Minutes of Highland Classic Motorcycle Club
Meeting held on the 5th June 2018 at the Chieftain Hotel Inverness.
Chairman – Emma Hall
The meeting commenced at 20.10hrs with 19 members present.
Apologies – Gordie & Jan Stirling, Inus LeRoux, Malcolm Davidson, Andy Watt, Colin Craig & Bob Bull.
Previous Minutes – No previous minutes
New Members – Craig McMitchell from Aviemore present
Emails Received –
1. We received the sad news from Mavis that Tom Elliott passed away on the 4th May.
2. Alan Hopkins has been admitted to Migdale hospital in Bonar Bridge. He is on
Kylesku ward; visitors are welcome, visiting times 2:30 to 4:30 & 6:00 to 8:30.
Club Reports –
5th May Vintage Motorcycle |Club NE – Girder Forks Run for Motorcycles starting at Clatt Village Hall was attended by Andy Loosemore and reported at a wide selection of machines on show/entered, with a good run. His Panther ran ok, but only needed 2 push starts.
6th May Lothian & Borders Classic & Vintage motorcycle club, Peebles Motorcycle show & auto jumble was attended by new member Craig McMitchell, who reported that it was a good day out.
12th May Inverness BID Classic vehicle show, although a few members attended John Williams & Emma Hall reported that it was a good day with a good selection of bikes on show. Emma took an old RAF pushbike, which stirred up discussion about bike gears; also Emma had her photo taken again while sitting on a wall.
19th May Clubs Small cc & Older bike run, report by Andy Loosemore, good day out again, with only one bike failing, Colin Craig’s bike failed at the Kessock Bridge, got lift back home, came back on another bike which confused Emma, failed machine picked later in day.
26th May HCMC 35th Anniversary BBQ, Emma reported that it was a good night enjoyed by all who attended. Special thanks to Ralph for hosting the evening and also to Inus for his cooking skills and manning the BBQ. There was some discussion and thanks to all who helped make the night a success.
27th May HCMC 35th Anniversary club run to Ullapool, discussed and reported to be a good day out in warm sunny conditions.
3rd June Ride Sunday Charity Event report by Emma, this was supposed to be a sponsored run, few people turned up with sponsor forms (I think Emma was the only one). Meeting point was to be Council Building car park, Emma was the only one, a couple of bikers turned up, looked at Emma and rode off. Emma had a solo run to Ullapool, which she reported was a god run, only had 2 small showers of rain, but got soaked. On return Emma got some complaints, this event seemed to be poorly organised.
New Data Protect Regulations GDRP – With regards to the new laws on data protection, please note, we need your information to contact you as a member of the club and for club business. A HCMC policy statement will be sent out to all members in due course.
Forthcoming Events –
9th Jun – Rotary Club of Inverness Loch Ness Classic Car Tour 2018 (Peter McDonald has entered this event and club members have sponsored him to over £300).
9th/10th June – Highland Classic Trail – Alvie
10th June – John O’Groats Rally
10th June – HCMC Loch Ness Rally
10th June – Kildrummy Veteran & Vintage Vehicle Club annual rally
16th/17th June – Bob McIntyre Memorial Classic Races
17th June – Tain Vintage Car Rally
17th June – Fife Historic Vehicle Club, festival of historic transport
18th June – VMCC Auld Reekie Capital Café Run
24th June – Scottish Classic Motorcycle Club annual summer run
24th June – VMCC Clyde Valley Rock-n-Roll run
24th June – 51st R.W. Thompson Memorial rally ( inventor of pneumatic tyre).
30th June – 29th Scottish Classic Bike Show, Ayr Racecourse
30th June – HCMC Club Run (Sat) Forres to Elgin Motor Museum
1st July – Wheels of Yesteryear Road Run
3rd July – HCMC Club meeting
7th July – Mearns Vintage Vehicle Club rally
15th July – HCMC static display at Boat Garten Steam Railway Station.
Any Other Club Business –
1) Loch Ness Rally 10th June. Extra marshal required, if you want to volunteer meet at 9am. Embroidered sweatshirts available for £22, with route on them, see John Williams. The run this year is anti clockwise and so John reported 85 entries.
2) Boat Garten Static Display 15th July, “Bikes Thro the Ages” if you intend coming please give name and bike details to Emma or Neil ASAP so thing can be organised.
3) Happy Haggis Fish & Chips in Aviemore is offering 10% discount to Motorcycle Club members, for further details call 01479810430
4) Adler supplied Neil with a sample club black polo shirt with club logo on it, cost £12. If you would like one contact Neil with size.
Mystery Item –
A copper pipe compressor was passed around, supplied by Frank Ross and a splitter tool supplied by Robert MacKay.
Another photo advert, poster and painting quiz, to identify manufacturer or make and model of machines in photos organised by Neil Ellison. Won by Andy Loosemore who correctly identified 19 out of 22 photos.
Minutes prepared by Neil Ellison (club Secretary absent)