News & Events
VVC News & Events
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There is some information about 2015 Events on the EVENTS Page.
Rock Opera TOMMY at Blackpool Winter Gardens
The winter Gardens in Blackpool are putting on a live show of Tommy during this autumn. They have offered a group discount for the VVC at £25 per seat, with the option of parking scooters securely at the front of the venue. If there is any interest in this we would need a local member to co-ordinate with the management at the Winter Gardens and to be prepared to effectively run it as a VVC local event. The contact at the Winter Gardens is Sinead Bywater 01253 629666, email@example.com. If anyone takes this on it would be good if you could contact the club management via the web site, and after the event supply photos and/or a story to the journal editor.
STOP PRESS LEDBURY PLACES AVAILABLE
Due to a cancellation places have become available for the Ledbury rally. There is one 2 berth chalet and one camping pitch available. If you would like to take advantage of this availability please contact Richard Rawlins ASAP either by e mail or phone, firstname.lastname@example.org 01242 704807, or 07851 372827
VVC Health and Safety Policy 2015
The VVC health and safety policy has been updated to reflect the introduction of a "Buddy System" for ride outs. The link to this is as always at the bottom of the home page. Please take a minute to have look, if you would like to volunteer as a buddy any member of the committee would love to hear from you. Having a good pool will ensure we have great ride outs where we look after each other and above all HAVE FUN !!
SS180 & GS150 reach major milestone this year
2015 see the 50th and 60th anniversary of the iconic models SS180, and GS150. Remarkably many of these machines are still on the road and are loved and cherished by quite a few of our members. If you look on the events pages you will find information on a special SS180 day being organised for the spring. Also take a look at the SS180 and GS150 pages where you will find a brief history on these models.
GS 150 Click here
SS 180 Click here
Important notice Bruge Rally
Details of the Bruge rally are published in the events page, should you be interested in this rally the organizers would like all bookings to be completed by 15th March 2015
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.
Sadly Margaret our Vice President passed away peacefully aged 87on the 23rd/24th July. Click Here for Tribute page
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.
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
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
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 SCOOTERSIt 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 MEMBERSClick Here
VVC BIKE REGISTERDont 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
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