Davo Johnson first TT podium

7 Jun

Well done to local rider, Davo Johnson, for his 3rd placing and his first podium finish at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Superstock class on a Honda CBR1000RR. His father Murray must be really proud – congratulations to you … Read More »

Mopeds Plus at Strathalbyn, 2nd June 2019

5 Jun

Riders: David Saint            1973       BMW                  600cc           M/C Rob Smyth            1970     Motobecane            50cc          Moped Warren Duncan     2002      Honda                  250cc           M/C Graham Riley        1960     Vespa                   125cc          Scooter Peter Arriola          1957     James                   147cc            M/C Ian Roddie             1947    Excelsior                98cc          Autobyk   Tony Earnshaw      1972   … Read More »

Vale, Graeme Bradley

3 Jun

It gives me much sadness to announce the passing of another of our valuable members on Monday 3rd June at 5pm. Graeme has proved to be a considerate and knowledgeable member of our club and will be remembered as being the member who was most willing to lend a hand. Graeme attended our General Meetings regularly and his views were often sought in matters of club procedure. Most recently, along with his wife Dianne, he drew up the changes to our club’s constitution.

Our sincere condolences go to his wife Dianne and the family.

Funeral – Saturday 8th June @ 2.00pm, St. Oswalds Anglican Church,   5 St. Anne Place,  Parkside

Weekend ride to Mannum, 26 May 2019

31 May

Inclement skies and a rather pessimistic weather forecast probably kept some away but seven hardy or perhaps foolhardy souls turned up at the Magill supermarket car park for the start of our ride to Mannum via Tailem Bend and two … Read More »

Vale, Mike Brown

28 May

More sad news, I’m afraid, another one of our members, Mike Brown AKA. Whiskers, has passed away. Originally from England, Mike is remembered by many as the resident minstrel at our club functions. Although he hasn’t ridden for a few years, Mike made the effort to be at some of our recent club functions on four wheels. No details of funeral arrangements have been received.

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)