Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


As some of you might have heard MSL was approached to provide four outriders for the funeral of a classic motorcycle enthusiast. Dave K. and Brian B. on their Bonnies, Mac on his TRW and Colin M. on his Tiger 90 did the honours and I understand they did a good job. A substantial amount (£300) was donated to our chosen charity “Headway”. Well done, guys!


Apparently the NEC was a bit disappointing this year with a lot less interesting stands to visit than in previous years. However, everybody seems to have enjoyed the trip … and there is always ‘Ally Pally’ (28 Jan. – 05 Feb. 2006).


For those of you who are interested in First Aid, St Johns Ambulance is offering courses especially designed for motorcyclists in Central London and Croydon on the following dates:


Central London:    23 & 30 November –2 evenings 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.-

Central London:    10 & 16 November –day 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.-

Croydon:               26 November –day-


For a detailed description of the course please refer to the notice board.

The price is £35.00 + VAT and courses can be booked at 020 7258 3456.



Up-Coming Events:


11’+12’Nov’05, Princess of Wales

20 years anniversary

I understand that all MSL members, friends & family are welcome to join the party. They would like as many motorcycles as possible down there, so please make an effort.


12’Nov’05, Autojumble

Kempton Park Autojumble for those of you looking for that exhaust pipe in mint condition, some new cables, new light bulbs or just a little bit of entertainment. And don’t forget to join the party at the Princess of Wales afterwards.


15’Nov’05, Bowling Challenge

Annual Bowling Challenge MSL v Surrey. Starting at meet at 8.00p.m. at Tolworth Bowl. Players & teams please contact John Flowers and refer to notice board for details.


25’Nov’05, Club Anniversary Party

MSL Dinner & Dance @ “Bridge House Hotel”, “Lanni’s Restaurant”.




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


John F. is organising another trip to the MANX next year (week commencing 26/08/2006). If you would like to go, please get in touch with him as soon as possible, as places go quickly…


If you have anything specific you would like to be published in the TT (e.g. to buy / sell adverts, ideas for trips / activities, a story etc.), please let me (Claudia) have the draft wording and I will make sure it is published in due course.


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