Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


First things first:


The committee wishes all members a

merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


And now on to the ‘day-to-day’ matters:


Despite attendance being a lot less than last year the run to Deen City Farm went well with a total sum of £370 donated to the farm. Most of us enjoyed some cakes and coffee or even a cup of mulled wine before retiring to the ‘Princess of Wales’. Well, most of us apart from ‘Father Christmas’ who decided to pour his mulled wine down Linda’s leathers. Of course some gentlemen immediately offered to help her mopping the wine up but luckily Linda managed to fight them off and squeeze another cup of mulled wine out of ‘Father Christmas’.


I noticed some members developing an interesting new skin colour last Tuesday. The colour is called ‘envy-green’ (rather than ‘racing green’) and evolved when Dave K. told us the little story of how his ‘Bonny’ became the star of a photo-shoot. I understand that the Triumph is featuring a series of photos in the February issue of lifestyle magazine ‘Wallpaper’, although I still don’t quite get the idea why anyone would arrange a group of sparingly dressed young ladies around the bike. After all, they hamper the view of the bike, don’t they?

Anyway, for full details of his adventures in the world of models and photo shoots ask Dave personally and see Wallpaper’s February issue.


Up-Coming Events:


26’Dec’05, Boxing-Day Run

Meet at ‘Ryka’s’ @ 11 a.m. for a gentle after- Christmas-pudding-ride to the ‘Blue Ship’ in Haven.


01’Jan’06, New-Years Run

Meet at the lay-by on the A217 on top of Reigate Hill (before the M25) @ 10 a.m. to the ‘Surrey Oaks’ in Newdigate.


28’Jan’06, Club Party

MSL are having a party!

A nice opportunity to bring your better half, friends & family and introduce them to the people you spend your Tuesday evenings with. Grub will be free and there will also be a disco.


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


I understand that the first anniversary of Bob’s 50th birthday last Saturday was very well attended and a smashing do indeed.


Well done Bob and a big ‘Thank you!’ to you from everybody.


We are looking forward to next year’s do, too.   ;-)



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 3PT

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 & Social Secretary

John Flower

020 8942 9976


Runs Leader

Brian Peters

01737 551762



Robin Maynard

020 8224 7421


TT Editor

Claudia Nacke

077 342 95737


Website Administrator

Bill Vallance