Upcoming events

We have quite a lot coming up before Christmas!

  • Friday 23rd September – A presentation of photos and nostalgia of our section and various rallies from years gone by at Bridge View House
  • Sunday 25th September – The Alford Coach. Leaving Bridge View House at 8am for the Alford Autojumble, contact Lachlan on 07873178967 or email lachlanmacleod1999@gmail.com to reserve your seat, open to non club members 
  • Friday 28th October – AGM, big turnout please!
  • Friday 25th November – John. MacDonald talking on three wheelers
  • Wednesday 28th December – Christmas Meal at the Ardler Arms, seat booking etc will be starting soon 

Forfar Show 2016

I hope you are all remembering that our section show is this Sunday 10th April at the Lawrie and Symington Cattle Mart, John Street, Forfar. With over 30 bikes on show, plenty of auto jumble stalls and free parking all for just £3 entry, how could you not be there?

A member’s story

From Alec Stevenson:

This photograph shows my Great-Uncle Norman who, at this time, was one of the workers at the Vickers factory at Crayford making the Vickers Machine Gun as fitted to 8hp JAP-engined Matchless motor cycles, made just up the road at Woolwich, to create machine gun outfits like the one recently purchased for £46,000 by the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust to be exhibited by the Tank Museum at Bovington as the forerunner to the tank.

I do not know anything about the FN in the photograph but I have some of Norman’s tools dating from around then, all made in America.

In the 1950s Norman gave up driving his car and went back to using a motor cycle as his only transport. Perhaps because it was “built like a gun” he chose a Royal Enfield. It came from Angus Motor Cycles which was around 500 miles from Angus but was owned by Angus Herbert who had decided that his customers might not appreciate their new machines labelled “Supplied by A Herbert”.