The May General Meeting

22 May

Tonight was a special night, we listened to Rob Smyth talk about his 1927 AJS H6 bitza which he showed at the meeting. He did a fantastic job on the bike and enthralled us all. Thanks Rob.

Les Tapping, RIP

21 May

It gives me much sadness to report the passing of one of our life members and regular great bloke, Les Tapping, on Monday just after 8:00am. He will be sadly missed at the club and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his sister Mary and family.


The funeral will be held at 2pm on Friday 7th June at Harrison Funeral Chapel, 173 Port Rd, Queenstown.


Les Tapping (Member No. 135) joined our Club in 1974, and held continual membership for the next 45 years, during which time he was awarded Life Membership. He served on the Committee in various capacities, holding the positions of, Treasurer 1978/80,Club Captain 1991/97,Assistant Librarian 1988/2000, and Welcoming Officer 1983/87. Les could always be relied on to help the Club in any way he could, and it is fair to say that His efforts contributed to our Club prospering to enjoy the healthy position it finds itself in today. Les was noted for his input during the General Business part of our General Meetings, to pass on valued trivia comments, and his fertile mind ensured that the topics were of a general knowledge nature, and not always associated with motorcycles. During his active riding days Les was well recognised on his various Moto Guzzi models. He will be greatly missed around our Club. RIP old friend.

(Eulogy by Ken Hartland)

Electric motorcycles

3 May

It had to come eventually: the first article on electric bikes on this site prompted by a recent announcement by Vmoto, a China-based electric scooter and motorcycle manufacturer. They have revealed that Ducati has signed a licensing agreement with the … Read More »

Ride to Angaston, 28th April 2019

2 May

Once again a delightful Adelaide autumn day for our ride to Birdwood and Angaston. A little disappointing that there were only 10 starters but of these 8 were club registered historic machines. Riders and their machines (in no particular order … Read More »

April Midweek Rides

16 Apr

Both rides were led by Richard Knott: the first on 3rd April when we stopped at Wistow and Milang. 195 kms, see the GPS map below. Today’s ride (16th April) in unseasonably hot weather saw 30 bikes turn up and … Read More »

26th Moped Marathon – 7th April 2019

15 Apr

Departure:    The Totness Inn, Mount Pleasant Riders:- Alan Wallis        1950       Tilbrook              197cc           M/C Graham Riley      1960       Vespa                125cc           Scooter G Hastie           2003       Suzuki                600cc           M/C David Saint        1966       Puch                  250cc           M/C Mick Hayes        2016      Suzuki                 650cc           M/C   Warren Duncan    2002    … Read More »

Rob Williams R.I.P.

6 Apr

Rob joined the Classic Owners Motorcycle Club in 1990, he was the classic clubman: he served as Secretary from 1993-2004, Membership Secretary 2002/3 and Welcoming Officer 2001/2.  In addition Rob was an assistant Registrar and Machine Examiner for our Southern … Read More »

March Midweek Runs

30 Mar

A run to Victor Harbor with a visit to Rebrand Ltd. a restoration shop and exhaust pipe manufacturer. Great day good weather. Tuesday run to Lyndoch via Birdwood. Dominic gave his Velocette Venom an airing in anticipation of the National … Read More »