(2) Clive and Don Leeson’s Suzuki’s, a T20 and a TC250 (3) Furthest travels award shows a photo of a 350 Yamaha which had covered 315 miles from Edinburgh – members name not given and (4) “Mr Bridgestone” on a 90cc model.
Inside the front cover, 2 photos with a ‘Who is it’ caption. On page 14 of this issue is a front cover photo of the October 1970 edition of the American magazine “Cycle” which features an article on the full CB750 race kit.
The journey was completed in 23 hours and 59 minutes (! Centre pages picture spread of members at the 1991 GM Rally (1) Mike Garnet & Pete Thorne on their Yamaha racing machines (2) Dave White and his Kawasaki (3) Doug Perkins in conversation and (4) Colin Gibson with 10 trophies Also with this Newsletter is a 12 page VJMC Members Handbook which provides information of meetings and events, the Newsletter, Club Experts, VJMC Worldwide, Spares and Service, Insurance, Club regalia and Club Officers2 pages of Yamaha News by Graham Head about a Yamaha TD1C engined sprint bike he had acquired which was originally built by Des Heckle who was one of the leading sprinters in the late 60’s / early 70’s Rear cover photo quiz – What is it?
(1) Close up picture of a two stroke engined machine and (2) another close up picture of a twin cylinder two stroke engine bike Answers are:- (1) a Yamaha YDT1 and (2) a Yamaha YAS1C, a YAS1 with high level pipes4 pages of News & Views by Graham Blunden including an item reprinted from “Bike SA” of a fully working CBX 6 cylinder engine in a BMX CYCLE frame complete with BMX wheels and brake block type brakes – with the caption of ‘anything is possible’2 pages of Suzuki News, one of text and the other with 2 photos (1) the RS67 V4 125 four cylinder Suzuki G. machine with Stuart Graham sat on it with the engine running and the other of a twin cylinder air cooled 125 G.
Members are - Keith Newton: Honda CB92, John Steele: Yamaha YDS6, Don Leeson: Suzuki T500, Dennis Lodge: Bridgestone GTR and Doug Perkins: Kawasaki H1A.2 pages of member’s bikes from the 1984 AGM at Stanford Hall.
John Steele’s YDS6, A line up of 4 Kawasaki two strokes, 3 CB750’s of Eric Warburton, Keith Newton and Paul Dittman and also a photo of a Honda CB125, owner unknown1 page of 2 photos from Stafford.
The other set from members outings to The Tan Hill Inn in September and one of Don Leeson in Germany.2 pages of photos from road racing meetings, (1) Doug Perkins with an H1 with expansion boxes fitted (2) Clive Leeson at speed on a T20 (3) Peter Thorne at Cadwell Park and (4) Peter Thorne again after a race win Inside the rear cover, 2 photo’s (1) an early Suzuki GT380 and (2) a Monkey bike held on a bracket in front of the front bumper of a Transit van (the monkey bikes probably worth more than the Transit now! models had chrome side panels to the tanks)4 page article by Michael Trees on a “Honda 90 Marathon”.
)Inside the front cover 2 photos from events in 1990 (1) Graham Head pushing a Suzuki V4 125 works bike at the 1000 Bike Festival and (2) Sammy Miller presenting a trophy to Graham for his YR2 at the Kempton event.1 page report by Gus Gander on the VJMC at the Bristol Show, also on this page a photo of a Honda CR110 (50cc) production racing machine with a caption that the reputed value was more than £15,0 – in 1991A centre page double spread of a Honda publicity shot of a Honda C110 and C111 – interestingly both motorcycles have white painted fuel tanks which makes them very early 3 speed models, probably 1960. This event, organised by Michael was a 4 person John O’Groats to Land’s End (870 miles) non-stop ride on a Honda CM90 in aid of a local Hospice who had looked after John’s late Father.
One of Dave Ayesthorpe’s Police spec (all white) CP77 and a CB750 on a revolving roundabout (reg No.
is YMF 11H), the other from the West of England show with 3 Kawasaki’s on the stand plus one of 3 monkey bikes.
Rear cover photo is a reprint of the November 1970 edition of Motor Cyclist Illustrated magazine which shows Peter Darvill competing on his CB750 at a production race at Snetterton.