Dec 9th 2104 was our Xmas dinner “meeting” at the Pony Corral on Grant, many members showed up and enjoyed dinner & drinks as well a lot of visiting and story telling. Our newly elected VP took the opportunity address the group and wish all Happy Holidays.

 

 Sept 27-28 2014 the MMC was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Edmonton Alta.
MMC President Ross Metcalfe receives Canadian M/C Hall of Fame 2014 inductee award

Ross Metcalfe receives Hall of Fame award for the MMC

MMC President receives Canadian M/C Hall of Fame 2014 inductee award
MMC President receives Canadian M/C Hall of Fame 2014 inductee award

 

For more information on the MMC click on the above PICTURE

 

The September 6th 2014 AMCM Gimli Fishing Trip

   26 Bikes and 29 riders made it out to the 6th annual AMCM “Fishing trip” to Gimli. The day was cloudy for the most part but warmed up by the afternoon. No final tally of funds raised for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association yet, but I’m sure Greg O’Kane will have a report by the next meeting. Thanks to everyone who came out or supported the fundraising ride by sponsoring a rider.

Update: a total of $2255 was raised by the “Fishing Trip” and further donations,sales and events added to the fund for a grand total of $2564.

 

38th Annual AMCM Corn Roast

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A dream come true

I got a request through the web site from a lady in Anola that her 85 year old mum always wanted a ride in a sidecar. So I contacted her and on Saturday. Marie and I went to Anola and I took her for a ride.What a super lady she was so excited and surprised that her daughter had arranged this for her. She smiled the whole time she was in the sidecar and asked if we could go to BC. It was an absolute pleasure to meet these two people and we have a date for August to do it again when hopefully it is not as windy.

Greg O’Kane

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The Rally…

The 2014 Bison Classic Motorcycle Rally was a great success and some thank-yous need to go out.

Chairman-Chas Peters

Co-Chair-Clarence Holigroski

Registration-Kim Robinson

Show N Shine- John Thompson

Security-Dave Bjornson

Games-Rick Warkentin

Catering-Trisha Warkentin

Cleanup-Terry Neustater

Photography-Irv Peters, Gord Peters

Prizes – Tim Klassen

Parade-Tom Hesom

Regalia-Rick Peters, Mike Baraschuk

And the many more that stepped up and helped a little or a lot and also to all that attended.

If you are interested in a DVD slide show of the Rally weekend contact us via email or at a meeting to order a copy. Cost is $5.00 and all the money goes to the The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Manitoba.

2014 Mud Run… Tidler Tour

The second annual Tiddler Run took place Sunday June 22nd. Hosted by Keith Blais, the group left his place close to the Birdshill park entrance on 59Hwy finding our way north along the east side of the Red River at an average speed of 60-65 kph to the Selkirk bridge. A stop for pictures at the Marine museum and then south along the other side of the river and crossed the Lockport bridge on the way back to Keith’s place. Only a couple of minor running issues on the return trip, but a few bikes did not pass tech inspection due to being bored or stroked or both, thus exceeding the maximum cc. limit of 305 even though having the correct badging. Good weather and good eats added to the great event, Thanks Keith.

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THE BUFFING WHEEL Of all the refurbishing jobs I love to do and with my restoration hobby, there are quite a few The one I like least, and there are not a great deal is a marathon session on The Buffing Wheel Clad in gloves, hat and mask on my face I look like an alien from outer space! That alloy chaincase or front wheel backing plate come up with a shine that bikers appreciate Black stick for the rough stuff- then brown to finish end up with white, finally green for a polish  Now off to the shower to get rid of the feel of the disgusting black stuff off – –  THE BUFFING WHEEL!

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By Tom Hessom

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Who’s the man behind these sunglasses?

Who is behind the sunglasses

It’s a much younger Ray Houde.

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October Meeting saw our Octogenarian and Honourary Member Billy Watt step up to give a most interesting talk on motorcycling in Manitoba in the 1950’s. Ably assisted by his very old friend Joe Sawtus they had both been members of the long defunct Winnipeg RoughRiders Motorcycle Club, and then later of the Manitoba Motorcycle Club which has now been officially amalgamated with the Antique Motorcycle Club. The MMC was started in 1911 and is the oldest motorcycle club in Canada. Bill was wearing his very colourful RoughRiders jacket with the patches proudly displayed and passed around pictures of motorcycle events of the 40’s and 50’s, and at least one of our members picked out his father in the one old photo. Bill and Joe have been fast friends since they were 8 years old, lived through and survived WW2 and many hair-raising motorcycle escapades together. Joe was heavily involved in all manner of motorcycle racing whilst Bill remarked that the only racing he got involved in was when he was running away from the cops! Told us afterwards that ” the cop is still alive and the bugger lives in Winnipeg!!” This video clip could well become part of the Antique Motorcycle Club’s links with Motorcycling history in Manitoba and certainly remain part of our archives for posterity. Thank you Billy and Joe.

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Okay, run this by me again, to get it running, you tickle it, kick it and swear at it ????

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Photo: Greg Kendall

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The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Manitoba is The Antique Motorcycle Club of Manitoba’s official charity organization.

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Ross Metcalfe (pres AMCM) hands Connie Hesom treasurer of the The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Manitoba a cheque for $2361.00 representing donations made over the last year at certain AMCM functions. Connie then addressed the meeting with a presentation on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and her and her husband Terence’s personal experience with the condition through their son Evan. On a side note during the meeting Evan was in charge if mystery part security making sure no one peeked in the bag.

 

L to R Connie Hesom, Greg O'Kane Evan Hesom
L to R Connie Hesom, Greg O’Kane Evan Hesom

L to R   Connie Hesom, Greg O’Kane, Evan Hesom

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