Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to the Lion’s Rally in Eastbourne the weekend before last, especially as it was my first long trip on an old bike. We missed the main run in Eastbourne (as every year), I couldn’t kick-start the bl… bike half the time, I didn’t always manage to keep up with the rest and nearly suffered from heatstroke. Despite all of this it was a great day out. Pity that I will never be able to find any of those Pubs again. This is especially so as we still don’t know if the guy in the flimsy pants ever managed to do that jump on his water-skis!


Although some of you decided to stay behind and spend the evening in the Princes of Wales I understand that the mystery tour to the Dog & Duck last Tuesday went very well. You will be pleased to hear that there will be another mystery tour on the 11th July. (Full tanks required   ;-)   )


Up-Coming Events:


24-26’Jun’06, T-Days

T-Days, Belgium.


I understand that all bookings etc. are now finalised and that all participants know where & when to meet / how to get to the venue.



24-25’Jun’06, Show

Southern Counties Vintage Show.


See message board for details or meet at show.



27’Jun’06, Club Run

Club Run to ‘The Sportsman’ in Mogador, starting from the ‘Princess of Wales’ @ 8.00 p.m.


Please ensure you have a full tank of petrol.



04’Jul’06, M.S.L. BBQ

Yes, it is that time of the year again…


M.S.L. are having a BBQ!

Well, a hog-roast (courtesy of Andy), burgers, fried onions, salads, sauerkraut etc.


Prices will be given to the finest bikes and their riders and Linda and I will be flogging those raffle-tickets again.


Hope to see you all there. Don’t hesitate to bring friends and family.



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


Show Secretary John F. would like to thank all participants of the well attended Woking Show for the great display and good day.


He really enjoyed the day and is hoping for a similarly good turnout for the next shows.


Due to the overwhelming response to my asking for details regarding the trip to Holland I have created a ‘Special Edition TT – Trip to Holland 2006’, which is now available for pick-up from the message board. For those of you who don’t fancy reading the extensive essays, the essence seems to be ‘An overall entertaining but slightly damp trip’.


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 & 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