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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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....