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This issue of Tansha so perfectly reflects what you, the members, have been up
to over the intervening months; and that means events, shows, ride outs etc.
Obviously we need to be covering all of this as soon as we can and that
inevitably means the odd compromise or two. So, unfortunately we’ve had to drop
Impressions and a planned technical page from this issue.
Everyone enjoys a good classic Japanese bike happening but please spare a
thought for everyone that puts in the hours behind the scenes; without them
very little would happen. The hours and days of planning, phone calls, emails,
logistics etc. all require input and dedication. So if you’ve enjoyed something
the club has done at either local or national level why not offer to help next
time? Just a couple of hours from you here or there may well be enough to
persuade an overworked organiser and their small team to carry the event over
to the following year. The more members that muck in the easier the event
becomes to plan/stage and this means it will be in the calendar for next year
for all to enjoy.
Inside there’s coverage of the April Stafford, the VJMC Dublin Show, the Box
Hill 10th Anniversary Mega-meet, the Lymm Show, Endurance Legends, section open
days and lots more besides. Which only goes to show just how buoyant the
classic scene is in general and especially the classic Japanese side of
things...long may it continue!
Looking beyond this August issue it won’t be long before the long dark nights
are back, sorry to remind you all! If you are planning on decamping to the
workshop or shed please remember to take a camera with you and document your
latest project, repair, renovation or restoration. Tansha always needs copy and
the more we have on file the wider the variety of articles we can run. This is
your magazine so please feel free to fill it with the things you enjoy. If you
need help or advice on how to compile something for the best classic Japanese
bike club magazine, please just get in contact with me and I’ll do my utmost to
We’ve had a few requests to feature more modern Japanese classics and that’s
something that would sit well in Tansha. Unfortunately, not a huge amount from
the 80s, 90s or early noughties arrives at my in-Box and what does is always
used PDQ. There’s a whole raft of potential copy out there and it’s all
relevant. If you have a GSX-R, ZX-R, CBR, YZF etc. please share it with the
rest of us. And it doesn’t just have to be race replica; we’ll very gladly
carry Honda Reveres, Yamaha Diversions, Suzuki Bandits and Kawasaki GPZ 500s
etc. The more the merrier
Facebook members - we're glad you like being VJMC
associates but you could be enjoying a lot more of the VJMC, it's magazine,
the events we run and so much more simply by joining.