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Sunday, 21 February 2010

An Announcement.

Ok, here it is. It's not the completion of the Cubbies Counties book (that is still 'work in progress'), nor is it a film deal where Cubbie would have the starring role, roaming around Scotland conquering counties left, right and centre and dropping a little oil now and again (but I'm still open to offers on that one). No, for once, it isn't even anything to do with Cubbie.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE....

The North East Scottish Section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club will be welcoming The One, The Only, The Legendary IVAN RHODES to Scotland on Saturday 22nd May 2010! Oh yes, he'll be bringing the world famous Roarer with him, as well as a selection of some of his other Velocettes for you to see and better still, hear! The plan at the moment is that he will present an illustrated talk on Saturday at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, and Mike Ward, Curator of the museum, has kindly said he won't mind one little bit if Ivan wishes to fire the bikes up... I suspect there's no point in just starting them up when there's an empty race track at his disposal... And as if that wasn't enough for one weekend, on Sunday, as you know, the museum will host the FIRST ever Scottish Vintage Training Day!!!

This, be The Roarer.

Hey, it would be great if people want to come and see Ivan, and then decide they might as well make a weekend of it - camping and B&Bing available - and book into the training day too... Come on, you know you want to. The weather will be glorious, the atmosphere unique, and quite frankly, it's gonna be great.

Timings and tickets for Ivan have yet to be worked out, but you can get more details from me, (cubbiescounties AT aultan.com) and by keeping an eye on the blog, and for the training day, you have to get in touch directly with the Vintage Motorcycle Club HQ at events@vmcc.net or if the tellingphone is your thing, give them a call on 01283 540 557. Tell them GBC sent you!

Can't make it on Saturday?
Don't panic. Ivan will be spending a little bit of time in Scotland, and he'll be doing some more talks in other parts of the country, giving everyone the opportunity to meet him. Again, I'll post more details on this as soon as he's worked out his schedule, and I'll be getting in touch with the other Sections too so we can work out the best plan of action.

Ooooohhhhhweeeeee, I'm excited! I've spoken to him a lot on the phone and he sounds like a really nice guy. Can't wait to see and hear the bikes too. I wonder if he'd like a wee shotty on Cubbie while he's here....

14 comments:

The Chief Bodger said...

That would be worth selling a kidney just to attend and meeet an legend such as Ivan Rhodes.

For those of us unable to attend, could we have plenty of piccies?

Tim

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

You betcha Tim!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to that weekend, will have camera an ear plugs.

Thanks GBC for putting the effort in to get this off the ground.


kawa

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Think a video cam will be the only way to do this event justice. Hmmm...I've got me an idea...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it will be a memorable weekend for all who can make it there.
As Tim says, plenty of pics and a video with the sweet music of the Velocette orchestra for the rest of us would be greatly appreciated.

Stuart.

Anonymous said...

wow...you lucky people...yes, lots of pics for us who will have to watch from afar...yes, video w/sound posted on youtube...lulled myself to bed last night watching youtube vids of Honda sixes and British race bikes...
you guys are gonna have a blast..I'm very jealous. How cool dudes! as they say out west.
Hairy Larry

Mrs. B.C. said...

Thanks for the comments, guys, really appreciated. As you will understand it takes a lot of hard work and planning to get something like this off the ground. We are really trying to put Scotland on the bikewise map, and this is just one of the ways to do it. It's not gonna work without people though, so c'mon, how about some of you who can come, throwing your hats in the ring! Let us know it's gonna be worth while, and make sure we all have a brilliant day.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a scoop and what an exciting event to look forward to :o)

Graham B

Darrell said...

I suppose if I over-inflate the tires, and carry a spare can of gas I may be able to ride across the ocean....

Mrs. B.C. said...

Let us know where to meet you, Darrell!

John said...

as Chef Bodger says...... where do I send my kidney to ?

kawa said...

Nice wee Video clip of the Roarer, It'll sound even better at Alford.

kawa

sfb said...

Nice vid, sounds lurvely!

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Wow, the internet must get better / faster the further south you are. Can't get it to play here today, must be snow on the line again. Glad you likie, tis the only clip I can find. Its not far for you to pop up, SFB?

Kidneys over here please, Mrs BC likes a bit of steak 'n' kidney pie.

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