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LAST UPDATED 5th Dec 2016



COMMITTEE NEWS


Long standing member of the club Ashley Lenton has recently advised us that the next VVC journal March 2017 will be his last. Ashley has been instrumental in providing the club with a first class publication since he inherited the job in 1999 and now 70 issues later he is due a rest. The hard work, research, patience needed so that each issue contains not only new articles, but also presented in an interesting, thought provoking, professional manner is to be admired. The journal as well as being an interesting read has been a major factor behind the growth and prosperity of the club.
On behalf of myself and the VVC committee members I wish Ashley all the best with his future endeavours.

To allay any unnecessary rumours there is no intention to change from the publication of a quarterly magazine. A new editor will be appointed in due course.

2016 AGM


Another AGM has come and gone. Details: Click Here

VVC WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK


We are currently involved in a complete re-vamp of our Web Site which should, we hope, also involve intregation with a Members Facebook facility. It should also mean more up to date Membership & Shop arrangements.


2016 EVENTS DVD


Now available in the club shop

MEMBERSHIP CARDS & CERTIFICATES


12 months ago the committee decided to move away from issuing cards and instead produce a certificate, sending this upon renewal, via e mail to the member. For those members who still wish to have a membership card instead of a certificate then please ask the Membership Secretary.

JURASSIC EVENT


Again how pleasing it is for the club to receive a tribute from the camp site at Highlands End. They have said how pleased they were with the event and that we are welcome back anytime. Well done everyone and thank you to organisors Bob & Geneive & Sue & Dave. See Rallies page. DVD Available in Club Shop

3 Gear Day Sunday 21st August.



As the organisor it's difficult for me to comment but from the remarks that have been made I feel that we may count this one as a success. Personally I would like to thank those that helped me make the day, namely Carole, my wife who worked tirelessly to assist me. Also special thanks to Richard Rawlins who supplied and organised the skill ride. We managed some fine weather despite all the odds! 40 people attended, 29 bikes enjoying a 22 mile ride out to the Bluebell Railway at Horsted Keynes, followed by an afternoon of fun replicating a 50's style rally with skill rides and novelty events for Vespa. riders and pillion. A fun day had by all. Thanks also to those who supported the event.
For pictures go to RALLIES page. DVD Available in club Shop
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THANK YOU


How good it is to receive a genuine thank you fromn the Caravan site at Rivendale where we held our Spring event.
" I just wanted to mention what a pleasure it was to host your Vespa rally; most of our regular customers have a pretty jaundiced view of rallies for reasons you will imagine.
However, in this case they thought the participants were great – knew how to have fun without being a nuisance - were interested in the scooters (probably rekindled some memories of their own misspent youth) and everybody got along fine with the Spring singers rally as far as I could tell, which was on at the same weekend.
Special thanks to you both for making such a good job of the organisation and making it all go off so smoothly – hard work and often a thankless task, handled with equanimity. Best wishes to you and your Vespa club mates!"
Staff at Rivendale.
Greg Potter For Alsop Rivendale Ltd

A credit to all those who attended and to Leslie & Stephanie the organisors. DVD Available in club Shop


FUTURE OF VVC WEB SITE


There have been suggestions that our web site is too big. It is with this in mind that we are considering reducing the number of pages/information available. With the surge in Facebook activity we are also finding that the Forum is not used by many members and have to consider whether this is worth continuing with. Any comments would be welcome on the GENERAL CHAT FORUM or by e mail to the web manager via the contact page.

THE LAST LNP COG BADGE. ANDOVER 2012


Ten of these cogs have been in 'cold storage' for a few years and are now available for club members to purchase at £20 each. Available in the Club Shop. These werre thye very last Vespa cog badges made by London Name Plate Company of Brighton who have made the Vespa club's cog badges since the 1950's.


UPDATED FORUM


There is now a new feature, an alert e mail will now be sent to the member who originally posted a new topic when there is an entry on that string. Notifications will only work for NEW topics made from 29th Feb 2016. Older topics don’t record who was the original poster.

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.
Latest 2016 Offers


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. Please use Contact us page: Contact Us