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VJMC Newsletter index

1982

March / April                                                               Volume 1 No.1

Issue No. 1            Cover photo - 1964 Honda CB92 (black & white}   

Introduction and structure of the Club by Colin Gibson

Honda CB92 article, model year changes and restoration by Colin Gibson

6 pages including For Sale / Wanted

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May / June                                                                    Volume 1 No.2

Intro by Colin Gibson

Cover photo – Mike Hailwood on 250 Honda 6 at Donnington Park 1980 {black & white}

4 page article by Tony Milk “1981. A Classic Year”

1 page For Sale / Wanted parts

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July /August                                                                   Volume No.3

Intro by Colin Gibson

Cover photo – Bridgestone 175 Dual Twin

News from the U.S.A. newsletter including a CR93 and CR72 for sale

2 page article on the Bridgestone 175 Dual Twin by Dennis Lodge

1 page of For Sale / Wanted

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Sept / Oct                                                                    Volume 1 No.4

Cover photo – Honda Juno M85

Intro by Colin Gibson

American news. 

 1 and a half pages of For Sale / wanted

2 page article on the Honda Juno M85 {scooter} including technical details & road test, author unknown but possibly Dave Ayesthorpe

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Nov / Dec                                                                        Volume No.5

Cover image – Father Christmas with Honda CZ100 cartoon

Intro by Colin Gibson

Report of the Mike Hailwood Day {at Donnington?} by unknown author with pictures

Report of the 1982 Belle Vue show with member’s bikes featured.

John Bones Tohatsu 125

John Steele Yamaha YDS6

Dave Livingstone Suzuki T20

John Bones CB92

Adrian Wright CB92

Don Sellers Yamaha TD1B

Dennis Lodge’s GTR 350 Bridgestone {who won 2nd prize in Classic Bike category}

Eric Warburton collecting his “Best Japanese Bike” trophy from Stanley Woods. Eric’s bike was a CB750 ‘AYU 972H’   

Separate pages with photos of member’s bikes:-

Russ Miller Honda CA77 1964 (2 pictures}

              Honda CA77 1966

Robert Blakesley 1967 Honda CL77

Dave Ayesthorpe’s Honda C100 in the Science Museum London

Larry Johnson’s Honda CR’s :- CR72, CR93 and CR110 production racers

Ray Ambrose Honda CB92

1 and a quarter pages of For Sale / Wanted

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1983                                                    Volume 2 No.1

Jan / Feb

Cover picture – Suzuki RE5

Intro by Colin Gibson

5 page profile with images of the Suzuki RE5 rotary engine machine by Graham Blunden. Machine belonged to and was restored by Dave Jupp.

3 pages of For Sale / Wanted

Rear cover – images of member’s bikes:-

Tom Cole 1962 Honda CB72

Richard Rodriguez 1964 Yamaha YDS2

Tony Milk’s Honda Benly 125 special

Bob Bertotti’s 1964 Honda CA 72

Steven Poretz 1966 Honda CB77

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Mar / Apr                                                                     Volume 2 No.2

Cover picture- Lady member Nada Newton with her Honda CB72 “DKM 356C” also featured on the rear cover as well

U.K. branch of the VJMC is 1 year old, celebrated by a review article by Colin Gibson

American news

4 page article by Mike Wall and Ray Weissbrott on the Honda CB72 and 77 including detailing the model year changes in spec from 1961 to 1967

2 and a half pages of For Sale / Wanted

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May / June                                                                   Volume 2 No.3

Cover picture – Dennis Lodge with his Bridgestone GTR “SDM 267F”

Intro by Colin Gibson

Report on the Bristol Show with photos on the rear cover

2 page article on the Suzuki B100P (with photos} by Jane Brown

News from the Australian branch of the Club with photos of their member’s bikes

3 pages of Autojumble (name used for the 1st time instead of ‘For Sale / Wanted}

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July / August                                                                Volume 2 No.4

Cover picture – Kawasaki 500 triple ‘H1’

Intro by Colin Gibson

Report on the 1st club rally at Stanford Hall with photos on the rear cover

Seven page article with photos of the Kawasaki model history in the U.K. including the Samurai and the H1 triple

2 and a quarter pages of ‘Autojumble’

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Sept / Oct                                                                    Volume 2 No.5

Cover picture – Suzuki 250 / T20 ‘Super Six’

2 page intro by Colin Gibson

6 page profile of the Suzuki T20 including history and restoration points by Don Leeson

1 page Autojumble

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Nov / Dec                                                                     Volume 2 No.6

Cover picture - Cartoon of Father Christmas on a {Japanese?} motorcycle

Intro by Colin Gibson

Profile of the Yamaha YDS to 1970 by John Steele

Profile of the Suzuki TR500 by David Walker

2 pages of ‘Monkey Bike’ racing

4 page report {2 pages of text, 2 of photos} on the 1983 Belle Vue show

3 pages of Autojumble

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1984                                              Volume 3 No.1

Jan / Feb

Cover picture – Honda C72 being evaluated by the Jawa factory

2 page intro by Colin Gibson

Seven and a half page article by John Clarke on rallying with a CB77

Road race news related to VJMC

2 pages of Autojumble

Article by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’

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Mar / Apr                                                                    Volume 3 No. 2

Cover photo – Dave Ayesthorpe’s Honda ME Dream

Intro by Colin Gibson

 2 page article from the U.S.A. section on the “Weaknesses of the CB77 “

Bristol Classic Show report with photo’s

2 page article on riding the Suzuki GT750

Racing News by Tony Milk

Article on cleaning aluminium parts by Mick Bulman from Australia

2 pages of Autojumble

Rear cover images from Brands Hatch of members road bikes – Graham Blunden’s Honda S90 and Dave Jupp’s Suzuki RE5 plus a visitors CR110. Event not named

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May / June                                                                   Volume 3 No.3

Cover photo – Bridgestone 90 Series

2 page intro by Colin Gibson

3 page Bridgestone 90 article by Graham Weeks

2 pages of photos of Bridgestone GP racing machines, 1 page of text description

Race News by John Steel

Article by Torque Wrench and Throttle

Two and a half pages of Autojumble

Rear cover photos of Bridgestone 90’s

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July / August                                                               Volume 3 No.4

Cover photo – line up of Kawasaki road bikes, probably taken at Stanford Hall rally

Intro by Colin Gibson

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

3 page profile of the Yamaha YDS5 by John Clarke

3 pages of photos of member’s bikes at the Stanford Hall rally plus a two page report probably by Colin Gibson

Race news report of member Dave Walker in clubman’s events

Kawasaki owner experience by “Machsam” {probably Doug Perkins}

2 pages of Autojumble

Rear cover - photos of Greg Holliday’s C III 72 and Ted Watkins CB92 taken at the BMF Rally

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Sept / Oct                                                                    Volume 3 No.5

Cover photo – Dave Jupp’s Yamaha YL1

2 page intro by Colin Gibson

‘Club experts’ page – members with specific knowledge of an individual manufacture’s machines e.g. Graham Weeks – Bridgestone

Suzuki page by Don Leeson

3 page article on the Yamaha YL1 collated by member Keith Bartlett No. E151

1 page article by member C. M. Lynch on the purchase of his YL1

2 page analysis of the 100cc twin cylinder Yamaha YL1 reprinted from an article in the ‘Motor Cycle’ by Vic Willoughby including power unit cutaway

2 page article by John Steele on his experiences with a Yamaha YA5

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

Report on the Brands Hatch Festival by Graham Blunden

Kawasaki painting hints by ‘Machsam’

2 and a quarter pages of Autojumble

Rear cover photos of John Steele’s Yamaha YA5

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Nov / Dec                                                                     Volume 3 No.6     

Cover photo – Line up of member’s bikes at Brands Hatch probably from the event earlier in the year

1 page article on the early days of road racing in Japan {mid 1950’s} author unknown

1 page of Kawasaki news by Machsan

1 and a half page report of the 1984 Belle Vue show by Colin Gibson with photos of members bikes:- Greg Young Kawasaki A1, Don Leeson Suzuki T10 and Steve Harrison’s Honda CIII 72

Half page report on the Cleveland Run by Ted Hardwick 

2 pages of photos of member’s bikes at the recent Brands Hatch event - Dave Livingstone’s Suzuki T20, Ian Cunningham’s Suzuki RE5,

Tony Milk’s Yamaha YL1 racer, Graham Blunden’s Honda CB160, Greg Holliday’s Honda’s and Doug Perkins viewing some Yamaha’s.

1 page of photos of Greg Holliday’s Honda CB450’s + 1 page write up on buying and restoring them.

1 page titled “Torakusu News” – no, I didn’t know what it was either but at the bottom of the article on Yamaha’s by ‘J. Sheedy’ is an explanation that Torakusu is the Christian name of the founder of Yamaha.

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

1 page “oBServations” {Bridgestone News} by Graham Blunden

1 page article by Don Leeson on Suzuki news

Rear cover photos of Ernie Crust’s Honda CR110 and a line up of members bikes taking part in the Cleveland Run

Also included in this edition is a separate booklet listing the U.K. membership list at the end of 1984 - the list runs to 250 members

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1985                                                Volume 4 No.1  

Jan / Feb

Cover photo – Honda Motor Co. promotional photo of 2 CB450’s

1 page New & Views, no author. This might be an update of Colin Gibson’s Intro.

1 page of Bridgestone “oBServations” by ‘Disc Valve

1 page of Honda carburettor {Mikuni} tuning and adjusting information by ‘Ben Bomber’

1 page of Torakusu News {Yamaha} by Jak Sheedy

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’ 

4 page article on the Honda CB450 design and development by Colin Gibson

1 page Kawasaki news by Machsam

1 page Suzuki news by Don Leeson

1 page of Race News by Bill Wright

Article ‘The Rise of the Dragon’ part 2 {part one was in Nov/ Dec edition}

Rear cover photos of the early Asama races in Japan – 1995

Separate 8 page booklet with 3 pages of Autojumble, 2 pages of scheduled 1985 VJMC events, 1 page of Club experts.

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Mar / Apr                                                                     Volume 4 No.2

Cover photo – The start of the 1959 Asama 125 race in Japan

1 page News and Views by Dennis Lodge

1 page oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 [and a bit] pages on the restoration of a Suzuki T350 by Hilary Richards

1 page Book Reviews by Dennis Lodge

3 page final part of The Rise of the Dragon by John Steele with photos of the 1957 Asama races

1 page Torakusu News by Jak Sheedy

1 page Kawasaki News by Machsam

3 page article by Pete Rhodes on converting the CB72 for road racing

Quarter page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

Rear cover photos from the 1959 Asama races

2 page separate booklet with Autojmble

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May / June                                                                   Volume 4 No.3

Front and rear cover photos of the Suzuki T10

2 pages of News and Views by Colin Gibson

5 page profile of the Suzuki T10 including history and restoration points

2 page report on the 1958 Bristol Show by Colin Gibson with photos of Yamaha TD, Kawasaki Z1 & A1, Honda CB72 & CB92 racer and Suzuki corner.

Photo of the Award Winners from the show, Greg Holliday, Eric Warburton and Dave Marsden

1 page Torakusu News by Jak Sheedy

1 page Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page oBServations

1 page of Race News by Pete Rhodes on 350cc kits for the CB77

1 page of Honda News including a very good table of carburettor settings for early Honda’s P50 to CB72 including jet sizes, jet needle number, needle clip position, throttle cutaway and float height

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle and ‘Two Stroke’

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July / Aug                                                                     Volume 4 No.4

Cover photo – Front end of a Suzuki M15 Sportsman

Rear cover photo – remainder of the above machine

2 pages News and views by Colin Gibson

1 page Kawasaki News

1 and a quarter pages of oBServations

1 page of Torakusu News by Jak Sheedy

1 page explaining Suzuki part numbers by Don Leeson

2 pages of first motorcycle experiences with a Suzuki M12 by Graham Weeks + double centre page photos of the machine

1 page of Suzuki ‘M’ series history presumably by Graham Weeks

1 page of Honda news by Pete Rhodes dealing with crankshaft overhaul for the twin cylinder models

3 pages on the 1985 A.G.M. by Graham Weeks

1 page report of ‘Motor 100’ at Silverstone celebrating 100 years of the motorized vehicle at which the VJMC was represented

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

Separate 3 page Autojumble

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Sept / Oct                                                                   Volume 4 No.5

Front and rear cover photos of Kawasaki 900

2 pages of News & Views by Colin Gibson

1 and three quarter pages of oBServations

1 and a quarter pages of Honda memories by Pete Rhodes

1 page of Torakusu news

Article by Andy Cross {member E72} on obsolete Yamaha parts from Fowlers of Bristol

Article by Adrian Hoblyn {member E222} on the Devon Rally

Article by Dave Marsden on obtaining parts from dealers during a restoration

Double centre page feature on the Kawasaki Z1 engine and machine specification

1 page article on piston rings

2 pages of Honda News including a further table of carb settings on the larger Honda’s from CB250 to CYB72

1 page of Suzuki news by Don Leeson

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle and ‘Two Stroke’

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Dec ’85                                                                         Volume 4 No.6

Front and rear cover photos of members riding their machines at the Brands Hatch “Motor 100” event. Riders not named but include Don Leeson (Suzuki), Tony Milk (CB92 special), Dennis lodge (Bridgestone GTR) Eric Warburton (CB750) + 5 others I don’t recognise

2 pages of News & Views by Colin Gibson

1 page of Kawasaki news by Machsam

2 page report on the Brands Hatch Festival by “T.M.”

Half page of Race News

Xmas quiz (Japanese motorcycle related)

Profile of the ‘VJMC Member’ (light hearted) with various categories ranging from the New Member to the Smart Arse – author is “Staff Writer”

3 double page spreads of member’s bikes - Alan McIlraith’s

Kawasaki H1R, John Constable’s newly restored Bridgestone GTR,

Les Sands’ Read Titan special (CB72/77 based), CB92’s of Ted Watkins, Colin Gibson and Arthur Booker.

A very young looking Don Leeson with his newly restored Suzuki TC250, John Surtees pictured in front of what looks like an early factory Honda, Pete Rhodes with his CB72 racer, voted best bike at the AGM, Mike Garnett with his newly restored CB72, image of Doug Perkins with a (colour tinted) green face.

Photo of Pete Rhodes new special which is a CB72/77 with a CB450 twin cam cylinder head, Dave Marsden’s Kawasaki H1, Don Leeson’s Suzuki TC250, Chris Thomas’s Kawasaki Avenger, voted Best Japanese at the Belle Vue Show.

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

2 page report from the Belle Vue Show

1 page report from a VJMC member temporarily resident in Maryland, U.S.A.

1 page of Honda News by ‘Ben Bomber’

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two stroke’

4 page separate Autojumble

This edition of the magazine contained 19 pages + the Autojumble

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1986                                                                            Volume 5 No.1

Jan / Feb

Front and rear cover photos of Yamaha YDS road bikes (Yamaha publicity shots}

1 page Intro by Colin Gibson

3 page brief history of the Yamaha TD series of production racing machines with photos and cutaway drawing.

4 page article by John Clarke – “A tale of two YDS5’s” (Part 1) and Part 2 in the same context by Brian Marks – 2 pages

2 pages on homemade special tools to service the Yamaha YDS5 and 6. Armature puller, crankcase separator and crankcase installer

1 page Torakusu News by Jak Sheedy

1 page Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page oBServations

1 page Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page Suzuki News by Don Leeson

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’ 

A4 size separate page listing events in 1986 related to the Club

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Mar / Apr                                                                     Volume 5 No.2

Font and rear cover photos from (I think) the Bristol Show showing the VJMC stand and member’s bikes

1 page News & Views by Colin Gibson

Half page letter from the German section of the VJMC

1 page message from the (then) membership secretary, Gus Gander about the growing membership and the possibility of having to computerise the records in due course

Half page Torakusu News

2 and a half page article by Graham Blunden on the new organisation – “FOHMA”, The Fellowship of Historic Motorcycle Associations.

2 page spread of photos from the Bristol Show, Graham Blunden with his CZ100, Ted Watkin’s CB92 special, CB92’s with Tony Milk’s RC Honda and Dave Metz Honda C71  with Dixie Dean’s Yamaha YDS5

1 page article by Don Leeson “Bristol Revisited”

1 page oBServations  

1 page of Honda News by Pete Rhodes

1 page of Kawasaki News by

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle and ‘Two Stroke’

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May / June                                                                   Volume 5 No.3

This edition is totally dedicated to the exclusion of anything else to the Honda Benly Supersports CB92.

History, model year differences, period adverts, buyers guide and restoration guide.  40 pages in total 

The definitive work on this iconic Honda model

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July / Aug                                                                     Volume 5 No.4

Front and rear cover photos from the Brandon (Suffolk) Show, Dave Jupp with Honda S65 on the front and Thomas Wahle & friends (from Germany) with his Suzuki GT750 plus Chris Holiday’s Suzuki T250 on the rear.

1 page News and Views by Colin Gibson

4 page article on Honda’s in Norway by Knut Hugo Hansen from the Honda Classic Club of Norway

1 page of oBServations

1 page report on the South West Custom and Classic Show by Colin Gibson

Centre pages photo spread on bikes at the Brandon event. 3 Honda’s together, CB72, CB92 and CB160 in line. CB160, CB72 and C72 in line, A Kawasaki Z900 and a Honda CB350 four cylinder

Half page of Kawasaki News

1 page report from the VJMC Rally at Brandon

1 page of Honda news by Pete Rhodes

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

5 page Autojumble

23 page issue inc Autojumble

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Sept / Oct                                                                    Volume 5 No.5

Front and rear cover photos of Kawasaki 3 cylinder advertisement

1 page of News and Views by Colin Gibson

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

2 page report from the Donington Park Classic Fest by Doug Perkins

2 pages of Kawasaki News by Machsam

Eleven and half page profile and history of the Kawasaki H1

1 and a half pages of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page of oBServations

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

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Nov / Dec                                                                     Volume 5 No.6

Front and rear cover photos of a rider on what looks like a Honda CB350 based road racing bike, the picture forms the basis for the Christmas quiz in which readers are invited to name the rider. (the answer was Don Leeson riding a Dixon/ Robb racing school Honda CB250)

1 page News and Views by Colin Gibson

1 page Suzuki News by Don Leeson

2 page photo spread of “Pics from 86” – Greg Holiday’s Honda CB450’s, Keith Newton’s original road test Honda CB750, reg No. YLY 70H, VJMC outing to the Sammy Miller Museum, John Dalton with his Bristol and Belle Vue Best Japanese award winning CB92 and Cz100’s belonging to Graham Blunden and Dennis lodge

7 and a half page profile of the Kawasaki Mach 111 by Doug Perkins

2 page photo spread from VJMC attended shows, VJMC’s first award for Best Stand at the Shepton Mallet show, gallery view at Shepton Mallet, Dave Marsden’s latest Kawasaki triple, Don Leeson and his Suzuki T20 racer and Brands Hatch ‘Best Club Stand’ line up.

1 page of photos from Belle Vue ’86. Pete Rhodes race kitted CB72, Dave Marsden’s early Kawasaki Avenger and Roy Bedson’s Suzuki Stinger

1 page of Honda news by Ben Bomber

1 page of oBServations

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

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1987                                              Volume 6 No.1

Jan / Feb

Front cover photo of the Honda factory at Suzuka, rear cover photo of Arthur Booker on his CB160 racer

2 pages News and Views by Colin Gibson

1 and a half page report on the 1st Southern Classic Bike Show by Graham Blunden

Half page of oBServations

6 page report of a visit to the Honda factory at Hamamatsu and to the Honda museum

2 page article on Arthur Booker’s CB160 Honda racer

1 page report by Graham Blunden on the Brands Hatch Festival of 1000 Bikes

1 page of Race News by Dave Walker

1 page of Kawasaki News (no author attributed)

1 page of Honda news by ben Bomber

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

Articles by ’Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

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Mar / Apr                                                                     Volume 6 No.2

Front and rear cover line drawings of a very little known Japanese manufacturer called Rikuo who produced a motorcycle made under license from Harley Davidson which predictably looked identical to the 750 side valve models.

7 page article on the Rikuo including technical specification and photos

2 pages of News and Views by Colin Gibson

1 page of oBServations by ‘Disc Valve’

1 page of Honda news by Pete Rhodes

1 page of Suzuki News by Bill Wright and don Leeson

1 page of Kawasaki News by Machsam

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

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May / June                                                                   Volume 6 No.3

Front and rear cover photos – Bridgestone Mach II RS-1 twin cylinder 200cc

1 page News & Views by Colin Gibson

1 page history and technical details of a Honda CR71 racing machine from 1959

4 page feature on Bridgestone in the U.S.A., buying and restoring a Bridgestone Mach III RS with photos and technical specification by John L. Sullivan Jr

Double page centre spread on what looks like the Bristol Show (no text information, just pictures} but with 1 page report on the next page.  Machines featured in the photo spread are probably Mike Garnett’s Honda CB77 and various Kawasaki road and race bikes on the stand. There is also a group picture of which Don Leeson may be one (no text)

1 page Kawasaki news by Dave Marsden 

1 page Honda news and technical tips on how to dismantle the Honda C72 / 77 front suspension

1 page oBServations by ‘Disc Valve’

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle and ‘Two Stroke’

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Jul / Aug                                                                      Volume 6 No.4

Front cover photo of a Honda CR72 production racer and on the rear and image of Phil Irving inspecting a CR77 at the 1963 T.T.

1 page News and Views by Colin Gibson

1 page report on the 1987 BMF Rally by Graham Blunden

2 page report on the 1987 A.G.M.

1 page of Racing Snippets by Peter Morey

6 page feature with photos on the Honda CR72

1 page of Honda News

2 page item on riding the Yamaha YR3 attending the A.G.M at Donington by Ray Gale (member E151a)

1 page of oBServations

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of Kawasaki news by Dave Marsden

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle and ‘Two Stroke’

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Sept / Oct                                                                   Volume 6 No.5

Front and rear cover factory advertising photos of the Suzuki Cobra

1 page Intro by Colin Gibson

1 page report on the Leeds Classic and Vintage Show by Don Leeson

1 page report on an incident filled visit to the Sammy Miller Museum

1 page report by Colin Gibson on a run out to the Sammy Miller Museum with other Club members

1 page report by Joe Munford on taking part in the national rally

1 page report by Colin Gibson on taking part in the British Two Stroke Club’s annual Chiltern 100 run on a Bridgestone.

13 page design, development, history, technical specs, model year changes and restoration details on the Suzuki Cobra 

1 page Yamaha News by Bob Kenyon

1 and a half pages of Race news concerning the eligibility of 350 K series Honda’s in Classic / Kennings Tyres series by Pete Morey

1 page Kawasaki news by Dave Marsden

1 page oBServations by Disc valve

1 page Honda News by ben Bomber

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

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Nov / Dec                                                                     Volume 6 No.6

Front cover photo of a Honda C110 being serviced during the successful Maudes Trophy attempt in 1963

Rear cover photo of the Yamaha YDS5E after conversion to a racing machine (see article in this issue}

2 page News and Views by Colin Gibson including a note that membership had reached 500

4 page article ‘Project Racer’ part 1 on the conversion of a Yamaha YDS5E to a road racing machine

1 page article on the 1st Manchester area meeting and the 1st Stafford Classic Bike Show by Don Leeson

6 page article on the successful attempt by Honda U.K. to win the Maudes Trophy using three 50cc Honda’s (with photos)

2 page report on the Brands Hatch Festival of 1000 Bikes by Graham Blunden with photos

1 page of Yamaha News by Will Sleddon

3 pages of Honda News by member Martin Roberts – E382

1 page oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle and ‘Two Stroke’

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1988                                                                            Volume 7 No.1

February (Not Jan / Feb – just February)                    

Front and rear cover pictures of a Honda SL 350 ‘Motorsport’

1 page News and Views by Colin Gibson

3 page conclusion of the ‘Project Racer’ part 2 by Dixie Dean

3 pages of Kawasaki News

9 page article on the Honda Motorsport 350 (an SL350 ‘street scrambler)

1 page report on the 2nd Southern Classic Bike Show by Graham Blunden

1 page report of Race News by Peter Morey

1 page of Yamaha News by Will Sleddon

1 page of oBServations by ‘Disc Valve’

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and Two Stroke’

4 pages of Autojumble and a 1988 events calendar

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April                                                                           Volume 7 No.2

2 page News and Views by Colin Gibson

11 page profile of the Kawasaki W1

2 pages of Race News by Peter Morey

1 page of Yamaha News by Ray Gale

1 page of oBServations by ‘Disc Valve’

2 pages of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of Honda news

1 page article by ‘Two Stroke’

5 page Autojumble

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June                                                                             Volume 7 No.3

1 page News & Views by Colin Gibson

1 page of Yamaha News by Bob Kenyon

1 page of Kawasaki News by Machsam

6 page restoration (2 pages of photos) of a Yamaha YR3

2 pages of news from the North West

1 page of Race News by Peter Morey

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

Articles by ‘Torque Wrench and Throttle’ and ‘Two Stroke’

4 pages of Autojumble

1 page of 1988 Events

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August                                                                          Volume 7 No.4

No front cover photo as almost the whole issue is dedicated to “Restoration Information”

Articles on painting, blast cleaning, paint refinishing, sources of spares etc.

2 pages of News and Views by Colin Gibson. This was to be the last of Colin’s contributions as he stepped down with Peter Morey taking over the role from this issue forward.

2 pages on how to interpret Suzuki part numbers and model codes by Don Leeson followed by 2 pages of model codes in ascending order (starting with 000)  followed by 1 page of Suzuki models from 1957 through to 1977 with notes on various modifications during production

4 pages of Honda model codes, mostly motorcycles but some cars listed also. List compiled by Graham Blunden.

1 and a half pages of how to read Bridgestone model codes.

6 pages (including the rear cover) of a very detailed analysis of the various Japanese motorcycle manufactures models in relation to frame and engine numbers for example a 1962 CB72 would have a frame number range from CB72E – 21001 to 211880 and an engine number from CB72 20001 to 21881.  The Honda’s are covered in 1 page, Yamaha’s in 2 pages and the Kawasaki’s in 3 pages.

4 and a half pages of Autojumble. Excluding Autojumble, this issue has 32 pages

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October                                                                      Volume 7 No.5

Completely plain front and rear covers

1 page ‘From the Editor’ (now Peter Morey) apologising for the lateness of the issue due in some part to a U.K. post workers strike at the time

2 pages of News & Views

4 and a half page article by Colin Day on the restoration of various Yamaha 250’s he had owned

Half page report on the Northampton Show in 1988 by Machsam

1 page report on the 1988 Festival of 1000 Bikes by Graham Blunden

1 page report by Graham Blunden on the Battersea Park Fun day, a purely motorcycle related day organised by 15 dealers in the London area

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

2 page reprint from ‘Motor Cycle’ magazine from 10th October 1963 on a Suzuki survey – basically a review of the various Suzuki models available at that time.

1 page of oBServations

2 pages of Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page article by ‘Two stroke’

2 and a half pages of Autojumble

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December                                                                     Volume 7 No.6

1 and a half pages ‘From the Editor’ by Peter Morey

1 page report on the 1988 A.G.M.

5 page article reprinted (and translated) from a French magazine which is largely an overview of Honda’s first entry into the European markets from 1959

1 page of North West news

1 page report on the Lakeland Run by Don Leeson

1 page of Honda News by Colin Gibson

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 and a half pages of oBServations by Disc Valve

Article by ‘Two Stroke’

2 pages by Don Leeson on forthcoming events for 1989

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1989                                                                            Volume 8 No.1

February

Plain front and rear covers

1 page ‘From the Editor’

10 page article with technical specs and photos on the 350cc Kawasaki S2

4 page ‘Machsam’s Almanac’ for 1989

1 page of Kawasaki News

1 page report by John Wyatt on the 2nd Leeds Show

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of Honda News by Colin Gibson

1 page of oBServations

1 page of Yamaha News by Bob Kenyon

Torque Wrench and Throttle article by ‘Two Stroke’

6 page Autojumble

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Mar / Apr                                                                    Volume 8 No.2

Front cover photo of ‘someone’ riding a CZ100 on the road with St Paul’s Cathedral in the background

Rear cover photo of 2 Cz100’s plus a Honda brochure print of the CZ100 showing the new price (at that time) of £67. 15 shillings and 5 pence (£67.75 for younger members)

1 page with 2 photos of the Chiltern 100 Run

1 page News & Views by Ray Gale with the news of a change of Editor. Peter Morey is standing down and the responsibility is passing to Graham Blunden

1 page ‘From the Editor’ – an introduction by Graham Blunden of his background with the VJMC.

4 page article by Colin Gibson on the Honda CZ100 ‘Monkey Bike’ with 2 and a half pages of photos. History, specification and some restoration topics are included

1 page report on the 3rd Southern Classic Bike Show by Graham Blunden

2 page report on the 1988 Chiltern 100 Run by Ray Gale

2 page (1 text, 1 photo’s) of the 52nd Pioneer Run

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of oBServations by ‘Disc Valve’

1 page of Honda news from Colin Gibson

1 page of racing News by Phil Allen

1 page announcing the VJMC AGM for 1989 will be at the Blue Bell Hotel at Halsall near Southport on July 8th and 9th

1 page of photos from the Battersea Park Fun Day – member’s bikes in line and unknown person on a CZ100.

4 page Autojumble

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May / June                                                                  Volume 8 No.3

Front cover photo of Luigi Taveri riding an early factory 4 cylinder racing machine at Donington Park on the occasion of the 1st VJMC AGM  1982

Rear cover photos of (1) Pete Rhodes with his award winning race kitted CB72 at Shelve in 1985 and (2) Dave Jupp with his Best Honda and Best Bike awards at the AGM at Brandon in 1985.

Inside front cover a photo of Club members and their bikes from the VJMC AGM at Stanford Hall in 1983. Members are - Keith Newton: Honda CB92, John Steele: Yamaha YDS6, Don Leeson: Suzuki T500, Dennis Lodge: Bridgestone GTR and Doug Perkins: Kawasaki H1A.

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

3 pages of News & Views by Graham Blunden

3 pages by Colin Gibson charting the history of the VJMC AGM sites 1982 – Donnington Park.

1983 - Stanford Hall

1984 - Stanford Hall

 1985 – Shelve

1986 – Thetford

1987 –

1988 – Dorset

1 page with 2 photos from the 1986 AGM in Suffolk – Paul Hewitt with a Z900 and Thomas Wahle from Germany with a 3 cylinder GT750 Suzuki

1 page of Honda news by Ben Bomber

2 pages of member’s bikes from the 1984 AGM at Stanford Hall. John Steele’s YDS6, A line up of 4 Kawasaki two strokes, 3 CB750’s of Eric Warburton, Keith Newton and Paul Dittman and also a photo of a Honda CB125, owner unknown

1 page of Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page of 2 photos from 1987 Buxton, Derbyshire. Dave Marsden, Kawasaki and a line-up of various Honda’s

2 pages of Suzuki News from Don Leeson.

2 pages of oBServations with a photo of John Constable’s GTR at the 1985 AGM at Shelve   

2 pages of Yamaha News by Ray Gale and Dixie Dean

1 page regarding the election of officers to the various Club positions

1 page with 2 photos from 1988 event at Ringwood. (1) a CB72 or 77 in sprinting trim and Graham Blunden repairing his CZ100

6 page Autojumble

Loose leaf Nomination Form for positions in the Club for 1989 including Chairman, Secretary, Membership Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor and Public Relations.  

20 pages + Autojumble

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Jul / Aug                                                                      Volume 8 No.4

Font cover photo – member’s bikes on Brighton seafront in March, looks like a CB72 / 77 and a Suzuki 500 twin

Rear cover is of incomparable Mike Hailwood on a 6 cylinder Honda. It is not captioned but I know it to be from the 1967 Junior TT and the photo was taken at the Gooseneck.    Magnificent !

Inside the front cover are 2 photos from the 1989 AGM at Halsall. They are of Don Leeson’s GT750 and Phil Heskith’s Bridgestone 175.

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

2 pages of News & Views by Graham Blunden

6 page review of 2 motorcycle shows, the Stafford Show and the West of England Show by Colin Gibson.

1 page of 2 photos from Stafford. One of Dave Ayesthorpe’s Police spec (all white) CP77 and a CB750 on a revolving roundabout (reg No. is YMF 11H), the other from the West of England show with 3 Kawasaki’s on the stand plus one of 3 monkey bikes.

2 pages of oBServations with a photo of Dennis Lodge’s Bridgestone 90 at the AGM.

Centre page spread of photos from the 1989 AGM at Halsall. (1) a line-up of member’s bikes while taking a break on the Saturday’s run. (2) Clive and Don Leeson’s Suzuki’s, a T20 and a TC250 (3) Furthest travels award shows a photo of a 350 Yamaha which had covered 315 miles from Edinburgh – members name not given and (4) “Mr Bridgestone” on a 90cc model.

3 page report, with one more photo page, of the AGM.

1 page report on the North West section Club Run – April 1989

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page of Yamaha News by Ray Gale

1 page of Honda News from Ben Bomber

2 pages from the Brands Hatch Superprix – 1 page text and 2 photos on the other page of the six cylinder factory Honda

4 page Autojumble

1 page of 1990 events + directions to the AGM at Wellingborough

1 page nomination form for 1990 Club officers

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Sept / Oct                                                                   Volume 8 No.5

Front cover Bridgestone publicity photo of the 175 Dual Twin and the Hurricane Scrambler

Rear cover photo of a Bridgestone 175 Dual Twin with specification for the 175DT and 175 HS

Photos of member’s bikes inside the front cover (1 - John Starkey’s Yamaha RD200 and Graham Weeks on his Bridgestone DT175.

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

2 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

6 page feature on the Bridgestone Dual Twin by Graham Weeks including photos and engine analysis

Centre page spread of VJMC members bikes during the Chiltern 100 Run and a line up of members machines at the Festival of 100 Bikes at Brands Hatch.

2 page report from the Festival of 1000 Bikes 1989 by Tony Milk

1 page with a new feature “It’s your Word” which is for member’s reports, letters or generally anything of interest to other members.

1 page report by Colin Gibson on the British Two Stroke Jamboree

1 page profile of the Yamaha RD200 development and user experience by John Starkey

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page of Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page recording the VJMC Statement of Accounts showing all the various income and expenditure and recording a surplus as of August 1989 of £2591:75 (by Graham Weeks)

Article on driving tests by ‘Two Stroke’

Inside the rear cover, photo of the Police spec Honda at Brands Hatch Festival and a still shot of a restored Yamaha YDS7

4 page Autojumble

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Nov / Dec                                                                     Volume 8 No.6

Front cover photo of a Suzuki T20 (HOD 68E)

Rear cover photo of a Suzuki T10, reproduced from a Suzuki advert – price is shown as £219 guinea’s  (about £230)

Inside the front cover, 2 rare bikes. (1) A Yamaha YR2, there is a note saying the engine was a YR1 and (2) Dave Metz’s 1960 Honda C71

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

1 page News and Views by “Eight Stroke”

4 page feature on owning and riding the Bridgestone ‘Dual Twin’

2 page review of the BTSC Chiltern 100 Run by Trevor Kirk

A 2 page review of the VJMC – 10 Years on by Graham Weeks based on the premise that the Club was in fact started in the USA in June 1979.

1 page article ‘How NOT to balance multiple carbs’ by Phil D’Arcy

6 page article (4 pages text and 2 of photo’s) on members taking part in the Brands Hatch ‘Superprix’ by Dixie Dean

2 pages of Yamaha News by Ray Gale

1 page of Honda news by Ben Bomber

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

Torque Wrench and Throttle page by ‘Two Stroke’

3 pages of Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page contribution from a Danish member – Anders Olsen

1 page listing the current Club Experts and Officers

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from the Chiltern 100 Run, one of Graham Weeks’ BS90 and the second of a line up of members bikes

7 pages of Autojumble

List of 1989 Events

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1990                                                                            Volume 9 No.1

Jan / Feb

Front cover photo of Suzuki T250J, looks like a Suzuki publicity shot

Rear cover More T250J shots and a brief specification

Inside front cover photo of members bikes prior to the start of the 1989 national rally

1 page loose leaf of 1990 Events

2 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

5 page article by Howard Atkin on the purchase and rebuild of a Suzuki T250J

3 pages of Machsam’s Almanac

1 page “From Our Correspondent” by ‘Eight Stroke’

4 page feature by Ray Gale on taking part in the 1989 National Rally

1 page oBServations by Disc valve

1 page of Yamaha News by Ray Gale

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

Torque Wrench and Throttle page by ‘Two Stroke’

Inside the rear cover – 2 ‘What is it? Photos. One of a 3 cylinder two stroke engine and the other of a small capacity Yamaha twin asking ‘what is the engine capacity’

7 page Autojumble and 1 page of Club Experts and Services

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Mar /Apr                                                                      Volume 9 No.2

Front cover photo taken from ground level looking at the rear of a CB750 (YLY 70H)

Inside the front cover, 2 photos with a ‘Who is it’ caption. The top one is Tommy Robb riding a Works Suzuki 50 very probably at the T.T. and the second is of Sammy Miller riding an early Honda RC145 (125cc)

3 pages of News and Views

2 pages ‘From The Editor’ by Graham Blunden

6 page in depth analysis of the Honda CB750 by Colin Gibson and Graham Blunden

2 page article by Colin Gibson on the CR750, the race kitted version of the early CB750’s. One of these memorably won the 1970 Daytona 200 event which provided a massive springboard for the sale of the road going versions in the U.S.A. and subsequently Worldwide. On page 14 of this issue is a front cover photo of the October 1970 edition of the American magazine “Cycle” which features an article on the full CB750 race kit. The conversion kit is explained in detail inside the magazine. I bought this magazine (new in 1970) for 20p and it remains one of my most well read magazines.

 

2 pages of Yamaha News by Ray Gale

1 page of Suzuki News by Clive Leeson

1 page of Racing News by Tony Milk

4 pages of Kawasaki News from Machsam

2 pages covering the location and directions to the 1990 AGM

1 page “From your correspondent”, author unknown

1 page “It’s your Word” with letters from John Dalton and Will Sleddon

Torque Wrench and Throttle Article by ‘Two Stroke’

Inside the rear cover are 2 photos. The top one is of a motorcycle which I do not recognise, if it’s Japanese I have never seen one before and the bottom one looks to be a very early road going Yamaha probably a 250.

Rear cover photo is a reprint of the November 1970 edition of Motor Cyclist Illustrated magazine which shows Peter Darvill competing on his CB750 at a production race at Snetterton. He was quite successful on this bike in the early ‘70’s long distance Endurance races. Peter passed away in 2016

6 pages of Autojumble

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May / June                                                                  Volume 9 No 3

Front cover photo is of what looks like a Japanese rider on a Yamaha 250 twin in ‘Enduro’ spec

Inside the front cover are 2 photos, one of member’s bikes at Tippet’s 30 year celebration and the other of Chris Child’s restored Kawasaki H1 at Stafford.

1 page ‘From the Editor’ by Graham Blunden.

2 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

7 page article on the history of the Yamaha 250cc racer story with the evolution from factory machines to production racers.

1 page ‘It’s Your Word‘ - letters from members

2 page review of the 1990 Stafford Show with photos of Graham weeks’ BS90 and Doug Perkins Kawasaki GA2

2 pages of Yamaha News by Ray Gale

1 page of Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page Torque Wrench and Throttle article by ‘Two Stroke’

2 pages of oBServations

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of Club Officers names / addresses

Inside the rear cover – 2 photos of members bikes at the 1990 Pioneer Run. (10 – a YAS1 Yamaha and (2) – Dave Jupp’s Suzuki T250J

Rear cover – reprint from Yamaha brochure of a Yamaha YDS5 with basic technical specs.

4 page Autojumble

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Jul / Aug                                                                      Volume 9 No.4

Front cover picture is a Kawasaki publicity shot of a Kawasaki KH250

Inside the front cover are 2 photos from the AGM – 1 Clive Leeson and Graham Blunden on Monkey bikes and 2 – Tom Schupbach perusing some Autojumble at an unknown event

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

2 pages of News & Views by Graham Blunden

5 page article on owning, riding and restoring a Kawasaki KH250 by Nick Carter

1 and a half page article by member Phil D’Arcy on machines he has owned

2 pages “From our Correspondent” by ‘Eight Stroke’

4 pages ‘The 1990 AGM Report’ from Colin Gibson including 2 pages of members bikes at the event. Graham Head’s Yamaha CS5, Colin Dicken’s YDS6, Clive Leeson’s mini bike ‘racer’ and Dixie Dean’s and Clive Leeson’s Yamaha racing bikes

1 page Statement of Account 1989 – 1990 by Graham Weeks

1 page of Kawasaki News

1 page of photos from the Clay Cross Kawasaki Day

1 page of Honda News from Ben Bomber

1 page of oBServations

1 page of Racing News from John Dalton

1 page of Suzuki News from Don Leeson

1 page (of 2 photo’s) from the AGM. 1 – Pete Wilford’s KH400, Best Kawasaki and 2 – a Bridgestone 90 with a Fuji (?) in the background

1 page Torque Wrench and Throttle by ‘Two Stroke’

Inside the rear cover, head and shoulders photos of Club Officers – Colin Gibson, Graham Weeks, John Dalton, Ray Gale, Don Leeson and Graham Blunden

Rear cover photo of a reprinted Kawasaki KH250 brochure with technical specifications

6 pages of Autojumble

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Sept / Oct                                                                   Volume 9 No.5

Front cover photo of the Yamaha 200 CS3E 

Inside the front cover ’Honda’s on Show’ Norwegian member Knut Hugo Hansen showing his Honda’s at a show in Norway and image of a CB450 with Greg Holliday on board

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

2 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

3 pages report on the 1990 Chiltern 100 Run with 1 page of photos

2 page report on the Brands Hatch Festival with photos of Pete Shave on his CB160 and Dixie Dean on his Yamaha

1 photo page of the 1990 Tiddler Run showing Phil D’Arcy’s Honda C102 and members looking at a Honda SS125

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

3 pages of Yamaha News by Ray Gale

2 pages of Suzuki News from Don Leeson

2 pages of Kawasaki News by Doug Perkins

Torque Wrench and Throttle article by ‘Two Stroke’

Photos from Brands Hatch Festival, Eddie Thorpe’s Yamaha YR3 and Graham Head’s Yamaha TR3 – this is in fact a TR2 Yamaha – the engine side cover is different to the TR3, it has magneto ignition whereas the TR3’s were electronic and lastly there is a chrome trim on the side of the seat base, the TR2 had one – the TR3 didn’t.

Rear cover photo of a Yamaha advert for the CS3E

4 pages of Autojumble

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Nov / Dec                                                                    Volume 9 No.6

Front cover photo of member Dave Barton at a rally standing behind  his CB72 / 77

Inside the front cover, “members enjoying themselves” photo’s, one of Joe Munford at the Blue Bell and one of John Kenworthy in Germany

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

2 pages of News and Views from Graham Blunden

1 page of Suzuki News from Don Leeson

1 page of Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page letter from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association to thank the Club for a £200:00 donation which was raised by selling surplus parts given to the Club by Rex Judd Ltd.

1 page of oBServations

2 pages of photo’s, 1 set from the Bolton Show showing the Club stand and one of a ‘special’ CR93 which seems to have a non-standard frame / tank and seat. The other set from members outings to The Tan Hill Inn in September and one of Don Leeson in Germany.

1 page article by Steve Smethurst on a new process for cleaning aluminium castings which seems expensive (for 1990) at £177:00 for a four cylinder engine

3 page article on the restoration of a Yamaha RD200DX by Shaun Farrelly

2 page Road Racing article by Dixie Dean

2 pages of photos from road racing meetings, (1) Doug Perkins with an H1 with expansion boxes fitted (2) Clive Leeson at speed on a T20 (3) Peter Thorne at Cadwell Park and (4) Peter Thorne again after a race win

4 page article by Mike and Hellen Ayriss about taking part in a rally in Holland riding C200 and S90 Honda’s.

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’, letters from members about their experiences

2 pages of looking at the various worldwide branches of the VJMC by Colin Gibson.

Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) an early Suzuki GT380 and (2) a Monkey bike held on a bracket in front of the front bumper of a Transit van (the monkey bikes probably worth more than the Transit now!)

Rear cover photos of John Starkey’s Yamaha TSA1 and the only 2 Japanese bikes entered in the VMCC West Kent Run

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1991                                            Volume 10 No.1

Jan / Feb                                                                   

Front cover photo of Honda CB400 Four

Inside the front cover 2 photos from events in 1990 (1) Graham Head pushing a Suzuki V4 125 works bike at the 1000 Bike Festival and (2) Sammy Miller presenting a trophy to Graham for his YR2 at the Kempton event.

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

1 page News and Views from Graham Blunden

13 page profile, owning experience and detailed model overview of the Honda CB400/4 including 4 and a half pages of photos

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page of Yamaha News by Ray Gale

3 page article (including photo’s) by member Martin C Hyde on machines he had owned

3 pages of Machsam’s 4th Almanac by Machsam

Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) John Starkey’s Yamaha YAS1 and (2) a general line up of member’s bikes at unnamed meeting

Rear cover – Honda publicity photos of the 400/4 with Japanese text

8 page Autojumble

1 page of forthcoming 1991 events

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Mar / Apr                                                                   Volume 10 No.2

Front cover picture of the Lilac LS-18 250cc motorcycle

Inside the front cover – 2 photos of members stalls at unnamed shows

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

2 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

8 page profile (including pictures} of the Lilac LS-18, a little known manufacturer in the U.K. but an interesting 250cc ‘V’ twin (like a Guzzi)

2 page article by Gus Gander on finding, buying and starting to restore a Lilac

3 page report by Colin Gibson on the 1st VJMC Autojumble

1 page ‘It’s your Word’ by Malcolm Anderson

2 pages ‘From Our Correspondent’ by “8 Stroke”

1 page report by Gus Gander on the VJMC at the Bristol Show, also on this page a photo of a Honda CR110 (50cc) production racing machine with a caption that the reputed value was more than £15,000:00 – in 1991

2 page article by Bob Taylor about his racing year on a Suzuki Super Six including a ride in the Classic M.G.P. with his Son, Alan, riding

1 page of oBServations 

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

A 1 page advert placed by Tippett’s Motors of Surbiton promoting their Honda motorcycle business (is this the 1st time a dealer has placed an advert in the magazine?

1 page of Kawasaki News by Doug Perkins

1 page of Yamaha News by Stuart Matthews

7 page article by Don Leeson on his and John Kenworthy’s trip to “Das Buffeltreffen zu Berlin” a rally in Germany

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from the Tiddler Run, (1) members resting by the roadside and (2) a photo of a member’s [Pete?] Honda CB175

Rear cover photos of the Lilac LS-18 with technical specs

10 pages of Autojumble (first time to reach double figures I think)

2 pages of Events for 1991

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May / June                                                                 Volume 10 No.3

Front cover photo of VJMC and Honda Owners Club members together at Honda U.K. headquarters in Chiswick

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of Gus Gander’s Honda’s on the VJMC stand at the Bristol Show. (1) His CB92 and (2) His CB72 which won an award

1 page From the Editor by Graham Blunden

3 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

1 page article promoting the 1991 AGM by Doug Perkins

1 page article announcing that the VJMC now has 1000 members with an accompanying article on the 1000th member – Mike Hunnisett with photos of him and his Kawasaki Z1

1 page of Kawasaki News by Machsam

2 page article by “Arnie” on buying his 2 Kawasaki’s – a Z650 and a Z1B

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

3 pages of Honda news by Ben Bomber

4 page report with photos of the Kempton Show

8 page report with photos of the 1991 Stafford Show

7 page conclusion of the”Das Buffeltreffen zu Berlin” rally by Don Leeson

Rear cover photo of the ‘Wasserbuffel – Club badge and a Suzuki watercooled 750

Another 10 page Autojumble

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Jul / Aug                                                                    Volume 10 No.4

Front cover photo of ‘Arnie’ and his Kawasaki Z650 with his award at the Clay Cross Open Day

Inside the front cover – Honda’s at the AGM. “Best Honda”, Dave Jupp’s CD175 and members looking at Ted Watkins CB92

2 pages From the Editor by Graham Blunden

2 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

7 page report including Statement of the Clubs accounts for 1990 / 1991 on the 1991 AGM and rally

3 page report by ‘Rotarian’ on the 1990 Tan Hill Run

3 page article by “Ray C. Porter” (?) on members Road Racing activities

Centre page spread of a painting by Rod Organ showing Mike Hailwood on the 297 Honda ‘6’ leading Phil Read on the Yamaha RD05 4 cylinder factory Yamaha during the 1968 Hutchinson 100 meeting

3 page article by a member from Finland, Keijo Virtanen on his long association with Honda’s

3 page ‘It’s your Word’ letters from members    

2 pages of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page of Yamaha News by Graham Head

1 page of Kawasaki News by ‘Arnie’

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of oBServations by Graham

Torque Wrench and Throttle article by ‘Two stroke’

1 page of photos of members riding their Monkey bikes – John Haggis and Colin Gibson

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of members with their machines. Howard Atkin with his GT750 Suzuki and Pete Walford with his Kawasaki H1A.

Rear cover, photos of bikes from the AGM. Graham Head’s Yamaha L2 and Malcolm Anderson’s Kawasaki S2A

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Sept / Oct                                                                Volume 10 No.5

Front cover picture of Soichiro Honda who passed away on Monday August 5th 1991 aged 84.  His contribution to the World of motorcycling can never be under estimated or over praised.

Inside the front cover, members bikes at Brands Hatch. A Kawasaki H2 and Dixie Dean with 2 competition Yamaha’s

3 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

5 pages report (with photos) on the 1991 National Rally by Howard Atkin

6 page report with photos of the West Kent Run and the Festival of 1000 Bikes event

3 page feature “Well That’s My Story” by Chris Childs on how his collection of Japanese motorcycles happened

4 page article on Catalogue Collecting by Colin Gibson

A centre page double spread of a Honda publicity shot of a Honda C110 and  C111 – interestingly both motorcycles have white painted fuel tanks which makes them very early 3 speed models, probably 1960.  (U.K. models had chrome side panels to the tanks)

4 page article with photos by Graham Blunden on the Chiltern 100 Run    

1 page of Road racing news from Mallory Park, June 23rd by Ray C. Porter

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page of Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page of Honda News with an obituary to Soichiro Hoda

1 page of Yamaha News by Graham Head

3 page feature – “My Bikes” by Australian member Mick Bulman who list the 25 vintage Japanese motorcycles he owns

Inside the rear cover – a sad looking Honda CB450 for sale in an   autojumble and also a restored CB450 belonging to member Tony Eldridge

Rear cover, road racing action photo from Mallory Park of Alan Beck leading Don Lesson, both on 250 Suzuki’s

8 pages of Autojumble

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Nov / Dec                                                                   Volume 10 No.6

Front cover photo of Ted Viddler sat on a Honda CB72 or 77 at Brands Hatch

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of “Tiddlers Out & About”. Colin’s (Gibson?) U50 and a line-up of member’s bikes ‘Taking a break at Pewsey’

4 pages of News & Views by Graham Blunden

1 page preview of the 1992 VJMC Autojumble by Howard Atkin

4 page article by Michael Trees on a “Honda 90 Marathon”. This event, organised by Michael was a 4 person John O’Groats to Land’s End (870 miles) non-stop ride on a Honda CM90 in aid of a local Hospice who had looked after John’s late Father. The journey was completed in 23 hours and 59 minutes (!) at an average speed of 36mph and 87mpg.

2 page report on the South Wales Classic Show by Cliff Bradshaw

2 page report on the 1991 Tiddler Run by Graham Blunden

5 page article by brothers Arthur and Alan Patterson on rebuilding 2 CB92’s for a trip to the 1991 T.T.

1 page article titled ‘The Chequered Flag’ on the Brands Hatch Superprix on July 13th / 14th by Ray C. Porter   

Centre pages picture spread of members at the 1991 GM Rally (1) Mike Garnet & Pete Thorne on their Yamaha racing machines (2) Dave White and his Kawasaki (3) Doug Perkins in conversation and (4) Colin Gibson with 10 trophies

3 page article on “My Bikes” by John Kenworthy and Phil Hesketh both listing and describing bikes they currently own.

2 pages “From Our Correspondant” by Graham Blunden. A report on various VJMC events    

A 7 page tribute to Soichiro Honda who passed away recently by Graham Blunden

2 pages of ‘Yamamusings’ by Graham Head with 1 page of photos of a Yamaha TA125 and an LS-2

Rear cover quiz, 2 photos of engines - first one is a Yamaha 250 YDS7 and the 2nd is a Marusho Magnum flat twin (like a BMW)

8 pages of Autojumble

Also with this Newsletter is a 12 page VJMC Members Handbook which provides information of meetings and events, the Newsletter, Club Experts, VJMC Worldwide, Spares and Service, Insurance, Club regalia and Club Officers

Also, separate to that is a VJMC membership Card for the Year 

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1992

Jan / Feb                                                                    Volume 11 No.1

Front cover photo of Doug Perkins on his Kawasaki Samuari in 1976

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of members and their bikes, John Burton on his CB92 and Dave Ayesthorpe with his Honda Juno

3 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden including a 1 page DVLA registration update by Don Leeson

1 page report by Graham Blunden on the 1991 Bolton Show

1 page report + 1 page of photos by John Starkey on the Southern Run. Photos are of Ian Piggot’s Kawasaki H2 and Graham Head’s YDS7

3 page article by Doug Perkins, ‘20 Years with the Marque’ Kawasaki’s of course

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

Centre page photo spread of member’s bikes from the Southern Run (1) a watercooled Suzuki 750, and (2) a pair of Yamaha YG1’s

From the Bolton Show (1) Howard Atkin’s GT750 and (2) John Wyatt’s Honda CB750

2 pages of oBServations by Disc Valve with a photo of Graham Weeks’s Bridgestone Dual Twin

The Chequered Flag, a 2 page road racing update by Ray C. Porter

1 page article ‘My Bikes’ from a member in France

1 page of (2) photo’s from the Bolton Show

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

Inside the rear cover, “Members on the Run” 2 photos of members and their bikes (1) Brian Potter on his ACC100 and Ron King on his GT125 and (2) Les Maddison with his Honda SS125

8 pages of Autojumble and 2 and a half pages of forthcoming 1992 events

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Mar / Apr                                                                  Volume 11 No.2

Front cover photo looks like quite an early CB92 possibly taken in the Isle of Man, perhaps 1959 but there is a CB72 in the background so perhaps not

Inside the front cover 2 photos from Clay Cross 1991. (1) an unknown member’s Kawasaki H2 750 and (2) a CB350/4 between 2 Kawasaki’s

5 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

1 page letter from Colin Gibson on judging bikes at shows

5 page feature on Honda at the 1959 T.T. by John Burton

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

2 pages of Kawasaki News from French member Pierre Ducloux

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page oBServaitons by Disc Valve    

2 pages of Yamaha News by Graham Head about a Yamaha TD1C engined sprint bike he had acquired which was originally built by Des Heckle who was one of the leading sprinters in the late 60’s / early 70’s

1 page report on the VJMC Jumble at Wellingborough by “S. Oldout”

1 page of road racing news by Ray C. Porter

1 page “From our Correspondant” by ‘8 stroke’

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ – letters from members

2 pages of ‘My Bikes’ by Steve Gayton

4 page article (Part 1) by Pete Rhodes on fitting a Honda CB450 cylinder head to a CB77 bottom end to make a D.O.H.C. engine (similar to a CR77)

Inside the rear cover photo’s (1) a general view of a crowded autojumble and (2) Dennis Lodge looking vacant as he holds what looks like a CB72 cylinder head

Rear cover photos of early Japanese riders at the 1959 TT  (1) Naomi Tanaguchi – finished 6th and Giichi Suzuki who finished 7th

12 Pages of Autojumble + 3 pages of events for 1992   

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May / June                                                                Volume 11 No.3

Front cover photo of ‘John’ arriving at the 1992 Pioneer Run on his Honda 90 - sorry, don’t know who ‘John’ is

Inside the front cover, 2 more photo’s from the Pioneer Run (1) a clean Suzuki GS1000 and (2) an almost original Kawasaki H1 with the owner

5 pages of News and Views

2 pages ‘The Chairman’s Word’ by Colin Gibson

6 pages on the 1992 Stafford Show (with 4 photos) by Graham Blunden

2 pages of text and 4 pages of photo’s from the 1992 Kempton Show

4 pages of oBServations including 1 and a half pages of photo’s including their 500cc twin cylinder G.P. machine

1 page of Honda news by Ben Bomber

1 page of Kawasaki News by Doug Perkins

1 page of Yamaha News by Graham Head

1 page of ‘Your Pictures’ (1) from Finnish member Keijo Virtanen of his CB77 and (2) a 500 Suzuki from Bo Larson of Sweden

3 pages of photo’s from the Stafford Show including one of Don Leeson on the Suzuki factory RS67 125 ‘V’ four

2 photo’s inside the rear cover (1) a Monkey bike chained to a BSA A10 and (2) a Suzuki RL 250 ‘Trials type’ bike

Rear cover photo quiz – What is it? (1) Close up picture of a two stroke engined machine and (2) another close up picture of a twin cylinder two stroke engine bike  Answers are:- (1) a Yamaha YDT1 and (2) a Yamaha YAS1C, a YAS1 with high level pipes 

11 pages of Autojumble plus a map to the 1992 AGM venue in Northampton

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Jul / Aug                                                                    Volume 11 No.4

Front cover photo of a Yamaha YCS1 on the Kent Run in May, inside the front cover, (1) a photo of a line up of members bikes and (2) the members having a break at the pub

3 pages of News and Views from Graham Blunden

6 page report from the 1992 VJMC AGM and a 2 page report on the 1991 / 92 Club Accounts

3 page ‘Machsam’s 5th Almanac    

2 page ‘From Our Correspondant’ reports from Club events

Centre pages photo spread from the 1991 AGM. (1) Brian’s [?] Honda CB50 special (2) line up of members bikes (3) Dave Marsden’s 750 Kawasaki 3 and (4) a trio of triples, 3 750 Suzuki’s

3 page article by Graham Blunden on a trip to DK Spares, a motorcycle shop/ breakers (location not revealed) this company seemed to have solely Japanese machines

7 page article by Don Leeson ‘The Chequered Flag’ on a Mallory Park track day. 2 pages of text and 5 of photos

1 page of Yamaha News by Graham Head

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

2 pages of Honda News by Ben Bomber

2 photos inside the rear cover from the Mallory Park event (1) a Kawasaki A7R and (2) a Kawasaki H1 sprinter

Rear cover photo’s – answers to the quiz from the last Newsletter

12 pages of Autojumble  

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An additional letter was sent to all members by Graham Blunden dated August 1992 to remind them of the planned Autojumble in Leeds asking for volunteers to assist on the day.

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Sept / Oct                                                                 Volume 11 No.5

Font cover photo of Dave Ayesthorpe (Mr Honda!) sat on a Bridgestone

Inside the front cover, 2 photos from the 1000 Bikes event (1) an overhead shot showing 5 of the 8 CB72/77’s on show and (2) visitors looking at Greg Holliday’s Marusho

4 pages of News & Views by Graham Blunden including an item reprinted from “Bike SA” of a fully working CBX 6 cylinder engine in a BMX CYCLE frame complete with BMX wheels and brake block type brakes – with the caption of ‘anything is possible’

2 pages of text and 2 pages of photo’s from the 1992 Tiddler Run

2 page (one text and 1 photo) of the Yeovil Festival by Colin Gibson

1 page of Yamaha News by Graham Head

3 pages of Honda News by member Graham Williams on his Honda 175 ownership experiences

14 pages of Autojumble integral with the magazine (i.e. – stapled in, not loose)

1 and a quarter page report on the West Kent Run in 1992 by Graham Blunden

12 page article by Graham Blunden visiting a seat restoration company describing the processes necessary to rebuild a seat.

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from the Tiddler Run

Rear cover photos of a track day at Mallory Park, showing Doug Perkins taking to the grass and then picking the bike up off its side.

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Nov / Dec                                                                   Volume 11 No. 6

For some reason I have 2 copies of this edition

This edition is the 1st one with full colour front and rear covers

Front cover photo is of German members Thomas Wahle’s customised watercooled Suzuki 750

Inside the front cover a pair of Yamaha’s (1) a CS-3 [200cc]

And (2) a YDS-6 350cc,**(actually 250cc)** both machines belonging to Dave Jupp

4 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

3 pages by Pete Rhodes continuing the story of his D.O.H.C. CB77 conversion

3 pages (1 text and 2 photo) report by Graham Blunden of the 1992 Bolton Show

5 page article on a visit to Japan by Colin Cherry including a visit to Honda’s Suzuka plant

1 page of 2 photos of members racing their bikes (1) John Lenton on a Yamaha TD1c and Dixie Dean on his YDS5

9 page ‘integral’ Autojumble section

1 page of 2 photos from the Somerset Run, Les Maddison surveying a row of Honda’s and a close up of a CB450 /500 fuel tank

6 page ‘It’s Your Word’ section with member’s letters

2 pages of Suzuki News by Howard Atkin

2 pages of Kawasaki News by Machsam

1 page of oBServations by Disc valve

2 pages of Honda News by Ben Bomber + an additional page - Honda’s seen in 1992 featuring Dave Foster’s CD175 and Ron Perkins 1962 CB72

1 page of 2 photos from the 2nd 1992 Jumble

Inside the rear cover more colour photos of members bikes, Dave Metz’s 1960 Honda C71 and Chris Childs **(actually this is Ian Piggots bike}** Kawasaki H1

Rear cover, colour photos again of Mike Garnett on his Yamaha road racing machine and a Honda CZ100 with a stuffed bear sat on it

** The faults in attributing owners names to the wrong machines were corrected in the next issue so I have included them here **

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1993                                                                         Volume 12 No.1

Jan / Feb

Front cover photo is an early (about 61 or 62) Honda publicity shot of a CB72.   Cover photo is in black and white.

Inside the front cover are 2 photos from the International Bike Show

5 pages of News and Views by Doug Perkins

20 page profile of the Honda CB72 / 77 covering every aspect of its history, model year changes, strong and weak points and a CB77 riders report.

3 pages of Kawasaki News by Egon Mendel (acknowledgement to Bike SA)

1 page of oBServations

2 pages ‘From Our Correspondant’

2 pages of Suzuki News, one of text and the other with 2 photos (1)  the RS67 V4 125 four cylinder  Suzuki G.P. machine with Stuart Graham sat on it with the engine running and the other of a twin cylinder air cooled 125 G.P machine with Stuart Graham and Sammy Miller together behind the motorcycle. 

1 page of Yamaha News

1 page of 2 photos from the Tiddler Run

2 pages from The Somerset Run by Colin Gibson

1 page on the Seeley Register

6 pages of Its Your Word – letters from members

Rear cover image of a Honda brochure reprint on the CB72 / 77 features and specifications

16 page Autojumble + 3 pages of forthcoming 1993 events

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Mar /Apr                                                                   Volume 12 No.2

Front cover photo of a Honda CB750F which looks very authentic but is in actual fact a plastic model kit.  Black & White photo

Inside the front cover – Cups at the Midlands Show. Neil Snell shows the first cup he’s won with his Honda CB450 and more cup winners below, Graham Blunden, Jeff Lancaster, Gerry Ascot and Dave Jupp.

4 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

2 page Committee Report by Colin Gibson

1 page report by Doug Perkins on the 1993 VJMC AGM

1 page map to the 1993 AGM venue

6 page feature on the plastic model kits available for Japanese bikes by Gary Kemp

21 pages of Autojumble (biggest yet?) + 3 pages of 1993 events

2 pages of Honda news by Ben Bomber

2 pages of ‘DK Spares revisited’ by Howard Atkin

1 page of Yamaha News by Graham Head

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

4 pages of Machsam’s Almanac by Machsam

4 pages of Its Your Word letters

Rear page photo’s (2). One of Graham Head’s garage including a dehumidifier and [I’m sure not a club members] 3-350 Yamaha R3 (?)  engines in a drag bike

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May / June                                                                   Volume 12 No.3

Front cover photo of a group of Suzuki’s on the road, taken in 1969

Inside the front cover 2 photos from the 1993 Pioneer Run, one a Kawasaki 900 and another of a member with his 750 watercooled Suzuki

5 pages News and Views by Graham Blunden including a note that the Club membership is now at the 3000 mark

1 page on the 1993 AGM with directions to the venue

1 page of Yamaha News by Graham Head

2 pages of Suzuki News by Howard Atkin

13 page integral Autojumble section

2 pages of Honda News by Dennis Evans on how to convert a CB160 to a 5 speed gearbox

5 pages of ‘It’s’ Your Word – letters to the Editor

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from the Stafford Show. One of Brian McDonough with 1st prize for his 400/4 and another of members Don Leeson, Colin Gibson and A.N.Other looking at bits at an autojumble

Rear cover photos – John Wyatt cleaning his CB750 at a show and Don Leeson vacuuming the stand at an unnamed show

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Jul / Aug                                                                     Volume 12 No.4

Front cover photo of a Yamaha YD3 – Best Bike at the AGM

Inside the front cover, 2 photos from the AGM. (1) a line up of member’s bikes and (2) a Honda CZ50M

1 page open letter to members from Graham Blunden. The membership of the Club is now so great that the administration staff are beginning to feel pressure from members to reply immediately to enquiries. Graham points out that the present structure of the club with 3000 members and growing weekly it is not possible to do this immediately.  A possible cause of this increase in membership is that to qualify for a Classic Insurance discount on their machines, it is necessary to be a member of the VJMC.

5 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

2 pages of the 1992 – 3 Club Accounts

3 pages from the 1993 AGM with photo’s

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

2 pages (1 text and 1 of photo’s) of Yamaha News. Photos are of Yamaha FS1-E’s

Centre page photo spread from the AGM. Double page of the winners, no names given but bikes are a Honda C92, a GT750 Suzuki and a CB750. Other bikes pictured are a Bridgestone DT175 and a Honda CL350

4 page article, The Chequered Flag by Stuart Marshall on racing success in the Isle of Man. 2 photo’s included, one of Stuart with his Honda and the other of a row of racing bikes at the AGM with a rare Kawasaki A1-R in the foreground

1 page report on the Gloucester Run by Colin Gibson

4 pages of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

3 pages of Honda News by Ben Bomber

5 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ member’s letters

Biggest yet 24 page Autojumble

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from the AGM

Rear cover, more AGM photo’s

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Sept /Oct                                                                    Volume 12 No.5

Front cover photo of a Honda advert for 1958 showing the new Honda Dream, a C71 with high level exhaust system

Inside the front cover, 2 photo’s – one from the Tiddler Run and one of (a responsible mature member?) securing Mr Blobby to a Honda C200

5 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden including disclosing that he had been diagnosed with Cancer

3 pages of ‘From our Correspondent by 8 Stroke

3 page report on the West Kent Run 1993 by Graham Blunden

2 page report by Peter Dear on The Whitby Regatta

2 page report by Gary Kemp on the 10th Wrose Bike Show

1 page of photo’s from the Nostell Priory Show

2 pages Torque Wrench and Throttle by ‘Dual Seat’

15 page integral Autojumble

1 page of Yamaha News reprinted from Bike SA August ‘93

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page of oBServations by Disc valve

1 page (of 2 photos) from Brands Hatch ‘93 – one of a CB750 reg No. ELP 915J on the Honda Owners Club stand and the second of Gerry Ascott riding his CB72 on the circuit

10 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ – member’s letters

Another page of 2 photos from Brands Hatch – a row of rare Yamaha’s and Paul Scanlon’s Z1 next to Greg Holliday’s U.S.A. Police version

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from the Kempton Park Show, one of 3 Yamaha’s – a CS-2, a YR-5 and a TA125 and the other showing the VJMC stand

Rear cover photo’s from the bike park at Brands Hatch, a Kawasaki H2 and a late model (about 1967) CB72 with lower front fork legs in aluminium

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Nov / Dec                                                                    Volume 12 No.6

Front cover in COLOUR again showing a Kawasaki Z1 at the AGM

Inside the front cover (colour again) 2 photos of Yamaha twins. John Starkey’s YAS-3 125 and Clive Leeson’s YL1

5 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

3 page article from the Benly Boys, 2 brothers in the USA travelling to bike events there.

4 page article by Dave Evans on going to Amsterdam to meet ex GP rider Rob Bron for help in restoring (Dave’s) Suzuki TR500

Torque Wrench and Throttle article by ‘Dual Seat’

2 page report – one text and one photo of the Bolton Show

1 page with 2 photos of the 1993 ‘Racing scene’. One of Andy Pike after taking the 250 Classic Race of the Year on a Suzuki and the other of an unknown person discovering a failed rear wheel bearing on his bike

1 page on the North East Section Road Run by Alex Hunter

1 page report on the Police Bike Run by Dave Bragg – all bikes were ex police machines

4 page article by Colin Cherry on a visit to Japan and the Honda Collection

7 page Its Your Word’ section with letters from members

Inside the rear cover, colour photos of Alan Holder with his GT250 Suzuki and Dave Matheison and his CB750

Rear cover colour photos of a nice CB400/4 seen at Brands Hatch in 1992 and Greg Holliday’s Marusho Magnum      

Separate 22 page Autojumble

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1994                                             Volume 13 No.1

Jan / Feb

Front cover cartoon showing a motorcycle shaped pile of snow with Happy New Year message

Inside the front cover, 2 photos – one of a CB93 based sprinter and the other of a Kawasaki engined Yamaha special

Membership now said to be 3500

5 pages on News and Views from Graham Blunden

2 pages from the Chairman, Colin Gibson

5 page article by Graham Blunden and Dave Jupp on motorcycle wheel building

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page of 2 photos from the Midland Classic Show (1) a YZ634 Yamaha 350 twin cylinder road racing bike and Best Japanese award winner Stephen Snape’s Suzuki GT550

17 page Autojumble with additional 3 page event calendar for 1994

1 page of photo’s from the 1993 International Bike Show showing a stand with “Exotics from the East” – not sure if this is a VJMC stand or not, doesn’t say

1 page of Race News by Ray C. Porter

1 page of Yamaha News by Graham Head

4 pages of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

7 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ – letters from members

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of bikes at the 1993 AGM & Rally

Rear cover, 2 more photos of bikes from the 1993 AGM & Rally

Also included in the edition is a separate 19 page booklet – the VJMC Handbook giving members information about the Club, meetings, newsletter, spares supply etc.

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Mar / Apr                                                                    Volume 13 No.2

Another full colour cover issue

Front cover picture of Mr Blobby sat on a Honda S65

Inside the front cover 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Thomas Wahle’s Suzuki GT750M and (2) a Yoshimura Suzuki GS1000

8 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

5 page article with photo’s on Yamaha XS models by Adrian Pavey

3 page concluding article by Pete Rhodes on building his twin cam CB77

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page with 2 photos of the CB72 ridden in the 1961 250 TT by Fred Stevens – one photo as it was and the other as it is today (1994)

19 pages of Autojumble and 3 pages of 1994 events

1 page report by Rob Askew on the Yeovil Festival of Transport (1993) + 1 page of the event photos

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of Kawasaki News

2 pages of Racing News by Paul Gaskin concerning his season on his Honda K4

2 pages of The Chequered Flag racing news by Ray C. Porter  

7 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’, member’s letters.

Inside the rear cover, 2 colour photos of early restored Honda’s- one a blue C92 and the other a red CB92

Rear cover photos, a purple Yamaha XS650SE of Adrian Pavey and a purple Kawasaki KH400 at the 1992 AGM

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May / June                                                                  Volume 13 No.3

A full colour issue again and the biggest issue so far at 72 pages

Front cover photo of someone doing a decent wheelie on a CZ100 Monkey Bike

Inside the front cover 2 photos of red motorcycles, (1) a completely red machine – every part of the bike is red, cannot tell the make / model and (2) a red Suzuki T20 as seen at Daytona

6 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden including a note that the Club is changing the printing firm for the Newsletter from FCA Printing in Feltham to Unity Printing in Corby. FCA have printed the Newsletter for 6 years but advised the Club they may have to close soon hence the change of supplier

2 page report by Graham Blunden on the Southern Autojumble

5 page feature on the Suzuki GS750, four cylinder 4 stroke

Torque Wrench and Throttle article by ‘Dual Seat’

2 page Chequered Flag, road racing news by Ray C. Porter

1 page of (2) photo’s from Tippetts Open day (1) a line-up of member’s bikes outside the shop and (2) a CZ100 Monkey bike in front of a Honda C110

1 page of (2) photo’s from the Stafford Show (1) Geoff Ward taking a tracing of the tank transfers off the factory V4 125 Suzuki and (2) Stuart Marshall sitting on the same Suzuki

6 page article by Pete Rhodes on working at a Honda dealers between 1978 and 1981

24 page integral Autojumble section

2 pages of Honda news by Ben Bomber

1 page on the Bristol Classic Bike Show by Colin Gibson

1 page of Yamaha News

1 page of Kawasaki News   

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

7 page ‘It’s Your Word’ letters from member’s

Inside the rear cover, 2 colour photos (1) Jon Redhead’s Suzuki GS1000CS and (2) Bryan Rosher’s CB750 Honda Britain

Rear cover, 2 colour photos (1) an early Honda CB175 seen at the AGM and (2) the Lilac LS18

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Jul / Aug                                                                     Volume 13 No.4

Another full colour front and rear page issue

Front cover photo of a Suzuki GT750J belonging to a Mr Webb from Dunstable

Inside the front cover 2 photos from the AGM (1) a Seeley Honda 750 and (2) Mr Blobby’s Suzuki trail Bike

4 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

4 page report on the 1994 Rally and AGM by Graham Blunden

2 page statement of Club Accounts for 1994 by Graham Weeks

1 page of photo’s from the AGM (1) the Honda ME Dream and (2) a general field shot of member’s bikes

1 page article by Colin Cherry “The Quality Man” about W .Edwards Deming” known as the man who taught the Japanese about Quality control.

3 page article by Alistair Walker “The Bikes That Made 1978 Great” starting with the Honda CBX followed by Graham Blunden’s ownership experiences with his model.

3 page article by Geoff Smale “The CBX Story” charting the design and development of this most charismatic model in the Honda range

** Interestingly there seem to be some missing pages next. On Page 20 is the start of an article on “The British Two Stroke Kent Run” the next page is the start of the integral Autojumble section which takes up the next 24 Blue pages. The next page (back to newsletter articles) is Page 25 and is a continuation of Honda News but the preceding Honda News pages are not there. **

3 page article by “The Benly Boys” - 2 brothers from the U.S.A. and their experiences of visiting the Daytona for the ‘200’ and T.T. in 1994

1 page of Kawasaki News by Malcolm Anderson

3 page report by Adrian Pavey on the Sandwell Show (with photos)

1 page report by Peter Tipper on news from the North East Section

4 page report by Alex Wright on the Nostell Priory Cavalcade

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters to the Editor  

2 pages of forthcoming meetings and co-ordinators

Inside the rear cover (colour) photos of John Haggis’s Honda C114 and Sandra Matthews Honda 400/4

Rear cover colour photos from the Kent Run of a Kawasaki H2 and a line-up of member’s bikes

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Sept / Oct                                                                  Volume 13 No.5

The covers now seem to be consistently in full colour so unless there is a change I will not mention otherwise.

Front cover shows 6 members of the Hampshire Police Display Team on various models of Honda Monkey Bikes

Inside the front cover, a focus on green (coloured) bikes. Top photo is of a 125 Yamaha twin in a shade of green never used from the factory and the lower picture is of a GL1000 Gold Wing next to a GT750 Suzuki which appear to be the same shade of green

4 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

2 page report with photos of the Brands Hatch 1000 bike event, one photo is of the ex-factory 125 Suzuki RS63 GP machine owned by Sammy Miller who loaned it to Graham Head for the track riding part of the day. The other photo is general shot of members bikes lined up.

2 page article by Doug Perkins on “Triple Troubles”

2 page report (1 text and 1 photo) of the 4th Annual Kent Run by John Starkey

2 page report (1 text and 1 photo) of the 1994 Tiddler Run by Graham Blunden

2 page report on The Chiltern 100 Run by Graham Blunden

3 page article on the various plating methods used during restoration

2 pages of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page (of 2 photo’s) ‘Honda’s at Beaulieu – one a customised CB750 in red and another of Ted Watkin’s running his CB92

An integral 20 page Autojumble

1 page of (2) photos of 50cc machines (1) Gerry Ascott’s Honda SS50 and (2) Chris Barratt’s Yamaha FS1E

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of racing news “The Chequered Flag” by Ray C.Porter

1 page of racing photo’s (1) of Dave Evans re-uniting Frank Whiteway with the Suzuki TR250 on which he won the 1968 M.G.P. and (2) Trevor Wilkinson’s Jim Lee framed Yamaha TD1C

3 pages with photos of The Whitby Regatta. Photos are of award winners (1st) David Mills with his CB750 – 2nd John Downing’s H2 and 3rd Ian Hargreaves GT380

1 page on the First Surrey Run by Graham Blunden

1 page of Kawasaki News by Malcolm Anderson

10 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ – members letters

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of Z900’s. The top one a standard machine in green and the lower photo of a customised version looking very different

Rear cover, 2 bikes belonging to Jeff People. (1) the ”Retroblade” a heavily modified 4 cylinder Honda and (2) a very nicely restored ME Honda Dream

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Nov / Dec                                                                    Volume 13 No.6

Front cover photo of a restored Suzuki RE5 rotary

Inside the front cover, 2 different CB750’s. One a K2 model belonging to Rod Morgan and the other a Phil Read replica belonging to Mike Rendall

6 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

9 page article by Howard Atkin on owning and restoring his Suzuki RE5 Rotary

5 pages on the Stafford Classic Mechanics Show with photos

3 pages profile of the Kawasaki Z1 covering ‘things that could go wrong and items to check when buying one by John Browse

1 page of 2 photos from the Shepton Mallett show (1) a Yamaha YR-5 and (2) a Kawasaki KH500 with expansion boxes

1 page offering the 1995 VJMC calendar for £4:00. This would be the 1st time a calendar had been offered

24 page integral section of Autojumble. This aspect of the Newsletter is now so popular that it is no longer a separate section – it is part and parcel of each issue.

1 page of 2 more photo’s from the Shepton Mallett Show. (1) John Nash’s Yamaha RD350 and (2) a brand new Kawasaki KH250

1 page report on the 4th Ribble Valley Show by Colin Sunley

1 page report by Adrian Pavey on activities in the West Midlands area

3 pages (2 text and 1 photos) on the Southampton Japanese Run by Graham Blunden. Photos are of Ron King’s US import Honda SS125 and a very special Honda 400/4 which looks like a trail bike

1 page report by Graham Blunden on the Southwest Classic Show

2 page article by Graham Blunden “Tech–speak” discussing the meaning of Brake Horse Power    

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page of Kawasaki News by Malcolm Anderson including 2 photos from the Stafford Classic Mechanics Show (1) a 1st model – white H1 Kawasaki and (2) Mark Hutton’s Kawasaki A1 Samurai

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page of racing news by Ray C. Porter

7 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ – member’s letters to the Newsletter

2 pages of meetings and co-ordinators

Inside the rear cover, photos of Yamaha’s on the Surrey Run. (1) 3 YAS-1 Yamaha’s with a caption – spot the difference {I can’t see  any !}  (2) Graham Head’s Yamaha 90cc TWIN}

Rear cover photos – members taking a break during a run

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1995                                             Volume 14 No.1

Jan /Feb

Front cover photo of a Yamaha XS-1 belonging to Martyn Stephens

Inside the front cover – Two Strokes at Stafford. 2 photos of machines on the Stand (1) a Yamaha Rd350B and (2) a Suzuki T500 Cobra

9 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

6 page profile of the Yamaha XS series by Adrian Pavey

A very amusing 2 page article by George Huebner about the addiction of motorcycle collection – recommended reading!!

2 page report with photo from the Borders Motorcycle Show by Chris Chase

1 page with 2 photos from the Shepton Mallett Show (1) a Z1 Kawasaki and (2) John Burton’s Honda CL77

25 pages of Autojumble with 4 pages of 1995 Events

1 page of photos of members bikes (1) the Newsletter Editor’s CB160 and (2) Nigel Holloway with his Best Japanese GT750 at the Borders Show

Member Andy Pike’s 3 page report on his road racing activities during 1994 including a photo of him and the bike at Cadwell Park, Easter 1994

1 page of 2 photos of an unnamed track day (1) photo of unnamed person flat on the tank – or should it be handlebars – on a Japanese Step Thru complete with top box and (2) a more sedate Colin Gibson on a GTR

1 page of Kawasaki News by Malcolm Anderson

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

2 pages of Honda News by Ben Bomber, 1 page of text and 1 page with 2 photos from Beaulieu – Dave Ayesthorpe on his Police spec Honda CP77 and an unnamed person on a CB160 with an infant clinging onto him!  (black & white)

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of racing news from Ray C.Porter

1 photo page from the BTSC Chiltern Run (1) a 1936 CZ on which the very early Honda’s were modelled on – you can see the resemblance and (2) a line-up of member’s bikes     (black & white)

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 photo page ‘on the West Kent Run’ – Greg Holliday’s USA spec Kawasaki Police bike and a general photo of the Japanese bikes entered in the run    (black & white)

Inside the rear cover 2 photos of member’s bikes from Brands Hatch – (1) a Kawasaki Z1 and (2) a Gold Wing

Rear cover, 2 separate photos of different Honda Monkey Bikes

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Mar / Apr                                                                    Volume 14 No.2

Front cover – John Wright’s Suzuki T500 at a campsite

Inside the front cover, 2 photo’s (1) a Yamaha DT1 from the USA and (2) J. McCourt’s 1977 Z100A1

7 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

3 pages by Adrian Pavey on the Yamaha XS 650 series

2 pages – 1 text and 1 photos from the Bristol Classic Bike Show by Graham Blunden. Photo’ are (1) a general view of the Stand with Suzuki’s and Yamaha’s on show and (2) the 1961 CB92 of Colin Quinn

2 page article with photo by Ken Brooks on the Honda CD175

1 page of (2) photo’s from the Midlands Show. (1) Bruce McKensie’s Suzuki GT380 and (2) a close up of Neil Snell’s CB250 engine     

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of 2 photos of Yamaha’s at the AGM (1) a restored 250cc YDS1 and (2) a 350cc YR5

A 31 page Autojumble + a 5 page Events calendar for 1995

1 page of 2 photo’s Honda’s with the caption – Not What They Seem? An early CB750 --- the experts aren’t sure and a photo of a road racing 4 cylinder Honda in factory colours – no it’s not it is Malcolm Jeavons’ race kitted CB350/4  

1 page of The Chequered Flag, road racing news by Ray C. Porter with 2 photos of race bikes (1) a TR500 Suzuki with a monocoque frame built by Colin Seeley and (2) Joe Green’s Yamaha (TD2 ?)

2 pages of 4 photos - (1) a row of 35 Honda CX Turbo’s belonging to members of the “Honda First Turbo” Club in The Netherlands (2) Colin Digby’s Police spec CB750 (3) a nicely restored 350cc Kawasaki Avenger and (4) an early Suzuki 250TA

4 page article by Pete Rhodes ‘Racers from Roadsters’ - Part 1

1 page of 2 photo’s entitled ‘Workhorses’ showing seemingly overloaded road bikes at rallies

8 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters from members

2 pages of meetings and Co-ordinators

Inside the rear cover – 2 Suzuki photo’s (1) John Dawkin’s X7 and (2) another X7 with members in the background

Rear cover – 2 photos of 750 watercooled Suzuki’s, one belonging to Rod Morgan and the other to Mick Reynolds

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May / June                                                                  Volume 14 No.3

Front cover – one of several nice Kawasaki 900’s at last year’s AGM

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Don Scarborough’s 1966 Yamaha YDS-3C, winner at the 1995 Cycle World Show – Classic Japanese Class and (2) Ian Caswell’s Honda CB450, his daily transport

7 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

3 pages of Racers from Roadster’s Part 2 by Pete Rhodes

2 pages (1 text and 1 photo) from the Top Gear Show 1995 with images of a Seeley Suzuki TR500 and a general view of the Stand with report by Colin Gibson

1 page article by Rick Liken on having your machine checked on a Dyno

1 page of photo’s ‘Around the Club Sections’ (1) The North East Section at the Durham Police Show and (2) The West York’s section at the Lincoln Show

2 pages (1 text and 1 photo) of the Shepton Custom and Classic Show Photo (1) of ‘Hazel and Les’ who were looking after the Club Stand and (2) John Nash’s Yamaha RD350A which won the Best Japanese Award

2 pages of the 1995 Club Accounts by Graham Weeks

Double page photo spread of member’s bikes on the Pioneer Run in March (1) an F1 CB750 with a Suzuki GT550 (2) a yellow GL100 from the USA and from Tippetts Fun Day (1) an original Honda ST70 and (2) a general view of the bikes on show with an invitation to ‘spot the CZ100 Monkey bike’ but I couldn’t !

2 page article on Ex Police Bikes by Barry Thompson

1 page of (2) photo’s from the Suzuka Historic Meeting in Japan – (1) Kunimitsu Takahashi, a factory Honda rider in the early 1960’s aboard and RC162, four cylinder 250 and (2) static photo of a very rare TWIN CYLINDER GP racing machine

38 pages (it’s going up!) of Autojumble

1 page of 2 photo’s (1) a reproduction poster of a Kawasaki Z1 available via the Autojumble section and (2) a very original CBX 1000Z at last year’s AGM

Double page photo spread from the 7th Autojumble

1 page of Honda News

1 page of Kawasaki News by Malcolm Anderson  

11 page ‘It’s Your Word’ letters from members

2 pages of meetings and Co-ordinators

Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) someone wheeling away a Honda P50 and (2) Colin Gibson photo

Rear cover photo’s from the 1994 AGM (1) a 1964 Yamaha YF-1 and (2) a line-up of Suzuki GT750’s

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July / Aug                                                                   Volume 14 No.4

Front cover photo of Chris Rushden’s Honda CB750 at the AGM

Inside the front cover, 2 photo’s (1) Brian McDonough’s Lilac Lancer voted Best Overall and (2) Best 60’s Graham Head’s Yamaha YDS2

4 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

Part 3 of Pete Rhodes ‘Racers from Roadsters’ article (2 pages)

4 pages ‘Memories of the AGM’ by Adrian Pavey with a photo of Richard Tracey’s original and unrestored Yamaha Ascot Racer

2 pages reporting the Builth Wells Show by Gerry Ascott

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 photo page of member’s bikes (1) a 1977 Honda CB750 F1 with owner R. Sones and (2) a Suzuki GS850 belonging to J. Lindsay

Double page photo spread from unknown meetings (1) a Yamaha YR3 (2) someone on a Monkey style bike with an infant strapped to his back – not on the road! (3) a clean GT380 Suzuki and (4) Dale Evans’ Suzuki TR500 race bike

2 page report from the 1995 AGM and rally by Graham Blunden

1 page with 2 photos of specials at the AGM (1) an RC70 ‘Mini Blade’ and (2) what looks like an ST70 with an additional fuel tank on the top frame tube and a 90cc engine

39 page Autojumble gone up 1 page from the last issue

1 page with more photo’s from the AGM – (1) an unusual Yamaha YCS-3 with high level pipes and (2) a nice original CB500/4

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber  

1 page of Yamaha news by John Nash

3 more pages of colour photos – (1) a mint condition Honda CR125M, (2) an unusual Suzuki 250 trail type bike, (3) a water colour painting of a CB400/4, (4) a Suzuki RE5 which was available as a poster via the Autojumble, (5) a general view of bikes at the Summer Solstice Saunter and (6) some of the members taking part in (5)

14 page ‘It’s Your Word’ letters to the Editor

2 pages of meetings and Co-ordinators

Rear cover photo’s from the AGM – 2 photos of members putting the final polish on their bikes

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Sept / Oct                                                                  Volume 14 No.5 

Front cover picture of members bikes at the start of the West Kent Run

Inside the front cover,2 photo’s (1) member Ron King taking it easy during a run, leant against a tree having his lunch with his bike in the background and (2) Two Bridgestone’s one BS50 and a DT175

3 pages of News and Views by Graham Blunden

2 pages from Pete Rhodes completing his series ‘Racers from Roadsters’

2 pages reporting the 1995 Tiddler Run by Graham Blunden

3 pages (1 and a half text and 1 and half photo’s) on restoring Moto cross bikes  - photo (1) looks like a Honda SL350  (2) J. Warner’s Yamaha Enduro and (3) Ian Swindell’s Honda Motosport

1 page of Suzuki News by Don Leeson

1 page of Honda News by Ben Bomber

4 photo spread of member’s machines (1) a CB750 K6 with only 10,600 miles on the clock belonging to a Mr Napier (2) the Kawasaki KZ1000 of Geoff More (3) Mr M.C.Burrows taking Best Japanese prize at the Ipswich Show and (4) an overview of the large crowds at the Ipswich event

1 page Chequered Flag road racing news by Ray C. Porter

10 page ‘It’s Your Word’ letters to the Editor

1 page of racing photo’s (1) ex Suzuki factory rider Stan Woods sat on an RG500 and (2) VJMC members ‘the Lenton’s’ preparing a Yamaha

29 page Autojumble section

1 more page of member’s bikes (1) a Yamaha DS3C from Stephen Dumant, Best Japanese at “Coupe Moto Legende” in June and (2) one of over 400 Kawasaki Z650’s in the Club – this one belonging to A. Lofthouse

2 and a half page report on the Utrecht Show in Holland by Adrian Pavey

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from the Kent Run (1) and RD250 Yamaha and (2) a Suzuki GS550 – one of only 68 in the Club {at that time}

Rear cover photos of 2 Suzuki’s during the VJMC Kent Run (1) a clean GT380 during the lunch stop and (2) an early GT750

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Nov / Dec                                                                    Volume 14 No.6    

Front cover photo of Doug Price’s Rickman CB750 voted Best in Show at Stafford 1995

Inside the front cover – more from the Stafford Show (1) Dave Pitcher’s Suzuki GT750 and (2) a line-up of Yamaha YD and YDS machines on the Stand

2 pages News and Views this time from Colin Gibson who informs the membership that the cancer which Graham Blunden had been previously diagnosed with has now worsened and due to the effects of the chemotherapy Graham felt no longer able to carry on the arduous task of Editor and as such has stepped down

1 page on the South West Classic Show by Colin Gibson with photo

4 page (2 text and 2 photo) of the 2nd Classic Mechanics Show

22 page Autojumble  

1 page of VJMC photo’s (1) Colin Gibson’s restored CB77 and (2) another restored CB77, this time belonging to Mike Garnett

2 page article by Colin Gibson on the VJMC at Beaulieu on the occasion when the Honda Collection Hall in japan exchanged a restored 250/4 racing machine for the one on display in the National Motor Museum.  The machine brought by Honda was the actual RC161 that Mike Hailwood rode to victory in the 1961 250 TT

3 page article by unknown author on running and riding the Honda CB77

Inside the rear cover, 2 general photo’s from the Yeovil Festival

Rear cover photo’s (2) one – a Kawasaki KH250 belonging to Andy Addicott and the other of a motorcycle stored in the luggage compartment of a single decker coach – don’t ask!

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1996                                             Volume 15 No.1

Front cover photo of the right hand side of Graham Weeks’ Bridgestone 350 GTR

Inside the front cover 2 VJMC photo’s (1) Knut Hansen with his race kitted CB72 at the 1995 AGM and (2) John Kenworthy studying his Honda S65

3 pages of News and views by Colin Gibson

1 and a half pages of VJMC events for 1996

1 page report on the Surrey Run by Dave Jupp

1 page of (2) photos of VJMC members using their bikes (1) Ray Ambrose on his little Yamaha twin during the Kent Run and (2) another phot of an unknown member on his CB750 again during the Kent Run

6 and a half page profile on the Bridgestone 350 GTR including photos (1) a GTR converted for racing (2) a member riding one during a track day

1 page of 2 photos of The Tiddler Run (1) David Curley on a Honda and (2) John Parker on a Yamaha twin

28 page Autojumble section

3 more pages of members and their bikes (1) Ron King during the Tiddler Run (2) an unknown rider during the Kent Run on what looks like an XS650 Yamaha (3) the Yamaha TZ500G of Joe Green and lastly an uncaptioned Kawasaki Z1 (4) Sammy Miller standing outside his new Museum and (4) Colin Smith’s Kawasaki Z1000 

1 page on Committee Changes

1 page on Section News

2 pages on Meetings and Co-ordinators

Inside the rear cover - 2 photos from the Chesterfield Show (1) a general view of the inside of the hall and (2) a reasonable C92 or 95 for sale at the Jumble

Rear cover photos of VJMC members during outings (1) North East section during the Durham Dales Run and (2) the VJMC at Bovington

Also included as a separate booklet with this issue – the VJMC Members Handbook

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Mar / Apr                                                                   Volume 15 No.2

Front cover photo of 2 members during a run, one on a RE5 and the other is Graham Blunden on his Gold Wing. Cation is “You meet the nicest people on a Honda”

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Wayne Anderson’s Yamaha DT100E and (2) a Kawasaki ‘Bushwacker’ trials type bike

A 2 page obituary to VJMC member and former Editor Graham Blunden who lost his battle with Cancer on February 22nd this year. A great loss to the Club. There is a one page photo of Graham with fellow members Dave Jupp and Mike Garnett

4 and a half pages of News and Views by new Managing Editor Adrian Pavey

1 page book review of ‘Japanese Riders in the Isle of Man’ by Ralph Crellin

1 page of 2 photos of racing bikes (1) Martin Carrier’s Suzuki and Joe Green’s Yamaha TD3

2 pages of ‘Reflections of a T20’ by Arthur Lewis  

2 page report on the Bristol Show by Colin Gibson with photo of Andrew Dale on his CB750

1 page Rogues Gallery photo of members at the Bristol show in 1996, looks like an edition of Crimewatch

31 page Autojumble

2 photos from the Bristol Show (1) Gareth Smith with his Suzuki GT500 and (2) an Ariel Leader fitted with a Honda RD200 engine – very unusual ‘special’

1 page of members bikes (1) B. McMeeken’s CX500 and (2) Clifford Stewart’s 2 stroke collection – 7 bikes

4 pages including 1 page photo of the Ledston Luck All Japanese Charity Bike Show – July 1995

1 page of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page photo of French member Thierry Poncet’s collection of Kawasaki’s – looks to be 18 in the photo but they go into the distance so there could be more!

2 page article “I had one of those” by Dave Leslie from the USA

2 pages of Section News

1 page with 2 photos of ‘specials’ (1) a Kawasaki H1 which appears to have 3 sets of cylinder barrels & heads on a common crankcase (making a 9 cylinder bike) all mounted in what looks like a slightly stretched frame – caption is ‘Triple Triple Kawasaki’ the other bike is more normal – an unusual Yamaha TX750 Café Racer

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of Street Scramblers (1) a Honda CL350 and (2) a Honda CL77

Rear cover photo of 2 member’s bikes (1) Mark Hill’s RG500 Barry Sheene replica and (2) Kevin Kay’s Yamaha XT500

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May / June                                                                  Volume 15 No.3

Front cover photo of Karl & Kay Brown’s Honda CB175

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Dave Mathieson’s Yamaha YDS2 and (2) John Wyatt’s Honda GL1000

7 pages of News and Views by Adrian Pavey

1 page review of the International Classic Motorcycle Show at Stafford in April

2 pages of Bridgestone News by Disc Valve

2 pages of Section News, 1 text and 1 photo. Photos are of the Plymouth Section on Plymouth Hoe and the North East Section’s stand at the Teeside Show

3 photo pages of member’s bikes (1) Fred Shippey’s Honda CB350/4 (2) Ian Pavey’s Honda SL125 (3) a Bridgestone GTR converted for racing (4) Joe Green’s Maxton framed TZ 250E (5) a “well used” Honda CB400 twin and (6) a Honda Superdream ‘Special’ as seen at Stafford

26 page Autojumble + trade ads

8 page of ‘Member’s Bikes’ letters from owners

1 photo page of Suzuki’s at the Stafford Show (1) a Suzuki road bike converted for racing – looks like a 250 and a 350 Suzuki road bike on a stand in with a Suzuki minibike in front (black & white photo’s)

2 and a half pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

3 pages of the VJMC Annual Statement of Accounts from May 1st 1995 to 30th April 1996 

Inside the rear cover – 2 photos of Mini bikes (1) a Honda Mini Bike seen in Holland and (2) a Suzuki Mini-Trail at Stafford

Rear cover photos entitled ‘His ‘N’ Hers – Elizabeth Metcalf’s Suzuki TS185 and Martin Metcalf’s Suzuki GT550A

Also sent with this issue, a separate booklet ‘VJMC Summer Events Supplement 1996’

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Jul / Aug                                                                     Volume 15 No.4

Front cover – Ian Hallwood’s 1976 Kawasaki KZ 900 A4

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Colin Davis’ Automatic Honda’s (CB 400’s) and (2) Andy Morris’ Honda GL 1000 near Montreux

5 pages of ‘News and Views’ from Adrian Pavey

3 page report on the 1996 VJMC AGM & Rally 1996

2 pages of oBServations by Disc Valve including an update on the Bridgestone GTR converted for racing as pictured in the previous issue under the ‘pictures of member’s bikes’ heading. The engine is definitely a GTR but the frame and cycle parts are special and apparently it was assembled in 1967 by Dave Spruce using T45 aircraft tubing, the frame was originally made to take an Aermacchi engine but later modified for the GTR. The wheels are interchangeable and featured home made hubs, calipers and discs. The machine was raced at the 1968 Manx Grand Prix but with no further information. A further black & white photo of the machine is included

4 pages of Section News from around the Country

2 and a half pages of “More XS Nonsense”

1 and a half page article by Robert Castledine on how to use a vacuum gauge for setting carburettors

3 pages of member’s at the VJMC AGM 1996 (1) a group of prize winners with their trophies (2) Mike Barnett on his Honda GL1000 (3) Brent Westbrook’s 250 S1 and Ray Lillywhite’s Kawasaki KH400  (4) Phil Mitchell’s Yamaha YA6 and (5) photo of 2 bikes “All the way from Oslo”

33 page Autojumble + trade ads

A photo taken of a racing machine sat on a trailer showing the right hand side of a Honda engine and captioned “Possibly the World’s only RC174” - this would appear to be a DOHC home made conversion, no further information.

5 page article by Andy Morris on taking his Gold Wing to Montreux (Switzerland) and back

7 pages of ‘member’s bikes’ letters

1 page compilation of the 1970 Thruxton 500 mile Endurance race programme cover and a photo of Peter Darvill’s CB750. This was sent in by Pete Smith who was at the time a commentator at Thruxton. Peter Darvill’s machine is a very early CB750

7 pages ‘It’s Your Word’ letters to the Editor       

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Leslie Carr’s Suzuki GS550E and (2) John Fisher’s Honda Nighthawk

Rear cover photo’s 2 more member’s bikes (1) Ralph Pett’s Suzuki GT550 and (2) Pete Hunt’s Honda C95

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Sept / Oct                                                                  Volume 15 No.5

Front cover photo of a Honda CB500/4 belonging to ‘D.Brown’

Inside the front cover, 2 more member’s bike photo’s (1) Malcolm Linsley’s Kawasaki Z1A and (2) John Oldcorn’s Yamaha XS-2

Membership now quoted as “over 5,500”

5 pages of ‘News and Views’ from the Editor

3 pages of ‘VJMC Worldwide’ – news and views from VJMC braches around the World including Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

2 page report on the Surrey Run

3 page article (2 text and 1 photo) discussing how many Gold Wing ‘Executive’ models were made

2 and a half pages on the 2nd All Japanese Motorcycle Show held at Lotherton Hall in July.

2 and a half pages of oBServations by Disc Valve    

5 pages of Section News

1 page of 2 photos of ‘Special Honda’s (1) Stuart Aspin on his CB125 racer competing in the I.o.M. (2) Dave Head’s CB360 G5 Special

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes (1) William Ratcliffe’s Honda CB77, (2) Peter O’Neil’s Suzuki T500 (3) Trevor Mullally’s Suzuki GT750B and (4) Don Price’s Honda CB400/4 F1

30 page Autojumble + trade ads

12 and a half pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters including some photos

3 pages of member’s bikes (1 and a half text and 1 and a half photo’s)

6 pages on a “Budget Restoration” (Part 1) by Neil Murray on rebuilding a Yamaha XS650

1 page of black & white photos from the AGM (1) Graham Tew’s 1974 RD200 and (2) a lorry with 6 or 7 motorcycle loaded on

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of shaft driven bikes (1) Mark Lee’s Kawasaki Z1300 and (2) David Harris’s Yamaha XS1100

Rear cover photo’s (1) ‘the ultimate commuter’ – a Honda CD175 and (2) a Suzuki B120 at the AGM

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Nov / Dec                                                                    Volume 15 No.6   

Front cover photo of Mark Grandvoinet on his Kawasaki Z900A at a Brands Hatch track day

Inside the front cover, 2 racing machines pictured at the Tokyo Motor Show (1) a 1967 Suzuki RK67 50cc GP machine and (2) a 1969 125cc Kawasaki KR2

5 page News & Views 

1 page article on the ‘East meets West Run’ – no not USA & Russia – VJMC member’s from the West coast meeting at the Hartside Café on the A686 Penrith Road

2 pages on the annual Tiddler Run by Gerry Ascott

A 2 page report on the 1st VJMC Monkey – Dax Rally at Stanford Hall

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page of Yamaha News

2 pages, 1 text and 1 photo on Japanese Machines at the Thruxton 500 Endurance race in 1970 – the photo is a reproduction of the front cover of the race programme showing a Crooks Suzuki T250. Riders were Stuart Graham, formerly a Honda and Suzuki GP rider and Ralph Bryans also a factory Honda GP rider who won the 1965 50cc World Championship

1 page of 25 things you didn’t know about Z-Powers Dave Marsden

1 photo page of Winners from Whitby (1) John Downing with his Suzuki GT750J and (2) Don Price with his Honda CB400/4

2 pages of a ‘Christmas Competition’ – 20 questions with a VJMC accent.   Some questions are very difficult!

1 page of 2 photos from the East meets West Run (1) a line-up of member’s bikes which made it to the top of the hill and (2) Joe Munford on his Honda CB450

1 page of 2 photos from the Oliver’s Mount race meeting at Scarborough 9!0 a line-up of riders on the grid including Jim Redman, Mick Grant and Phil Read and (2) a static shot of Jim Redman sat on the 6 cylinder 250 Honda

5 and a half pages of ‘Members bikes’ – 2 pages of photo’s and the remainder text. Photos are (1) Robert Castledine’s Honda CB500K1 and CB750K2 (2) Trevor Thorowgood’s 1979 Yamaha RD250E (3) Malcolm Hart’s 1977 CB550 K3 and (4) Mark Hawthorn’s CB750 F2    

40 pages of Autojumble + trade ads

1 page of photos of Off Road bikes (1) a Gaunt Suzuki seen at Lotherton Hall and (2) a Honda TL125

1 page of photos of bikes at the Stafford Show (1) Best in Show – Gerry Ascott’s Bridgestone RS200 and (2) Best 70’s bike – the Honda ‘Britain’ of Ian Downes and Andy Mountford

1 and a half page report by Adrian Pavey on the 3rd Classic Mechanics Show held at the Stafford County Showground

1 page of 2 photos from the West Yorks Presentation Night (1) Malcolm Grogan and Rick Mancini with the Lord Mayor sat on a Honda CD175 and (2) the Lord Mayor’s wife sat on the same bike

2 and a half pages on ‘The Budget Restoration’ Part 2. Neil Murray continues the tale of his Yamaha XS650 restoration

6 and a half pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters to the Editor

6 pages of Section News

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of Monkey Bikes (1) Robin Melmoth’s YB100 engined ST50 Honda and (2) Tom Cole presenting Steve Brown with his award for the Best Special

Rear cover, 2 photos of Gary Toomer’s Bridgestone 350 GTR, one from the left hand side and the other from the right

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1997                                             Volume 16 No.1

Front cover photo from the start of the Manx Grand Prix showing Garry Long setting off on what would be a 99.99mph lap

Inside the front cover – ‘Back to the Sixties’ – photo (1) of Dave Oultram’s Honda CB160 and (2) of Mike Townsend’s CB72

5 pages of News and Views from the Editor

1 page of forthcoming VJMC events for 1997

2 page article on Tax Exempt Status for vehicles over 25 years old

2 pages of Honda News including a letter from Mitsuo Ozaki who is the Chief Engineer at the Honda Collection Hall regarding the “X-ing” of the gears on the CB72 / 77 models

2 pages of oBServations by Disc Valve

2 page article by Stevie Brown on a Continental trip on his 1979 Kawasaki Z1000 Mk2

2 pages on “A passion for H2’s” by Rick Brett on owning Kawasaki’s 3 cylinder 750

4 pages – 2 text and 2 photo on the Scottish Compass Run by unknown contributor

2 page article by Garry Derland on the 2nd Surrey Run

1 page of 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Kevin Raynard’s Yamaha RD350D and (2) Jill Hotston’s Suzuki Stinger showing an M.O.T. Pass certificate

26 page Autojumble + trade ads

1 page of 2 photos of racing machines (1) Alan Beck and Gary Long – machine type unknown and (2) Don Leeson with a ‘Coronation Street’ actor in a race paddock

4 pages – 2 text and 2 photo of Member’s Bikes. Photos are (1) John Rice’s Honda CB550K3 (2) Nick Brown’s 1978 Kawasaki KZ100 (3) Richard Ayre’s Yamaha RD400 DX and (4) Ken Haire’s Yamaha RZ350

1 and a half pages on the East Lancashire Motorcycle Show with one photo and Award Winner’s list by Bob Livesey

3 pages of Around the Sections news

5 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ – letters to the Editor

2 pages of road racing in 1996 by Ray C. Porter

3 page article “Piston Broke! Charting one member’s expensive year with his machines

4 pages – 3 text and 1 photo page – to complete The Budget Restoration article

Rear cover photo’s (1) John Mullaney’s Honda CB350 at Mull of Galloway and (2) Ian Prince with his Honda 750/4

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Mar / Apr                                                                    Volume 16 No.2

The 15th Anniversary Issue

Front cover photo of Paul Kilminster’s 1978 Yamaha XT500E

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) the Kawasaki Z650 of Phil Cobb and (2) John Dalton’s 1961 Honda CB92

4 pages of News and Views

1 page from the VJMC Worldwide – items from the Netherlands and France

7 page article of text and photo’s on the Honda CB550 F and K models by ‘Tim G’

6 pages (4 text and 2 photo) on the 15 years of the VJMC by Colin Gibson. Photos are (1) Don Leeson on a 500 Suzuki at Stanford Hall in 1983 (2) Pete Rhodes at the Bridgenorth AGM in 1985 (3) Graham Weeks on a Bridgestone in 1985 and (4) Doug Perkins at a show in 1985

A 15 page event calendar for 1997

Member’s bike’s photo’s (1) Ken Forrest’s Suzuki TS 185M and (2) Roger Gibson’s 1975 Yamaha DT400

3 pages of letters from member’s on their bikes + 2 pages of photo’s (1) Dick Lingley’s Kawasaki KZ900 A4 (2) Alex Clapson’s Suzuki T500 Special (3) John Baldock’s 1975 Honda CB500/4 and (4) John Timlin’s rare 1972 Honda CL450

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

1 page photo taken in March 1972 ‘Down Memory Lane’ showing Dave Joyce who was North Devon Local Coordinator at that time. Dave is pictured next to his Suzuki T200 which was £239.19s.6d at that time (£239.95 nowadays)

1 page article ‘Fat Man On A Fifty’ profiling John Kenworthy who, in 1995 rode his (then) 25 year old Honda S65 from St Annes on Sea to the VJMC Rally at Kettering to raise £5000:00 for Cancer Research in memory of the late Graham Blunden and for the Joan Seeley Pain Relief Trust. The 155 mile journey took 7hrs 30 minutes  and cost £8:50 in fuel. John is pictured with another of his Honda’s, this one a PC50 K1 on which he is hoping to do the same journey this year

2 page article on the V765 & Age related Registration Scheme Requirements

A 2 page article by member Joe Richardson offering a (free) service to members scanning workshop manuals and/or parts books which can then be printed out

3 pages of Section News

1 page report on the Manchester International Motorcycle Show by Ron Wheeldon

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ – letters to the Editor including a photo of Dave Ayesthorpe sat on a factory 4 cylinder 250 Honda at the Stafford Show in 1990

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Jim Sumner’s Suzuki T250 and (2) George Rea’s Kawasaki Z2, 4 cylinder 750cc

Rear Cover photo of member Pete Smith with his wife Maggie and grand daughter Holly sat on Pete’s Honda 400/4

Separate 40 page Autojumble + trade ads

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May / June                                                                  Volume 16 No.3

Front cover photo of a 1968 Yamaha YDS 5E belonging to member P.Swaine of Lincoln

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) A Honda C95 (150cc) taken at last year’s AGM and (2) a Suzuki K11P

4 pages of “Ed Lines” reporting on various Club activities and future events

1 page of Camping & Social Weekend dates to be held this year

1 page dedicated to the VJMC Worldwide with items from North America and Ireland including a photo of a rare 1961 Colleda TB-1 taken at a show in Ireland a few months ago. The Colleda was the brand name used by Suzuki prior to adopting the ‘Suzuki’ name

5 page article by Hilda Birchall on a visit to Japan organised by the Women’s International Motorcycle Association including a visit to the Tokyo International Motorcycle Show.

4 page article by Bill Silver on how to successfully identify the early Honda models by features and frame / engine number ranges

1 page of oBServations by Disc Valve

2 pages of 4 photo’s (1) Gary Toomer’s Bridgestone 350 GTR (2) a Meguro 500cc single cylinder speedway bike (3) a 1966 500cc Marusho Magnum, like a BMW and (4) a Lilac Lancer, a shaft driven ‘V’ twin set out like a Guzzi.

2 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page of 2 photo’s “from the 60’s” (1) Steve Rollason’s 1966 85cc Kawasaki JI-T and (2) Kevin McLinton’s 1963 Honda CR110 50cc single cylinder DOHC production racing machine  

4 page guide, booking form and map to the 1997 VJMC AGM & Rally 

1 photo page of member’s bikes (1) Glenn Ford’s Yamaha XS1100 and (2) Colin Dunn’s Honda CB750 F2

4 pages of text by members and their bikes

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes (1) Mark Lyndon-Pautz’ 1970 Yamaha AS2 (2) Dave McKenlay’s Honda 400/4  (3) Gary Munford’s 1971 Kawasaki S2 350 and (4) P. Swaine’s 1978 Honda CG125

1 page text and 1 page photos from the Scottish Motorcycle Show. Photos are (1) Gordon Brown’s CB72 based Honda racer and (2) Phil Graham’s Suzuki T500

8 page article on the development of Speedway racing in Japan, Part 1

4 and a half pages of Section News

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of a Honda 400/4 – one before restoration and one after completion. Machine owner is Stuart Smith

Rear cover photo of Simon Hardacre’s Honda CB5504 K3

39 page Autojumble + trade ads and local section news

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July / Aug                                                                   Volume 16 No.4

Front cover photo of Brian Laverty’s 1973 Yamaha RT3 on the Sprengisandur in Iceland

Inside the front cover, 2 photos related to Classic racing in Australia (1) Australian member David Coleman sat on his race converted Honda CB92 and (2) David on the race circuit with the machine

5 pages of “Ed Lines” one item being to announce that the VJMC web site and E.mail address are now active

1 page of VJMC Worldwide including items from North America and The Netherlands

1 page of oBServations

2 and a half pages – ‘Tales from the Restoration Zone’ – an article which will be familiar to everyone !

1 page photo’ of member Gary Toomer’s bikes (1) a Bridgestone HS175 Hurricane and (2) a line-up of Gary’s bikes – a GTR350,  HS175, SR175 and a 60cc ‘Chibi’ - all Bridgetones

1 and a half text pages of member’s bikes

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes (1) T. Harrison’s 1975 Suzuki GT380 (2) Don Price’s 1977 same model (3) Bob Newstead’s ‘Best in Class’ 1977 Honda CB400/4 and (4) P. Hughes’ Kawasaki Z1A behind lots of trophies

7 page continuation on the History of Speedway in Japan, Part 2 including photos

4 pages of Section News

4 page article by Brian Laverty on a trip to Iceland and Greenland

1 photo page of member’s bikes (1) Michael Shaw’s 1971 Honda CB750 K1 and (2) Bob Peter’s 1977 Honda CB750 F2

3 and a half pages of It’s Your Word’ letters

35 page Autojumble + trade ads

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of members bikes (1) Trevor Marsh’s 1977 Suzuki GT500A and (2) Dave Vanne’s Honda C200 and S90

Rear cover photo of Graham Carole’s Prize winning Kawasaki H1 500

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Sept / Oct                                                                  Volume 16 No.5

Front cover photo of Australian member David Coleman racing his CB77 at Eastern Creek Raceway near Sydney

Inside the front cover (1) paddock shot of David Coleman’s CB77 without fairing and (2) Simon Hardacre’s Honda CB550 K3

3 and a half pages of “Ed Lines”

5 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page reproduction of the Thruxton 500 Mile race programme showing the Read –Titan Kawasaki H1 to be ridden by Anthony (Tony) Dunnell and William (Bill) Penny – Sunday May 11th 1969. There is a footnote that the motorcycle cost £575:00 brand new at that time

1 page text and photo of 24 Kawasaki Z200’s supplied by Sussex dealer J.S.Gedge to the local Police force. A note records thata fault with2nd gear on all 24 machines meant that all 24 gearboxes had to be changed

1 photo page of Yamaha 4-stroke twins (1) John Bryan’s 1975 Yamaha XS 500B and (2) John Russell’s Yamaha XS-2

2 pages of oBServations     

2 pages of 4 photo’s (1) a pair of Gold plated Monkey bikes on display at Lotherton Hall (2) a 1976 Suzuki GT750A (3) a Yamaha RZ201 ‘prototype’ – rotary engine motorcycle and (4) a 1975 Suzuki RE5

6 pages of text and 3 pages of photos of member’s bikes – Photo (1) Bob Harris’ 1969 Suzuki T200 Invader (2) ‘the Selby Stable’, a Honda CB350/4 and a CB900 (3) Tony Beech’s 1964 90cc Honda C200 (4) Malcolm Hart’s new project – a Suzuki GT750A – minus fuel tank (5) Mike Rendall’s Phil Read replica 750 Honda and (6) a Kawasaki KH250 seen at Matlock Bath

8 pages of Section News

3 pages of text and 1 photo from the 3rd All Japanese Motorcycle Show held at Lotherton Hall including a list of Award winners. Photos of Ray Bennett receiving his prize from Nick Jeffries and a general view of bikes parked in the grounds

32 Page Autojumble + trade ads

Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) a photo of 2 people sat by their machines enjoying the sun at Kirkleatham with the caption “Don Price makes yet another appearance” and (2) Dave Smith setting off from the start line with his TD1C – doesn’t say where but could well be the I.o.M.

Rear cover photo of a line-up of 6 (with more in the background) of Monkey Bikes

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Nov / Dec                                                                    Volume 16 No.6

Front cover photo of Gary Toomer’s Bridgestone Sport 90 in the Californian sunshine

Inside the front cover, photos of 2 Hodaka’s from Ian & Carol Swindells (1) an off road type machine captioned – The Dirt Squirt- Made in 1973 – A 100cc Flying Machine  and (2) a 1971 ACE 100B – Nippy

4 pages of “Ed Lines”

2 pages reporting the 1997 AGM award winner results

2 page report on the Fourth Classic Mechanics Show held at the Stafford Showground including award winners

1 page of oBServations by Brian McDonough (taken over from Disc Valve)

A 1page reproduction of a 1963 Tohatsu Trailmaster

2 and a half pages profiling the Yamaha XS250/400 machines by “Lenny”

3 pages – 2 text and 1 photo – of Fat Man on a Fifty. John Kenworthy’s sponsored ride from St Annes on Sea to the AGM at Kettering

2 photo pages from the Stafford Show (1) a view from the balcony showing good crowds (2) a well worn Honda twin on offer in the jumble section (3) Sandra Pett’s 1967 Suzuki T20 and (4) a very unusual 1958 175cc Pointer Comet PCB11

2 and a half pages of text with 4 photos of members bikes (1) Ian Richards’ Kawasaki H2B and H2C (2) Danny Burke’s Honda CB750 K2 (3) Gary Toomer’s Bridgestone Sport 90 and (4) Clive Watson’s Honda CB550 K3

1 page report on the Second VJMC Monkey-Dax rally

2 pages with 4 photos of members (1) a race converted CB350/4 laid on its side in a race paddock having some engine attention (2) Dave Ayesthorpe on what looks like a Honda Melody scooter (3) Graham Head sat on Yamaha’s 250 4 stroke factory racing machine – this bike was produced by the factory following the ban on 2 strokes in the late 60’s. If you’ve never heard it running, make sure you do – it’s unforgettable and (4) Don Leeson taking Ballaugh Bridge in the I.o.M at racing speed

5 pages of Section News plus 1 phot page of the Central Scotland Meeting at Powmill June 1997 and another at Doune Motor Museum in August

1 photo page of VJMC members Worldwide (1) from Switzerland, members Thomas with an SR500, Beat with a YDS7 and Eddy on a KE125 and (2) Pam Beever on an ST70 at home in the Algarve

9 and a half pages of ‘It’s Your Word’

31 pages of Autojumble + trade ads

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from the Ipswich Show (1) Geoff Mayes receives his Best in Show award from Graham Steward and (2) Alan Baldwin’s Kawasaki 400

Rear cover photo by Graham Batchelor from the Tokyo Motor Show – the 1960 Honda RC161 4 cylinder 250 GP machine

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1998                                              Volume 17 No.1

(There are 2 copies of this edition)

Front cover photo of Andrew Vine’s 1971 Kawasaki A1B

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of members bikes (1) a 1971 Suzuki T250 belonging to “chicken chaser” and (2) Mark Pratleys’ Honda CB750 KZ

2 pages of “Ed Lines”

3 pages of News and Views

2 pages of comments on events held during the past year

1 page from Mark Pratley on ‘A Trip to France’ using his CB750 KZ

4 and a quarter pages of text from ‘Lenny’ on the Yamaha TX and XS500 models plus 1 page of 2 photos of examples (1) John Bryan’s 1975 XS500B and (2)  a 1977 XS500C formerly owned by the Editor

2 page article by Peter Steele reporting his Monkey – Dax ownership experience

2 pages of 4 photo’s (1) Peter Steel’s ST90 Special (2) same machine on the circuit at Brands Hatch (3) member Paul Dear’s bikes, a Honda CB400T and (4) his CB400/4 F2   

2 page article by Malcolm Linsley of ‘Memories of Scarborough Bike Week’ with photo

2 page (4 photos) of the Scottish Malt Run – (1) Dougie Scott’s GT750 at the Glenmorangie Distillery (2) a group of members with their bike out The Rosebank hotel (3) 11 year old Karen Prince with her dads CB750 and (4) Andy & Maggie Zimmerman’s Triumph Trophy at Oban - - Vintage Japanese ?

4 pages of Section News with 4 photos – (1) North Riding Section & Friends outside the new Tavern (2) VJMC tent at the Great Northern Bike Run at Oulton Park (3) Award Winners at the Ipswich Show in 1997 and (4) Alex & Elaine Hunters’ Kawasaki H1 Mach 111 and Z1

1 page of photos of member’s bikes (1) Adrian Moon’s Honda 250 Motorsport and (2) his Suzuki TS250J

4 and a half page report on The Scottish Malt Run

2 pages by Colin Gibson “Wanderings from the West” on trips out during the year

6 pages of ‘It’s Your Word‘ letters

28 page Autojumble + trade ads

Inside the rear cover 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Tony Page’s Yamaha RD200DX and (2) A Yamaha TX650, unknown owner

Rear cover photo from the Scottish Malt Run – Dougie Scott’s Kawasaki GT750 at the Royal Lochnagar Distillery   

Note:- no oBServations in this or subsequent issues

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                                                                                   Volume 17 No.2                   

Front cover photo of Paul Morrison’s 1966 50cc Honda C114

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of Belgian member Michel Souris’s Martin framed Honda CB750 with the engine enlarged to 812cc courtesy of Yoshimura

2 pages of “Ed Lines”

6 pages of News & Views

2 pages of the Club Accounts for the Year to 30th April 1997

3 pages titled “The Problem Page”

2 page article “Son of Tiddler” by Phil Jones

4 page article by Paul Wingert on the Kawasaki “S” series, S1 to S2A machines with additional 3 pages of photos of (1) the 250S1 (2) an S2 350 at the 1994 T.O.C. Rally (3) Malcolm Anderson’s S2A (4) Paul Wingert’s S2A (5) Doug Perkin’s 400cc S3 and (5) a 1977 KH400

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes (1) Geoff Moore’s 1981 Yamaha XS650 Custom (2) Rob Miller’s 1978 Kawasaki Z1000A1 (3) Keith Marchant’s 1972 Kawasaki H1B and (4) John Coombe’s 1981 Honda CB 900F

1 page of member’s and their bikes – Keith Marchant, Kawasaki H1B, C.R.Maubert with his 1963 305cc Honda CA77

1 page of photos from VJMC Worldwide (1) The Honda cb750 Four Club of Belgium and (2) a line-up of Michel Souris’ Honda’s – a C71, CB72 racer, CB72, CB92, CZ100 and S800 car

1 page of Travel Tales photo’s (1) an early Honda 125 twin still in daily use and (2) a ‘modified’ Honda C92 ’lowrider’

2 pages from the Benly Boys and their experience of showing their machines at the 1997 Classic and Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford

3 page article titled “Mad-dog & The Italian Job” by Jim Mathison on a trip to Tuscany on a Suzuki GSX 750L (Part One)

1 page of photos from the Manchester Show (1) Part of the VJMC stand featuring Phil Hesketh’s Bridgestone 350GTR and (2) Tony McAdams Honda CB77 race replica

1 page of Off-Road News by Alan Woods

3 and a half pages of Section News

8 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page of forthcoming events

40 page Autojumble + trade ads

Inside the rear cover – what looks like a real motorcycle but is in fact a model kit of a customised CB750

Rear cover photo (black & white) of the 1967 EiCoH – Kazuo “Johnny” Honda’s 48 bhp, 500cc DOHC Speedway engine with the caption- a rare piece of motorcycling history, anybody got one?

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                                                                                   Volume 17 No.3

Front cover photo of Juergen Kuschewski’s 1972 Suzuki GT550J

Inside the front cover ‘Back to the Sixties’ – 2 photos of Honda 50’s (1) Ron Avery’s 1963 Honda C100 which he has owned from new and (2) his 1964 C110-D, 50 sports with the upswept exhaust

3 pages of “Ed Lines”

4 pages of News & Views

7 pages of ‘It’s Your Word letters plus additional 1 page of photos- John Roche’s 1979 Honda CB750F and Ian Quenby’s Suzuki GT550

2 and a half page report on Members and Their Bikes plus 8 photos (1) Bob Newstead on his Honda Supersport 400 (2) Stuart Calkins’ 1973 Suzuki TS125 (3) the Suzuki RV125 of Barry & Kay Lester (4) Kay on her 350 Yamaha “Bigwheel” (5) Becky Trokes’ “B” reg Suzuki B120 (6) Mike Trokes’ ‘X’ reg Honda FT500 (7) Another FT500 belonging to John Fisher and (8) Ray Barker’s Honda CB500T

2 page article by an unknown author ‘A Tiddlers Tale’ about early riding experiences on lightweight machines

2 pages with 4 photos (1) a Honda C90 off-road special at the Kempton Park Show (2) a Joel Roberts replica Suzuki RH72 (3) Motocross action with Alan Woods on a Honda CR125 and (4) Keith Anderson on a 360 Yamaha

6 pages of Section News with 2 photos (1) Mike Backen, Phil Graham and Les Johnson in the Beer Garden at Barrow-in-Furness and (2) Mike Backen’s Suzuki GS1000S     

Part Two of Jim Mathison’s “Mad Dog & The Italian Job” trip

1 page black & white photo of a 1968 Suzuki T20 Super Six (with high level exhausts) ridden in the 1970 Thruxton 500 Miler by Dutchmen Ted Lablans and Henk Kist. Machine is pictured in the paddock

3 page article by Malc Baylis “Too Tough To Die” on his experiences with a Yamaha XS750

2 pages of Club Accounts to 28th February 1998

36 Page Autojumble + trade ads and events etc

Inside the rear cover 2 photos of Barry Sheene’s Suzuki’s (1) the 1973 TR750 3 cylinder and (2) a later RG500

Rear cover photo of Rod Morgan with his Honda XL185 at this years (1998) Dragon Rally

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                                                                                   Volume 17 No.4

Front cover photo of Phil Klawsuc’s 1966 Kawasaki W1 - Best in Show at the 1998 AGM

Inside the front cover 2 photos from the AGM (1) Andy Baldwin’s 1969 Suzuki AS50 and (2) David Thake’s 1964 CB77 ‘Read Titan

2 pages “Ed Lines”

1 page ‘From the Chair’ by Malcolm Linsley in which he announces that Colin Gibson is standing down as Chairman of the VJMC from its early days and that he, (Malcolm) has been voted and seconded as his successor.

4 pages of News & Views

5 page report on the 1998 AGM & Rally with list of award winners

Torque Wrench and Throttle article by ‘Dual Seat’

2 photos from the 1998 AGM (1) Graeme Young’s 1972 Kawasaki H2 and (2) Bob Harris’ 1969 Suzuki T200 Invader

3 page article ‘Member’s and Their Bikes’ with 4 photos (1) Chris Greenhalgh’s Honda CB750 F1 (2) Mark Simpkins’ 1979 Yamaha RD250E (3) Matt Gilligan’s Kawasaki Z750E and (4) Dave Manning’s Kawasaki Z650

1 page of photos from the ‘Summer Solstice Run’ (1) member’s bikes outside the Craven Collection and (2) a line-up of bikes outside the Pop In café at Scarborough

2 page of 4 photos from the Section News (1) a group of members looking happy at Whitby (2) a shot of the Teeside Show (3) Graham Carole’s Kawasaki H1A on the Summer Solstice Run and (4) A Suzuki U50 taken at the Bristol Section Run-About

5 pages of Section News including 2 photos from the Nabs Head Show. Both photos show a general line-up of parked machines 

1 page with 2 photos of ‘Racers at the AGM’ (1) Tony Milk’s 1964 Honda C110 and (2) a 200cc racing Bridgestone

3 pages of Race News

3 pages of ‘Tales from the Restoration Zone’ which contains an informative list of workshop tools you may be familiar with – very amusing and well worth a read.

1 page of (black & white) photos of Pre’74 Motocross bikes (1) Dave Brinicombe’s Kawasaki 250 and (2) Chris Storey’s Honda CR125M

4 pages of Its Your Word letters

36 page Autojumble + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover 2 photos from the 1998 AGM (1) Andrew Williams’ Yamaha XS650B and (2) C.R. Maubert’s 1963 Honda C78 ‘Dream’

Rear cover – Classic Motorcross. Alan Woods launching his Honda CR125 over a jump    

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                                                                                   Volume 17 No.5

An unusual issue as only the Autojumble booklet was produced due to administration problems – described in the next issue

40 page Autojumble + trade ads and events

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                                                                                   Volume 17 No.6

                                           Dated 1999 but is part of the 1998 group

Front cover photo of Colin Day’s Yamaha YDS3

Inside the front cover – 2 photos of Norman Goss’ Honda C114. One picture is of the machine prior to restoration (very poor condition) and the second is 3 months later looking pristine after its rebuild

1 and a half pages of “Ed Lines” explaining the problem producing the Newsletter (motorcycle accident + computer problems)

4 and a half pages of News and Views

1 page of text and 2 pages of photos of members’ bikes Photo (1) John Wright’s Kawasaki Z900 A4 (2) Jeff Clay’s Suzuki GS1100L (3) and (4) Phillip Ratcliffe’s Honda CB400N and his CB900F

3 and a quarter page article by Colin Day on his ownership experiences with Yamaha YDS-3’s titled “Silence of the Yams”

5 page, 4 text and 1 photo article “Looking Back” by Howard Bradley recalling motorcycles he has owned. Photos are (1) an XS500 Yamaha and (2) a TR1 Yamaha

4 page article – 2 pages of text and 2 of photos reporting the Lotherton Hall Show. Photo (1) the Lord and Lady Mayor of Leeds standing with 2 of the award winners and their machines (2) Phil Bradbrook receiving his trophy (3) Joan Downing presenting the John Downing Trophy to M. Wheeler and (4) Fred Dear receiving his award

1 page of Moto-X news

2 and a half page article “The Adventures of Smokin’ Josephine” by Jim Peace which is his story of travelling to the Faro (Portugal) Rally from England on his Suzuki GT500 9includes 1 and a half pages of photos}

2 pages of 4 photos of members’ bikes (1) Netherlands member Ernst Hagen’s rare Honda CB450K0 Scrambler (2) D.G.Thompson’s Yamaha DT175 (3) Nick Down’s Honda CB77 in café racer trim and (4) Dave Jupp’s CB450 parked with Nick Down’s slightly later model

2 and a half page article by Simon Neil on the restoration of his 1969 Bridgestone TMX-100 including 1 page of 2 photos

4 page article by Derek Harrison on a ride to the Black Forest on his 22 year old CB750 F1

5 page article by Neil Murray titled “Great British Basket Case” detailing the pitfalls of buying a bike in bits

8 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

31 page Autojumble + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover 2 photos of Don Leesons’ 250 Suzuki (1) in the paddock at the 1998 Manx Grand Prix waiting to take part in the parade of past winners – Don’s bike to be ridden by Frank Whiteway and (2) the same bike in the paddock during Scarborough Bike Week

Rear cover – a photo from the 1998 Manx Grand prix showing George Costain and Eddie Crooks in the paddock     

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1999                                            Volume 18 No.1

Front cover photo of Mick Grant on a 750 Kawasaki racing machine at Scarborough

Inside the front cover, 2 photos (1) Burniston Show winners Rick Mancini – Honda CBX1000 and Nick Horsley – Honda CB400/4

2 page letter “Chairman’s Comment“ from Malcolm Linsley regarding the problems with the production of the newsletter and also answering criticism on the AGM

3 pages of “Ed Lines”

1 page of News and Views

4 page article by John Burton – Honda at the 1959 TT

1 page of 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Don Leeson with his Suzuki in the paddock at Scarborough and (2) Dave Brincombe’s Honda CR250M Elsinore

4 pages of FBHC News

5 pages of 10 photos of members’ bikes (1) K. Baldwin’s Honda 90 C200 (2) a Yamaha TX500 twin (3) a Suzuki 750 3 cylinder outside Hartside Café (4) Rod Beaton’s Kawasaki SR650 (5) ‘a tea break at Marlborough’ presumably resting during a run (6) members on the Surrey Run (7) Derek Harrison on his Honda CB750 F1 (8) Joe Munford on his CB450 (9) a Suzuki GT380 parked alongside a Gold Wing and (10) Alex Hunter’s Kawasaki Mach 111 at Scarborough

5 page Suzuki T250J restoration by Howard Atkin

1 page report form the VJMC West Yorkshire section on the 5th All Japanese Motorcycle Show at Lotherton Hall, 25th July 1999 by Alex Wright

3 page ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

16 page Autojumble + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover (1) a 1977 Kawasaki Z1000 seen at Bassenthwaite 24/5/98 and (2) Scarborough Bike Week 1998 – Best in Show, Gary Armstrong and his Honda CB750 F1

Rear cover – 2 photos (1) Garry Derland’s Honda CB550/4 at the 1998 AGM and (2) the VJMC new trailer exhibition at Scarborough Bike Week 1998. A Honda Monkey bike and a Kawasaki 500 triple on display    

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                                                                                   Volume 18 No.2

Front cover photo of 2 - 4 cylinder Suzuki GS750B’s belonging to Nikki and Rebecca

Inside the front cover, 2 photos (1) Philipe Polome’s Honda SL125 and (2) his Honda TL 125

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page ‘Comment from the Chairman’

5 pages of News & Views

1 page article of new books related to Classic Japanese motorcycles

2 pages of Honda News with a black & white photo of Andy Harding’s Honda CB550 K3

2 pages of News from Scotland

4 page article “A Mammoth Task” by Marcus Rex on the restoration of his Yamaha XS650B with 3 pages of photo’s

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes (1) Eddie Kiernan’s 1981 Yamaha TR1 (2) David Myhill’s 1972 Honda CB350/4 (3) Dave Morrell’s CB400 Automatic and (4) Geoff Moore’s Yamaha XS650

3 pages of ‘Member’s and their Bikes’ including 2 photo pages (1) Paul [no surname] with a Honda CB450 which won Best Vintage at the South Wales VJMC Show 1998 (2) VJMC member Lyndon Williams with his Suzuki Gs750 (3) Eric Sanderland with his Suzuki 50 – Best tiddler at Ringley 1998 and (4) Kieran Kenworthy {probably about 2 years old} sat on a CB450

5 page article by Karl Brown about a touring holiday to France on a Suzuki GS1000 including 4 photos

5 page article by “Box Moulder” about his experiences with various Kawasaki models

5 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters to the Editor

2 pages of Club Accounts from 01/03/98 to 28/02/99

25 page Page Autojumble + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of French member Philipe Polome’s bikes (1) his 1966 CB77 and (2) his 1974 810cc Honda

Rear cover photos (2) C.Allansons 1977 Yamaha DT400, a prize winner at Lotherton Hall in 1998 and also an unidentified racer on a twin cylinder Honda, possibly a CB72/77 originally

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                                                                                   Volume 18 No.3

Front cover photo is a photo of one of the exhibit stands in the Honda Collection Hall showing a CR93, an S800 convertible and other early Honda products

Inside the front cover, a photo of member Colin Cherry standing beside a row of 1960’s GP racing Honda’s and also a photo from the Suzuki Museum showing 50 and 125 GP machines

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of Chairman’s Comments by Malcolm Linsley

3 page report on the VJMC Social Camping Weekend in South Wales 19th/21st June 1998 by Doug Price

4 pages of News & Views

3 page article with photos by Colin Cherry on a trip to Japan in 1993 including visiting the Honda Collection Hall and the Suzuki factory

9 page article by Graham Weeks “The 400/4 – A Modern Classic” recording his ownership experiences, model development and UK model details of the 4 cylinder Honda CB400/4 including 12 photos

2 and a half page article by “Jim and Joan” on a weekend visit to Alnwick

1 page report on the Craigtoun Country Fair by Alan Bett

1 page report on the Chappleton Show by Brent Westbrook

3 page article ‘Tales of Devonia’ by Brent Westbrook

1 page book review by Dave Marsden

1 page on the Footman James / VJMC Insurance Scheme

16 page Autojumble + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover – 2 photos of Honda CB400/4’s

Rear cover, 2 photos of Graham Weeks’ Honda 400/4 F1

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                                                                                   Volume 18 No.4

Front cover photo of Phillipe Palome’s 1970 Honda CB450

Inside the front cover, 2 photos (1) USA member Tom Kolenko collecting his ‘Best Japanese’ award at Roswell Vintage Day, Atlanta and (2) a picture of Tom’s winning machine – a 1971 Suzuki TS50J

2 pages of “Ed Lines”

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’ by Malcolm Linsley

4 pages of News and Views

3 and a half pages ‘The Z Files Re-visited’ – an overview of the Kawasaki Z1300

2 pages of Member’s and their Bikes with 3 pages of 6 photos (1) C.J. Minchin’s daily transport, a 1979 Yamaha RS200 (2) also belonging to the same owner, an 1977 Yamaha RD125DX (3) David Myhill’s 350 Honda/4 (4) Trevor Richard’s 1976 Honda CB750K6 (5) Ian Whittaker on his GT750 Suzuki and (6) Bruce Pittendreigh’s Yamaha RD250

2 pages – Memories from the 1999 AGM including a 2 page photo spread

2 page article by “MAC” on the Honda CB650Z

2 more photo pages of member’s bikes (1) Ron King’s Honda CD200 (2) John Fisher’s 1973 Honda CB350 twin (3) Lyndon William’s Suzuki GS550 and (4) Paul Sheldrake’s 1979 Yamaha XS650SF

2 pages ‘Around the Sections’

1 page of 2 photo’s of prize winner’s at the Nabs Head Show (1) Norton Johnson – Best Classic Japanese for his GT750A Suzuki and (2) Alan Cunliffe – ‘People’s Choice’ for his 1974 Kawasaki H2B

1 page – ‘What Were You Doing in 1973’ with a selection of new bikes available at the time, Records released ,Movies of the Year and Leading Stories From Around the World

4 page article by Carmen Sheppard on her ownership experience with a Honda CB350/4

3 and a half page article on ‘Prolonging the Useful Life of a Lead Acid Battery by K.L.Martin

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

17 page Autojumble + a new Local Section & Co-Ordinator Directory

Rear cover photos of (1) Heidi Cockerton’s Suzuki TS125, winner of the Graham Blunden Masterclass at this year’s Concours and (2) the VJMC stand at the Stafford Show in April

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                                                                                   Volume 18 No.5

Front cover photo of a 500 Suzuki which may belong to Jim Peace

Inside the front cover, 2 member’s bikes (1) Nick Down’s Yamaha XS650D and (2) Phil Tierney’s 1969 Honda SS50

2 pages of “Ed Lines”

1 page of the ‘Chairman’s Comment’

4 pages of News and Views

4 pages of ‘Around the Sections’

2 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page of 2 photos of members Robert Winthrop’s bikes (1) a 1971 Suzuki T500J and (2) his 1978 Suzuki GT500 which is used as daily transport

2 and a half pages of Member’s and Their Bikes with 2 pages of 4 photo’s (1) Ken Brooks’ collection of 4 Honda CD175’s (2) a Honda CX500 and a GL400 both belonging to Martyn Rogers (3) Andrew Garvey’s Kawasaki 750Ltd at this year’s National rally and (4) Ian Semple with 2 bikes – a 1979 Yamaha RD400 and a 1966 Honda CB450

1 page of text report with 2 photo pages of the 1999 Classic and Motorcycle Mechanics Show

2 page article by Tim Ford – ‘More fun with a 400/4

3 pages of 6 photos of member’s bikes (1) Jim Sumner’s Honda 400/4 (2) a nice Honda 350/4 at an unknown event, owner unknown (3) Bob Greenway’s 1982 Yamaha 750 Maxim (4) another unknown owner bike, an RD400 Yamaha (5) Mick Hobson’s 1972 CB750 and (6) C. McDonald’s 1963 Honda C200

2 and a half pages of Kawasaki News by Dave Marsden

2 page article by Jim Peace on a ride across the Pennines on his 1977 Suzuki GT500

4 page article ‘Goodbye to Four Star’ (petrol)

1 page ‘What Were You Doing in 1974’

1 and a half page article by Phil Jones on how to look after various types of motorcycle wheels

4 page article by Stan Flood “Some Heartfelt Memories” on his lifetime’s experiences on motorcycles including buying, selling and re-buying the same Honda 400/4  

24 page Autojumble + Local Section & Co-Ordinator Directory 

Inside the Rear cover, 2 photos of a member’s bikes (1) a Yamaha XS650SF  and (2) a modified XS650 both belonging to Doug Rush

Rear cover photo’s (1) Jess Burton’s 1979 Yamaha XT500E and (2) Jim Peace’s Suzuki GT500 

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2000

February                                                                      Volume 19 No.1

NOTE:- from this edition onwards, the Volume number has been omitted from the Newsletter, instead each issue has the month and the number only.   For instance this one says February 2000 No.1 on the front cover but I have continued the Volume numbers for interest only

Front cover photo of a 1975 Suzuki RE5 Rotary belonging to Martin Allcroft which only has 4km recorded miles

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) David Thake’s Honda CB77 Read-Titan and (2) Gary Toomer’s Bridgestone Sport 90

1 and a half pages of “Ed Lines”

Half page of Chairman’s Comments by Malcolm Linsley

2 pages of News and Views

3 pages ‘Around the Sections’

3 pages on the 1999 Welsh Camping Weekend

2 page calendar of events of interest to VJMC members in 2000 February to the end of August

2 page article – 1 page text and 1 of 2 photo’s titled “The Benly Blather” which relates the story of buying a CB92 engined Bultaco framed road racer in bits and starting to get it back on the track. Photos of the machine are in various stages of the rebuild 

3 pages on ‘Member’s and their Bikes’ with 3 photo’s (2) an unusual looking single cylinder Honda captioned as a Benly but looks like an S90 (2) Danny McDonald’s Yamaha XS650 which had previously been owned by A.M.A. racer Roger Reiman and (3) Barry Gilleland’s Honda CD175

1 page article “E.U. End of Life Vehicle Directive”

2 page photo spread of the 1999 VJMC Welsh Rally

2 pages of Kawasaki News

2 pages of 4 photos of members bikes (1) Alan Wood’s 1976 Yamaha YZ250C (2) a later YZ125G motocrosser (3) The Kawasaki Z1 of Chairman Malcolm Linsley during a Rally and (4) a nice looking ‘F’ reg.  Honda CB250 at last year’s AGM

3 page article by Brent Westbrook “Spring Again – A Young Man’s Fancy” related to motorcycle issues and buying a KZ900

4 page article by John Dalton – Honda & The Nursery Hotel – memories of Honda’s debut at the 1959 Isle of Man TT races, including 5 photo’s

6 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page – ‘What Were You Doing in 1975’ 

2 page article by Phil Jones on his motorcycling experiences from 1979 onwards

15 page Page Autojumble + local section directory

Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) a Suzuki GS850 reportedly sold to fund a Manchester United ticket and (2) a view of the VJMC parking area at the 1999 Welsh Weekend

Rear cover photo of 16 year old member Keith Rae’s Honda ST

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April                                                                            Volume 19 No.2 

Front cover photo of Norwegian member Per Jensen’s Honda CD125

Inside the front cover Photo of John Kennish’s 4 bikes and the South Wales Section display stand at the East Glamorgan Motorcycle show

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of the Chairman’s Comments by Malcolm Linsley

5 pages of News & Views

1 page of News from the FBHVC about unleaded fuel additives

3 and a half pages of forthcoming events from May to October

2 pages by Malcolm Wardle – The Dragon Rally on a CB77

2 pages ‘Around the Sections’ with 1 page of 2 photos from the South Wales Section display at the East Glamorgan Motorcycle Show

2 page brief history of Kawasaki Heavy Industries

2 pages of 4 photos of members bikes (1 and 2) Rob Warner’s collection, a 1969 Honda SS125A and a 1975 Suzuki B120P

(3) an unusual machine in the UK – a 1982 Yamaha ‘Chappy’ and (4) an even more unusual Yamaha ‘bop’ – little bit similar to an ST70 Honda

4 page article “Irish Adventure” by Chris Fellows – 8 members on a road trip

2 page centre pages photo spread of Historic Honda Racing Bikes at the 1999 Isle of Man TT. The 5 cylinder 125 GP machine, a very early 4 cylinder 250 (about 1960) and of course the R181 4 cylinder 500 of Mike Hailwood / Jim Redman + a present day photo of factory mechanic Nobby Clark with VJMC member Richard Ayres

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes (1) Brian Darrien’s Saxon Suzuki 888 (2) Andrew Gaida’s recently restored 1962 Honda C92 (3) U.S. member Gary Toomer’s road legal Yamaha TR2 – the TR2 was Yamaha’s over the counter 350cc production racer from 1969 to 1972 and (4) Norwegian member Per Jensen’s Honda CD125

7 and a half pages of ‘Members and their Bikes’

4 page article by ‘A Suzuki’s Tale’ about buying / selling / and buying back a Suzuki TS125L

3 and a half pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

4 page article by Colin Day “The Joys of Owning a T500” recalling his experiences of the Suzuki T500

22 Page Autojumble = trade ads and local section directory and co-ordinators

Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) Colin Day’s Suzuki T500 in as bought condition and (2) the same machine after a repaint and restoration

Rear cover photo of John Kennish’s Yamaha YAS1 in front of the Laxey Wheel in the Isle of Man

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June                                                                           Volume 19 No.3

Front cover photo of Graham Crosby on a 500 cc Team Heron Suzuki racing bike at Mallory Park last year

Inside the front cover a photo taken by Tony Milk of 1960’s factory Honda’s at a practice session at Snetterton race circuit in April 2000. Bikes include 2 CR110’s in works colours, a CR93 in works colours an RC144 and two RC171’s (500’s) 

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’ by Malcolm Linsley

5 pages of ‘News & Views’

1 page on the VJMC Accounts to February 2000

3 pages of forthcoming events from June to November

8 pages of Member’s bikes with photos

5 pages (inc 2 photo pages) on the Scottish Motorcycle Show 2000. Photos include Frank McAfferty’s 1963 Honda CB77, Mike Harper’s 1979 Honda CBX 1000, George Kellie’s Yamaha XT500, Richard McKay’s CB750 and Mike Easton’s Kawasaki Z1R

2 page article by Jim Peace “My first encounter with a Japanese Bike … “

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes (1) Richard Ayre’s Yamaha XJ900, (2) ‘Harry from Wigan’s CBX550, (3) Graham Head’s Yamaha 100cc YL2 and (4) a Yamaha XS500, unknown member

5 pages of news from ‘Around the Sections’

7 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

6 page article on brakes on the Yamaha XS650 – converting from single to twin discs etc

22 Page Autojumble with trade ads, events etc

Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) a 1981 Kawasaki KR100 race bike and (2) a restored 1971 Kyokuto KT2 in a Jawa rolling chassis. This is a replica of the Kyokuto prototype used at Canterbury in 1982

Rear cover photo – rear view of a ‘K’ registered 3 cylinder Kawasaki with 3 expansion boxes

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August                                                                         Volume 19 No.4

Front cover photo- following on from June’s issue’s cover which featured Graham Crosby on a Team Heron Suzuki from 1977, this issue goes back to 1978 and shows John Newbold and John Williams in close company both on Team Heron Suzuki’s at the Mallory Park Post TT meeting

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes at shows (1) Brian McDonough’s 1956 Yamaha YA2, winner of the Graham Blunden Memorial Trophy at this year’s concourse and (2) trophy for the best ‘tiddler’ won by John Starkey’s Yamaha HS1-B

1 page of “Ed Lines” in which he asks the membership if they like the new look of the magazine having changes publishing companies in April this year

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’ in which he endorses Adrian’s comments about the new format for the newsletter

2 pages of News & Views including an item to launch a competition in order to find a new name for the newsletter / magazine

2 pages of events of interest to VJMC member’s from August to November

1 page ‘Message from Scotland’ by Alan Bett

1 page ‘What Were You Doing in 1976’

4 pages of news from ‘Around the Sections’

2 page report on the Nabs Head Show 2000 by Dave Hailstone including 6 photos 

1 page ‘World-Wide Ramblings’ by Don Leeson on the advantages of being a member of the VJMC

3 page report on the VJMC Rally, Concours and AGM 2000 by Adrian Pavey including 3 pages of photos

1 page Precis of the VJMC Annual General Meeting July 2nd 2000  

8 pages with photos of Member’s and their Bikes

3 pages with photo on ‘Rebuilding a Big Thumper’ – a Yamaha XT500 restoration by Mike Easton

2 page article ‘The Bike’s Perspective’ an article written from the point of view of the motorcycle meeting its new owner

2 pages of 4 photo’s (1) Peter Spicer with his first restoration – a 1981 Yamaha RD400F (2) Dave Jupp on his RE5 Suzuki at the Pioneer Run in 1987 (3) from this years TT – John Lenton getting ready for his first lap of the TT course – which ended at the bottom of Bray Hill and (4) TT again and a shot of Frank Whiteway talking to Stan Woods while looking at a 500 Suzuki

5 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’

26 page Autojumble with trade ads and events

1 page over view of Metrication by U.S. member J. Braun – don’t take it seriously

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes (1) and (2) a nice pair of restored Honda’s a CB750 and a CB92 (3) ‘Best Special’ trophy winner at an unknown event – a 1976 Kawasaki Z900 belonging to M. Green and (4) Steve Brown’s 1965 Yamaha YDS3 – trophy winner for best machine in everyday use, again event unknown possibly the AGM

Rear cover photo of John Hesmondhalgh with his very tidy Suzuki GS750

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 October                                                                     Volume 19 No.5

Front cover photo – for the third issue in a row it’s a Mallory Park Post TT meeting from 1978 - again at the hairpin and this time its Sheene leading Mick Grant who is on Kawasaki 

Inside the front cover, 2 member’s bikes (1) Steve Walker’s 1968 Bridgestone GTR 350 and (2) Gary Wardley’s Kawasaki A1SS

1 page of “Ed Lines” including a note that a winner has been chosen for the new name for the Magazine title – to be announced shortly

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’ by Malcolm Linsley

2 pages of News and Views including announcing the First International Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Show to be held at Donington Park in January 2001

1 page of events from October ’00 to July ’01 of interest to VJMC members

7 page report on the Tour de Bretagne by Nick Downes

1 page of ‘World-Wide Wanderings in 2001 by Don Leeson

3 pages ‘Around the Sections’

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

2 page report and results from Lotherton Hall 2000 plus an additional 2 pages of photos

13 pages with photos of ‘Member’s and their Bikes’

1 page report of ‘Monkey’s in Germany’ by Kevin Jones describing a journey to the Eifel mountain region for a rally

3 page article ‘The Adventures of Fred’ – Fred being owner Nick Wright’s Honda CB550 K3

2 page article by Janet Burger ‘The Trials of a Rallygoer’ describing problems encountered getting to and from the VJMC Rally

Part 2 of ‘How to stop an XS650’ by Paul Watts

1 page article by unknown author ‘Japs & Brits – a Tall Tale’ – worth a read

30 page Autojumble surprisingly no trade ads or forthcoming events

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from the Tour de Bretagne 2000 (1) a 125 or 175 Honda and a C72 or 77

Rear cover photo of a 98cc Yamaha YL1 at a rally

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December                                                                    Volume 19 No.6

Front cover photo of Norwegian member Per Jensen’s 1971 Honda CD125

Inside the front cover, 2 photo’s (1) Gerry Ascott with his 1954 Honda Benly after winning Best in Show at the recent Stafford Show and (2) David Livingstone’s 1959 Honda C71

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of Chairman’s Comments’ by Malcolm Linsley

5 pages of ‘News & Views’ including items reporting that the VJMC magazine had won a Gold Medallion award at an event in the USA in category G-48, Layout design, Full Publication. The magazine was entered in the competition by its publisher David Styles of Evenword Publishing Ltd.   Also another note was that a winner had been chosen for the new newsletter name – details to follow on later.

1 page of ‘News from Scotland’ by Alan Bett  

2 pages of 4 photos of (Japanese) road racing bikes (1) Mick Grant’s Suzuki GS1000F1 (2) an ex Graham Crosby Suzuki XR69 (3) a Wayne Gardner 500cc 3 cylinder Honda and (4) same machine with its fairing removed

1 page of ‘Member’s and their Bikes’ featuring Jim Peace and his Suzuki GN400 including another page of 2 photos of the machine

2 page article by Mr. P. Tidswell – ‘My Life with Motorbikes’ recalling motorcycles he had owned and the experiences with them.

1 page of photo’s from the Stafford Show (1) Heidi Cockerton’s Suzuki T250J and (2) Ian Richards’ Kawasaki H2 750

3 pages ‘Around the Sections’

4 page article by Dave Marsden “The Red Revolution” recalling the launch of the Kawasaki GPZ900R on April 14th 1984    

2 page article by Jim Readman reporting the West Lothian Bike Day

2 page article by Ian Stafford ‘My Early Days of Continental Touring’

1 page report with photo’s on the South Yorkshire Show

5 page article with photos by Steve Cooper ‘Raffles Goes to Stafford’ on helping on the VJMC stand at the Classic and Motorcycle Mechanics Show earlier this year.

1 page article “This Winter of Discontent” by ‘Dual Seat’ on a winter restoration project

2 pages of 4 photos of Japanese classics (1) a Yamaha RD350B (2) a Kawasaki S2 – 350 (3) a Honda C200 and (4) a CBX1000

3 page article ‘Four go to Wales’ by Brian Westbrook onn his version of events at this year’s Welsh (Mountain) Rally

2 pages of events of interest to VJMC members from December 2000 to October 2001

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

31 Page Autojumble – no trade ads or events

Rear cover photo of a 1971 Yamaha AS1 - 125cc twin cylinder two stroke

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2001                                

February                                          Volume 20 No.1

The Newsletter is re-launched with a new name --- TANSHA a name submitted in the recent competition by member Nick Downs. The word is actually a Japanese abbreviation for the word ‘motorcycle’ and the nearest English equivalent translation would be “Bike”

1 page “Ed Lines”

1 page of Chairman’s Comments by Malcolm Linsley

3 pages of News & Views

1 page ‘Around the Sections’

1 page ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

2 pages of a new feature ‘Ask the Experts’ where members can ask Club experts questions relating to problems with particular bikes

5 page article ‘Return to Japan’ by Colin Cherry describing visits to the Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki factories including a trip to the Honda Collection Hall and a look inside the restoration department Two pages of 4 photo’s accompany this article (1) a Yamaha YA-1, their first motorcycle (2) an early Suzuki ‘step-thru’ (3) a 125cc twin cylinder Suzuki GP machine and (4) a six cylinder Honda GP power unit mounted on a stand complete with a six pipe exhaust system

3 page article by Lawrie White ‘Confessions of a Wrinkly’ on his bikes from 1963 to present including 3 photos of Suzuki’s he owns

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes and bikes seen at events (1) a 1976 CB750K6 belonging to Jim Lake and (2) his 1973 CB125S (3) ‘Back to the 60s at last year’s Lotherton Hall Show – a CB72 and (4) a Kawasaki A1SS     

1 double page photo spread of Moto Salon 2000 show in Paris, France

1 page of various motorcycle price comparisons between 1973 and 1976 – Japanese, British, Italian and Czechoslovakian bikes

4 page ‘Scottish Review 2000’

3 page article – 1 text and 2 photo pages on ‘Racing Trail Bikes’

2 page article with photos by Robert Castledine ‘Nothing but Honda’s recalling his motorcycling experiences

Part 1 of a 6 page article “Life with a Nippy Ninety” by ‘Disc Valve’ recalling a rebuild and riding experience on a Bridgestone 90.

1 page with 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) a Kawasaki H1A belonging to Bob Mayer and (2) a CB400/4 seen in the car park at a show

2 pages of events between February and November of interest to VJMC members   

25 pages of Autojumble with forthcoming calendar of VJMC events

2 pages of a wedding of VJMC member Les Withers to Hazel Moore

Rear cover photo of Giacomo Agostini’s 1974 Yamaha YZR500

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April                                                                           Volume 20 No.2

Front cover photo of a Kawasaki 500 3 cylinder road bike

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of a large line up of Monkey Bikes, predominantly CZ100’s

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of the ‘Chairman’s Comments’

4 pages of News & Views

1 page on the 2001 Annual VJMC Rally & AGM

1 page ‘Secretarial Scriblings’ about affiliating the VJMC to the BMF

2 pages on the International Classic & Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Show at Donington in January with a photo of ‘Best in Show’ winner, John Counsell’s Honda CA76

1 page of 2 photo’s left over from the recent Limited Edition book of Mike Easton and his award winning Yamaha XT500

4 pages ‘Around the Sections’

1 page of 2 photos of Dave Thomas’s motorcycles (1) a Honda GL500 and (2) a Suzuki GT250

2 page article by Brian Davis – ‘A Bad Experience’ recalling his first bike which was an abandoned Yamaha YB100

Part 2 of ‘Life with a Nippy Ninety’ by Disc Valve concluding the restoration of a Bridgestone 90

Centre pages photo spread ‘Sunrise at Donington’ with 6 images of bikes on display at the 1st International Classic Motorcycle Show

3 page article with photo’s on ‘The Smallest of Honda’s Production Fours’ – the CB350/4 by Ian Stallard covering finding and restoring one of these machines (Part 1)

An unusual item – a 3 page article on Kawasaki fighters, not motorcycles but aircraft for which the brand has a history going back to the First World War.

4 page article by Martin Speak on ‘My First Restoration’ which was a Kawasaki KH250B2 including before and after photo’s

2 pages of forthcoming events of interest to VJMC members from April to November 2001

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page with 2 photo’ of a very unusual Japanese motorcycle – a Showa Cruiser - is it the same company who make shock absorbers?  Member Wayne Marsula requesting information on the model type

3 pages of useful help in identifying Kawasaki Model Designations by Dave Marsden – Part 1

1 page of 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Graeme Young’s 1972 Kawasaki H2 and an unidentified owners Kawasaki GPZ900R

1 page with 2 photos of member Andy Davis’s restored Honda 400/4

2 pages of advice on the subject of ‘Cleaning engines’ – very well worth reading

8 Page Autojumble with trade ads and events

1 page with 2 photos (1) a ‘used daily’ Suzuki and (2) an unusual bike, a Kawasaki Estrella with zero miles belonging to Warwick Blackwell – looks like a single cylinder 4 stroke ‘cruiser’ type bike

Rear cover photo of a Dresda Honda

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June                                                                           Volume 20 No.3

Front cover photo of Barry Sheene – Team Heron Suzuki. 1978

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of rare Bridgestone’s (1) 1965/66 BS90M believed to be the only one in the UK and (2) a 1963 BS7 Surfrider which is only one of two in the UK

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of ‘News & Views’

2 page Treasurer’s Report for 2000 / 2001 by Dave Marsden

1 page article by Andy Callingham about the origin of Oil

2 pages with photo’s on the Scottish Motorcycle Show by George Kellie

2 page article ‘Katana – The Sharpest Blade?’ by T.L.Zeebub (really?} about the ownership experience of Suzuki’s big bike

4 page article by Allan McGuire on an interesting special framed Bridgestone 350GTR road racing machine

3 page article ‘Thanks For The Memories – The Suzuki GSX-R750’ by P.R.Hopkins on the history of the model & his ownership experiences   

2 page article by Dennis Lodge ‘The 1st Monkey Bike 100 Mile Run’ with photos

2 page article by Jeremy Trew – ‘Welsh Wanderings …’ on a 120 mile trip through Wales on his Honda Britain 750 Four

Centre page black and white photo spread ‘Paddock Parade 1967’ with 7 photos of ‘60’s road racing bikes (1) Mike Hailwoods 4 cylinder 350 Honda at Mallory Park (2) Dave Simmonds’ 250 Kawasaki (3) Dave’s 125 Kawasaki (4) Mike Hailwood’s 250 Honda ‘6’ at Oulton Park (5) caption says unknown rider on a Yamaha but is in fact Dave Simmonds again with his 250 Kawasaki (6) a Padgett Yamaha Td1c and (7) Bill Ivy’s RD56 factory Yamaha. All the photos are set against a full background picture of Bill Ivy on the RD56

4 pages of ‘Member’s and their Bikes’ featuring Colin Wackett’s Kawasaki Z305 special (2 photos) and Paul Draycott’s 1979 Suzuki GS850 with 2 photo’s

1 page with 2 photos of Bob Woof’s Piper Kawasaki Endurance racer of which 5 were produced with only 2 believed to have survived

3 page article – 2 text and 1 photo – ‘The Biking Bug Returns’ by Steve Durham on returning to motorcycling after a decades break

3 page article by Dave Green ‘When 250’s Were Learner legal’ with 5 photos

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page of ‘Working Bikes’ – hugely overloaded bikes in the Far East

1 page of 3 photos from the Furness Show by Martin Crooks

3 pages ‘Around the Sections’

3 pages of events from June to November of interest to VJMC members

13 Page Autojumble + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) Martin Crooks T20 Suzuki and (2) les Johnston’s very nice looking CB750, looks like a ’71 model

Rear cover photo of Peter Spicer’s Yamaha RD350LC

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August                                                                        Volume 20 No.4

Front cover photo of a V8 1500cc Kawasaki road bike. Another of Allen Millyards’ extraordinary creations – beautifully crafted, you would not know it wasn’t a factory built machine

Inside the front cover, Concours Winner at the AGM – Garry Derland’s Honda 90

2 pages of “Ed Lines”

2 pages of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of Concours Results from the AGM

3 pages of News and Views

1 page review with photos from the Nabs Head Show 2001

2 pages of 4 photos of member’s bikes (1) Don Leeson’s 1975 Suzuki GT750A (2) a modern classic – the Honda Dream 50, an over the counter single cylinder twin cam 50cc CR110 lookalike (3) a 1972 Yamaha XS2-B belonging to Jan Smitt from Holland and (4) Per Jensen’s 1972 Kawasaki H1B

5 page report from the AGM by ‘Raffles’

2 pages ‘Around the Sections’

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

2 centre page photo spread of the VJMC Annual gathering at Kettering

5 page article ‘They’ll Never Last’ charting the progress of the Japanese motorcycle industry into European and UK markets

3 pages of member’s bikes including photos

4 page article ‘More Bridgestone Racers’ by Brian McDonough

2 pages listing Kawasaki Model Designations – part 2

4 and a half page article by Dave Marsden – W650 “Around the World”. About preparing for a round the World trip on a motorcycle. Part 1

Events diary for August to December 2001

14 page Autojumble

Inside the rear cover, a photo of Steve Cooper’s Yamaha XS650 SG

Rear cover – Norton Johnson receives the Nabs Head “Best in Show” trophy for his Suzuki GT750 

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October                                                                      Volume 20 No.5

Front cover photo of Honda’s smallest ‘4’ – the CB350F which was never officially imported into the U.K.

Inside the front cover –Graham Batchelor’s Suzuki K10 which took 2nd  Best Suzuki at this years’ VJMC Concours

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

3 pages of News & Views

2 page article – ‘A Passion for Motorcycles’ by Anonymous

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

2 page article by Janet Burgar – ‘The Dullards Guide to Buying a Bike’

1 page article by “Dual Seat” - ‘The Weakest Links!’ comparing playing golf to restoring motorcycles

3 page article by Brent Westbrook ‘To the AGM From the Deep South”

5 page article by Rob Clark on building a Kawasaki ‘special’

Centre page photo spread on Honda – ‘The Racing Legend’ with period photos of Mike Hailwood on factory machines plus some up to date photo’s from the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July this year when former factory riders Luigi Taveri paraded the RC149 5 cylinder 125, Ralph Bryans rode the RC174 297cc six cylinder machine and Tommy Robb on the RC171 4 cylinder 500. Jim Redman was also there to ride the 500 as well

3 page article ‘Adventure in the Ironbridge Gorge’ by Hazel Withers on a trip to Shropshire

6 pages of Around the Sections with photo’s

6 pages of ‘Members and Their Bikes’ including photos

4 page article ‘Preaching to the Perverted’ sub titled (… or why  Japanese bikes of the 70’s  are so damn cool) by Rick Mortlock

2 page photo spread of ‘The Committee’ – Rick Mancini, Malcolm Linsley, Dave Marsden, Geoff Ward, Doug Perkins, Alan Betts, Don Leeson and the Editor – Adrian Pavey

1 page of events between October 2001 and July 2002 of interest to VJMC members

19 Page Autojumble

Inside the rear cover, a photo of Gerry Ascott collecting another Best in Show award for his Honda Benly

Rear cover photo – a close up of the rear of Jim Redman’s 500cc RC171 factory Honda showing the 4 megaphones and a rear tyre that was supposed to handle 100+ BHP (but couldn’t ! )

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December                                                                   Volume 20 No.6

Front cover photo of Don Leeson’s Suzuki GT750 taken in Austria while he was there on holiday this year

Inside the front cover, a trio of Charlie Williams racing bikes on Display at the Stafford Show – 1967 Yamaha Td1c, 1980 TZ250C and a Maxton framed 385 Yamaha

1 page of “Ed Lines”

2 pages of the ‘Chairman’s Comments’

1 page of ‘Secretarial Scriblings’ by Don Leeson

2 pages of News & Views

1 photo page of scale models constructed by member Mark Grandvoinet – an H2 Kawasaki and a Suzuki RV90, difficult to tell they’re models

6 page article ‘Vince James, Bobby Ball, Barbara and a Panda! About members setting up the stand at the Stafford Show and subsequent experiences

1 page ‘Around the Sections’

1 page article ‘Return of the Racing Bridgestones’ featuring the 350 GTR of Dave Spruce and three other 200cc race converted machines  including photos    

Part 2 of Ian Stallard’s restoration of his Honda 350/4 with photo’s - Part 1 was in the April issue

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

Centre pages photo spread from Stafford 2001

5 pages of Member’s and their Bikes’ with photo’s

3 page article ‘The Magnificent Seven’ on a camping weekend in Shropshire by a few members

1 page article by Neil Beever – The Aesthetics of Motorcycle Design

1 page article by Stephen Smethurst on the difficulties of setting a bank of 4 carburettors correctly

2 page article by Graham Carroll ‘Golden Eras’ discussing different owners perception of the best period in bike development – opinions differ !

2 page photo report on the ‘Tiddler Run’

3 and a half page report by Pete Monks - ‘North Lancs Section at The Rossendale Valley Show’ 

Half page photo of Richard Young’s 1976 Kawasaki KT250 A2 which won the ‘Best Off Road’ award at Stafford

2 page article ‘Motorcycle Maintenance From Hell’ – an amusing tale from members in the North American branch

1 page article (by Hazel Withers) with photos on how to load a Honda C102 into the back of a car – presumably to transport it to a show

1 page diary for events between February and August 2002 of interest to JMC members

16 pages of Autojumble with Local Sections Directory and trade ads

Inside the rear cover a photo of Andy Turner’s 1970 Honda SL350 at Stafford

Rear cover photo taken from the rear of (a member?) on a Honda Dream 50 – the rider has a furry backpack of Shaun the sheep with his legs dangling out. The caption reads ‘How can you keep a straight face following this’ 

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February                                                                      Volume 21 No.1

Front cover photo is an unusual subject for the magazine – it is an action shot of sidecar racer Dick Greasley and his passenger on their Yamaha powered outfit rounding the hairpin at Mallory Park during the Post TT meeting in 1978

Inside the front cover a photo of 2 factory 4 cylinder 750 Yamaha’s belonging to Kenny Roberts and Eddie Lawson taken at a Trans-Atlantic Trophy meeting

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of News and Views

3 pages ‘Around the Sections’

1 page report ‘Old Japs in Suffolk’ on the VJMC Autojumble held at Great Blakenham in Suffolk

1 page with 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Barry Garnham’s Suzuki and (2) Colin Wackett’s Kawasaki special

5 page article ‘Little Switzerland, The Phoenix Flyer and a Clutchless GS’ by Jim Millington on a European camping trip on a motorcycle

2 page article with photos by Ken Church ‘ The Honda CB250RSA – A Classic?’    

4 page article by Peter Steele ‘The Aesthetics of Motorcycle Design (again)’ following on from Neil Beever’s item last month

Centre pages photo spread on ‘Working Classics and Specials’ with 7 photos supplied by David Wood

3 page article by Neil Machin – ‘Escape from Couch Potatodom’ relating experiences restoring motorcycles after his retirement

1 and a half page article by Ken Church ‘Nippon Nainenki Co. / Kurogane’ describing a military motorcycle manufactured by the company (with photo)

1 and a half page article by Ian Walker ‘Climbing the Honda Scale’ on his ownership experiences with various models from SS50 to GL1100

5 page article by Keith Dickinson ‘The Suzuki RG500 Gamma’ following the introduction and development of the model from 1985 onwards

6 pages of Members and Their Bikes’ with photo’s

3 and a half pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page calendar from February to July 2002 of events of interest to VJMC members

14 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of member Ken Church’s Honda CB250RSA’s – he owns 2 of them

Rear cover photo of a solitary Suzuki GT380 by itself in the car park at last year’s national rally at Kettering

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April                                                                            Volume 21 No.2

Front cover photo of a Honda 400/4 who’s owner has christened ‘Rex’

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member Peter Spicer’s Yamaha YAS1 before and after restoration

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

1 page of Secretarial Scribblings by Don Leeson

4 pages of News and Views

2 page article - ‘Raffles Review’ on setting up the VJMC stand at a show

6 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

4 pages of ‘Members and their Bikes’

5 page article by ‘Benjy’ – “Bikes & Boats in Bandol” on his ownership experiences with a 400/4 and sailing boats in the Med.

5 page article ‘Hooked on Honda’s by Mike Woodington on his Honda owning experiences

2 and a half pages ‘Around the Sections’

Half a page of 2 photos of very early Japanese motorcycle (1) A Honda model ‘D’ which had a 98cc two stroke single cylinder engine and (2) a Lilac LS38 Lancer

1 page with 2 photos of a Suzuki T10, one a left hand side shot and the other a close up of the left hand side of the engine

2 page article with photo’s ‘Something a Little Different’ on considering building a “special”

5 page article by Malcolm Smart ‘Doing it the Hard Way’ describing a trip to Spain and back on a CB500 twin

2 pages of events from April to July of interest to VJMC members

1 page article by “A Contributor” on the role of motorcyclists on today’s roads

12 page Autojumble with Local Sections Directory

1 page of 2 photos of a 1965 Marusho ST500 which has a flat twin engine and is reminiscent of a BMW in appearance

2 pages of photos of member’s bikes (1) and (2) before and after restoration shots of Brian McDonough’s Bridgestone  (3) Peter Spicer’s 1974 Yamaha AT3 under restoration and (4) a 1971 Kawasaki F11 250 which he bought for £25

Rear cover photo of Peter Spicer’s Yamaha R1Z and Z50A Monkey bike - the Yamaha is a Japanese market import

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June                                                                            Volume 21 No.3

Front cover photo of member Harold Hornby on his Suzuki T500

Inside the front cover, 2 photos from last year’s AGM

1 page “Ed Lines”

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’

1 page ‘Secretary’s Scribblings’ by Don Leeson

2 and a half pages of News & Views

1 page article by Chris Smith on ‘Stale Fuel’

4 page report with photos of the Scottish Motorcycle Show by Alan Betts

3 pages ‘Raffles Review’ Part 2

3 page article ‘A Little BS Goes a Long Way’ by Simon Neil on reporting the 2001 Bridgestone Rally in the USA

1 page article by Bob Buttifant ‘I’m New To All This’ on his motorcycling experiences from 1962 to the present

5 page article ‘Wet and Dirty in Cumbria’ on a ride out in the Lake District

Centre page photo spread on the Lakes Run- April 21st 2001 – 6 photo’s

2 page article by Dave Green on the restoration of his CB400/4

2 pages of events from June to October of interest to VJMC members

7 pages of ‘Members and Their Bikes’ with photos

5 pages of ‘Around the Sections’

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page photo taken from the right rear showing engine detail of a factory Honda GP 4 cylinder 350 circa ‘64/65

12 page Autojumble with Local Sections Directory

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of 350 Yamaha road bikes showing the evolution of the model – one is the YR5 from 1973 and the other an RD350 YPVS from 1990

Rear cover photo is a rear shot of the Marusho Magnum 500 with what looks to be a rear light from an early / mid 60s Honda Dream

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August                                                                         Volume 21 No.4

Front cover photo of a line-up of early Suzuki road bikes at the AGM with a 50cc M15 at the front

Inside the front cover a photo of Clive Brooker’s Honda CB750R – 2nd place in the “Racer” class at the AGM and also Brian McDonough’s Bridgestone 90DL – 1st place in the ‘Off Road’ class

1 page “Ed Lines”

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’

1 page ‘Secretarial Scriblings’ by Don Leeson

1 page of ‘News & Views’ by Adrian Pavey

7 page report on the VJMC AGM 2002 with photos

3 page article ‘Raffles Review’ on exhibiting bikes at shows

2 pages with photos of the Nabs Head Show – May 12th 2002

1 page with photo’s on the CBX Riders Club Annual Rally, June 2002 by Mel Watkins

4 page article by Hazel Withers ‘Tiddlers on Vacation’ – reporting the VJMC annual run (with photo’s)

Centre pages photo spread from the VJMC 20th Anniversary AGM

4 pages of ‘Around the Sections’ with photo’s

2 page article about ‘Motorcycling in Malaysia’ by Alan Wright

5 page article by Jim Walton on converting his Honda CB100N to racing spec

7 pages of ‘Members and Their Bikes’ with photos

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

14 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory and trade ads

Inside the rear cover 2 photos of award winning bikes (1) Dave Petley’s Yamaha YAS1 and Graham Batchelor’s 250cc Kawasaki A1B

Rear cover photo of the engine and fuel tank of a nicely restored 750cc 3 cylinder Suzuki GT750

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October                                                                      Volume 21 No.5

Front cover photo of John Dalton’s 1961 Honda CB92 as displayed at the ‘Art of the Motorcycle’ exhibition in Las Vegas, USA

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of members bikes (1) Chris Proctors Kawasaki Mach III 500 and of Andy Harrison’s café racer style Honda 400/4

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

1 page of ‘Secretarial Scribbling’s’

1 and a half pages of News & Views

1 and a half page article on laying up a motorcycle for the Winter

Half page article warning of the dangers of Asbestos related to motor vehicles

1 page of track day action from Brands Hatch by Richard Mortlock

2 page article with photos by Eamon Maloney on the Yamaha XS750 – ‘The Forgotten 70’s Superbike’

4 page article ‘Raffles Reviews’ on the 2002 AGM & Lotherton Hall

3 page article by Jim Peace ‘Black Jenny’ – buying a Suzuki GN400

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page of results from Lotherton Hall

2 page centre photo spread of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 2002 including Stuart Graham on the 297cc 6 cylinder Honda, Tommy Robb on (Luigi Taveri’s) 125 4 cylinder Honda and unfortunately an unknown rider of a fairly early 4 cylinder 250 Honda – black leathers and a plain helmet!

3 page article with photos on the restoration of a Kawasaki Z1 by Pat Anfield

1 page of Bridgestone news by Alan Wright

5 pages of news from ‘Around the Sections’

3 page article on the restoration of a 1971 Yamaha YR5 by Dave Punshon including an unfortunate episode while competing in the Thundersprint

6 pages of Member’s Bikes with photos

4 page article by an unknown contributor ’20 Years of Motorcycling’

1 page of events between October ’02 and April ’03 of interest to VJMC members

22 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory / trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) Kawasaki KH500 (2) a Suzuki GT750 and (3) the caption reads “a mean looking CR750” but it is in fact a CBX in café racer trim (does look mean though)

Rear cover photo of a close up of the fuel tank / engine of Charlie Owens Yamaha FS1E which took 1st prize at Lotherton Hall

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December                                                                    Volume 21 No.6

Front cover photo of 2 Honda’s at the Kettering show, one is a beautifully restored ‘G’ regd CD175 belonging to Brian McDonough and the other is also a Honda very definitely at the other end of the scale – it’s an ‘L’ reg CB125

Inside the front cover, 2 photos from Kettering (1) Eamon Maloney’s Yamaha RD350 and (2) a pair of good looking Kawasaki Z1’s

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of Secretarial (and Admin) Scriblings by Don Leeson

1 page of News and Views from Adrian Pavey

9 pages of Ian Ferguson’s motorcycling experiences

3 pages with photo reporting the VJMC Tiddler Run by Ken Church

4 page article on the ‘North Devon Camping Weekend’ by Brent Westbrook

Centre pages photo spread reporting on the VJMC winning the Best Club Stand at the Detling Show

1 page reporting the South East Motorcycle Show by Tony Harmer

6 page ‘Raffles Review’ reporting the October 2002 Stafford Show

5 page article on a meeting of Honda CB1100R’s in Germany with a photo showing 29 of the 45 machines present.

4 pages ‘Around the Sections’

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

2 pages of ‘An Alternative Motorcyclist’s Horoscope’ – very amusing!

19 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos from this year’s AGM (1) all the prize winners in a semi-circle and (2) some ‘specials’ – an SL125, CB77 and a ‘RetroBlade’

Rear cover photo of Heidi Cockerton’s prize winning 1963 Suzuki M15

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2003

February                                        Volume 22 No.1

Front cover photo of Graham Weeks standing beside Hazel Wither’s Honda S90

Inside the front cover 2 photo’s (1) a Honda CB450 ‘Black Bomber’ pictured at Pontefract last year and (2) a later Honda 450 twin at the Rufforth Autojumble

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of Secretarial Scribling’s by Don Leeson

2 pages of News and Views by Adrian Pavey

3 pages ‘Raffles Review’ discussing custom bikes

5 page article by Bill Lock on the use of the Internet when rebuilding his neglected Yamaha DT400

3 page article by Stuart MacAulay on ‘Living with a Honda CB250RS

4 page article by Eamon Maloney ‘Honda CB750 – The First Superbike’ – doesn’t seem like 35 years since the first one was unveiled in late 1968 at the Charing Cross Hotel in London

Centre pages photo spread on the Rossendale valley Motorcycle Show, 6 photo’s + a background of bikes lined up

2 pages by Colin Cherry on his Honda CD175

4 pages ‘Around the Sections’

5 pages of member’s and their Bikes’ with photos

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page ‘Yawning Yarns’ about when to keep quiet

2 page article on ‘The “Clubs” Suzuki K11P’ about one of 4 machines given to the VJMC about 10 years ago

2 page article on whether or not the Japanese motorcycles killed off the British industry

2 page events calendar between February and October 2003

16 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover 2 photos of Hazel Withers’ machines (1) a Honda S90 and (2) a CB500T both on show at Shepton Mallett last year

Rear cover photo of a close up of the fuel tank and engine of a well restored 125 Yamaha YAS1

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April                                                                           Volume 22 No.2

Front cover photo of an unknown (member?) on a race converted Yamaha FS1E

Inside the front cover, 2 photo’s (1) Rob Atkins Honda C92 and (2) Ray’s (?) Suzuki GSX250

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

1 page of Secretarial Scriblings by Don Leeson

2 pages of News & Views’ by Adrian Pavey

4 page article ‘Raffles Review – the Kawasaki F11. A profile of this rare UK machine

1 page article by Mark Wheeler – ‘Suzuki T250 Hustler, 30 years on’

3 page article by Jim Peace - ‘Top box’ relating the various motorcycles one particular top box belonging to him has been fitted to

2 pages of ‘Around the Sections’

1 page of photos of Sprint Bikes at the Thundersprint

5 page article on moped racing in the UK

Centre pages photo spread featuring John Bedson’s Prize Suzuki’s – 4 photos of individual machines set against a background of 2 more

1 page article ‘Restoration – Part 1’ a poem by Christopher Wave

1 page ‘Member’s and their Bikes’ featuring Paul Moore’s Honda VT250

3 page article ‘The Haunted Yamaha XJ600’ by Stuart Glen on his experiences with one particular model

1 page article ‘A Postcard from Crete’ with photos of motorcycles seen on the Island during a holiday

Part 1 of an article ‘One Man’s Dream’ on building a Yamaha RD56 replica by Steve Wareing

3 page article ‘A Perfect Suzuki in Every Way’ by Jonathan Brown on his rebuild / restoration of a Suzuki TT350

5 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

17 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trades ads and events

2 pages of events between April and October of interest to VJMC members

Inside the rear cover a close up shot of Jonathan Brown’s Suzuki TT350         

Rear cover photo of Barry Sheene

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June                                                                           Volume 22 No.3

Front cover photo of Barry Sheene

Inside the front cover, 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) a Yamaha RD350 at last year’s Kettering Rally and (2) Dave Petley’s 125cc Yamaha YAS1

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page by Doug Perkins on the forthcoming National Rally of 2003

2 pages of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of Secretarial Scriblings’ by Don Leeson

5 page article on Barry Sheene 1950 – 2003

1 page article with photo of Mark Hill’s Sheene Replica Suzuki RG500

1 page article on a method of dismantling Yamaha and Suzuki shrouded dampers

2 page article on constructing an affordable motorcycle bench

Part 2 of Steve Wareing’s RD56 Replica project

2 pages reporting the Peak District Run – March 23rd followed by a centre pages photo spread

2 pages on the Scottish Motorcycle Show by Jim Readman

1 page ‘Postcard from America’ with photos of machines seen in Florida

2 page article on ‘Buying Bikes on E bay’ – a guide to using the on line auction site

1 photo page of member’s bikes (1) Robin Berryman with his Yamaha XS750 and (2) a Honda CL450, unknown owner

1 page of Member’s and their Bikes’ featuring Ron Templeman’s motorcycles

4 pages of ‘Around the Sections’

3 page article Raffles Reviews – Rhubarb Reborn’ on rebuilding a YB100 Yamaha

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

2 pages of forthcoming events of interest to VJMC members

14 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos (1) a Suzuki GT550 triple at Shepton Mallett and (2) Alan Baldwin’s T500 Suzuki

Rear cover photo of Ron Templeman’s 125 Honda special    

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August                                                                        Volume 22 No.4

Front cover photo of a Yamaha RD500 V4

Inside the front cover, a photo of Jamie Allen’s Yamaha RD200 DX

1 page of “Ed Lines”

2 pages of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

1 page of Secretarial Scriblings’ by Don Leeson

2 pages of results with photos from the VJMC Annual Concours 2003

5 page article – Raffles Review on the VJMC 21st Anniversary AGM with photos

3 page article with photo’s on the TT 2003

2 pages with photo’s reporting ‘The 1st Heatley Bike Show’ by Hubert Saldanha

2 page article by Steve Gartside – Living with Emily & Korky’ one is his wife and the other is a Kawasaki Z250 – you work out which is which!

1 page article on ‘The VJMC Day at Ace Café’

Centre pages photo spread on the VJMC Ace Café Day – 8 photo’s

1 page article by Jim Peace ‘Magic Roads’ – on road numbering and other road related topics

1 page of Historic Honda’s – John Burton pictured with Chrissy Saunders’ CZ100 and Graham Weeks alongside a factory Honda 4 cylinder GP bike from the early / mid 60’s

2 page report by Pete Monks with photos from the Nabs Head Show

2 page article by Peter Steele testing the theory that “Classic Motorcycling Can be Good for Your Health” by restoring a 1969 Honda PC50

3 pages of Members and Their Bikes with photo’s

3 pages ‘Around the Sections’

1 page of ‘The Workshop‘ with tips (1) removal of Suzuki T & GT front mudguard stays and (2) refitting and aligning the swinging arm in an XS1100

7 pages of member’s bikes with photos

Events calendar from August to October of interest to VJMC members

20 page Autojumble including Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, Doug Perkins presents Brian McDonough with the Graham Blunden Memorial Shield

Rear cover photo of the VJMC raffle prize – a 750 Honda

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October                                                                       Volume 22 No.5

Front cover photo of a group of member’s bikes parked at Hartside café on the way to Kielder

Inside the front cover 2 photos of 60’s Honda’s (1) a CB72 or 77 in café racer trim and (2) Chris Bancroft’s 1967 CB450

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

1 page of Secretarial Scriblings by Don Leeson

1 page of News & Views

2 pages “Raffles Review of Biker Apparel of the 70’s”

1 page article ‘The Workshop’ by Jess Burton offering advice on splitting multi-plug connectors

2 pages of member Jim Millington asking advice with a running problem on his 400/4 which is giving him a problem at the moment

2 pages with photos of the CBX Euro Rally in Kent

2 page article on ‘A Trip to Norway’ by Frank McCafferty

1 page close up photo of a CB350/4 engine

2 pages of photos from a Bike show in Norway by Per Jensen

2 page article on the Ace Café with photos

1 and a half page article ‘VJMC goes to Kielder’ with a centre page   spread of 6 photos

1 page Around the Sections

2 page article – 21 Year Celebratory Run to the Isle of Wight by Richard Ebejer with photos

4 page article with photos ‘A Tale of Two VT’s’ relating problems after buying a used Honda VT250

6 page report on the National Rally 2003 by Bob Kenyon

2 pages of ‘Members and Their Bikes‘  with photos

5 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

15 page Autojumble including Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos taken of bikes at the Wombwell KartTrack – a Suzuki GT750 and a Honda CB900

Rear cover photo of the late Steve Hislop presenting a trophy to VJMC member Alan Patterson at the 1993 TT

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December                                                                   Volume 22 No.6

Front cover photo of Colin Day’s Yamaha YDS3, Best Japanese at Stafford in October

Inside the front cover, 2 photos from the North American VJMC Rally in September, a Yamaha DT-1 and a nice Suzuki T200

1 page of “Ed Lines”

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

1 and a half pages of Secretarial Scriblings

Half a page of Early Season Events, January to April

3 and a half pages ‘Raffles Reviews’ – The October Stafford Show

1 page of (2) photos from the 1987 TT – Roger Marshall’s 750cc F1 Suzuki and Dave Pither’s F2 500cc Honda

6 pages with photos of the North Devon Bike Weekend – September 2003

2 page story by Jim Peace on his conversation with a dead Bug during a journey across America

2 page article ‘The Workshop’ discussing silencers, electrical connectors and Honda brakes  

2 pages of 4 pictures (1) a Kawasaki Estrella – a retro 250 (2) Ken Church’s Honda CB250RSA (3) Alan Wallace’s 750 Honda and (4) a print of Soichiro Honda’s first ‘real’ motorcycle, a 98cc Model D from 1948

Centre pages photo spread showing 5 photos of individual bikes against a full 2 page background from the Aeroventure Classic Bike and Rally – 14th September 2003

9 pages of news from ‘Around the Sections’

5 page article ‘The Tryiton’ (Part 1) recounting the rebuild of a 1978 Yamaha XS650 into a café racer style bike

1 page of Racing News

1 and a half pages of Members and Their Bikes

1 and a half pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

3 pages of ‘An Alternative Motorcyclists Horoscope’ for the year

1 page with 2 photos of USA member Gary Toomer’s Bridgestones (1) a Sport 90 and (2) a GTR 350

1 page article by Jim Sumner ‘Autumn in Snowdonia’

16 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

1 page with 2 unusual Honda’s at this year’s North American Rally (1) a Police version of the Honda CB450 and (2) a customised CA77

Rear cover photo of a very rare 1957 Honda JC85 belonging to a new member – Troyce Walls from the USA   

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2004                                           

February                                                                     Volume 23 No.1

Front cover photo of a genuine Yamaha YDS2M “Ascot Scrambler”

Inside the front cover, 2 photos (1) a trophy winning Kawasaki Z1300 and (2) a Honda CBX 1000 at the café at Sherburn

1 page “Ed Lines” – for the last time!

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of Secretarial Scriblings by Don Leeson

2 pages of News & Views

3 pages ‘Raffles Review’ on the Joys of Learning (to ride a motorcycle)

1 page with 2 photos of (very) early Honda’s belonging to USA member Troyce Walls (1) a 1957 Honda JC58 Benly – pictured in the last issue and (2) a 1954 Honda Dream 4E, a 220cc ohv single cylinder bike imported from Japan

1 page ‘The Workshop’

5 page article ‘Restoring a Kawasaki H1B’ by Paul Wingert

1 page reviewing the Elvington Classic and Superbike Rally

1 and a half page article ‘A Grand Day Out’ recalling a 22 bike run across the South of England by members

2 page story by Keith Bennett on an unpleasant motorcycle experience

Centre pages photo spread – 4 individual bikes against a background of 3 others – all from Australia. Bikes are (1) a 1970 Mark II Hustler (2) a 1974 T500 (3) a Honda CB450 and (4) a Honda CL350 The 3 bikes in the foreground are 2 500 Suzuki twins and a GT750

1 page ‘Greetings from “Down Under” by Bob Campton showing a Suzuki GT250 which was being offered as a prize during the Australian branch’s 21st birthday celebrations 

2 pages on ‘Celebrating 21 Years with the North Wiltshire Section by Vernice Church

2 pages of Members and Their Bikes

5 pages to complete ‘The Tryiton’ part 2 – a rebuild of a Yamaha XS650 into a café racer

1 page photo of 2 bikes belonging to members Damien and Shirley McGinnis – a 1976 Yamaha DT175 and a 1984 Suzuki Katana

8 pages of news from ‘Around the Sections’

3 pages on a trip to France by member Dave Cullen

18 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos of Honda’s (1) a race converted CB72 or 77 and (2) a customised Monkey Bike 

Rear cover photo of a Kawasaki Z200 in the car park at Kielder in September

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April                                                                           Volume 23 No.2

Font and rear covers if the magazine is opened out is of a 550 Suzuki taken at Donington

Inside the front cover, Howard Kitchener’s Honda CB450 – winner of the Graham Blunden Memorial Trophy Award

1 page Chairman’s Comments predominantly asking for a new Editor as Adrian has stepped down after 8 years

2 pages of Secretarial Scribblings by Don Leeson

3 pages of Raffles Reviews on British Bikes

3 pages of ‘The Workshop’ with tips on Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha

3 page article – ‘H1B Re-visited’ about Paul Wingert’s Kawasaki featured in the last issue

3 page review of the 2004 Donington Show with 4 photos and prize winner list

4 page article on quarter mile sprinting and how to get started

4 page article ‘Motegi Magic’ by Mick Lineham on a visit to the Honda Collection Hall with 19 photos including a centre pages background

2 page report with photos on ‘The Brizzle Show’ – {don’t know what this means and it’s not explained in the text} but it’s a report of the Plymouth & Devon section members having a stand at the Bristol Classic Bike Show (Brizzle = Bristol ?)

6 page article with photos – ‘Suzuki Safari’ by Guy B. Bromley on riding his Suzuki in Africa in the early 1960’s

4 page article with photos ‘Happy Birthday, Suffolk’ on the Suffolk Sections first birthday

4 pages ‘Around the Sections’ news

2 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page of forthcoming events for April

2 pages of major events for 2004

17 page Autojumble with Local Sections Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover- a close up shot of the right hand side of a Honda CR93 engine

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June                                                                           Volume 23 No.3

Front and rear covers photo of Paul Marklew’s award winning Kawasaki Z900 with another Kawasaki of Des Lamb, a KE 175, in the background

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’

3 pages of Secretarial Scriblings from Don Leeson

2 pages of News & Views

2 page obituary to Mike Garnett

1 page               Len Vale Onslow

3 page Raffles Reviews on Stafford 2004

1 and a half page article ‘Rosie’s Seat’ on the repair to George Beer’s Honda C95 seat after it was run over by a lorry (bike was being trailered and the seat became detached)

4 pages ‘The Workshop’ with tips on Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki

1 page report on the Nab’s Head Show with results by Paul Huartt including 4 photos including the ‘Best in Show’ Suzuki GS1000S of Alan Smith

1 page report on ‘The Stafford Show’  with 2 pages of 4 photos and a double centre page spread with a further 8 photos

4 page article by Jonathan Selby ‘My Isle of Man “Riding Dream” ‘ on taking part in a three day fast riding course on the Isle of man using TT marshal’s bikes

1 page report on ‘The Egg Run’ organised by the Lothian & Central Section to donate Easter Eggs to children in hospital - £7000:00 was also raised

2 pages of ‘Hampshire Happenings’ on a ride out to visit the Museum of Army Flying

3 pages ‘Around the Sections’

4 pages of Members and Their Bikes including 4 photos – (1 and 2) Tim Harewood’s Honda Britain (3) a Phil Read replica Honda Britain and (4) Paul Ellis’s Yamaha RD350

1 page ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page of 2 photos – (1) Ian Holmes little Suzuki twin and (2) the other end of the spectrum K. Dobson’s Honda CBX voted best Superbike at the Nabs Head Show

2 pages of forthcoming events between June and December 2004

12 page Autojumble including Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover – one of half a dozen Monkey Bikes at the Nabs Head Show

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August                                                                        Volume 23 No.4

Front cover photo of a Yamaha Turbo – winner at Heatley

Inside the front cover – best Suzuki winner at Heatley, Malcolm Nettleship with his T20

1 page of ‘Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of Secretarial Scriblings by Don Leeson

2 pages of News & Views

3 pages with photos of ‘Our Tiddly Day Out’ on a day’s run in to visit the Falkirk Wheel (a structure to join 2 canals) in Scotland

2 page report by Steve Cooper on the Stanford Hall Club rally with photos

2 page report on ‘The 2nd Heatley Show’ by Bob Rowlands with 5 photos and winners list

1 page report on the 2004 TT & VJMC get-together by John Dalton photo (1) a Gold CBX (2) David Weights 1977 Yamaha TZ750D (3) Richard Bairstow with his CB92 (4) Phil Read on a Tohatsu 50 (5) Dave and Gill Ayesthorpe with Gold Wing on Laxey front (6) Jim Redman on a parade lap with a Honda ‘6’ GP machine (7) John Pitt on the ex-Bill Ivy CB92 and (8) members Chris Rushton and Graham Sutton with their CB750’s 

3 page article By Adrian Pavey - ‘Ain’t Kettering Brilliant’ with photos

Centre page double photo spread from Kettering – 6 photos of bikes against a background of the bike park.

4 pages, Raffles Reviews – The 2004 AGM

3 pages of AGM Results and Pictures

2 page article by – Was this the best motorcycle ever built?  by ‘Anon’  asking the question of the Honda CB400F

2 page article by Paul D. Kilminster – The Perfect Plate. Buying a Honda 400/4 on Guernsey with the registration number “4004” – the plates there only have numbers

7 pages of news from ‘Around the Sections’

4 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page of events between August 1st and December 21st

18 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trades ads and events

Inside the rear cover, 3 Japanese gentlemen stood behind a 50cc Factory GP Tohatsu at the Isle of Man this year. They are – Junichiro Uno, K.Kuroda and Yuki Kobayashi who all came with the machine from Japan

Rear cover photo of Jon Wright’s Suzuki Stinger with Sue Donovan’s Suzuki Invader in the background

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October                                                                      Volume 23 No.5

(This was the 1st issue to come in a clear plastic sleeve, not an envelope)

Front and rear covers are of a CBX Honda – the front page shows the front wheel, forks and engine and the rear cover the remainder. The machine belongs to Nigel Birdshall who won Best Original at the Lotherton Hall Show

1 page “Editor’s Spot” – Dennis Lodge takes over the ‘hot seat’

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of Secretarial Scriblings by Don Leeson

1 page of VJMC Accounts from March 1st 2001 to February 2004

3 pages of Minutes from the 2004 VJMC AGM

2 pages of ‘The Workshop’ – cleaning two stroke exhausts, replacing leaking Suzuki radiator hoses etc.

1 page article on how to deal (or not) with a puncture repair – I think we’ve all been there

2 pages on the Manx Grand Prix Week by John Dalton including 1 additional page with 2 photos (1) Dave Ayesthorpe competing in the Ramsey Sprint and (2) Manx residents  – Gary, Debbie and Neil who all helped organise the VJMC TT gathering

2 pages reporting the CBX Riders Club Rally at the Lincolnshire Air Museum. Report includes a page of photos – Peter Clift’s Pro-link and Rickie White’s CBX Special

2 pages with photos reporting on the Beaulieu Motorcycle World Show organised by the Hampshire Section.  

1 page report on the Lotherton Hall Show and a further page with the results

Centre pages photo spread of the Lotherton Hall Show 2004 with 8 photos of machines against a background of the bike parking area

A further 2 pages with 4 photos from Lotherton Hall (1) Dave Jupp’s 2nd place Kawasaki B120SS (2) Aidan Murray’s 3rd place Yamaha RD350 (3) two Yamaha 100cc twins, one belonging to John Milner and the other Louise Hornby and (4) a pair of very nice Suzuki’s owned by Philip Ryan

3 pages with photos from the 6th Annual International Bridgestone Owners rally 2004 in Kentucky from Simon Neil

1 page of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

2 page article by Steve Cooper on the Yamaha XS650 oil filter titled ‘The Lump in my Sump’ 

2 page article by Andy Hodder ‘XT Tales’ on his life with a Yamaha XT500

2pages by Ian Scarlett on his experiences buying a Honda CB550/4

4 and a half pages ‘Around the Sections’

Half a page on the Silverstone Motor 100 from 1985 with a photo of member Tony Milk on a CB92 engined Cotton

1 page by Janet Morse reporting on the Farringdon Folly Run organised by the author for the North Wilts area of the VJMC

Half page text with 5 photos by Hazel Withers on the ‘Calne Motorcycle Meet’

1 page of 2 photos of member Ron Templeton’s bikes (1) a 1987 Honda CB125TD-E special and his Honda CD125 

1 page of events for October to November for VJMC members

16 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover – Nigel Wray’s Kawasaki Z1A which was Best Kawasaki at the Lotherton Hall Show

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December                                                                   Volume 23 No.6

Front cover photo of Alistair McQuaid’s 1972 Yamaha XS650 – with a 750 conversion - in ‘flat track’ form

For the 1st time there is a list of magazine ‘Contents’ on page 3 

1 page ‘Editors Spot’ by Dennis Lodge

1 page Chairman’s Comments

3 pages of Secretarial Scriblings by Don Leeson

3 page Obituary to John Burton, one of the earliest VJMC members and a driving force behind the Historic Honda Collection and who ran a successful motorcycle painting business

1 page Tech Tips

Half page listing the VJMC Stand at Stafford Results

2 page photo spread on the NEC Bike Show Classic Concours and the 2nd VJMC Grand raffle winner

4 page article by Raffles on sourcing spare parts for the restoration via autojumbles etc

4 page Raffles Review of the Stafford Show 

2 pages of 4 photos from the Stafford show (1) Paul Smith’s 1970 Suzuki T500 - (2) a corner of the 750 3 cylinder Suzuki stand showing 3 machines (3) the ex- Gene Romero Yamaha TZ750 on which he won the 1975 Daytona 200 and also set the World 1 hour record in 1974 and (4) the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics project bike, a Honda CB750 K1.

Centre pages photo spread of the VJMC stand taken on early Saturday morning as it was under construction

3 page article ‘A Tiddly Marathon’ describing a trip to Scotland on a Honda SS50

4 pages with photos of the 3rd North Devon Bike Weekend by Brent Westbrook

2 pages with photos of the South East Motorcycle Show by Tony Harmer

2 pages of Member’s Bikes featuring David Warrilow’s Kawasaki 400 triple

It’s Finished! – a 2 and a half page article by Andy Harding on the completion of the rebuild of his 1977 Honda CB550/500 four hybrid which started in the February 2003 edition of Tansha

Half a page of Around the Sections featuring Northern Ireland by Ken McFarland

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

4 pages ‘Around the Sections’

15 page Autojumble + Local Section Directory and trade ads

1 page of VJMC related events from February to October 2005

Inside the rear cover a photo of Keith Philpott’s 1969 Kawasaki H1

Rear cover photo of Kevin Wright’s 1973 GT750J

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2005

February                                                                     Volume 24 No.1

Front cover photo of Andy Baldwin’s 1963 Suzuki M15 as shown at the NEC Bike Show Classic Concours

Inside the front cover – Martin Stephens’ 1968 Yamaha DT1 at Stafford, October 2004

1 page of magazine contents

1 page ‘Editor’s Spot’ by Dennis Lodge

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of Secretarial Scriblings by Don Leeson

2 pages of the VJMC Accounts up to June 25th 2004 

3 page article on the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club’ (FBHVC’s) response to the DVLA consultation document

7 page detailed feature by Pete Monks on replacing the front fork oil seals and head bearings on a 1987 Honda VFR400 NC24 with 25 photos

5 page article by Dennis Lodge on the ‘Black Art’ of motorcycle wheel building with 17 photos to help understand the process

3 page article by Steve Cooper ‘A Buffers Guide to Soldering’ with 4 photos

Centre pages photo spread from the 2004 Aintree Festival of Motorsport – 4 individual photos of riders on machines but only Tommy Robb (ex-factory Honda GP rider in the 60s) can be recognised as no text is provided. Robb’s machine looks like a factory Honda 4 250 but probably isn’t

4 page report with photos on the Copdock Show organised by the Suffolk Section

2 page article by Jim and Craig Readman on ‘A year in the life of a Fizzie’ charting the progress of finding and restoring a Yamaha FS1E from October 2003 to December 2004

4 photos from the ‘Coupes Moto Legende’ held in Dijon, France on May 22nd & 23rd 2004. Photos by John Kenworthy. Photo details are (1) a home engineered V4 Yamaha – looks like 2 Yamaha YDS top ends on a much modified YDS crankcase, the rear cylinders are on top of and behind the gearbox (2) an unidentified rider warming up a Suzuki (3) a display of bikes from a racing bike dealer in Switzerland with what looks like an ex-factory Honda GP bike from the Freddie Spencer era and (4) a 1973 TR750 Suzuki, ex Stan Woods

2 page article by Dennis Lodge on Digital Images

1 page with Kawasaki News & Workshop tips + Yamaha XS650 news from Steve Cooper

1 page ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

3 pages ‘Around the Sections’

2 and a half pages providing ‘An Alternative Motorcyclists Horoscope’

1 and a half pages of events of interest to VJMC members – from February to October

12 page Autojumble + Local Section Directory and trade ads

Inside the rear cover, a photo of Phil Hesketh’s 1968 Bridgestone 350GTR at the Heatley Show

Rear cover photo – Andy Addicott’s 1974 Honda CB250K4 at Kettering 2004 

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April                                                                           Volume 24 No.2

Front cover photo of the engine in Jeff Dale’s Honda CR93 – early 60’s over the counter Honda production racer with a 125cc DOHC twin cylinder engine

Inside the front cover a Kawasaki W1 650cc twin photographed at the Barber Museum in the USA

1 page of magazine contents

1 page ‘Editors Spot’

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of Secretarial Scriblings

4 pages (1 text and 3 photo) reporting on the Donington Show in 2005 by Raffles. Photos are (1) Rick Mancini’s 1974 Yamaha RD350 (2) Doug Perkins sat on a Honda CB77 – no not a misprint! (3) Phil Algar on his 1974 Honda CD175 which he rode to Donington from North London (3) Peter Darvill’s CB750 which he raced from late 1969 onwards in long distance events, the machine has been restored by Peter himself and is pictured on the Historic Endurance Racing Team stand (3) Ken Greatbanks Suzuki GT250 (4) Brian McDonough’s 1955 Sunlight SMC/28 which was manufactured by the Sanki Industrial Co. Ltd

1 page of 2 photos from the Northern Section at Donington {1} section members Chris Sharp, Clifford Stewart, Paul Waddel and Billy Bamber  and (2) an ex-Phillip McCallen TZ125 on which he won his first road race

1 page of 4 photos from the Scottish Show at Ingliston (1) four machines on the stand, a 1968 Honda P50, a 1964 Honda C200, and 2  1968 Honda CD175A’s also a further 4 bikes in another photo – 1979 Yamaha XS650, a 1984 Suzuki GSX1100, 1982 Suzuki Katana and a 1980 Honda CB900F 

8 page article with very good photos on a trip to the Barber Motorsport Museum near Birmingham, Alabama, USA by Andy Kearl

3 page article by Paul Norbury on meeting 60s and 70s road racer Steve Murray who rode factory Bridgestone’s and Honda’s

Centre page photo spread on the ‘Working Bikes of Crete’ – photos taken by Steve Cooper while on holiday

2 page article by John Dalton on the Chief Travelling Marshall at the TT, Alan Killip  

2 page article by Richard Ebejer on a round trip to Crete on a Yamaha XJR 1300

2 page article by Raffles – ‘Who needs a big bike to be a Biker’

2 page article by Andy Hodder on a 1978 Yamaha DT125E

4 pages by Simon Neil on his experiences on a Yamaha XL185

2 page article by Hilda Birchall on her experiences with a Kawasaki KC100 which was bought new and which she nicknamed ‘Little Jerrald’

2 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

3 and a half pages of ‘Around the Sections’

Half a page of Bridgestone News from Graham Weeks

1 and a half pages of events for VJMC members from April to October

1 page of National Sprint Association meetings in 2005 (32 events!!)

12 page Autojumble + Local Section Directory and trade ads

Inside the rear cover – Emma Heath’s Yamaha RD500LC being shown on the Yamaha YD – LC stand at Stafford in 2004

Rear cover photo of members of the North Lancs & North Cumbria sections meeting up for a trip on March 6th 2005

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June                                                                           Volume 24 No.3

Front cover photo of a Yamaha OW01 (FZR750-R) introduced in 1989

Inside the front cover – 2 photos (1) a very authentic looking Yamaha V4 RD05 factory GP racing 250 from the mid 60’s but this machine is a replica built by member Phil Morris and (2) Ian Holmes’ 1959 Suzuki Colleda (SB125}

1 page ‘Editor’s Spot’ by Dennis Lodge

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’

2 pages of Secretarial Scriblings

1 page obituaries for Paul Smith & Nick Ingram

2 pages of VJMC Accounts to 31st March 2005

3 pages of ‘A Bluffer’s Guide to Tank Care’ (fuel tank) by Steve Cooper

4 pages with good photos describing the repair technique employed when replacing the broken cam chain on a Honda CB900F

3 page article ‘Making a Connection’ covering the techniques involved in making secure electrical connections

1 page covering the Egg Run, Glasgow 2005 which is to raise funds for the Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow

2 page report by Jim Readman covering the Scottish Show with photos and prize winner list  

4 page review of the Stafford Show 2005 by Raffles with photos and prize winners list – also a double centre page photo spread of the Club stand with a number of bikes visible

3 page article by Pete Marks covering the Nabs Head Show with a photo of Steve Hayhoe’s Suzuki T250 which won best Lightweight, Best Vintage Japanese and Best in Show

1 page story about a talking CD175 – yes, really

2 pages with photos reviewing the classic Japanese motorcycle plastic model kits on the market at the moment

1 page article on the Red Marley hill climb 

1 page of ‘XS650 News’

3 pages of ‘It’s Your Word’ letters

1 page review of the Kettering Rally by Doug Perkins

4 pages of ‘Around the Sections’

2 pages of events between June and December for VJMC members

15 pages of Autojumble + Local Section Directory and trade ads

Inside the rear cover, 2 photos (1) Andy Harrison on his CB400/4 and (2) Alan Hewitt on his Honda GB400TT

Rear cover photo of Ray Weissbott on his 1961 Honda CB72

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August                                                                        Volume 24 No.4

Front cover photo of a line-up of Suzuki’s for the concours at the Kettering Rally

Inside the front cover – similarly, Kawasaki’s ready for judging

1 page ‘Editor’s Spot’

1 page ‘Chairman’s Comments’

3 pages of Secretarial Scriblings

5 page article by Raffles on which hammer to use on which job with photos to help decide

2 page article on Brazing vs Bronze Welding

3 pages covering the Heatley Classic Bike Show with photos and list of winners

4 page article by Raffles covering the Kettering Rally 2005

1 page listing the VJMC Annual Concours Results – 2005

3 pages with 6 photos from Kettering (1) Brian McDonough’s 1959 Yamaguchi AP10 (2) Andy Hodder’s Yamaha XT500 (3) Stuart Gibson’s Kawasaki KR1S (4) Heidi Cockerton’s Suzuki K10 (5) Dave Jupp’s 1959 Meguro 125cc Cadet and (6) the Honda line-up for the concours + a double centre page photo spread with 17 individual photos of the winners

2 pages reporting the TT 2005 and the VJMC get together with 2 photos

1 page reporting the Post TT Classic Festival @ Mallory Park – June 2005 with photos of CB92’s, CR93’s and CR110’s

2 pages reporting the Goodwood Festival of Speed with nice photos’ of members CB92 and CB72 + a line-up of GP racing Honda’s sent over from the Honda Collection Hall including RC116, Rc149, RC166, RC181, NSR500 - 1988, NSR500 – 1995 and RC211V 

2 pages on the Beaulieu Motorcycle World 2005 with photos

2 page report on the 2nd Classic Bike sponsored Club’s Rally at Stanford Hall with photos

1 page of member’s bike photos (1) Chris Brearley’s Kawasaki H2 and (2) Doug Keogan’s 1978 Yamaha RS125 which he has owned from new

2 pages of letters / E.mails

7 pages of news from ‘Around the Sections’

10 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads

Inside the rear cover a photo of Pip Higham on his 1600/6 Suzuki

Rear cover photo of Ken Wards’ Kawasaki KH400 triple 

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October                                                                      Volume 24 No.5

Front cover photo of Don Leeson on his Suzuki exiting Quarter Bridge during the Lightweight Manx Grand Prix 2005

Inside the front cover, Don Leeson talking to VJMC member Ray Wiesbrott at Laxey promenade – Manx Grand Prix 2005

8 pages of tributes to VJMC stalwart Don Leeson who lost his life while competing in the Manx Grand Prix. 

1 page of Club Re-Organisation details

1 page Chairman’s Comments

2 page guide to motorcycle ignition systems by Duncan Staniland

2 page guide to Carburettor Balancing by Peter Spicer

3 page guide to lock wiring bolts with photos by Marcus Rex

3 page report with pictures and a prize winner list of the International Bridgestone Owners Rally, July 2005 held at Bowling Green, Kentucky

2 page report with photos on the Lotherton Hall Show by Brian Smith

Centre page double photo spread of the Lotherton Hall Winners + a further page listing the winners by category

1 page report on the CB1100R Owners meet at the North West 200 in May 2005

1 page article by Bill Dawkins on ordering and receiving a “new sandcast CB750 from Vic World in the USA

3 page article (with photos of Bill Dawkin’s bike) by Vic World on how he came to build new CB750’s

3 page article by Colin Day ‘Slow, slow, Quickly slow’ an article by Colin Day on his lifelong fascination with two strokes – starting with an NSU Quickly

1 page item by Geoff People ‘The Prince and the C90’ about delivering a Honda C90 with the help of a very famous person

2 pages on the ‘Blackburn Rocket Centre’ Fun Day by Pete Monks with photos

2 pages reporting the Popham Classic Bike Show organised by the Hampshire section. Report and photos by Andy Hodder

2 page report with 5 photos on the Hampshire VJMC day & Sammy Miller Run

2 pages with photos and results on the Whitby Regatta by Paul Foster

5 pages of news from ‘Around the Sections’

Quarter page of forthcoming events October to January

15 page Autojumble + Local Section Directory with trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover a photo of Joe Munford on his 1970 5 speed Honda CB450

Rear cover photo of Bill Dawkins’ “Vic World” 1969 Honda CB750

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December                                                                   Volume 24 No.6

Front cover photo a line-up of Yamaha FS1E’s at the Lotherton Hall Show in 2005

Inside the front cover a Honda CB1100R at the Ballymena Show

1 page letter from Jay Leeson thanking members following the loss of Don in the Manx Grand Prix

1 page Editors Spot

2 pages of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of ‘Scriblings’

4 page guide to cleaning two stroke exhaust systems by Steve Cooper

8 pages covering the Ballymena Show including 13 photos and a double page photo spread – includes prize winners list

6 pages reporting the Stafford Show including a double page photo overview of the VJMC Stand

6 page article by Colin Day on the restoration of a Yamaha YDS3

2 pages on the CBX Riders Club Rally in North Lincolnshire with 3 photos by Mel Watkins

2 pages on the 4th North Devon Bike Weekend by ‘Brent’ 

3 pages with photos and results from the South East Motorcycle Show by Colin Day

5 pages of Section News

1 page of events, December ‘05 to October ‘06

14 and a half page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover a photo of Malcolm Nettleship’s Suzuki T20 at Lotherton Hall – winner of the John Downing Trophy

Rear cover photo of a very nice 1971 Kawasaki H1RA on the Kawasaki Triples Stand at the Stafford Show in 2005

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2006

February                                                                     Volume 25 No.1

Front cover photo of a machine which is always a conversation piece – a Suzuki RE5 Rotary, this one belongs to Dave Wilkinson

Inside the front cover a photo of Simon Lister’s Kawasaki KH250 at Lotherton Hall Show

1 page Editors Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings by Steve Cooper

1 page obituary for Tony Betts

8 page article (Part1) on paintwork describing the various stages to go through in order to reach the painting stage. In this case the subject is a CB750 fuel tank and is accompanied by 17 photos

2 page guide to corrosion prevention by Steve Cooper

5 page article on the restoration / repair of a Yamaha RD350LC by Colin Day (the article was written 10 years ago)

3 page article by Peter Phillips on the restoration of a Suzuki GT250 which had once belonged to him previously

4 double page photo spreads from the Isle of Man (1) VJMC – Laxey 28/08/2005 (2) same as (1) (3) Signpost Corner 27/08/2005 (4) Senior Classic Race – 6 competitor’s at Parliament Square 29/08/2005

3 pages (Part 1) of an article by James Allen ‘A Beginner’s Lot’ on rebuilding a Suzuki GSX1100ESD

2 page article by Peter Steele on bikes he has owned over the years

1 page by John Dalton on ‘modern classic racing’ in the Isle of Man

1 page photo of the Suzuki – VJMC Raffle Bike 2006

1 page from the Lothian section on organising an electric wheelchair for Julie Brown

2 page report with photos on the Calne Motorcycle Meet & Family Fun Day by Hazel Withers

5 pages of Section News

1 and a half pages of events from February to August

10 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover a photo of John Milner’s 1970 Yamaha LS2 100cc twin

Rear cover photo of a Honda Bros, rider unknown

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April                                                                           Volume 25 No.2

Front and rear cover photo of Norman Blakey’s 1991 Kawasaki ZXR750R WSB homologation model

Inside the front cover – Chris Bancroft’s 1963 Honda CB72 taken at Manchester G.Mex

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of Scriblings by Steve Cooper

5 page article with 16 photos covering repair of plastic parts on Japanese motorcycles

Part 2 of the paintwork article following on from the last issue

2 pages on ‘How to register a motorcycle with the DVLA

3 and a half pages on the perils of having parts chrome plated

1 page report on the Donington 2006 with a photo of a Yamaha FS1 which won the ‘Best in Show’ award

2 more pages from Donington with 4 photos (1) Malcolm Linsley’s Kawasaki Z1A (2) Jess Burton’s Suzuki T305 (3) Suzuki RG500 of Andy Bolas and (4) a Yamaha YDS3, owner unknown

2 pages on the Belfast Motorcycle Festival with 3 photos

Centre pages photo of Heidi Cockerton’s 1964 Suzuki S32

4 page article (Part Two) by James Allen on the restoration of a Suzuki GSX1100

2 pages on a Honda Express moped rescued from a tip and made into a runner for £1:00

1 page ‘Once Upon a Time’ with 3 photos from yesteryear (1) 1965 Barry Chamberlain on his 1964 CB92 with girlfriend on the pillion – now Mrs Chamberlain (2) 1970 – Dennis Lodge with his CB750 which is now in New Zealand and (3) 1973 and Chairman Malcolm Linsley on his 1971 Suzuki T250R with girlfriend – now Mrs Linsley

3 pages with 6 photos from the Honda Collection Hall sent from Japan by Kozo Cadomoto   (1) 1959 Yamaha YD11 250cc                     (2) 1963 Tohatsu Rumpet Racer CR – 50cc (3) 1959 Honda CR71 – 250cc (4) 1962 Yamaha TD1 – 250cc (5) 1964 Honda CR93 Roadster (6) the engine / transmission and exhaust system of a Honda RC166 – 250cc   (7) 1962 Honda CR110 Roadster and (8) 1959 Honda CR71 racing 250cc

2 pages, one text and 2 photo of the G-Mex Manchester Show by Chris Bancroft

2 pages. One text and 2 photo reporting on the Scottish Show 2006

3 pages of news from ‘Around the Sections’

1 and a half pages of forthcoming events from April to August

13 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover – Eira Nicolls’ 1972 Yamaha TX500

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June                                                                           Volume 25 No.3

Front cover photo of TV presenter Chris Barrie on an early CB750 near the Bungalow on the Isle of Man

Inside the front cover a 1969 Suzuki T200 Invader owned by club member Phil Knox

Obituary to member Tony Crossthwaite, killed in a road traffic accident

1 page VJMC advert for Club Archivist

1 page Editors Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

Part 3 concluding the article on paintwork

4 pages with photos explaining how Powder Coating works

Concluding (Part 3) James Allen’s story of an expensive rebuild of his Suzuki GSX1100

8 pages of text with 8 photos reviewing the Stafford Show 2006

Centre photo spread of a 1973 Kawasaki Z1 belonging to Norman Blakey

2 page article with photos reviewing the Bristol Classic Show 2006

3 pages on the Medway Festival of Steam & Transport show

1 page on the annual Easter Egg Run by ‘Lothian & Central’

1 page ‘In Memory’ with reference to brothers Alan and Arthur Patterson. Alan passed away in November 2004 and his elder brother Arthur in December 2003

1 page of members E.mails

6 pages of ‘section News’

10 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events 

2 pages of forthcoming events from June to September

Inside the rear cover a photo of a 1969 Yamaha YDS6

Rear cover photo of the Nabs Head Show car park early in the morning

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August                                                                        Volume 25 No.4

Front cover photo of Andy Hodder’s Yamaha XT500E at Kettering Show 2006

Inside the front cover David Latherson’s 1963 Honda CR110 at Heatley 2006

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page announcing the VJMC 25th Birthday Show in 2007

2 pages of the VJMC Accounts up to 31st March 2006

2 pages on manufacturing a replacement for a failed rectifier on a Honda C95 using modern components

3 pages on restoring a discoloured alloy engine side cover

5 page review of the Nabs Head Show with photos and award winners list

2 pages with photos and award winner list from the Heatley Show

4 page report with photos and award winner list at Kettering 2006 plus additional 2 centre pages with 6 photos of some of the winning machines

7 pages with photos concluding James Allens’ rebuild of his Suzuki GSX1100 (Parts 4 and 5)

3 page article by Stephen Gash on his Kawasaki 1990 ZXR750 H2 with nice photos

2 page article with 2 photos of Peter Jones’ ‘Project Café Racer’ – a Dunstall CB750 followed by a further 2 pages listing all the suppliers who helped with the build

2 page article ‘A Newby’s Tale’ listing the mistakes made following his decision to return to motorcycling after a long break

A report on the ‘Motorcycle World’ at Beaulieu by Andy Hodder with 3 photos

1 page of letters and E.mails

3 pages of Section News

11 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

1 page of forthcoming events from August to October 2006

Inside the rear cover a photo of Ronald Turners 1968 Suzuki T250J Mk1 at Kettering

Rear cover photo of John Gould’s and Rob Wotton’s Kawasaki GPZ 900R’s at Kettering

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October                                                                      Volume 25 No.5

Front cover photo of Chris Brearley’s Suzuki TT90J at Kettering 2006

Inside the front cover – Steve Morton’s Yamaha XS650 based tracker

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

2 pages discussing if a machine should be restored to ‘as new condition’ or ‘better than new’ and whether or not it puts an ordinary member off entering shows

3 pages of Colin Day reminiscing his early days of motorcycling

2 pages on E.bay – what to be aware of and the bidding process by Steve Cooper

2 pages by Brian Smith on his Lotherton Hall experience with a photo of Best Suzuki – G.Beevers’ AP50 followed by a full page of the show results and a further 3 pages of photos – (1) the Kawasaki H1RA of Malcolm Anderson (2) Yamaha XS650, owner unknown (3) The Suzuki Katana’s Owners club display (4) a display of 4 ‘Honda Britain’ CB750’s (5) a pair of Honda GB500TT’s (6) the Bridgestone HS200 of Steve James

2 and a half pages reporting on the Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park by Doug Perkins followed by 7 photos of machines on the day (1) Martin Newton – 1990 Kawasaki ZZR600 (2) Malcolm Wheeler on the ex- Mike Hailwood Honda 250/4 (3) Nigel Stone – Honda CR93 (4) Frank Perris on a Yamaha RD05 V4 (5) Chris Pearson– Yamaha TZ250 (6) VJMC member Mark Grandvoinet - Kawasaki 900A4 (7) Mick Kenyon on a Honda GL100 and a full 2 page centre spread photo of John Pitt on the ex- Bill Ivy 1961 Honda CB92

7 page article with photos by Alasdair Cowan relating an interesting 10 day trip to the USA visiting friends and gathering parts

2 pages by ‘the Wither’s’ reporting the Calne Motorcycle Meet with photos

3 page article with good photos by Ray Scott on a display and parade of racing bikes around Ballymoney Town called ‘Roon the Toon’ with a “who’s who” display of famous machines ranging from Robert Dunlop’s 125 Honda to Wayne Gardner’s 500 Honda triples and many more

1 page book review (1) ‘How to restore Yamaha FS1E’ and (2) Bob McIntyre by Mick Walker

1 page of letters

1 page letter re-print from the Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club to the VJMC thanking the club for its donation of £1,250:00 which will go towards the hiring of helicopters for the 2007 event

1 and a half page article by Andy Hodder ‘Isle of Wight Tour’

1 and a half page article by Andy Hodder again – ‘Hampshire Hunt Treasure in Sussex’

2 pages of letters

10 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover – close up photo of Kevin Dobson’s Honda CBX engine

Rear cover – Jamie Whitham of ex Mick Grant Kawasaki

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December                                                                   Volume 25 No.6

Front cover photo of Marcus Abbot on his Yamaha on the NW200 course

Inside the front cover, a photo of an unusual Kawasaki 350 Bighorn

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of Scriblings

1 page photo of the 2006 VJMC Raffle Draw being made by Jay Leeson

A very comprehensive 5 page article by Alasdair Cowan on Two Stroke oil pump overhaul with 18 detailed photos

2 page article by Steve Cooper relating the potential health hazards connected to motorcycle maintenance

1 page report by ‘Raffles’ on the Ballymena Show with Concours results and 12 photos (1) ex-Tom Herron RG500 Suzuki (2) Kawasaki 350 tandem twin (3) Yamaha RD400C – Best in Show (4) Suzuki 305 Raider (5) ex-Wayne Gardner Honda RS500 (6) a Honda MB5 on display fitted with original equipment panniers (7) the Kawasaki Z owners club stand (8) just one of the stands with a multitude of bikes on show (9) an early CB92 fitted with some race kit parts (10) the current ‘Miss UK’ Lucy Evangalista sat on a Honda CBX1000A (11) a Yamaha YR3 and (12) 3 Suzuki’s an RGV250, RG500 and GSXR 750

3 page review of the Stafford Show by Raffles

Centre pages photo spread of the VJMC stand at Stafford

3 page report with photos of the South East Motorcycle Show by Colin Day

4 page report with photos on the Lothians section Northern Ireland weekend by Marcus Abbot

3 page look back to the Seventies with ‘Buster Catch’

3 page report on the 5th North Devon Bike Weekend

2 pages on the annual Mopedathon featuring a team entered by the VJMC

2 book reviews – ‘Honda production Motorcycles’ 1946 to 1980 by Mick Walker and the ‘Jim Redman’ autobiography

1 page by Dennis Murfin on Honda CL72’s in the UK

1 and a half pages of members E.mails

2 pages of Section News

13 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover bikes seen at the Heatley Show this year

Rear cover photo of Club member Ernst Hagen competing on his Drixton Honda at Assen

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2007

February                                                                     Volume 26 No.1

Front and rear cover photos of Graeme Young’s Kawasaki H2 based special

Inside the front cover Heidi Cockerton’s Suzuki T125 Stinger

1 page Editor’s spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

3 pages of Scriblings

5 pages with photos by Dennis Lodge on re-plating motorcycle parts using a Caswell kit

6 pages on the art of polishing by Colin Day

Another Colin Day contribution – a report on the 22nd International West Kent Run with 6 photos

2 pages with photos of the CBX Riders Club Day

Centre pages photo spread of Tony Milk’s Yamaha TR2B taken at Kettering 2006

3 pages by Raffles reflecting on the smells associated with motorcycling

4 pages with photos reporting the Macau GP’s 40th Anniversary

1 page by Raffles on a trip to Scotland

6 page article by Michael Long on the Round Britain Rally (Part 1)

2 page (Part 1) article by Richard Tierney “Life with an early Honda VFR750FG”

1 page of members bikes – a Honda 450DX by David Gray

3 pages of Section News

1 and a half pages of events from February to September

10 page Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, an engine shot of Jack Carter’s Honda Goldwing K1

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April                                                                           Volume 26 No.2

Front cover photo of Tony Harmer’s Honda CB500/4

Inside the front cover, a car park view of Kettering 2006

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

1 page of Show Updates for 2007

4 pages by Brent Westbrook on home chrome plating techniques with photos

5 page guide (Part 1) to gas welding equipment

4 page article by Dennis Lodge ‘Roadster to Racer’ charting the progress of Honda’s CB350 from 1968 onwards

5 page report on the Donington Show 2007 with photos

Centre page photo spread of Ronald Turner’s Suzuki T500 Cobra – Best in Show, Donington 2007    

Concluding 4 page article by Michael Long on the Round Britain Rally

3 page visit to Phil Denton Engineering

2 page item on a trip to the South of France on a VFR 750FG

3 pages on the restoration of a Yamaha XS650 by Hubert Saldanha with photos

1 page of a member’s bike – a 1982 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana owned by Sammy Miller

Half a page with 1 letter from a member

2 and a half pages of Section News

13 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

1 page tribute to Duncan Staniland’s golden retriever “Fluffy” who passed away recently

2 pages of events between April and September

Inside the rear cover a photo of Steve Alsworth’s Yamaha G6SB (FS1E – 80cc)

Rear cover photo of Geoff Ward’s Yamaha RD350 F2

1 page loose leaf with this copy announcing the “Don Leeson” collection of Suzuki Motorcycles and Parts at Kempton Park on the 12th May 2007

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June                                                                             Volume 2 No.3

Front cover photo of a Mark Whitman’s Kawasaki Z1300 /6

Inside the front cover, Heidi Cockerton’s 1966 Suzuki B105P

1 page obituary to Hildred Birchall who passed away recently. She was killed whilst riding home from Knott End Bike meet

1 page Editors Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 and a half pages of Scriblings

1 page article on suggestions how to free an engine with seized pistons without dismantling

1 page of advice on broken bolt extraction

Part 2 (4 pages) on welding equipment, this item concentrates on electric welding

3 page report from the Scottish Show 2007 with photos

3 page review of the Stafford Show by Raffles

3 page article by Colin Day on his early motorcycling experiences with a Honda CG125

Centre page double photo spread of Dave Brazier’s Honda CBX1000Z

4 pages by Darin Frow with photos on his motorcycle experiences and how a NSR400 ended up inside his house

3 pages on building a Yamasaki by Rob Clark – an XS650 engine in a Kawasaki Z650 frame

2 page continuation of ‘VFR750 FG’ tour of France – headlined as Part 3 but last months was Part 1 so don’t know what happened to Part 2

2 page article by Paul Snowsill on his desire for and purchase of an RG500      

1 page letter from Adrian Pavey to Dennis Lodge letting him (and thus the Club) that he had been diagnosed with Cancer recently and was therefore scaling back the motorcycle part of his life for the time being

6 pages of Section News

11 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

1 and a half pages of forthcoming events from June to August

Inside the rear cover photo of Alan Rowland’s award winning Honda CB72 at Stafford 2007

Rear cover photo of Brian Smith on his Honda CX500 at Mallory Park 1000 bike event in 2006

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August                                                                        Volume 26 No.4

Front cover photo of Frank Whiteway who was the winner of the 1970 Production machine TT race (500 class) pictured after the Parade lap at this year’s TT

Inside the front cover - some of the bikes at this year’s Heatley Show

1 page Editors Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Uttoxeter scribblings by George Beer

5 page article by Colin Gibson reviewing the first 25 years of the VJMC

4 pages of the Nabs Head Show including photos and winners list by Pete Monks

1 page report on the Heatley Show by Chris Bancroft including including winners list 

A double page photo spread from Heatley with 12 uncaptioned photos followed by another 1 page with 2 photos of (1) a 1968 Honda CB250K0 of C. Cowlishaw who won Best in Show and (2) Best in Show runner up a Kawasaki Z1 900

7 pages with photos covering the Isle of Man TT

Centre page photo spread showing the VJMC (Northern Ireland section) stand at the Uttoxeter Show 2007 – winner of the Best Club Stand award

4 page article by Colin Day reflecting on bikes he has owned

1 page covering hill climbing (on a motorcycle) in Yorkshire by Dave Cole

3 pages on owning and riding a Honda CD175 in Australia by John Scarborough

1 page review of 2 books (1) Funky Mopeds and (2) Twist and Go Scooters

1 page with 2 members bikes (1) Davy Callender’s 1987 Suzuki GSXR 750H and (2) Mark Hurley’s Suzuki GT380

2 page report of a treasure hunt run with a difference, the clues were part of the individual manufactures information on telegraph poles – you thought a telegraph pole was a telegraph pole? 

6 pages of Section News

1 page for events from August to October 2007

14 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover a photo of the Hampshire Section display at the Uttoxeter Show 2007

Rear cover photo- Japanese masterpiece, the 14 speed 50cc Suzuki RM63 at the 2007 TT. Massively sophisticated but the rear brake pedal return mechanism is a rubber band

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October                                                                      Volume 26 No.5

Front cover photo of Ian Wallace’s Honda VT500 F11 – winner of Best Honda award at the Lotherton Hall Show 2007

Inside the front cover – Barry Wildman rounds Mallory Park hairpin on his Suzuki T500 during a track day

1 page Editors Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings from Steve Cooper

2 pages with photos on the National Bike Clubs Show at Stanford Hall

8 pages with photos covering the VJMC’s Uttoxeter Show

5 pages reporting on the Festival of 1000 bikes at Mallory Park with 7 photos (1) Andy Harrison, Honda CB400/4 (2) Chris Rushton, early CB750 Honda (3) Stephen Howarth on his Kawasaki Z1A 900 (4) Mark Oliver, Kawasaki 500H1E (5) Darin Mills, 1967 Suzuki TR/T250 (6) Chris Bancroft on his CB77 and (7) Tony Milk on his CR110 replica

3 page review of the Lotherton Hall Show with photos + a double page of another 12 machines uncaptioned

1 page of Lotherton Hall prize winners

1 page article ‘Best Rat Bike’ by Mick Brook whose RD250A won the prize at Lotherton Hall

2 pages reporting the CBX Rally 2007 at West Quantoxhead by Mel Watkins

5 page article with good photos by Peter Horton on restoration techniques employed during instrument overhaul

1 page article by Duncan Staniland recalling his experiences with intermittent problems with motorcycles he has owned

1 and a half pages of letters and E.mails

Half a page members bike – a 1974 Suzuki GT250L

1 page covering the Bromley Pageant of Motoring by Brian Lane

1 page reporting on the Beaulieu Motorcycle World event

Andy Hodder reports on the 2nd Mopedathon

4 pages of Section News

11 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events. Also includes VJMC Accounts to end of March 2007

Inside the rear cover Andrew Mastin’s Yamaha YG1 at Lotherton Hall

Rear cover photo of Andy Bolas on a FR250 Kawasaki at the Mallory Park Festival of 1000 Bikes

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December                                                                   Volume 26 No.6

Front cover photo of Clifford Stewart on his Yamaha RD400D

Inside the front cover a photo of Dave Jupp’s 1966 Bridgestone DT175 at the Stafford Show, 2007

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

1 page Uttoxeter Update by George Beer

8 page review of the Stafford Show, 4 pages of text and 4 photo pages. Photos are (1) Andy Baldwin’s Suzuki T20 Production racer

(2) Chris Brearley’s 1971 Suzuki MT50 ‘Trail Hopper’ (3) Mike Ridley’s 1971 60cc Rockford Chibi  (4) Keith Philpot’s 1969 Kawasaki H1 (5) 3 Honda CB450’s on the Historic Honda stand (6) Gordon Pantall’s 1977 Moriwaki Kawasaki (7) John Reeves’ 1970 Kawasaki 350 Avenger (8) a CB72 seen offered for sale – looks like it needed a lot of work – asking price of £800:00 plus an additional photo of the VJMC Founder, Mike Ridley cutting the 25th Anniversary cake

Double page photo spread of the Ballymena Classic Motorcycle Show with the VJMC Stand prominent

A review of the Stafford Show by Raffles with more photos – a CR110, a line-up of classic racing bikes, a 1965/66 Meguro SG250 and more

4 page article on the history and restoration of a Yamaha FS1E with lots of photos of the ongoing restoration

2 page article building a Kawasaki KH400 by Maurice Cloud

2 pages by Dave Marsden on bikes he has owned since 1975

2 page article by Terry Dunn – the story of his 1989 Yamaha FZR600 Genesis

2 pages reporting the Manx Grand Prix 2007

1 page Christmas Quiz by Tony Milk – see if YOU can do it!

3 pages on the 6th North Devon Bike Weekend with photos

1 page review of the Copdock Show by Neil Kidby

1 page of the North Lancs section Richmond Run

1 page with 2 photos of members bikes (1) Nick Watson’s Honda CB250 K0 and (2) Barry Garnham’s 1979 Suzuki SB200

2 pages of letters

2 pages of Section News

9 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

1 page of forthcoming events between December 2007 and October 2008

Inside the rear cover a photo of Colin Day’s 1973 Suzuki T500L – voted Best 70’s Bike at the Stafford Show 2007

Rear cover – a Father Christmas / Reindeer and Elves Christmas card cartoon

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2008

February                                                                     Volume 27 No.1

Front cover photo of 2 Kawasaki KH400’s at the Lotherton Hall Show in 2007

Inside the front cover a photo of a Yamaha YAS1 – 125cc twin cylinder machine

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

4 pages of “Roon Tha Toun” a closed roads parade in Northern Ireland of famous bikes and riders

7 page article (Part 1) by Nick Watson on his restoration of a 1967 Kawasaki Samurai, 250 two stroke twin with lots of photos

1 page guide to fault finding by Steve Cooper

2 pages with photos on repairing plastic tank badges – reprinted from VJMC (USA) newsletter

2 page article by Steve Cooper analysing the manufacture of Yamaha indictor lamps in the ‘early days’

4 page article by Tim Wilks on buying a Kawasaki KR250 and meeting Kork Ballington

Centre pages photo of Andrew Mastin’s Yamaha YL1 100cc twin

2 pages by Richard Tierney – Life with an early VFR750

2 page article ‘Worlds Apart’ on a trip to Nepal and the motorcycles seen there

2 page article ‘The Midnight Riders’ by Colin day recalling a late night ride out

2 page article ‘Members Stories‘ by Lionel Rimmer on a life’s involvement with motorcycles

1 page article ‘Little Bikes: unwashed, unnoticed and unloved’ by Tom de Jorg on buying a Honda CB100

2 pages of letters & E.mails

1 page Northern Counties Section go to the Uttoxeter Show by Colin Gibson

1 page reporting the Suffolk Open day & BBQ by Chris Smith

2 pages of member’s bikes

4 pages of Section news

10 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

1 page of forthcoming events from February to October

Inside the rear cover photo of Victor Ashfield’s 1978 Honda CB400At at the 2007 Ballymena Show

Rear cover photo of Mick Grant

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April                                                                           Volume 27 No.2

Front cover photo of Ronald Turner’s Suzuki T500

Inside the front cover a close up photo of Malcolm Andersons Kawasaki H1RA

1 page obituary to Ian Roberts – a member of the Surrey Section

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

1 page previewing the Stanford Hall National Bike Clubs Show and the VJMC AGM & Annual Rally

4 pages - Part 2 of Nick Watson’s rebuild of his Kawasaki Samurai

5 pages by Neil Kidby on the rebuild of his Honda C100 with 13 photos

1 page review of the Bristol Show with photos

3 page review of the Donington Show with photos of (1) Rob Davies-Evans’ Kawasaki Samurai (2) Colin Cooper’s CB750K6 and (3) Gerald Fewke’s Suzuki T125 Stinger

2 page review of the Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival 2008 by Andy Burke with photos

Double page right side view of a 1970 Honda CB750 pictured at the Bungalow in the Isle of Man 2006 - very nice photo

Nick Honeybone shares some practical mods on a Honda CBR

2 pages of John Torr regaining his youth and restoring a CB77

1 and a half pages ‘Dealing in the Golden Age’ by Simon Mitchelmore – buying and selling bikes back then ……...

2 pages of member’s bikes – Jon Robinson’s 1979 Suzuki X7 and Bob Powell’s 1980 Yamaha DT100

2 pages with Andy Hodder reporting on the 10th Mopedathon from RAF Benson

2 pages on the Whitby Regatta by Nick Horsley

1 page report on the 2nd Annual Lancashire Brass Monkey Run by Alec Whitlock

4 pages of Section News

13 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

2 pages of forthcoming events between April and August

Inside the rear cover a photo of Phil Agar on his CD175

Rear cover photo of an unknown rider on an RD350 arriving at the Nabs Head Show in 2006 

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June                                                                           Volume 27 No.3

Front cover photo of Chris and Anne Bancroft on their CB77

Inside the front cover Robin Melmouth with his RD250 being interviewed by Jim Reynolds at the Uttoxeter Show 2007

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

1 page of Propositions for the AGM

A further 4 pages with 8 photos on Nick Watson’s Kawasaki Samurai rebuild – and it’s not finished yet!

2 pages dealing with Ultrasonic cleaning by John Andrew

4 page report on the VJMC Rally in California with photos and results

4 pages reporting the 23rd West Kent International Run by Colin Day

3 page report on the Stafford Show 2008 with photos, also a double page photo of Kork Ballington’s Kawasaki KR500 race bike

1 page ‘Rod Ramblings’ by Rod Gibson of ‘Classic Motorcycle Mechanics’ magazine – this is now to be a regular feature

4 pages by Neil Kidby on Davey Brothers motorcycle dealers in Ipswich

4 pages by Dave Thomas on the ‘Art of Stand Building’ – the members who set the stands up at the shows

2 pages by Stephen Boyd where he finds motorcycle shows are dangerous places to go to … they can cost you money!

2 pages of member’s bikes (1) Stephen Boyd’s Yamaha TZR250 (2) Bill Dawkin’s 1971 Honda CB750 (3) Robert Ayres 1989 FZR 750 Yamaha

3 pages of Section News

2 pages of forthcoming events from June to November

12 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover photo Steve Griffiths Kawasaki Z1B at Stafford in April 2008

Rear cover photo of Gary Beever’s Suzuki AP50 at Lotherton Hall Show – voted Best Suzuki

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August                                                                        Volume 27 No.4

Front cover photo of David Foat’s Yamaha TR1 at the Lymm Show 2008

Inside the front cover, Paul & Bernie Marklew on their Kawasaki Z900 A4 on their way to the Nabs Head Show

Obituary for Timothy Stewart, 21 year old member of the Northern Counties VJMC

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

Part 1 (5 pages) of a restoration guide for the Honda CB72 and 77 model by Dennis Lodge

1 page article by Dudley Ellis on Fork Seal removal

Part 4 of Nick Watson’s Samurai restoration – 4 pages with more to come

1 page of results from the Lymm Show with additional pages of 6 photos (1) Brian Curley’s Kawasaki H2 – Best in Show and (2) a general car park view with lots of bikes and people (3) Ray Barber’s Yamaha TDR250 – Best Yamaha (4) Will Barber’s Silver Saxon Suzuki Turbo, one of only 10 built – Best Kawasaki (5) Lionel Rimmer’s Yamaha FS1E and (6) Three racers belonging to Dave Latherton – a Honda CR110, a Manx Norton and a BSA Goldstar – the CR110 looks half the height of the Manx !

4 pages including winners list and photos from the Nabs Head Show 2008

Centre pages photo spread of Lee Doxey and his wife approaching the Nabs Head Show on their Suzuki RE5 which was to win ’Best in Show’ later in the day

3 pages by Robert East on his early motorcycle experiences and a rebuild of a 1985 Honda CX650E

3 pages by Phil Lou on his journey to Central France to see the Coupes de Moto-Legende on his CB72

1 page article by Andy Naughton-Doe on a run to the Ace Café on an FS1E

3 pages by Colin Day on a visit to a (disused) Nuclear Bunker in Essex

1 page write up on the Round Britain Rally by Anne & Mick Long

3 pages on the South West Sections Spring events

6 pages of Section News

1 page of forthcoming events between August and November

12 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover photo Garry martin on his Suzuki GT750

Rear cover photo of Brian Park arriving at the Nabs Head Show on his Honda CB750R

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October                                                                      Volume 27 No.5

Font cover photo of Doug Perkins at Uttoxeter in 2008 being interviewed while ‘smoking out’ his H1 sprinter

Inside the front cover a photo of a Bridgetsone 350 GTR belonging to Phil Hesketh

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

1 page article by Steve Cooper on brake maintenance

Part 2 (2 pages) continuation of Dennis Lodge’s restoration guide for the CB72 and 77

2 pages by Steve Cooper recalling a problem experienced trying to fit a new cylinder barrel to his Yamaha YCS1

5 page report with photos from the Uttoxeter Show by Raffles – photos include (1) Dave Jupp’s Yamaha YL1 (2) Paul Williamson’s Kawasaki G3TR (4) Paul Turks Honda CB650 and (7) Chris Brealey’s Hodaka Wombat

4 pages on the Lotherton Hall Show with photos and Winners list

2 pages report on the Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park including a photo of Giacomo Agostini talking to Doug Perkins

2 pages with 4 photos from Mallory Park (1) Kevin Ward on his 1985 Kawasaki 1100 (2) David McKenlay exiting the hairpin on his 1982 Honda CB900 F2 (3) David Kindley on his 1988 Honda NS400R and (4) Kevin Harland on his 1960’s 250 Crooks Suzuki racer

Centre pages photo spread of Mick Blackwell passing John Dwyer as they approach Gerards Bend on his 1963 347cc CB77 racer during the 1000 Bikes event

4 page report on the Kettering 2008 show including Concours results and 4 photos (1) Steve Bestwick – CB750F1 and Steve Read, GPZ900R (2) Chris Brealey’s Kawasaki A7SS (3) Graham Johnson’s 1966 Honda C100 Cub and (4) three Honda CX Turbo’s in a row

2 page article by Terry Dunn on buying and repairing a 1990 Yamaha FZR EXUP

1 page by Rod Gibson on how an unfinished motorcycle restoration helped him to get well after being in hospital

2 page report on the 3rd annual ‘Roun the Toun‘ event around the streets of Ballymoney with photos

1 page of letters and E.mails

3 pages by Colin Day on the Kent sections run out to Goodwood

2 pages reporting the Hampshire Section Open day with photos by Andy Hodder

5 pages of Section News

14 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover Peter Olner’s Suzuki T250 and Ron Turners T350 at Kettering 2008

Rear cover photo of Richard Tracy on his ex-Kenny Roberts TZ250 at the Uttoxeter Show 2008

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December                                                                   Volume 27 No.6

Front cover photo of Stephen Gash’s Kawasaki Z1000 Mk2 on the VJMC stand at the Stafford Show in 2008

Inside the front cover, Pete Fothergills on his Honda CB550/4 riding towards this year’s Nabs Head Show

1 page Editors Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

5 further pages on Nick Watson’s Samurai rebuild including lots of photos

2 pages (Part 3) of Dennis Lodge’s CB72/77 restorers guide – 12 photos with explanations of differences in some components depending on model year

5 page review of the Stafford Show 2008 by Raffles with good photos

5 page article by Lee Doxey – ‘A Tale of Two Trophies’ on motorcycles he has owned

2 pages by Brian Cox ‘Crossover’ on his riding career from Lambretta to Fireblade

2 page review of the 2008 Manx Grand Prix by John Dalton with photos

1 page shared by a book review – ‘The Fine Art of the Motorcycle Engine’ and by a member’s E.mail

2 pages on the Round Britain Rally (Part2) by Anne and Mick Long

2 page report on the Classic Motorcycle Club race meeting at Lydden Hill in Kent by Colin Day

1 page review of the Copdock Show 2008 by Neil Kidby with a photo of a 4 cylinder Suzuki GT380 engine

1 and a half pages 2 events organised by the Hampshire Section. (1) Amberley Museum Classic Bike Show and (2) the Popham airfield show

8 pages of Section News

14 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

1 page of forthcoming events between January and October 2009

Inside the rear cover a photo of Steve Coopers Yamaha CS1E

Rear cover – Merry Christmas cartoon

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2009

February                                                                     Volume 28 No.1

Front cover photo of Brian Reid’s Suzuki GT750J – Best Suzuki at the 2008 Antrim Show

Inside the front cover – Roger Stansfield’s Kawasaki Z1B at the 2008 Lymm Show

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

3 pages with photos on how to repair a mudguard by Neil Kidby

Prat 6 of Nick Watson’s Samurai Restoration – still some work to do

6 pages reporting the 4th Northern Counties Classic Bike Show at the Antrim Forum by Andy Burke with several photos and winners list

5 page article with photos by Fred Brown who when working in Saudi Arabia decided to buy a new Cb750 and ride it back to England

3 page article by Dennis Bates on his lifetime of riding motorcycles from immediate post war England through to owning a Honda CB160

Martin Garside discusses the definition of ‘Biker’ and relates his story of riding from Honda C70 to Superdream

Allan Platt shares his memories of motorcycling over a 40+ year period

David Hellard from the USA remembers the introduction of Japanese motorcycles into the USA and how he now makes a living from helping riders from the UK to find the types of motorcycle they grew up with

A 2 page report on the 3rd Hong Kong Motorcycle Show organised by VJMC member Ian Foster who works there. The show is held outside in a pedestrianised road in the Central Business District

Part 3 of the Round Britain Rally by Mick Long

2 pages on the 7th North Devon Bike Weekend by ‘Brent’

4 pages of Section News

13 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover a photo of Dave and Flo Quantrill on their CB500/4 heading towards the Nabs Head Show 2008

Rear cover photo of Dave Shaw’s Yamaha DT250C at the 2008 Lymm Show

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April                                                                           Volume 28 No.2

Front and rear cover photos of Stephen Aldred’s Yamaha XS400

Inside the front cover – Dave Beesley’s 1979 Honda Britain Phil Read Replica

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

2 pages explaining the VJMC DVLA Dating Service by Geoff Ward

Another excellent 5 pages with good photos completing Nick Watson’s Samurai rebuild – and it runs!

4 pages by Bob Livesey explaining the running in period of new motorcycle ownership

1 page of text by Andy Burke on the Northern Ireland Motorcycling Festival 2009 followed by 2 further pages of 4 photos of machines on display (1) and (2) parts of the VJMC stand at the show (3) the race bike display stand and (4) the Honda display, CBR250R and NSR250’s

2 page report by Nick Watson on the Bristol Classic Bike Show 2009 with photos

2 pages on the Scottish Show by Bill Furguson with photos

Double centre page photo spread of Nick Watson’s 1966 Kawasaki A1 Samurai

4 page article by Chris Bruce ‘A Small Adventure for Charity’ which turns out to be a Lands End to John o’ Groats ride to raise money for the Down’s Syndrome Association

1 page on a Kawasaki Police Special, this bike being an unused machine never issued to any Police Authority in North America and shipped to the UK by owner Peter Wood

1 page with member Dennis Barrett’s 1975 Honda CB200 bought for £50 because at age 72 he felt he needed a bike with an electric starter now

2 page article by Jim Lee looking back over 55 years of motorcycling and his experiences with a CD175

1 page with 2 reviews (1) Tool review – a product called ‘Finger Spanners’ which is for holding a nut in place in an awkward area while trying to screw a bolt into it and (2) DVD review of ‘Stone’ an Australian film mainly of interest due to the use of Kawasaki Z1’s

1 page by Nat Turner covering the 2008 Brighton Fizzy Run

2 pages which ask the question ‘Why join a local section?’ by Andy Hodder

5 pages of Section News

2 pages of events from April to August 2009

7 and a half pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover a close up engine shot of Rick Liken’s 1976 Suzuki GT750

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June                                                                           Volume 28 No.3

Front cover photo of a Honda CB500TT mounted rider heading towards the 2008 Nabs Head Show, rider unknown

Inside the front cover a photo of Graham Weeks Bridgestone TMX100 taken at the recent South Wales Show

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 and a half pages of Scriblings

1 page article by Neil Kidby on replacing a rectifier on a 1976 Honda CB500T using parts bought at Maplins for £1:49

2 pages by Gren Hibbert on his experiences with a Honda PC800 including having to replace the engine due to a cracked cylinder head

2 pages on the South Wales Classic Motorcycle Show 2009 including a winners list followed by 2 pages of 4 photos from the event. Photos are (1) an Altair racer, this was based around a Bridgestone 350 engine and was created by Cardiff dealer Wyn Richards in the 1969 / 70 time (2) best Suzuki – Andy Silverthorne’s GT185 (3) looking across the hall with Tony Thomas’s XS650 in the foreground and (4) a line-up of 9 bikes including RC30, C71, Cb400A, CBX 1000, CX 500 Euro and more

3 page report with photos on the Poppy Bike Show by Graham Paterson – this was a show put on to raise money for the British Legion poppy appeal and staged in Crownhill Fort in Plymouth    

1 page review of the Stafford Show 2009 by Raffles followed by 2 pages of 4 photos (1) South Staffs display of Kawasaki GPz900R’s celebrating 25 years of the model (2) overview of the VJMC stand with lots of activity visible (3) a 1967 Honda CB125SS on the Phil Denton stand and (4) Steve Lawton’s 1964 Honda C114 with Honda race kit parts fitted

2 page article by Steve Boyd ‘‘A year on after joining Hampshire section’’

Centre pages phot of the ex-Peter Darvill CB750 Honda which finished 2nd in the 1970 Bol d’or 24 Hour Race

5 pages on the Footman James insurance specialists

1 page of Rod’s Ramblings relating a story of 2 (BMW’s) parked in disabled spaces at a motorway service area – which he rightly points out is very bad for motorcyclists image generally

1 page with 2 photos of member’s bikes (1) Gary Horton’s 1980 Kawasaki KH250 B4 and (2) Simon Dennis’s 1965 Honda C100

1 page letter / E.mails

1 page reviewing the CRMC-VJMC track day at Pembrey circuit by Tony Thomas of South Wales Section

1 page report by Neil Kidby reporting the Suffolk Section Tiddler Run

2 pages reporting the Norfolk Picture rally 2008 by Dean Fountain

1 page reporting the Badshot Lea Bike Jumble 2009 by Andy Hodder

6 pages of Section News

2 pages of events from June to September 2009

14 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, Gary Walker’s Yamaha RD350 at the Greater Manchester & Cheshire section Lymm Show 2008

Rear cover photo of Steve Hayhoe’s Suzuki T250 at Lotherton Hall

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August                                                                        Volume 28 No.4

Front cover photo of Mick Bodill on his 1968 Kawasaki 650 W2SS

Inside the front cover Chris Tattersall’s 1963 Yamaha YDS2

1 page Editor’s Spot including a note that Tony Milk, one of the VJMC’s earliest members who had a specific interest in early Honda road and race bikes had passed away

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

2 page review of the Nabs Head Show 2009 including a winners list

2 pages of 4 photos from the Nabs Head Show (1) a line-up of class winners - Suzuki T125, Honda CB250K0, Kawasaki W2SS and Yoshimura Honda (2) Dave Ellis’s Yamaha DT175   (3) Charlie Cowlishaw’s Honda CB250K0 and (4) Dave Oritt’s Kawasaki Z1 900

2 page report on the Stanford Hall Show 2009 with photo’s

4 pages with photos and winners list from the Lymm Show 2009

5 pages by Graham Weeks on the restoration and use of his Bridgestone 100TMX with subsequent problems with a spring

Part 1 (4 pages) of an article by Glenn Reay on buying a Suzuki GT750 on E.bay USA and restoring it

Part 1 (4 pages) of an article by Martin Garside on bringing a Honda CB550 back to life which came to him a boxes

Centre pages photo spread from the Lymm Show 2009 showing the Tony Salt Collection of racing bikes (1) Suzuki GSXR 750 which won the 1985 UK Superstock Championship (2) 1983 Suzuki RG500 and (3) an ex-Randy Mamola 1982 Team Gallina RG500

3 pages reporting on the Kent Sections Shepherd Neame Brewery Trip

2 pages on the Northern Counties bike display at the North West 200

2 page report on the Cornwall Section at the Helston Classic Car Show with photos

2 pages on the Hampshire Sections Open Day by Andy Hodder

1 page report by Andy Hodder on the Tiddler Run organised by the Hampshire Section

4 pages on the 24th International West Kent Run 2008 with photos

2 pages of letters and E.mails

1 page by Dennis Lodge on the various differences between a 1961 and 1962 Honda CB72

6 pages of Section News

1 page of events from August to December 2009

16 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover, Simon Wade riding his Suzuki GS1000 at Stanford Hall 2009

Rear cover photo of the late Tony Milk riding his Honda CR110 replica at Mallory Park in 2007

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October                                                                      Volume 28 No.5

Front cover photo of Chris Brealey on his Hodaka X100 at Kettering 2009

Inside the front cover, a photo of Steve Wheatman’s RG500 at Utoxeter in 2009

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

2 page review of the Uttoxeter Show 2009 by Raffles with an additional 4 pages (8 photos) from the event (1) a general view of the VJMC stand (2) John Proctor on Mick Grant’s 750 Kawasaki (3) the Hampshire sections stand at the Show (4) Lawrence Aughton’s Suzuki GS1000 (5) a line of Yamaha FS1E’s (6) Tony Mawson’s Honda MB Enthusiasts stand (7) Richard Proudman’s Yamaha YAS3 and (8) Rob Pemberton’s Yamaha TX750

3 page report including results of the Lotherton Hall Show + a further 2 pages with 4 photos (1) Ron Turner’s Suzuki T20, voted Best in Show (2) Henry Stubbs Kawasaki Z1B – Best Restored (3) Steve Marsay’s Kawasaki ZZR1100 D1 and (4) a Honda CB500T special owned by Brian Wallace

1 page write up of the VJMC Rally 2009 with concours results plus an additional 3 pages of 6 photos from the event (1) a pair of early Honda’s. a C95 and a CL72 (2) a line-up of Kawasaki’s in the concours event (3) Eamon Maloney’s Yamaha XS850 (4) Ron Turner’s T200 Invader (5) Dave Jupp’s 1973 Honda S110 a non UK import brought to this country from South Africa and (6) Dave Jupp’s 1968 Kawasaki C2TR

Part 2 of the Suzuki GT750 rebuild by Glenn Reay    

Concluding part of the Honda CB550 from last month by Martin Garside

2 page article by Simon Mitchelmore with Classic Bike Tours in Spain riding 8 different classic Japanese bikes from an H1 Kawasaki to a CBX

Centre pages photo of bikes at Uttoxeter in the Sights & Sounds arena

An article with photos by John Dalton “50 Years ago” in which one of the original Honda factory riders who took part in the 1959 125 TT race, Naomi Taniguchi, returned to the Island. 1959 was the first year in which Honda competed in the Isle of Man and they succeeded in winning the Manufactures Team prize with Taniguchi finishing in 6th place on an RC144. John Dalton loans Mr Taniguchi his CB92 and accompanies him (on a C72) on a lap of the old Clypse course on which the 1959 event had been held.    

1 page “Shedding the Burden” in which Dean Fountain discusses ‘the motorcyclists shed’ – this will be familiar to most members I think !

‘Five go on a Mystery Moor’ an article by Ian Mason on a weekend ride from Kent to the North Yorkshire Moors

1 page with 2 photos from the CRMC – VJMC Donington Park meeting in June. Photos are of the VJMC trailer with several bikes parked

1 page ‘East Coast Challenge’ from the Suffolk Section – a charity run around towns in the Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex areas to raise money for Riders in Health    

1 page report from Neil Effer on the Powderham Castle Show in Devon

1 and a half pages on the West of England Steam Engine Show where the VJMC members were showing bikes

2 pages reporting the Kent ride out to the Hampshire Sections Open Day

2 pages with photos of the Brackley Bike Day

4 pages of Section News

15 and a half pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover a photo of Richard Tracy on his 1959 Yamaha YDS1-R

Rear cover photo of Andrew Brunyee’s 2nd placed Honda CB50 at the Lotherton Hall Show 2009

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December                                                                   Volume 28 No.6

Front cover photo of Scottish member Ed Willett resting his Suzuki GT380 during a recent 450 mile trip in Scotland

Inside the front cover Steve and Phil Denton stand behind a 1967 Honda CB125SS which they restored for a customer and which won the Best in Show at Uttoxeter in 2009

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of Scriblings

6 pages reporting the 2009 Stafford Show with 5 photos (1) a general view of the VJMC stand (2) Paul Scanlon’s 1968 Kawasaki W2SS, voted Best in Show (3) Eira Nicholl’s 1968 90cc Yamaha H3C (4) Mark Cowdrey’s 1966 Kawasaki 338cc A7SS (5) Peter Hallam’s 1982 Suzuki Katana ‘sprint bike’ – winner of the Rod Gibson award

3 pages of the Roon Tha Toon event which is getting bigger every year. This year Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read join the ‘who’s who’ of riders taking part

3 pages from Glenn Reay with more photos continuing his Suzuki GT750 restoration

3 pages from Marcus Rex discussing Yamaha SR500 CDi issues

2 pages on Aluminium repairs by Neil Kidby using a £15:00 kit

4 pages by Mike Thomas ‘My Winter’s Tale’ on repairing the starter clutch mechanism on his 1993 Kawasaki Z650 C3

3 pages by Jason Slater on a trip to John o’ Groats on a Yamaha LC

1 page of E.mails and letters

1 page covering the Davey Brothers of Ipswich open day by Neil Kidby

2 pages on the Fenman Bike Show 2009 by Michael Long

1 page on the Popham Show by Chris Brealey

3 pages reporting the 8th Devon Weekend by Brent Westbrook with photos

2 pages with photos of the 2009 Whitby Regatta (bikes not boats)

2 pages covering the Taunton and Bridgewater ride out by Nick Watson

3 pages of Section news

15 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover photo – Jon Wright on his 1972 Suzuki T125 at Stanford Hall 2009

Rear cover – a ‘Father Christmas’ cartoon

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2010

February                                                                     Volume 29 No.1

Front cover photo of Will Barber on his 1979 Kawasaki based Silver Saxon Turbo

Inside the front cover Eamon Maloney’s Yamaha XS650 at Kettering 2008

1 page Editor’s spot

1 page of Chairman’s comments

2 pages of Scriblings

6 pages covering the Northern Counties 5th Classic Bike Show in Antrim with photos (1) the ex-Mike Hailwood 1961 Honda RC162 (2) Bridgestone display, 350 GTR and 175 Dual twin (3) Eddie Brackenridge’s Suzuki A100M – Best Suzuki (4) Rickie White’s Best Modified Honda CBX1000 (5) a view across the Bangor sections stand (6) an ex-Joey Dunlop Yamaha TZ500

2 pages + 4 photos covering the Classic Motor Show (1) Tony Shale’s 150,000 mile Honda CB750 (2) Steve Griffiths Yamaha FZR1000 (3) Keith Waring’s Kawasaki Z650 (4) Rob Wooton’s Honda CB175

4 pages by Graham Weeks on tracing a misfire on his Bridgestone Dual Twin – full marks for persistence!

Part 4 (and last) of Glenn Reay’s Suzuki GT750 restoration   

Centre page photo spread of Freddie Spencer’s Honda RS500 GP machine

5 pages covering the West Kent Run’s Silver Jubilee 2009 with photos

2 pages with winner results from the Copdock Bike Show

3 page report from the CRMC event at Snetterton September 2009 with results

2 pages reporting the Ace Café reunion by Ian Mason

1 page of letters & E.mails

4 pages of Section News

12 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

1 page of events from February to August 2010

Inside the rear cover photo of Stephen Gorton’s 1977 Honda MT125 factory racer

Rear cover photo of Howard Collins in snow conditions with his Suzuki TS250C 

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April                                                                           Volume 29 No.2

Front cover photo of Charlie Owen’s Yamaha FS1E at Lotherton hall 2009

Inside the front cover a Honda CB400/4 at the Lymm Show

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of Scriblings

4 pages reporting the VJMC Rally at Healesville, Victoria, Australia in October 2009 by Tony Sculpher

2 additional pages of (4) photos from the well supported event

4 page report on the Bristol Classic Bike Show with photos

2 pages on the Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival 2010 with additional 2 pages with 4 more photos

Dennis Lodge undertakes a carburettor repair due to worn float pivot pin holes in the body, 2 pages with good photos

2 page Honda S90 restoration by Neil Kidby – Part 1 with photos

Centre pages photo spread of Lee Shelford’s Yamaha SR500 café racer style machine

2 page rebuild of a Yamaha TZR125 found in a garden by Terry Dunn

3 pages of experiences and problems with a Honda VT250 by Geoff Dutton

1 page story from Ian Stallard on dealing with the DVLA – moral being to fill any forms in properly

2 pages from Roy Wilkinson on a charity ride in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by 7 bikes and riders

2 pages reviewing the Brass Monkey Run by the Central Lancashire section

6 pages of Section News

2 pages of forthcoming events between April and November

13 and a half pages of Autojumble with Local section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover photo of Chris Tyrer’s Suzuki GSXR750 on the VJMC stand at Stafford 2009

Rear cover photo of a 1970 Kawasaki H1 owned by Mr K Berry, pictured at the Stafford Show again

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June                                                                           Volume 29 No.3

Note that from this issue forward only June & 2010 appear on the front cover, the issue number is no longer shown. I am going to keep the format I have started for the sake of continuity.

Front and rear cover photos of Roger Smith’s (USA) Honda CL72

Inside the front cover Roger Hamer’s Bridgestone GTO at the April 2010 show at Stafford

Half a page of Editor’s spot

Half a page of Scriblings

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of Raffles Review – Stafford 2010 with additional 2 pages with 4 photos (1) Alan Baldwin’s 1967 Suzuki TC250 (2) Malcolm Anderson’s (unrestored) 1974 Kawasaki H2 (3) Gerry Martin’s 1976 Suzuki GT750 and (4) Andy Bolas, 1991 Yamaha TZR250R

3 pages with 4 photos from the Stoneleigh Show

3 more pages from Neil Kidby continuing his Honda S90 restoration with 7 photos

3 pages with photos recording the early history and development of Honda’s CBX 1000 with a photo of a prototype and some design sketches, final photo is a CBX1000Z sandcast prototype – now what would THAT be worth

1 page from New Zealand reporting on the 31st Classic Motorcycle Racing Register Festival with 2 photos, possible star exhibit was Ferry Brouwer’s Yamaha 125 V4

Part 1 of an article ‘Attack on the Salt’ by Stew and Glen Ross describing building a machine for Salt racing in Australia

2 pages on John Elms experience buying a Honda CB750 from E.bay

Centre pages photo spread of a 1972 Suzuki GT550 owned by Ian Holmes

3 pages by Carol Oliver on “70’s Biking in the Hebrides”

1 page from Ian Foster on introducing his nephew (just turned 16) to motorcycling on a 1979 Honda MT-5

1 page with 2 E.mails re-DVLA

3 pages on the Kent section visiting a jam making factory

2 pages reporting on the Badshot Lea Bike Autojumble

2 pages with photos covering the C.R.M.C. – Pembrey meeting

9 pages of Section News

2 pages of events from June to December

12 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover a photo of Steve Cooper riding Doug Perkins Kawasaki CTR2 Road Runner

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August                                                                        Volume 29 No.4

Front cover photo of Harold Hornby on his Suzuki GT750 heading towards the Nabs Head Show 2010

Inside the front cover, Chris Tattersall’s Yamaha YL 100 twin on display at the 2010 Nabs Head Show

Half a page of Editor’s Spot

Half a page of Scriblings

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages advertising the VJMC Rally for 2010

4 pages with photos and results from the 2010 Nabs Head Show

1 page of text and 3 pages of (6) photos from the Stanford Hall Classic Bike Club’s Show

3 pages reporting on the Cardiff Motorcycle Show with 5 photos

1 page by Mike Thomas on fabricating a new exhaust pipe cover for his Kawasaki Z650 from a stainless steel tray bought from a charity shop for 50p  

Part 3 of Neil Kidby’s Honda S90 restoration with photos of the finished article. Total cost shown as £1400:00

Part 2 of ‘Attack on the Salt’

2 page article by John Dalton ‘Suzuki in the Isle of Man’ marking the Japanese company’s 50th anniversary of their debut at the TT

4 pages by Chris Brealey recalling his visit to a motorcycle salvage yard in Arizona – VJMC member’s heaven!

Centre pages phot spread of Charlie Caldershaw on his 1968 Honda CB250

4 page article by Nick Watson rediscovering some of the quieter roads in Devon  

5 pages by Ian Stallard taking a trip to the Scottish Highlands on his Gold Wing

1 page by Neil Kidby taking the ‘East Coast Challenge’ visiting various locations in Norfolk on his Honda C100 with his machine averaging over 170 mpg

2 pages on the Kent Sections ride out to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex by Ian Mason

2 pages with photos reporting on the Bangor Car & Motorcycle Show 2010 by Andy Burke

2 pages by Neil Kidby reporting the Suffolk Section Bike Show with numerous photos including one of a Honda CL72 which was displayed

2 pages covering the Hampshire Section Tiddler Run by Andy Hodder

4 pages of Section news

10 pages of events from August to November 1 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cove photo of Henry Stubbs Kawasaki Z1B

Rear cover photo of the Mike Wignall / Pete Rhodes Honda CB750R at the 2010 Nabs Head Show – very nice looking machine

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October                                                                        Volume 29 No.5

Front cover photo of former World Champion Freddie Spencer riding his Honda NSR500 at the 2010 Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park

Inside the front cover, Charlie Owen in the middle of a significant ‘wheelie’ on his FS1E at Uttoxeter in 2010

Half a page Editor’s Spot

Half a page Scriblings

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

4 pages covering the Lymm Show 2010 by Mark Kelsall. Photos include (1) a Honda PC50 (2) a Honda SS125 (3) Pete Curbishley receiving his Best Kawasaki trophy (4) Dennis Price receiving his trophy for his Hodaka – Best in Show (5) Alan James receiving his trophy for Best Honda  & (6) J. Lord’s Suzuki GSX750 – 2nd in class

4 pages on the 4th Uttoxeter Show including show report and photos including 3 of Club stands and 2 bikes:- Andy Titterton’s Honda SL70 and Rob Pemberton’s 1968 350cc Yamaha YR2C

4 pages from the Lotherton Hall Show including photos and results list. Photos include (1) Mick Wilkinson and his Bridgestone DT175 (2) Chris Hunter with his special Honda GL1000 (3) I. Wainwright – 2nd place in Best Suzuki class and (3) Mick Hodgson and his Yamaha YDS7 – Best Original winner

5 pages concluding the Attack on the Salt article by Stew & Glen Ross

3 pages on the Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park with photos of (1) Glen Dean on his RD350LC (2) David Bailey, Suzuki GT500A (3) David Cleaver Honda GB500T (4) Mark Walsh, Kawasaki H2 and (5) Chris Bancroft, Honda CB77

2 pages on the CRMC – Donington Revival Meeting with write up and images from the parade lap including David Campbell on a Suzuki 1100

Centre page photo spread of an image from Uttoxeter with Doug Perkins sat on an ex-Factory Suzuki RG500 while Malcolm Linsley operates the slave starter

Colin Cherry visits the Honda Collection Hall while attending his cousin’s wedding in China – (well you would wouldn’t you) As usual exceptionally good photos of a very small selection of the machines there including (1) a very early Honda C110 which with a plain white fuel tank which would be a ’61 model with 3 speed gearbox – never brought into the UK and (2) a Model ‘A’ Honda – this was Mr Honda’s first attempt at a motorised ‘motorcycle’ and was in fact a war surplus two stroke engine mounted in a bicycle frame – 1947 (3) a CB72 fitted with the full range of the racing kit parts and (4) a Kawasaki A1R production racing machine

1 page article by Dennis Trebble discussing ‘Japanese Quality’ as applied to their motorcycles

1 page with 2 book reviews (1) ‘The Essential Buyers Guide’ to Honda’s SOHC fours by Peter Henshaw and (2) ‘Yamaha’s Glorious Grand Prix History’ by Roger Gowenlock, a recognised authority on the 60’s GP racing period and a VJMC member

1 page of E.mails

1 page obituary to Eddie Crooks, former road racer and Senior MGP winner and successful Suzuki dealer throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

1 page titled ‘Powderham Castle’ – the Devon Riviera section had 12 bikes on display ranging from a Benly to a ZZR 1100

1 page reporting the Thunder MCC Bike Festival by Brent Westbrook

2 pages with 2 other events – ‘Wheels’ an event hosted by the Rotary Club of Wadebridge and also the ‘West of England Steam Rally’ again in the South West  

2 pages on the Popham Bike show 2010 staffed by Hampshire section showing a wide range of bikes from FS1E to a Gold Wing

2 pages with photos by Ian Mason reporting the VJMC 2nd Annual Box Hill meet

2 pages from the Ballygowan Fun Festival 2010 supported by the VJMC Bangor section

1 page article by John Kenworthy reporting the North Lancashire run “The Long One”

6 pages of Section News

14 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover photo of Lee Doxey’s Suzuki T125 Stinger shown at Uttoxeter 2010

Rear cover photo of Doug Perkins on his Kawasaki H1A at the Donington Revival meeting

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December                                                                   Volume 29 No.6

Front cover photo of Richard Champion on his Kawasaki KH250 approaching the Nabs Head Show in 2010

Inside the front cover Robert Ayres also on his way to the Nabs Head show on his 1990 Yamaha FZR1000

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

4 page report on Kettering 2010 with photos including (1) Andy Baldwin’s Suzuki S30 (2) Ron Turner’s Suzuki K50 and (3) Andy Hodder’s Yamaha AG200

5 pages reporting the Stafford Show which had a ‘Star Wars’ theme with many photos including a rare Tohatsu road racing machine, model 106Y – a 125cc twin cylinder bike

6 page profile (Part 1) of the Suzuki RE5 Rotary by Lee Doxey covering the model history and a restoration undertaken by the author

3 pages by peter Horton on instrument overhaul on Honda models CB550, 650 and 750F with multiple photos

1 page ‘Lucky Escape’ by a Honda Cg125 which was destined for the tip but saved by Carole Tiso (and Chris)

2 pages written by an XT500 with assistance from Gerry Gooch – you have to read the article to understand!

Centre page photo spread of VJMC members in ‘Star Wars’ mode at Stafford 2010

1 page of text and 3 pages of (6) photos reporting on the ‘Thundersprint 2010’

2 pages covering the Manx Grand Prix 2010 by John Dalton

4 pages with photos reporting on the Kent Section’s weekend trip to the Lake District

1 page covering the Copdock Motorcycle Show 2010 by Neil Kidby

2 pages by Brian Hudson reporting the Devon & Cornwall trip to South Wales – 676 miles in 5 days

2 pages with photos on the 9th Devon Bike Weekend, September 2010

1 page on the ‘Ulster Grand Prix Special Event’ - a static display and a ride around the Ulster Grand Prix course in support of UGP Bike Week

1 page covering the Ballymena Show including an evening with Jim Redman, former factory Honda rider and multiple World Champion

1 page book review:- Honda In-Line Fours by Reinhard Hopp

5 pages of Section News

11 pages of Autojumble with Local Section Directory + trade ads and events

Inside the rear cover a photo of Julie Morton’s Honda CB175 at the October Stafford Show

Rear cover is a Father Christmas cartoon (sleigh packed with crates marked Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha & Kawasaki)

This edition was 58 pages

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2011

February                                                                     Volume 30 No.1

Note:- from this issue onwards the ‘Autojumble’ and Local Section Directory are no longer in a separate booklet but incorporated into Tansha

Front cover photo of 2 Yamaha FS1E’s at the Paignton Bike Meet

Inside the front cover David Higgs on his Kawasaki H1 competing in the Post Classic 500 class at the 2010 Donington Revival meeting

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

1 page explaining the revised VJMC website - www.vjmc.com 

6 pages reporting on the NEC – Classic Car & Motorcycle Show with the South Staffordshire section organising the stand. Article accompanied by 7 photos

6 pages concluding the article by Lee Doxey on Suzuki’s RE5 Rotary with many good photos

3 pages by Scott Linford – ‘Sixteener-Special restoration by a real Sixteener! Covering the rebuild of a Honda SS50 with 10 photos. Scott was born in August 1993

An article by Dennis Bates on his visit to Japan in 1971 to visit the motorcycle factories of Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki and to ride on the Suzuka circuit

4 page article by Ian Simpson building a replica RC161 4 cylinder 250 Honda of the early 60’s with good photos and specification list

1 page by Mark Kelsall on a memorable trip to Wales due to multiple breakdowns

3 pages on a visit to the Sammy Miller Museum by Ian Mason

3 pages with photos reporting the annual ‘Mopedathon’ at RAF Benson

3 pages on the Hampshire Section Open Day 2010 with photos

3 pages reporting the Kent section’s ride out to Hastings by Ian Mason

‘Brighton Burn Up’ – the Ace Café Reunion event held on the promenade at Brighton with the VJMC displaying 19 bikes + Dave Jupp assembling a CB160 in the centre of the stand hopefully to be completed by 3 o’clock on the day – which it was!

1 page of letters

1 page of events from February to September 2011

2 page report by Doug Perkins on the CRMC event at Cadwell Park 8th /9th October 2010 with photos

2 pages listing new members

7 pages of Section News

3 pages recording the minutes from the VJMC meeting at Kettering September 2010

Pages 79 to 95 are Autojumble items

Inside the rear cover photo of a Suzuki X7 owned by Des Lamb

Rear cover photo of David Kindley on his Honda NS400R

96 pages in total

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April                                                                           Volume 30 No.2

Front cover photo of Chris Sturges 1989 Suzuki GSXR1100K

Inside the front cover, Peter Tait’s 1977 Yamaha XS 650B pictured on the Central Scotlands stand at the 2001 Scottish Show

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page Scriblings

1 page covering Parading with the CRMC and the VJMC Annual Rally & AGM at Kettering by Doug Perkins

4 pages with good photos (including one of a 1967 factory racing 50cc Suzuki TR50) from the 11th Classic Japanese & Modern Classic Motorcycle Show at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry

3 pages reporting the Bristol Classic Bike Show with photos and winners list

2 further pages with 4 photos from the Bristol Show (1) Tony Thomas, Yamaha XS650 and Lionel Howe’s XS1100 (2) Steve Wareing - Yamaha RD56 replica (3) Mark Taylor’s Kawasaki KH250 and (4) the Taunton & Bridgewater stand with an RE5 under examination

3 pages with 6 photos from the VJMC Australian Rally 2011 at Warilla NSW

3 pages charting he building of a seat spike cutting jig by Dennis Lodge

3 pages by Neil Kidby replacing a seat cover

3 pages with photos of Jon & David Barry restoring a 1994 Honda VF750C (part 1)

4 pages by Nick Davey on buying a Suzuki GT750 off E.bay

4 pages by George Wilson on a trip to Croatia on a Yamaha RZ500R with photos

4 pages by Billy Bamber on a visit to the Honda Collection Hall with the usual photos of beautifully restored machines including a 1957 Yamaha YD1

2 pages of book reviews related to Japanese motorcycles

3 page article by ‘Eleanor Troye’ (?) obtaining, repairing and using a Yamaha RS200  

1 page article by Chris Sturges – ‘Member’s Bike’ talking about his Suzuki GSXR1100K

2 pages on the Comber Classic Motorcycle Show by Andy Burke (with photos)

1 page of 2 book reviews (1) Kawasaki Triples Bible by Alastair Walker and (2) Yamaha FZR 1000 Road Test Portfolio by R.M.Clarke

1 page of member’s E.mails

2 pages listing new members

3 pages of events from April to December 2011

5 pages of Section News

Pages 78 to 96 are adverts and Autojumble

Inside the rear cover a photo of Ian Broadfoot’s 1984 Kawasaki GPz900R

Rear cover photo of Stew Ross’s 1981 Honda CB900FA – Stew is an Australian member of the VJMC

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June                                                                           Volume 30 No.3

Front cover photo of ex – World Champion and Yamaha factory rider Phil Read at the 2011 Scottish Motorcycle Show

Inside the front cover a photo of the late Ian Atherton on his way to the 2010 Nabs Head Show

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 and a half pages of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

6 page article with numerous photos reporting on the Adelaide Motorcycle Show which despite its name was held in the King’s Hall in Belfast

2 pages on the Stoneleigh – Race Retro by Doug Perkins, although this is predominantly a car show the bike side of it should grow

6 pages reporting the Scottish Motorcycle Show at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston with lots of good photos including Gordon Brown’s race kitted 1963 Honda CB72 which looks to have a good amount of the correct Honda race kit parts

6 pages covering yet another show, this time the Stafford International Motorcycle Show in April again with lots of good photos including a double page spread of a replica of the 1970 Production TT winning Suzuki T500 of Frank Whiteway

6 pages (Part 1) on a restoration of a neglected Suzuki T10 by Nick Watson with numerous detailed photos

6 page comprehensive article by Ian Mason on restoring a Honda CB500T with photos

2 pages by Richard Vallis rebuilding a Suzuki PE250X Enduro and the lessons learnt

4 pages with photos by Lee Doxey on (lots of) problems encountered during the restoration of a Suzuki Stinger – however the end result was worth the effort

2 pages by ex-World Champion Kork Ballington on finding a Honda C110 – on which he started motorcycling in 1963 - and restoring it with very nice photos 

12 pages offering the VJMC – Archive Copy Service with articles from Volume 8 No.6 (Nov 1989) to Volume 29 No.6 (December 2010)

2 pages of new member’s names

3 pages of events June to December 2011

7 pages of Section News

Pages 91 to 108 – Autojumble

Inside the rear cover photo of A. Morris – Yamaha FZX750

Rear cover advertising the VJMC Uttoxeter Classic Motorcycle Show

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August                                                                        Volume 30 No.4

Front cover photo of Korkie Ballington on Malcolm Anderson’s Kawasaki H1R being interviewed by Jim Reynolds at Uttoxeter in 2011

Inside the front cover – Paul Kirks original Suzuki GSX1100 at the Cardiff Motorcycle Show in 2011

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 and a half pages of Chairman’s Comments

1 and a half pages of Scriblings

2 pages advertising the VJMC Annual Rally for September 2011

5 pages with photos (including a nice 1960 Honda C71) and winners list from the 2nd Cardiff Motorcycle Show 

6 pages with photos and winners list from the Lymm Classic Bike Show

2 pages with photos covering the VJMC show – Leinster

2 pages on the Suffolk Show

4 pages continuing Nick Watson’s Suzuki T10 restoration

4 pages (Part 2) continuing Jon Barry’s VF750C restoration

6 pages (Part 1) by Justin Roe on a Honda CB400/4 Project

4 pages (Part 1) by Ed Marston relating his restoration of a Yamaha XT500

2 pages by Phil Lou on fitting a CB72/77 with an electronic ignition system

2 pages by Malcolm Linsley discussing his “Passion for Suzuki’s”

2 pages of member’s E.mails

2 pages by Ian Mason covering the 3rd VJMC Southern Mega Meet with photos

2 pages by Nick Watson on a ride out in Somerset

2 pages covering the Hampshire Open Day by Andy Hodder

2 pages by Brian Hudson visiting South Wales Castles with friends

2 pages of new member’s

2 pages of events from August to December 2011

11 pages of section news

Autojumble from page 87 to 101

Inside the rear cover a photo of Keith Newton on his CBX at Mallory Park 2011

Rear cover photo of Barrie Hall again at Mallory Park on his 1964 Yamaha YDS3

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October                                                                      Volume 30 No.5

Front cover photo of Andy Bolas on his RD350N at the Mallory Park festival of 1000 Bikes

Inside the front cover, another photo from Mallory Park – Wayne Allen on his 1979 Suzuki X7

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings including information on the Dating Letter Service

6 pages reviewing the Stanford Hall Show 2011 with 27 individual photos

4 pages covering the 5th Uttoxeter Classic Motorcycle Show with photos of Kork Ballington on Malcolm Anderson’s Kawasaki H1R and an ex-Graziano Rossi Suzuki factory XR41M1 and a further 28 individual photos and concours results

4 pages of text and photos on the Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park including a double page photo of Michael Burdaky on his 1971 Honda CB500/4 K1

2 pages of text and 6 pages of photos from the Lotherton hall Show including Concours results

4 pages continuing (Part 3) Nick Watson’s rebuild of a Suzuki T10

A further 2 pages by Justin Roe and his Honda CB400/4 project (Part 2)

3 pages by Ed Marston continuing his Yamaha XT500 restoration (Part 2)

3 pages covering the overhaul of a Kawasaki Z650 by Dave Clare

4 pages reviewing the Thundersprint 2011 including 17 photos, one of which is ex-Honda factory rider and multiple World Champion Jim Redman on a Honda CR750 replica

A 2 page article by Andy Callingham on ‘Honda’s to Dream of’ and his desire to own a CB1100R-C

1 page of book reviews (1) The CBX Book by Ian Foster and (2) Moto Retro Illustrated by Mitch Boehm

1 page on Tony Hadley’s Suzuki Super Six by John Dalton

2 pages covering the Newtonards Motorcycle Show by Andy Burke with 11 photos and results

2 pages reporting the Hartland Quay ride-out by the Taunton & Bridgewater sections

2 pages on the Willow café & Lavender Line ride-out by Ian Mason

2 pages with 3 photos on the Powderham Castle Show 2011

2 pages on the Hampshire Tiddler Run by Andy Hodder with 7 photos

2 pages of new members

6 pages of Section News

Autojumble from page 85 to 104

Inside the rear cover photo of Henry Stubbs with his Kawasaki Z1B at Lotherton Hall

Rear cover photo of Jeff Dale on his race kitted CB77 at Mallory Park

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December                                                                   Volume 30 No.6

Front cover photo of Ron Turner’s Suzuki T200 Invader at the Lotherton Hall Show 2011

Inside the front cover, Andrew Milley’s Kawasaki F7 175, ‘Best in Show’ at the South Cheshire Show 2011

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of scribblings – see also on page 50

1 and a half pages of Chairman’s Comments

1 and a half pages covering the VJMC Accounts to March 31st 2011

4 pages covering the ‘VJMC South Cheshire Classic Bike Show” – the first event they had organised complete with 7 photos & results list

10 pages reporting on the Stafford International Motorcycle Show 2011 with 11 photos plus a double page of Malcolm Nettleship’s 1969 Suzuki AS50, voted Best 1960’s Bike

3 pages with 5 photos (including a very nice Honda CR93) covering the Ballymena Show & Autojumble

3 pages by Andy Hodder on his unusual Yamaha AG200 trail bike

Part 3 – 5 pages – by Jon Barry on his VF750C project with 16 photos including one photo of his wheels in the family dishwasher

3 pages with photos by Phil Gibbs on the rebuild of a Honda CB650Z

5 pages by Bob Livesey “living with a Honda CB160” covering day to day maintenance tips

3 pages on the Honda CB750 by long time Honda restorer John Wyatt who has been working on these models since 1974 with hints and tips on everything from plug caps to carb balancing

2 pages reviewing the C.R.M.C year by Doug Perkins with 6 photos from various meetings

3 pages by Jim Reynolds reporting on the 1981 launch of the Honda CBX550 and CB1100R

1 page of 2 book reviews by author Peter Henshaw (1) Honda CBR600/Hurricane and (2) Honda CBR Fireblade

2 page report on a very wet Hampshire Section show at Burlesdon Brickworks Industrial Museum – with photos

2 pages on the Norton Fitzwarren Steam Fayre

2 pages with photos from the 2011 Copdock show

2 pages of new members

11 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 83 to 99

Inside the rear cover, 2 machines in action at the Mallory Park 1000 Bikes, David Cleaver on a CB400/4 and Andy Bolas on a Yamaha RD350 YPVS F2

Rear cover – ‘Merry Christmas’ cartoon

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2012

February                                                                      Volume 31 No.1

Front cover photo of a line-up of Kawasaki –Z’s at the 2011 Lotherton Hall Show

Inside the front cover – Anthony Mawson’s Honda MBX at the same event

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

8 pages covering the VJMC AGM including the minutes – held at RAF Cosford 30/10/2011

4 pages with 9 photos reporting on the NEC Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Part 4 (6 pages) continuing Nick Watson’s restoration of a Suzuki T10

Part 3 (5 pages) continuing Ed Marston’s restoration of his Yamaha XT500

3 pages by Brad Fleet outlining the tools and equipment he uses in his workshop

2 page article by Terry Dunn on bringing back to life a Honda XL185 which he found on a pallet in a farmyard

3 pages by Robert East on ‘Bike Safe’ training courses run by qualified Police motorcyclists

1 page with photos by Lionel Rimmer reporting the Thunderfest 2011 at Darley Moor

2 pages by John Dalton reporting on the 2011 Manx Grand Prix with photos and race winners

1 and a half pages by Glenn Reay reporting on the increase in imported motorcycles and what to be aware of

2 pages reporting a visit to the Exmoor & Porlock Motor Museum

6 page article ‘Kent Ice Road Bikers’ ride-out

2 pages of new members

2 pages outlining the Bye-Laws of the VJMC

2 pages of events from February to October 2012

9 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 83 to 99

Inside the rear cover photo of Malcolm Nettleship’s Suzuki T20 at the Lotherton Hall Show 2011

Rear cover photo of John Torr’s Yamaha YL1 100cc twin

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April                                                                            Volume 31 No.2

Front cover photo of Michael Dunlop on Chris Bancroft’s CB77 at the 2012 Manchester Motorcycle Show

Inside the front cover, Steve Burton’s Suzuki T500 at the 2012 Classic Japanese Motorcycle Show at Donington

1 page of Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of Scriblings

2 page photo spread of ‘Meet the Committee’ showing 12 of the 13 members

4 page review of the Manchester Motorcycle Show with a selection of photos

4 pages with photos and text of the 12th Classic Japanese Motorcycle Show at Donington Park with prize winners list

5 pages reporting the Adelaide Motorcycle Festival (Belfast) with photos and winners

1 page brief history of Japanese company Tohatsu who made competitive 50 and 125cc racing motorcycles in the 1960’s - Dave Simmonds took the World 125cc Road race Championship in 1969 riding a 125 Tohatsu – includes a photo of a 1963 125 twin cylinder race machine  

8 pages reporting the 32nd Bristol Classic Bike Show with text and 6 photos plus a double page shot of the stand

6 pages (Part 5) concluding Nick Watson’s restoration of a Suzuki T10, the final 2 photos are a “before” and “after” shots – a very impressive result

2 pages by Michael Brogden describing the ‘chemical blacking’ process

4 pages by George Garside on his rebuild of a CBX 1000Z

4 page profile of the Yamaha TX750 with photos and specifications

1 double page photo of Andrew Cowley’s 1972 Kawasaki Z1

6 pages with photos covering the Barber Vintage Festival 2011 at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Alabamha. Photo include 2 rare Marusho motorcycles, a ‘V’ twin 250 and a flat twin 500 plus a display of Honda racing bikes including a CR750, CR93, CR110 & RC161 

3 page article ‘An Irishman’s Diary’ on an extended road trip

1 and a half pages of new members

2 pages of forthcoming events

7 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 85 to 103

Inside the rear cover, photo of M. Potter’s Yamaha TZ350 on the VJMC stand at the Donington Show in 2012

Rear cover photo of Roger Stansfield’s 1975 Kawasaki Z400 at the Manchester Motorcycle Show in January 2012

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June                                                                            Volume 31 No.3  

Front cover photo of Steve Courtney on his Yamaha RD350Lc at the 2011 Mallory Park Festival of 1000 Bikes

Inside the front cover – Dave Beanland’s 1967 Honda CZ50M monkey bike at the Manchester Bike Show

1 page Editor’s spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

6 pages with 13 photos covering the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show by Jim Readman

8 pages with text and 14 photos reporting the Manchester Bike Show 2012

6 pages with 10 photos covering the Stafford International Motorcycle Show

8 pages with a great deal of detail and photos explaining the chrome plate process

3 pages by John Scarborough recalling his 40 year ownership of a Honda CD175, bought by him as a new bike in 1972 for £228:00

1 page visit to the Murray Motorcycle Museum near the Bungalow on the Isle of Man TT circuit

1 page article with photos of a pre-production stainless steel silencer for the Honda CB72/77 manufactured by Gerry Cain

Half page DVD review – GT750 (Suzuki) restoration by Barry Wilkes

Half page of members E.mails

1 page covering the Spring Shakedown & Houghton Sprint organised by the Central Lancashire Section

2 pages on a visit to the Midland Air Museum by the Leicester section

2 pages reporting the CRMC meeting at Pembrey – April 2012 with photos

2 pages of photos from the Australian VJMC Rally at Warilla NSW

2 pages of new members

3 pages of 2012 events

11 pages of Section news

1 page obituary to Mick Walker

Autojumble from pages 91 to 107 

Inside the rear cover, photo of Simon Lister’s Kawasaki S2 350 at the 2012 Scottish Show

Rear cover photo of a Suzuki line-up at the 2012 Scottish Show

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August                                                                         Volume 31 No.4

Front cover photo of Adrian Perkin’s Suzuki GT750 – Best in Show at the VJMC Cardiff Show 2012

Inside the front cover, Beverley Whale on her 1967 Yamaha YL100 at Mallory Park

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

1 page of VJMC Accounts to March 31st 2012

8 pages of text and (12) photos from the VJMC – South Wales Cardiff Show

6 pages of text and (14) photos from the VJMC – Leinster section Motorcycle Show

8 pages with multiple photos from the Lymm Classic Bike Show

3 pages by Dave Willis on rebuilding a Yamaha RD125 which he had owned in the 1990’s and bought back again recently – with photos

2 page - ‘Rolling Restorations’ by Geoff Brown on a light rebuild of a Kawasaki S3

2 pages by Michael Brogden on doing his own chrome plating at home using a bought kit

4 page article by Loren Reit relating how he sold his CB750K1 to a lawn mower repair shop in 1988 and bought it back again from the same person on 2012 – no miles had been put on the bike during that time! The article includes photos of the machine after some simple refurbishment – very nice

5 page article by Guy Bromley – ‘Early Japanese motorcycles in east Africa – 50 years on’ recalling the authors experiences on early Suzuki’s in 1962 / 63

1 page photo & text recalling the 24th anniversary of the first VJMC meeting at the Blue Bell near Ormskirk, Lancs

2 page article by Ian Watson reporting the Joey Dunlop Exhibition during the NW200 meeting

2 pages reporting the CRMC meeting at Cadwell Park in May 2012 with photos

2 pages covering the Kent Section’s run out to the Shoreham Aircraft museum with photos

2 pages covering the South Cheshire section visit to Llangollen Steam railway with photos

4 pages covering the 4th Annual Box Hill Mega meet with photos and prize winners

2 pages reporting the Hampshire Section Open Day at the Sammy Miller Museum with photos

2 pages covering the South Cheshire section visit to the RAF Cosford Museum with photos by Will Barber

6 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 91 to 107

Inside the rear cover photo of Bill Bristow on his 1974 Kawasaki H2B during the Mallory Park 1000 Bike event in 2012

Rear cover photo, same event as above but of George Garside on his 1979 CBX 1000Z

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October                                                                      Volume 31 No.5

Front cover photo of Kevin Schwantz on Steve Wheatman’s RGV500 Suzuki at the Mallory Park 1000 Bikes event 2012

Inside the front cover photo of Mick Wilkinson’s Kawasaki KH250 at the 2012 Lotherton Hall Show

Half page Editor’s Spot

Half page of Scriblings

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

8 pages of some text and 17 photos covering the Mallory Park Festival of 1000 Bikes 2012

8 pages with some text and 11 photos and concours results from the VJMC Lotherton Hall Show

6 pages reporting the CRMC – Donington Park Classic Festival 2012 with 12 photos and list of bikes on display

4 page article with photos by Justin Roe covering the dismantling examination of Koni Shock absorbers

3 pages with photos covering the use of Helicoil thread inserts

3 page report on the purchase of 2 mopeds, their repair and a trip round Yorkshire on them by Steve Mawson

4 pages with 6 photos reporting on the Thundersprint 2012 by Lionel Rimmer

A 4 page overview of pre ’74 Classic Motocross by Malcolm Herbert with 5 photos

A 3 page visit with photos to the Hornby (toys) Visitor Centre

3 pages reporting the Central Lancs section at the Fylde Show with 17 photos

3 pages on the South Staffs section Classic Motorcycle Rally in July 2012 with 10 photos

2 pages on the Suffolk section Bike show with 3 photos by Neil Kidby

1 page on the Bakewell Classic Bike Show with 6 photos and results

2 pages on the Hampshire section ‘Tiddler Run’ with photos

2 pages reporting the Whitby Regatta including 5 photos and results

2 pages of new members

10 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 93 to 111

Inside the rear cover photo of Phil Hesketh’s 1967 Bridgestone 350 GTR at the South Cheshire Show 2012

Rear cover photo of Dave Ellis‘  Yamaha RD400 Daytona at the Lotherton Hall Show – 2nd Best Yamaha

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December                                                                    Volume 31 No.6

Front cover photo of Doug Perkins on his Kawasaki KR250 at Snetterton CRMC

Inside the front cover, a close up photo of a Honda CR93 power unit

Half page Editor’s Spot

Half page of Scriblings

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

8 pages reporting the VJMC South Cheshire Show with 22 photos and results listing

8 pages covering the Stafford International Motorcycle Show with 12 photos and winners list

4 pages on turning a standard CBX 1000 to something more special with 6 photos

6 pages (Part 1) in returning a Suzuki T500 to standard trim with 12 accompanying photos

4 page restoration of a Honda NS400R by Andrew Warner with 12 photos including ‘before and after’

3 pages on a CB77 rebuild by Phil Denton and a trip to Llangollen Steam Railway by Allan McGuire

3 pages covering a ‘Rideout with the East Coast Peddlers’ – 654 miles in 6 days on mopeds

4 pages covering the ‘Ace Café Japanese Motorcycle Day’ by Dennis Trebble with 8 photos

2 pages reporting the Copdock Classic Bike Show by Neil Kidby with 4 photos

3 pages covering the CRMC –Snetterton day by Andy Bolas with 7 photos and list of bikes on display

2 pages reporting the Kielder 30th Anniversary Get Together by Jim Readman with 5 photos

4 page report with photos on the 28th International West Kent Run & 30th Anniversary Celebration

2 pages on the Popham Mega Meet organised by the Hampshire Section with 5 photos

2 page photo spread of the Northants section 30th Anniversary Weekend

2 pages by Roy Wilkinson – Around Wales in 3 days, a weekend ride out with the South Yorkshire section

1 page of events in 2013, February to September

10 pages of Section News

Inside the rear cover photo of Andrew Mastin’s Yamaha TD3 at Lotherton Hall in 2012

Rear cover photo of Adrian Perkins Suzuki GT750 at the Cardif Show 2012

Autojumble from pages 100 to 115

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2013

February                                                                     Volume 32 No.1

Front cover photo of Dennis Murfin’s 1965 Honda CL77 and Dennis Lodge’s 1970 CB750 in June 2012

Inside the front cover, John Taylor’s 1967 Yamaha YDS5E at Lotherton Hall 2012

Half page Editor’s spot

Half page Scriblings

1 page Chairman’s Comments

4 pages of Minutes from the 2012 VJMC AGM

8 pages with 12 very good photo’s covering the Ballymena Classic Motorcycle Show

4 pages with photos covering the NEC Classic Car & Motorcycle Show by Pete Munford

5 pages (Part 2) of Colin Day’s restoration of a Suzuki T500

1 page article covering making a Helicoil insert to return a 14mm plug thread to the original 12mm

2 pages with photos by Brian Homewood covering the re-manufacture of air filters for CB / CL 72 and 77 Honda’s

2 pages with photos reporting the Suzuka Circuit’s 50th Anniversary meeting by Colin Cherry

2 pages with photos reporting the Thunderfest 2012 at Darley Moor

David Denham returns to motorcycling after a 30 year break riding a 1982 Honda Benly and later a Kawasaki KZ400

3 page article by ‘Matt’ covering his motorcycle riding career from an FS1-E to a Suzuki Katana and back to an X5 Suzuki

3 page article by Phil Lou on riding to the Coupes Moto Legende in Dijon with 2 friends, all on CB72’s

2 pages with 8 photos covering the Middlewich Transport Festival by Will Barber   

2 pages reporting the Annual Mopedathon, this time from RAF Odiham by Andy Hodder

2 pages with photos reporting the Henman Steam Rally by Neil Kidby

2 pages with 4 photos and results from the CRMC Silverstone meeting by Andy Bolas

2 pages on the South Stafford Sections stand at the Stafford Motorcycle Show with 7 photos

2 pages covering The Rising Sun Bike Show organised by the Plymouth & South Devon Section in August 2012 with photos and results

1 page on the Suffolk Sections Mince Pie Run, December 2012 by Neil Kidby

1 page of new members

2 pages of events February to October 2013

8 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 87 to 103

Inside the rear cover photo of Ron Turner’s 1967 Suzuki T20 at Lotherton Hall in 2012

Rear cover photo of Charlie Owen’s 1975 Kawasaki H2C again at Lotherton Hall

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April                                                                           Volume 32 No.2

Front cover photo of Rick Baxter on his 1989 Yamaha FZR750R at the Mallory Park Festival of 1000 Bikes, 2012

Inside the front cover, Steve Courtney’s 1979 Honda CBX 1000Z at the October 2012 Stafford Show

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of Scriblings

5 pages covering the Manchester Motorcycle Show with 9 photos and results

6 page report on the 33rd Bristol Classic Bike Show with 11 photos by Nick Watson

4 page article with good photos covering the ‘Hydrablasting’ process in Australia

3 pages by Ian Stallard explaining a bright zinc plating process which can be carried out ‘at home’

1 page by Dennis Lodge explain the difference between the ‘JIS’ and ‘ISO’ thread forms as used on Japanese motorcycles from the 60’s

6 page comprehensive article by Bob Livesay on curing an overheating Yamaha FZR 250

2 page product test by John Reeves analysing the Tutoro Auto chain oiler

4 pages with photos covering the restoration of a Suzuki T250 by Nick Hare

4 page article by Ian Coggin covering his trip to the Spa circuit in Belgium to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Kawasaki H2

4 pages covering the historic advertising and promotion of motorcycles in the UK by Dennis Bates

3 pages by Lionel Rimmer reporting on the FS1E’s 40th Anniversary

1 page of members E.mails regarding the Honda C200

2 pages of new members

3 pages of events between April and September 2013

5 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 83 to 99

Inside the rear cover photo of George Staple’s 1969 Kawasaki A1SS at the October Stafford Show 2012

Rear cover photo of Nick Watson’s 1964 Suzuki T10 at the South Wales Sections Cardiff Show 2012

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June                                                                           Volume 32 No.3

Front cover photo of George Whittaker on his 1973 Suzuki T500L at the Thundersprint 2013

Inside the front cover a photo of Phil Robinson’s Yamaha XS650 based flat tracker at Lotherton Hall 2012

Half page of Editor’s spot

Half page of Scriblings

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

4 page report by John Cole on the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show with 8 photos

6 page report covering the Manchester Bike Show by Andy Bolas with 11 photos and results list

6 pages covering the Stafford International Motorcycle Show by Andy Bolas with 10 photos and results

6 page article by Steve Hunt on his restoration of a Yamaha XT500C with 25 photos (part 1}

4 pages by Dennis Lodge covering the correct methods of repairing wiring with 22 photos

6 pages covering the background to Honda’s ‘CR’ production racing motorcycles of the 1960’s and beyond with 9 photos by Dennis Murfin (part 1)

 5 pages covering the 2013 Thundersprint event with 9 photos and text by Mel Watkins

4 photo pages (8 photos) recording the Australian VJMC Rally at Victor Harbor NSW

2 pages on the Popham Autojumble 2013 by Chris Brealey

2 pages with 5 photos and text from the CRMC Darley Moor VJMC Parade

2 pages of new members

1 page of (2) book reviews both by Bill Silver – ‘History of the Honda Scrambler’ and ‘Honda Motorcycles 1958 to 1990’

2 and a half pages of 2013 events

7 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 89 to 104

Inside the rear cover a photo of Jim Bean’s 1980 Kawasaki Z550 A1

Rear cover photo of Jim Redman on a 1972 Honda CR750 at the 2013 Thundersprint 

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August                                                                        Volume 32 No.4

Front cover photo of Robin Keating, Bridgestone and Adrian Warne, Honda in the Classic 200cc event at the CRMC Anglesey meeting in May 2013

Inside the front cover- Lymm Show 2013 with a line-up of Suzukis

1 page Editor’s Spot

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

1 page of Scriblings

6 pages with 9 photos covering the 3rd Leinster Motorcycle Show

6 pages with 25 photos and winners list from the Lymm Classic Bike Show

8 page profile of the Bridgestone 350 GTR including a restoration (part 1) carried out by Lee Doxey

2 pages profiling the Suzuki T500 Titan bought new by Roger Smith in 1969 and the restoration of one he bought 44 years later, article includes a double page colour spread photo of the completed machine with 4 inset photos

8 pages concluding Dennis Murfin’s article on Honda’s CR series of production racing machines

2 page article continuing Dennis Bates’ look at the motorcycle industry

2 pages with photos covering the Telford Twin Shock Classic and Road Racing Show including a photo of the very rare 1963 factory Suzuki 4 cylinder two stroke GP racing machine from 1963 – the RZ63

2 pages by Ken Dornan relating a Yamaha XS Triples Rally in Germany

2 page article by Tony Davies on him hiring out (and riding) his Suzuki GT750 for a TV programme

2 pages with photos reporting the Hampshire section’s tiddler run in the New Forest

2 pages with photos covering the Paignton Bike Festival

4 pages with 7 photos reporting the CRMC-Anglesey Circuit event on May 18/19th

8 pages with 9 photos and results covering the VJMC Kent Section Boxhill Mega Meet

2 pages of new members

2 pages of events August to October 2013

4 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 94 to 111

Inside the rear cover a photo of a Honda CB250 K4 which was found after being unused for 30 years and with sufficient work done for the M.O.T. was ridden two up to the Lymm Show

Rear cover photo shows a line-up of Yamaha’s at the Lymm Show

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October                                                                      Volume 32 No.5

Front cover photo 2 Kawasaki ZZR1100’s belonging to Steve Marsay displayed at the Lotherton Hall Show 2013

Inside the front cover a photo of Steve Whiteside’s 1983 Yamaha RD250 at the Lymm Show

Half page Editor’s Spot

Half page of Scriblings

1 page of Chaiman’s Comments

7 pages covering the Newark Classic Show with 7 photos

8 pages reporting on the Lotherton Hall Show with 9 photos plus results and also a double page photo of ‘Best in Show’ Charlie Owen’s Kawasaki H2C

10 pages covering the Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival 2013 with text and 22 photos  

Part 2 of Lee Doxey’s restoration of a Bridgestone 350GTR with 8 pages of text and 26 photos

Part 2 of Steve Hunt’s restoration of his Yamaha XT500 (Part 1 was in the June issue) with 4 pages of text and 14 photos

2 page article by Dennis Mirfin on how to correct ignition timing problems on the Honda CB/CL series

4 pages by Nigel Glover on getting a tired Suzuki GSX250 back on the road

2 page article by Nick Hare on his acquiring and restoring what could possibly be the World’s oldest surviving Honda CBX

2 pages covering the renovation process of a Kawasaki A1SS by George Staples with 8 photos

4 page article by Phil Lou reporting on the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in Mid-Ohio in July 2013 with 8 photos

2 pages reporting the Hampshire section Open Day

2 pages on the CRMC – Cadwell Park event with 5 photos

1 page on the VJMC Northants Annual Rally 2013

3 pages with 8 photos and results from the Mallory Park Festival of 1000 Bikes

4 pages with 11 photos and results from the VJMC Northwest Motorcycle Show

1 page of 2 book reviews, (1) Superbikes of the 70’s by Dave Sheehan and (2) The Essential Buyer’s Guide to the Kawasaki Z1 and Z1000 by Dave Oritt

1 page product review – the Helite Air Vest

2 pages of new member’s

7 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 96 to 110

Inside the rear cover, a photo of Simon LeHane’s Honda RS125GP, winner of Best Competition machine at Lotherton Hall

Rear cover photo of 2 Suzuki GT750’s at Lotherton Hall, one owned by Henry Stubbs and the other by Pete Bibby

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December                                                                   Volume 32 No.6

Front cover photo of Naomi Taniguchi riding John Dalton’s Honda CB92/95 in the 2013 I.o.M. Classic TT Parade

Inside the front cover, a photo of Richard Wooley’s Suzuki Gt185 at the Lotherton Hall Show 2013

Quarter page Editors Spot

Three quarter page of Scriblings

1 page of Chairman’s Comment’s

6 page report from the VJMC AGM including statement of Accounts

6 pages covering the VJMC South Cheshire Show with results and 23 photos

6 pages with 18 photos and results covering the 2nd South Staffs Classic Bike Show   

6 pages with text, results and 10 photos from the ‘Japfest’ show organised by the Taunton and Bridgewater section at the Haynes Motor Museum

6 pages from Lee Doxey concluding (part 3) his restoration of a Bridgestone 350 GTR with a further 8 photos

8 pages by Stew Ross - ‘Return to the Salt 2013’ reporting on engine and machine development for record breaking experiences. Contains 18 photos

2 pages by Ian Stallard with 7 photos describing the refurbishing of a CB400/4 airbox

2 pages by Chris Price sorting out the carburettors on his CBX and other issues

2 pages by Raffles – Petrol Review

2 pages by Richard Ambler – ‘Rust never Sleeps’

2 pages review of the Manx Grand Prix with 5 photos

2 pages covering a Classic Bike track day at Cadwell Park with 4 photos

2 pages on the Darling Buds classic bike show 2013 with 9 photos

4 pages from Ian mason reporting the 29th International West Kent Run with 8 photos

2 pages covering the Ace Café Japanese Bike day

2 pages reporting the Grampian Motorcycle Convention with 8 photos

2 pages covering the Exeter and South Devon Powderham Historic Vehicle Gathering 2013 with 4 photos

2 pages on the Popham Megameet with 8 photos

2 pages of new members

8 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 100 to 114

Inside the rear cover photo a photo of a pair of Yamaha RD250’s at Lotherton Hall

Rear cover – Father Christmas cartoon on a CBX - ‘Merry Christmas’ greeting

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2014

February                                                                     Volume 33 No.1

Front cover photo of Edward Godding’s 1981 Yamaha XJ550

Inside the front cover photo from the Ballymena Show – a Kawasaki A1 Samurai circa 1967

Quarter page Editor’s Spot

Three quarters of a page Scriblings

1 page Chairman’s Comments

8 pages reporting on the Stafford International Motorcycle Show with 12 photos

8 pages covering the Ballymena Motorcycle Show with results, text and 14 photos

4 pages, mainly 5 photos from the NEC Classic Bike Show

A further 8 pages (Part 2) of ‘Return to the Salt’

2 page covering Ultrasonic Carburettor Cleaning by Neil Kidby

4 pages, mainly 9 photos from the CRMC – Snetterton meeting in September 2013

4 pages by Jim Readman reporting on the DEUS custom bike builders in Australia with 9 photos

4 pages with photos on the UZUKI Triples Club de France by Martyn Le Page with 10 photos

2 pages by Ian Mason on the Ace Café Reunion / Burn Up 2013 with 12 photos including the building of a Honda Cub engine by Dave Jupp

4 page article by Roy Wilkinson – ‘From Hoyland to Ireland and back’ with photos

1 page reporting DVLA & HMRC developments

1 page of new members

1 page of events

6 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 89 to 107

Inside the rear cover photo of a Honda CR110 production racing machine on the Historic Honda stand at the Ballymena Show 2013

Rear cover photo of David Le Noan’s 1972 Suzuki A100 at the Stafford Show 2013

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April                                                                           Volume 33 No.2

Front cover photo of Henry Stubb’s Suzuki GT750 at Lotheron hall 2013

Inside the front cover. A photo of Paul Mansell’s Kawasaki Z1B also at Lotherton Hall

No Editor’s Spot

1 page of Scriblings

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

4 pages including text, results and 7 photos from the Newark Winter Show 2014

2 page report from Nick Watson on the 34th Bristol Classic Bike Show with 14 photos

8 page concluding part of ‘Return to the Salt’ with 22 further photos

4 page article by Roger Smith (USA) on seat restoration with 17 photos

4 page article by Bruce Favill on his rescue and restoration of a Honda Nighthawk found in St Lucia – 9 photos

2 page comparison between a Suzuki GS750B/C to a modern bike by Phil Rawding

4 pages by Robert East on a ‘stop gap bike’ (a 1987 Kawasaki 450) which exceeded his expectations – 5 photos

2 pages by Colin Cherry – ‘Living with a Sloper for 46 years’ covering his ownershio of a Honda CD175A

2 pages by Dennis Lodge on the restoration and registration of a Honda CL77    

2 pages covering an E.mail sent to Dennis Lodge (with images) of a 1957 Tohatsu PKS 125cc motorcycle

1 page of 2 book reviews (1) Honda Enthusiasts Guide to Motorcycles by Doug Michel and (2) The Tiddler Invasion by Floyd M. Orr

1 and a half pages of new members

3 pages of forthcoming events for 2014

4 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 78 to 95

Inside the rear cover photo of Philip Thompson’s Yamaha DT175 at Lotherton Hall 2013

Rear cover photo of a trio of Honda GL1000 Gold Wing’s also at Lotherton Hall

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June                                                                           Volume 33 No.3

Front cover photo of Freddie Spencer on Andrew Munro’s 1994 Honda 900RR at the VJMC stand at the Scottish Show 2014

Inside the front cover a photo of Heidi Cockerton’s 1969 Suzuki T200

Quarter page Editor’s Spot

Three quarter page of Scriblings

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

6 pages on the Scottish Bike Show including results and 9 photos

2 pages with text and 10 photos from the Manchester Bike Show

5 pages covering the Stafford Show with text and 10 photos

2 pages with photos reviewing the Camcoat Ceramic Coating treatment to a pair of Honda front pipes by Allan Mcguire

8 pages with 22 photos of the restoration of a Kawasaki Z1000J2 by Will Barber (Part 1)

5 pages by Nick Hare – Adventures by Honda CB900F

5 page article by David McCormack on his experiences in the USA buying a Honda SL350

2 pages reporting the CRMC Pembrey meeting with photos

1 double page photo of Tony Morton’s 1981 Honda CB750FB

1 and a half pages of new members

2 pages of events for 2014

8 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 78 to 95

Inside the rear cover a photo of Andy Bolas’ 1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA

Rear cover photo of Andrew Cowan’s 1989 Kawasaki ZXR 750 H1

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August                                                                        Volume 33 No.4

Front cover photo of Dennis Price’s 1971 Hodaka Combat Wombat at the Greater Manchester Show

Inside the front cover a photo of a Yamaha XV750 engine

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

Quarter page Editor’s Spot in which Dennis Lodge reports he is stepping down as Editor after a 10 year period

Three quarter page of Scriblings

3 pages reporting the VJMC AGM 2014

4 pages on the VJMC – Leinster – Dublin Show with 11 photos

6 pages reporting the 4th Cardiff Motorcycle Show with winners and 9 photos

7 pages covering the Greater Manchester Classic Bike Show with 24 photos and concours results

8 pages by Will Barber concluding the restoration of his Kawasaki Z1000J2 with 16 photos

6 pages by Dennis Lodge covering the internal oil way changes to the Honda CB72 engine through different model years with 24 photos

2 pages by Roger Smith on the increasing more difficult question of finding NOS Honda parts

2 pages reporting the CRMC Lydden Hill meeting with 5 photos

2 pages covering the CRMC event at Anglesey with 5 photos

2 pages covering the Stafford Classic Bike Show with 3 photos

4 pages on the 6th Boxhill Megameet with 9 photos and results

2 pages reporting on the VJMC putting on a riding display at the WSB round at Donington Park, May 2014 with 10 photos and list of machines / riders taking part

2 pages of new members

1 page of events 2014

12 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 96 to 111

Inside the rear cover a photo of Paul Cann’s 1972 Suzuki T250 at the Cardiff Show

Rear cover photo of a row of assorted Honda’s at the Lymm Show in 2014

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October                                                                      Volume 33 No.5 

Front cover photo of Chris Brealey on his Kawasaki S1A at the Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival 2014

Inside the front cover, Graham Keenan’s Yamaha RD400 at Lotherton Hall

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

Quarter page Editor’s Spot, Dennis Lodges’ final issue

Three quarters of a page of Scriblings

8 pages reporting the Lotherton Hall Show including 13 photos and a results page

12 pages covering the Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival including 22 photos

8 pages on the VJMC South Cheshire Show with 13 photos and award winners list

3 page article by Ian Stallard discussing Honda CB350/4 and 400/4 cam chain tensioner problems

5 pages by Tim Ellis ’27 years with a T500’

3 pages with photos of a CBX ‘Mike Hailwood Replica’

2 pages covering the Mallory Classic Bike Bonanza with 4 photos and bikes on display list

2 pages with photos reporting the Classic Bike Trackday at Cadwell Park

2 pages covering the 7th Hampshire Section Open Day by Andy Hodder with 6 photos

2 pages on the Popham Bike Jumble

4 pages from the Kent & Surrey Tiddler Run by Ian Mason with 13 photos

2 pages of new members

1 page Dating report by Geoff Ward

9 pages of Section News

1 page Obituary to Ralph Bryans the Factory Honda rider in the mid/late 1960’s

Autojumble from pages 86 to 103

Inside the rear cover a photo of Doug Perkins on his Honda CB77 at the Donington VJMC Parade

Rear cover photo shows the car park at the VJMC South Cheshire Show

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December                                                                   Volume 33 No.6

This is the 1st of the ‘large’ Tansha magazines – from A5 size to B5

Front cover photo of Rich Gibbon’s Honda Interceptor & Merkel replica’s

1 page From the Editor’s Desk by Steve Cooper who took over from Dennis Lodge – this is his first issue

1 page of Chairman’s Comments

2 pages of ‘Opinions’ letters to the Editor

1 page covering the VJMC AGM

2 pages of new members

4 pages covering the Jap Bike Fest at the Haynes Motor Museum with photos and winners list and 8 photos

8 page article by Chris Mills ‘Scotland by Suzuki’

1 page explaining why and how ‘Tansha’ has changed

2 pages by Dave Kingston showing how to deal with sheared off studs

9 pages covering the Stafford Show, October 2014 with 15 photos

2 pages with 6 photos on Honda RC162 replicas

5 pages by Roy Wilkinson ‘From Hoyland to Ireland and back – take two’

1 page covering the Henham Show by Neil Kidby with photo

1 page covering the Copdock Show by Neil Kidby with photos

6 pages ‘From the Archive’ – a reprint of an article from July 1983 about Doug Perkins and his Kawasaki Mach 111

4 pages of ‘bargains’ seen at the Stafford Show with 9 photos

CRMC event at Cadwell Park

17 pages of Section News

Autojumble from pages 93 to 106

1 page from member Gordon Chatterton asking for help to identify the crankshaft journal numbers on his CBR250RR MC22 engine

3 pages by Dave Jupp giving his impressions of his Honda SS125

1 page discussing how a carburettor works

 

 

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