Thunderbird Times

Newsletter of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club


Yes, I know, it has been a while since the last TT. However, …


  turnout was very good for the MSL Club Party Saturday, 04/02/2006 and I believe everybody enjoyed themselves. Members, friends, family and even a contingency from Surrey branch enjoyed a drink or two and a dance and I understand there were even some leftovers at the buffet. What is your opinion, is this a ‘do-againer’ for next year?  I would certainly think so. Special thanks to Debbie for preparing such a nice (and plentiful) buffet and to the DJ who kept us all hummin’n’dancin’.


I understand Alexandra Palace wasn’t too exciting this year. Well, at least I didn’t miss much.


Bob’s MSL Quiz Night however was a success! Eight teams took part with ‘The Hopalongs’ coming first, closely followed by the ‘Two Jags’ and ‘Nick and James’. Thanks very much Bob and Frances for organising the event.  I understand everybody enjoyed the evening and it should be a definite ’do-againer’!



Up-Coming Events:


28’Mar’06, AGM

Starts 8.45 p.m. at the ‘Princess of Wales’.


Please try and make it.


09’Apr’06, Last Chance Run

Meet at Farthing Downs at 10.30 a.m. or at Godstone Pond at 11.00 a.m.


23’Apr’06, British Engineerium



Meet at Ryka’s at 9.00 a.m.


25’Apr’06, Club Run

First Club Run of the year, yeeha!


Starts at the ‘Princess of Wales’ at 8.00 p.m. –sharp- going to ‘The Rat’ in Walton.


Please ensure you have a full tank of petrol.



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


Ron’s Triumph engine has now moved to the London Motorcycle Museum. He is not sure if it is on display yet… Maybe we should have a run to the Museum one day and check it out?


The February issue of ‘Wallpaper’ magazine is out… look out for Dave’s Bonny.


I understand that Peter G. and Kelvin S. are organising a trip for modern bikes to the TT days in Belgium this year. Please contact them for details.


Once again: If you have an idea or would like to organise a Club event, or if you would like to lead a Sunday Run, please let the committee know. We will be happy to assist with the organisation (if necessary). I believe everybody agrees that Bob’s Quiz Night or Peter G’s run to Horsham for example were great fun and enjoyed by everybody participating.



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