Our SA Velocette group have been enjoying a 5 day rally at Mannum.
Sadly our friend’s locked enclosed trailer containing 2 beautiful classic bikes was stolen overnight from the carpark near the Mannum Caravan Park. The bikes stolen are a 1976 orange BMW R90S and 1958 black Velocette Venom. Hoping the bike community may keep an eye out for these bikes or anyone offering parts for sale.
The Venom’s engine no is VM2824, frame no RS9398 & gearbox no
is 12-4626, with Quaife internals.
The BMW R90S (orange) engine no is 4093484, pretty sure the frame no is the same.
We are asking our Velo friends to keep a watch for any bikes or parts
being sold that seem to be dodgy, hopefully the thief will be caught.
Alan & Jenny, Wietse & Marg
Velocette oval belt buckles
Price includes p&p in Australia. Originally purchased for WA 2020 rally.
Contact Bob whittaker
Phone:0492 874 084
HEDLEY COX INTERVIEW
Courtesy of our Membership Secretary Arthur Harvey, who was sent this for us to use by Corey.
Dear Arthur; Attached is a video you might be interested in and show to members. It was made by Corey Levenson, who lives near me
It’s flattering to me, I guess. Still —-Best wishes, Hedley Cox.
VOCA GOOD COMPANIONS RALLY 2019 photos
Keith & Colleen Canning and Paul Barfoot
The 2019 VOCA Hahndorf GC Rally Awards were as follows:
Bertie Goodman Award: Graham Colliver;
Velo Fellow Award: Arthur Harvey;
Mellow Velo Fellow Award, presented by Gil Loe on behalf of VOCNA: Gary Gibson;
Sid Willis Trophy: Max Mardardy 1949 MAC loaned to Irene Gartner from Germany;
Roley Walker Trophy: Ian Denholm 1964 Scrambler;
Les Diener Trophy: Robert Drysdale 1957 Valiant;
Cammy Trophy: Ian Elliott KSS;
Ted Carey Shield: Stuart & Marsha Hooper 1959 Venom;
Keith Howard Award: Gary Gibson 1938 MSS;
ACU Gold Star: Sean Evans 1961 BSA Gold Star;
Keith Hamilton Award: Garrett Lovell 1948 MAC.
Congratulations to all these worthy winners
Get your 2020 VOCA (the Velocette Owners’ Club of Australia) membership forms here…NOTE CHANGE TO RENEWAL FEE..
The code 404 for bikes on concession allows for impromptu one off runs providing its recorded.
If the member/members complete the attached and email to email@example.com he will keep a record and you are covered.
It means you can just go for a ride and not have a licence issue. Please send it to him at least one hour before the ride commences.
The above link is to a Database form page for VOCA members to submit details on their machines, it is also a menu item at the top of the page.
Hopefully one day we can produce a modest booklet or similar so the history etc of our machines is captured and not lost over time.
The committee decided to have it made available on this VOCA website where everyone can fill it out and return it to Dominic so he can create the database – You can do this online and you do not have to add a signature to send it in.
Of course all details are strictly general in nature and no identification of the location of the machines is being requested other than which state it is located in.
GOOD COMPANIONS RALLY – WHERE IT ALL STARED
Here are three copies of 1983 club newsletters, showing the before/ during/after writeups of the first NSW rally’s, which eventually morphed into what we all know and love as the Velocette Owners’ Club of Australia’s “Good Companions Rally”.
(Thanks go to Paul Barfoot for sending me the copies)