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Welcome to the VJMC, the UK’s premier club for
Japanese bikes fifteen years old and over. The club was founded in 1982 by a small group of
like minded enthusiasts..
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The June issue has
been written, collated, subbed and edited under the most extraordinary circumstances within
living memory. The Covid19 virus has fundamentally changed the very fabric of our lives.
Hopefully, by the time this issue reaches everyone the situation will have eased but these are
unquestionably strange and worrying times. On the front of this Tansha are your new MAG cards.
Please keep them safe and look at MAG’s website for exactly what your affiliated membership
entitles you to. Oh, and please be aware the number on the MAG card IS NOT your VJMC membership
number so please don’t quote it when making enquiries about VJMC services. With the current
situation there’s a very obvious absence of events which, in turn, impacts upon copy available
to run. Therefore, the committee has put pen to paper and bikes in camera to, hopefully, supply
you all with some alternative reading material. If it does nothing else it will hopefully
demonstrate that those that help run the club are similarly afflicted with this strange desire
to own more old motorcycles that is reasonably unhealthy!
As we go to press the Annual Rally and AGM have been tentatively rescheduled
for the Bank Holiday Weekend at the tail end of August. However, please note this date is not
set in stone and, like pretty much everything else, subject to change and/or variation. We’re
aiming for that date but obviously there are no guarantees. The August issue of Tansha will
hopefully be able to clarify the situation but for up-to-the-minute news we’ll be making all
and any announcements on the club website and Facebook pages nearer the time. Some members have
been asking about the Ts & Cs of advertising within Tansha and apparently can’t find
them(!) so as a one off we’ve brought them right to the front of the magazine, where,
hopefully, they are more prominent. Our Opinions page has been somewhat underpopulated of late
so if you have something on your mind relevant to the classic scene please tell us what makes
you smile, winds you up, etc. This is ‘your’ page so please feel free to say something.
To end on a positive note in these rather glum times it’s heartwarming to hear that not every
business within our particular world is shut. Unithread have been working flat out through the
lockdown supplying thread inserts to companies making ventilators for our NHS. Well done to all
involved! If you have a lockdown/Covid19 story that’s bike related why not tell our members in
Stay safe everyone! Steve Cooper ~ Tansha
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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