Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


As some of you may have already heard, one of our lads has completed the Land’s End to John O'Groats challenge this year! I understand Paul 675 (too many Paul's in this Club…) did the London – Lands End – John O'Groats – London trip in just one weekend… and he even came to the Pub the following Tuesday! Well done, man, well done!


Once again Bob's Quiz Night was a great success. 'The Wobblies' won with 39 points just ahead of the 'Jolly Bikers' (38 points) and 'The Movers' (37 points). The lucky winning team decided to contribute the prize money to Deen City Farm (also see below for Charity run this Sunday). Well done!


I understand the Surrey vs MSL bowling match last Thursday produced a decent result with the 'cup' now safely back in MSL's hands. See you next year, Surrey.


Quick up-date - I am still trying to get a VCA certificate for my Thunderbird in order to have it registered in the UK. It is now likely that I will have to physically take the bike to the VCA … Bureaucracy gone mad!


The next Thunderbird Times will be issued in January 2007.



Up-Coming Events:


09'Dec'06, Kempton Park

Kempton Park Autojumble.



10’Dec’06, Deen City Farm

Charity Run to Deen City Farm.


Meet @ Ryka's for 11.00 am start.



16'Dec'06, Christmas Dinner

@ the Princess of Wales. Limited seats


Please contact John F. for details.



26'Dec'06, Boxing Day Run

with a surprise visit to a friendly hostelry. Meet @ Ryka's for 11.00 am start.



13'Jan'06, MSL's Winter Do

@ the Princess of Wales. Disco & Buffet, friends and family welcome!


See message board for details nearer the time.



26'Jan'07 - 28'Jan'07, Show

Superbike Ally Pally Show @ Alexandra Palace.



01’Feb’07 – 04'Feb'07

MCN London Motorcycle Show @ Excel Docklands.


Please note that this show has moved from Alexandra Palace to Excel Docklands.


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



The Committee would like to take the opportunity to wish


All Club members and their families


Merry Christmas




Happy New Year!




I wish you all a happy Christmas and all the best for the new year!




Please note that I have decided not to write Christmas cards this year but make a contribution to Deen City Farm instead.


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