Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


We have done it again. This year's AGM was dealt with in a time of 20 minutes (!) flat. The books look fine (no new bike for Malcolm then ;-) ) And there were some questions as to the process of selecting the charities we support and whether we should have another go at handing out Promo cards to Triumph bikes parked in the City. Big Charlie (Dr. Doolittle) took away the Rider of the Year trophy and Andy K. was awarded Clubman of the Year. Well done guys.


I understand a pretty large MSL contingency (20 odd bikes) went to the Pub with No Name last Sunday to meet the other Clubs.


Some of you may have noticed that the Website has recently been up-dated, e.g. Club Regalia is now displayed and the photo section has grown significantly. However, Bill can only keep the site interesting and up to date if members supply him with information, articles, photos etc. (preferably in electronic format). Although I understand plenty of suggestions were made there has been very little actual input, which makes it a little bit difficult for Bill… I understand Robin is writing a piece as to how the "Mighty" became part of our name, which is a really good idea as many people –including me- probably wonder how this happened. Bill is planning a website puzzle "Match the Bike to the Rider" and once the evenings are a little brighter we will take pictures of members and their Triumphs (separately) for this. Please provide plenty more input in future.


And for those of you who are interested… I have eventually managed to get a VOSA appointment, Monday 2nd April 2007 at 9.55 am in Chelmsford. A very early start for me then. (Mog, in view of this I would understand if you decided not to come along.)


Finally, the events-list is getting a little longer, too. It must be spring.


Up-Coming Events:


06-Apr-07, Club Run

Good Friday Easter Club Run.


See message board / Mog for details.


03-Apr-07, Bob's Quiz Night

Bob will be hosting a Quiz Night on Tuesday, 3rd April 2007 at the Princess of Wales.


There will be 10 questions from several areas of interest (not just motorcycles).


Entry is £1 per person, winning team takes the pot.


08-Apr-07, MAG Shepherd Hill Show

Supporting Surrey Branch.


Contact Surrey Branch or see message board/ Mog/ John F. for details.


22-Apr-07, Charity Run

Last Chance Charity Run.


Please have a full tank of petrol. Meet at Farthing Downs 10.30 or at Godstone Ponds 11.00




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


Next time you go to the London Motorcycle Museum have a look at their aircon equipment, which was provided by one of our members – Paul Skeet. Bill Cosby –the founder of the museum- mentioned to Paul that they are always looking for volunteers to help with the various tasks at the museum. So if anybody has some time to spare, just get in touch with the guys.


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


Well, as I couldn't tell a joke if my life depended on it, I shall stick to weird facts:


"In the later years of his life, Sir Ralph Richardson used to ride to the theatre on his motorcycle with his pet parrot, Jose, perched on his shoulder."


Hmm, sounds strangely familiar…


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