Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


Hello everybody. Winter is nearly coming to an end and with the days slowly getting longer the biking season doesn’t seem to be that far away anymore. Alexandra Palace was a good opportunity to stock up on gear and I understand that many of you have done so ;-).

Even I got a little daring the other day and booked the homecoming-ferry for my Thunderbird for Good Friday (let us hope for reasonable weather).


However, as you are all aware the AGM is coming up soon:


15th Feb. 2005, start  8.30pm


Although this year the Club Award Ceremony is going to be at our annual Bike Show rather than at the AGM there are other topics to be agreed upon and there should also be a copy of this year’s Events List ready for collection.


So, please make an effort to attend.




As you may have already heard, Mac is resigning from his position as Chairman of the Club. A big  THANK YOU!  to him for his many years of loyal service to the Club.


I understand that Mog has been suggested as future Chairman and Brian Peters as future Runs Leader. Furthermore it has been proposed that the positions for Show Secretary and Social Secretary should be merged and John Flowers has been suggested to take on the new function. And last but not least the Regalia position needs to be filled, and Robin is running as a candidate.


As mentioned above, these are the candidates as of today. Should you have further suggestions or would like to run as candidate yourself, please let any member of the current Committee know as soon as possible.


Should you have any other matters that you would like to be brought forward at the AGM, please also let a member of the current Committee know as soon as possible.




Up-Coming Events:


15’Feb’05, AGM

Start 8.30pm.



10’Apr’05, Last Chance Animal Rescue

Meet 10.30am at Farthing Downs. This is a charity run to an animal sanctuary. As this sanctuary relies on donations a large turnout is welcome. So bring along your friends & family.



08’May’05, Sunday Run

Meet 10.30am. See board and future TTs for further details.


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


Daytona for sale. See board for details.



We are planning to have a Club run one Sunday a month. Ideas and Runs Leaders* are welcome.


Nominations so far:

Chichester, Corfe Castle near Southampton.


*Apart from Claudia, who has difficulties arranging Pub lunches.


Diary note

21’-22’May 2005 Nul Vet Treffen in Perkpolder, Holland


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 rage 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:



Mac “The Knife”

020 8890 8772


Malcolm Orpin

020 8640 2608


Doddie Kent

020 8660 5227

Membership Secretary

Dave Kent


Show Secretary

Ron Granger

079 732 69094

Social Secretary

John Flower

020 8942 9976

Runs Leader

Mog Pharoah

020 8947 7727 (day)



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