Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


Hi Folks. I admit is has been a while since the last TT and a lot of things have happened in the meantime. Bob held a brilliant Quiz Night and at last I got a chance to play as well. Saying that though, my team would have probably had a better chance without me ;-). Of course Doddie's mob did well – again –. Should we really allow them to play in that group again? It is ruining the odds ;-).


I think everyone will agree that Easter was a good weekend this year with a decent Good Friday run followed by Hot Cross Buns at Grahams and a lovely ride to Shepherd Hill on Sunday.


Although I missed the Last Chance run this year (well actually I have never made it due to reasons varying from bike breaking down to trip to Germany) I understand that it was a fabulous ride and everyone enjoyed themselves… apart from one overly eager rider maybe who managed to overtake the Runs Leader and consequently got lost.


My correspondent from the Fleet Lions Run advised me that there was a bit of a hiccup with the meeting times (was it 9.00 a.m. or 9.30 a.m.?) and that Mac had to take over as Runs Leader due to unforeseen circumstances. Overall, I understand the trip was a bit of a wash-out but being hairy-a***d MSL bikers you probably had a good time anyway, didn't you? ;-)


Last but not least a message from Bernard:


"Again many thanks to all the guys for the support that was given to me at the start of the Pioneer Run. It is always so nice to see all those friendly faces at Epsom. It takes my mind off the white-knuckle ride in store, as you will have seen by the expression on my face on the front cover of the Nacelle. What a surprise I had when I opened my copy. Thanks to Peter W and all concerned.




Up-Coming Events:


12-May-07, Kempton Park

Southern Classic MCC Show & autojumble at Kempton Park.


See message board / John F. for details.


22-May-07, Club Run

Leaving Princess of Wales @ 8.00 p.m. SHARP going to the Sportsman, Mogador.


Please ensure you have a full tank of petrol.


01-June-07, Eastbourne

Eastbourne Lions Run.


Are we going to make it in time this year?


See message board for details nearer the date.







Please, provide the editor with plenty of input to fill this section in future editions.


Thank you for coming for those of you who made it to my birthday party. Luckily Charlie Doolittle managed to survive the evening without becoming a main course on one of the horse's menu this time.


For those of you who got stuck in the traffic jams building up in the various tunnels around the Isle of Dogs I am truly sorry. All that effort and than you didn't even get a chance to indulge in Andy's magic. It's not fair, is it?


Joke / Weird fact (following suggestions made after the AGM):


I am not sure whether this should be considered a joke or just a weird fact but


Surprise! I have finally managed to get a UK registration for my Triumph!

It only took 7 (!!!) months to register my UK manufactured bike back in the UK.

Not bad going, hey?



About the club:


Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


We are the founder branch of the TOMCC, founded in 1949 by a group of Triumph motorcycle enthusiasts in the South London area. To this day we hold regular meets and organise and participate in a wide range of activities such as runs (local, national and international) and country shows. And most importantly we enjoy our bikes in the company of like-minded people.


For more information also see our website or just come along to one of our club meets.




Princess of Wales

From 8.30 pm

98 Morden Road

Runs leave the pub at 8.00pm sharp

London SW19 3BP

every 4th Tuesday of the month (April-Sept.)

020 8542 0573

Please ensure you have a full tank of petrol.


Club Contacts:



Mog Pharoah

020 8947 7727 (day)



Malcolm Orpin

020 8640 2608



Doddie Kent

020 8660 5227


Membership Secretary

Dave Kent



Show Secretary

John Flower

020 8942 9976


Social Secretary

Bob Simmonds

020 86690921


Runs Leader

Brian Peters

01737 551762



Robin Maynard

020 8224 7421


TT Editor

Claudia Nacke

077 342 95737


Website Administrator

Bill Vallance