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There is some information about 2015 Events on the EVENTS Page.

2014 AGM


By all accounts this seems to have been both a successful and enjoyable AGM. We have a newly elected Director/ Secretary - Chris Wainwright. A new Membership Sec & Web Manager - Tony Purdy and two newly elected committee members Warren Jopson & Kathy Bothamley. Congratulations to you all. A brief report of the meeting will be posted here in the next 48hrs together with a copy of the minutes on the AGM link page when they become available.

At the AGM Dinner Leslie Smith kindly donated a silver salve to the club in memory of Margaret Farquhar (former Hon. Vice President) This is to be presented annually to a deserving lady member who has made a marked contribution during the year. For 2014, it's first year, it was awared by Leslie, to Veronica Smith, wife of the Chairman. Leslie Smith also awarded 3 Founder Member Cog badges, especially made, to Peter Guppy, Peter Rose and himself as Founder members of the club who were at the original event in 1964, 50 yrs ago.

MARGARET FARQUAHAR


Sadly Margaret our Vice President passed away peacefully aged 87on the 23rd/24th July. Click Here for Tribute page

RALLY FEES


At a recent Committee Meeting it was agreed that the VVC Rally Fee commencing 2015 will be increased from 10 to 20 per member or member & family member. It was also agreed that all future VVC rallies will be Members Only. To attend a VVC event a participant will need to have joined the VVC.

BMF BENEFITS


The Club is affilated to the BMF. This means that every VVC member is also a club member of BMF (British Motorcycle Federation) As such all VVC members can benefit from their membership Discounts. See BMF in Members Section.
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ESKDALE LAKE DISTRICT RALLY


Judging by the response of those who attended our final rally this 50th anniversary year it was a real success. Our thanks to Chris & Rosie Wainwright who gave so freely of their time and talents to make this event so memorable. Even the weather was kind to us with sunshine throughout the weekend. With this the rideouts were nothing but spectacular as were the fireworks which closed the rally on Sunday evening. Pictures now available on the Rallies Page. Click here

PULBOROUGH WEEKEND


Well, all the effort turned out to be worthwhile. Apart from the downpour we had on Friday in Brighton, which really tested the waterproofs we had decent weather. The turnout was really good with around a hundred people at the event with ninety for the meal. A big thank you to all who helped make this event a success. This was a team effort by committee and club members. Click here

Swanage Weekend


The really good weather contributed to making this a memorable weekend, located on a superb holiday park in Swanage. Over the weekend the club collected money for the local children's hospice, Julia's House, and raised 256. Well done everyone. Also a big thank you to Bob Box and Richard Rawlins for a superb well organised event. Click here

EXHIBITION SCOOTERING 51-61


What a great place to promote the Veteran Vespa Club. We had a number of members bikes parked outside the Mozzino Expresso Bar which attracted a good deal of public interest. The bar itself, although small has been given a thoroughly retro style. Together with plenty of 50's Vespa Club photo's supplied by the club, very good coffee and pastries the whole presentation is very 'tasteful' The bikes outside pictured below were there only on the 10th August. The pictures and Vespa related items in the bar (not the bikes outside) will stay for a while, give them a visit if in London,



STOLEN SCOOTERS

It seems that this is a growing problem. We have the kind permission of the LCGB to offer a link on this site to their National Stolen Scooter Registry, NSSR, which is for all makes of scooter. Click Here

FACEBOOK PAGE FOR VVC MEMBERS

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VVC BIKE REGISTER

Dont forget that as a member you are able to register details of your bike with the club. Please do update your details. Go to Members Log In, then Your Portfolio

1950's - 1960's VESPA CLUBS


If you are old enough to have any old photo's or information about former Vespa Clubs do send them to the club. We are trying to build pages for as many of the old clubs as possible to provide a History Reference point. Contact