AMCM / MMC

Next Meeting

Tuesday May 31st 2022 7:00pm socializing, 7:30pm meeting

This meeting will be at Jim’s Vintage Garages 5353 Portage Ave, Headingley, MB.

We are also going to try to provide a Zoom meeting link for anyone that still wants to attend virtually.

Watch for an email from Louis.  Meeting start is at 7:30PM

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13th Annual “Conquering Perimiteritis” and Spina Bifida Fundraiser Run

On hold for the past 2 years due to covid, it is nice to be back.

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Finally we’re back having our club meetings

The March 2020 meeting was held at Jim’s Vintage Garages in Headingly with about 35 members in person and another 12 joining on Zoom.

The newly restored Tiny Robins Centennial Trophy was on display thanks to the vision and craftsmanship of Della and Jim Beattie. The Tiny Robins Trophy will feature the names of all the AMCM Presidents as well as winners of the Heritage Classic TT. Ralph Gibbs was the winner of this new event last year and now shares a row with other past MMC 50 lap winners from the 70’s.
Della and Jim are working out the plans for this year’s Heritage TT ride. TT stands for timed trials; it is not a test of speed it’s about arriving at predetermined checkpoints on time and not getting lost. The rides are based on MMC endurance rides from the 60’s. Your progress is tracked with time stamped photos. If you get your name on this trophy you will have earned it, just ask Ralph Gibbs!

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The Dunlop Trophy 

The Dunlop Trophy will soon be on display at Jim’s Vintage Garage and museum.
Thanks again to all involved for the great work done restoring this Manitoban motorsport treasure that dates way back to 1911.

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Mileage Challenge 

Last year’s winner of the Joe Sawtus 2021 Mileage Challenge David Leduchowski receiving the mileage trophy and cash prize from our new AMCM President Jeff McNaughton. It was great to get back to regular meetings again at Jim’s Vintage Garage in Headingly with an optional zoom meeting as well. Our next meeting on April 26th will mark the start of the Ray Houde 2022 Mileage Challenge. The mileage challenge winner gets to choose next year’s honoree.
We congratulate all those that participated in last year’s Joe Sawtus Mileage Challenge. Looking forward to a safe riding season.

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Ray Houde  

We honour a true friend and lifelong motorcyclist who has completed life’s journey.

Ray Houde passed away on Wednesday, January 26th.  He was a long-time member of the Manitoba Motorcycle Club, actively participating in both races and riding events.  Gregarious by nature, his nickname was ‘Gabby’ and he was always there to lend a hand, or shoot the breeze.  Ray was also an original member of the Antique Motorcycle Club, and valued the friendship and activities that this provided.  A devoted Harley rider, his concession to aging was to trade in two wheels for three, so he could remain on the road.

Click here for a link to his Obituary

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2021 Joe Sawtus Mileage Challenge Winner  

For those who missed the November meeting, we announced that David Leduchowski as the 2021 Joe Sawtus Mileage Challenge winner.  Full recap will be included in the December newsletter.
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Thank you to all the AMCM members that tracked the miles driven on their vintage motorcycles from spring up until the finish line at our October meeting.  All distances driven are converted to “miles” and adjusted or “bumped” depending on the age of the Motorcycle.

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2021 AMCM 45th Annual Corn Roast 

A beautiful sunny day to socially distance at the Choquette’s acreage for some motorcycle games and great conversation.  Thanks again to John and Pat for hosting (45 years in a row now). Special mention to Jamie and David Choquette for handing the chef duties which were adapted to meet the provincial covid safety requirements.

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44rd Annual Corn Roast

43rd Annual Corn Roast

Pictures by Lyle Ball.

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Bison Rally Survey Results

2019 AMCM Survey

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More photos by Rob Braun, this time of South Beach Show N Shine

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 July Moto Social at the Exchange District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Rob Braun

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Keith’s newly restored Pan

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Rob B. set out on a solo tour and camping trip in southern Manitoba, he shared some pictures of the adventure.

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July 12, 1949 ~ July 19, 2019 Dianne Best passed away peacefully to the sound of music on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the age of 70, at Ste. Anne Hospital, Manitoba. Dianne will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Dianne was a unique and special woman that lived life to the fullest; who wanted to experience it all. The family would like to thank the staff at Ste. Anne Hospital for the care and compassion they gave to Dianne. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave. E., Beausejour, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dianne’s memory to Guardians of the Children Canada, 917 Calrossie Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0W9.

Update – About fifteen AMCM members attended Diane’s funeral. Her best friend Arlene told numerous stories that gave us an insight into her, she was truly an amazing person. Did you know she had her pilots license and restored a crashed plane, and that she placed in a figure skating competition when she was 50. She will be missed.

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Great Weather, Great Ride and Great Hosts for a BBQ at their place in Winnipeg Beach
Thanks very much for hosting the event Ellie and Gord and donating all the eats and refreshments.
We raised $338.00 for Spina Bifida and had a great time.
We also got to see Rainman’s new ride, very nice …. you’ll have to show up at the next event to see it for yourselves.

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Click on the Picture for the story

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Some of the Bison Rally games

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June meeting we had a guest and now new member, Andon W. give us a presentation about the restoration process of his Triumph T150V.  Thanks Andon.

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The Sadie Grimm ride for 2018

Commemorating Her ride by motorcycle to Winnipeg Beach in 1914

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Tea and Custom Cookies

at the High Tea Bakery in honor of Father’s Day

Had a good turnout for the Bike display at the High Tea Bakery
The weather co-operated and the cookies were excellent.

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The Moto Social event

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Many members made it out to the “Growler” motorcycle show at the Little Brown Jug venue this past weekend starting off another season of motorcycle events.

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A look back at an early member of the AMCM with a few interesting and colourful stories click on the pic:

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Feb 12th Tech Night hosted by John Thompson
Many subjects were discussed but the main focus was on gearboxes.
15 people were in attendance and while there were many interesting bikes on display inside the shop there were none in the parking lot.

 

Great tech night at John Thompson’s tonight. Thanks for hosting John ,sharing your knowledge of pre-war transmissions and letting us have a look through your shop to see what you’ve been up to.
Ken C.

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The coldest night of the year so far, still saw 25 members make it out to Keith’s “Save the Rust Museum” for Movie Night

  • The memorabilia raffle raised  $265.00 for Spina Bifida
  • 3 new members and 2 renewals were collected
  • No bikes in the parking lot though

   Thanks Keith for Hosting the Event.

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Tech Night: Thursday, January 17th,

On the lift is a 1986 Suzuki Intruder 750 presenting intermittent rear cylinder firing problems…We had a look at it and found a problem and that we now believe is remedied
Thanks Kim and Rick for hosting the evening and thanks for the 41 persons that attended.
*Note: No Motorcycles in the parking lot.

 

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The 2018 Burt Bentley Trophy winner (best restored by a club member) Tony Medernach’s 1911 Harley Davidson single

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These members were hands on in the rescue and restoration of the Dunlop Trophy
that hung in the MMC clubhouse that was destroyed by fire, Great job guys.

The Restored plaque which was first awarded to a MMC member in 1911 will hang in the meeting room at Harley Davidson of Wpg.

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