Neil Street.
‘Spirit of Speed’ examines various aspects of the evolution of the motorcycle and the inevitable pitting of these machines against each other in races. The film features the first velodromes and speed trials of pre World War 1, reliability trials, grass track, aerodrome meetings, speedway and scramble; and introduces the road and track meetings, which preceded the high-tech forms of racing we enjoy today. The efforts of Australians at the Isle of Man are also covered.
A main feature of the film is the quality and quantity of stunning archival film footage, which includes Ballarat Park (1946), Fisherman's Bend (1947), Phillip Island (1937), the Reliability Trial of 1936, Jack Booth's speed trials of 1920, and Sydney Speedway just to name a few.
The Veteran Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Club of the ACT presents all material as accurate, but does not accept responsibility for accuracy, omissions or application.
Statements of fact and opinion are the responsibility of the authors alone and do not imply an opinion on the part of VVCMCC of ACT.