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Newsletter July 2018


Newsletter July 2018




Ride to Vintage TeaRoom at Hawkes Yard Estate, Armitage NR. Lichfield

Meeting at 10.00 a.m. at Green Man for an 11 a.m. start. For people with Sat Nav. WS15 1PU. For more information call Hubert Winkler

Hubert Winkler – Member



Triumph Visit Report

I would like to thank Graeme Platt for his efforts in organising the Triumph visit, I am sure that all those who went will agree with me that was a well spent morning. Those who did not sign on missed an informative and interesting morning. Now I have been there, I can ask a few, more searching questions on my next visit. Maybe???

Bob Salmon Club Secretary



Tamworth Town Hall – Static Display – Saturday 1st Sepetember

The static display under the Tamworth Town Hall will take place on SATURDAY 1st September 9.00 to 9.30 start with a finish around 4.00ish.. I am hoping for 12 or so bikes (or bubbles, etc) irrespctive of the weather.

Last year was a disapointment with only 4 (FOUR) vehicles and is best forgotten, unless it happens again.

The Fleshpots of Tamworth will await your arrival from 9.00-9.30am and can be vacated at about 3.30-4.00pm, so see you there

Bob Salmon Club Secretary



Statfold Barn Railway – Saturday 8th September

Those who have been know that it is an excellent day out. Lots of Loco’s will be running and all train Rides are FREE. There are lots of interesting vehicles and Traction Engines in steam.

£10 Entrance fee per person. I need to know, if you wish to go, by Sunday 5t August and I will need your fee by then.

Nev Arber – Committee member



Lupin Farm

Lupin Farm display at Alrewas is off due to illness. Another display may be set up further down the road at Kings Bromeley this year.

Committee


FOR SALE

GIVI Monokey Top Box and back rest. Holds 2 Helmets - £35+

GIVI MONOKEY 3 Box set - £70

Phone Roger Jones



TRIUMP FACTORY VISIT – 14th June 2018

After the worry of inclement weather, which fortunately failed to materialise a full complement of members and friends (30 people) turned up prompt for the Factory visit.

Most came on motorbikes and the turnout was very impressive (guess who forgot to take a picture). We experienced an excellent Factory Tour, the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. The experience was helped by the use of an audible commentary which helped everybody listen and understand whilst walking around the factory, the number of bikes on pallet racks was around 600+ and all made to order, unfortunately the lower end bikes were made abroad (which was by far the majority) and only the high-end bikes made in the factory.

The tour took us through many areas where we discussed the concept of the manufacture of various motorcycle parts to their quality control and testing procedures, the tour was very logical and well thought out, so we ended up walking along the final assembly production line and individual bike test area.

Overall I was very impressed in the cleanliness and efficiency of the overall manufacturing process and yes in something “Made and England”

After the tour most participated in eating and drinking in the “1902 café” and continued to view the impressed museum display

All in all, from the comments made from those present the Factory Tour was viewed a great success and certainly worth a future club visit.

But whilst we could buy various Triumph bits and clothing, we could not buy an actual Motorbike! How stupid is that, what an opportunity lost – Come on Mr. Blore

Graeme Platt – Committee Member



TRIUMPH FACTORY VISIT – 14th June 2018

After the worry of inclement weather, which fortunately failed to materialise a full complement of members and friends (30 people) turned up prompt for the Factory visit.

Most came on motorbikes and the turnout was very impressive (guess who forgot to take a picture). We experienced an excellent Factory Tour, the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. The experience was helped by the use of an audible commentary which helped everybody listen and understand whilst walking around the factory, the number of bikes on pallet racks was around 600+ and all made to order, unfortunately the lower end bikes were made abroad (which was by far the majority) and only the high-end bikes made in the factory.

The tour took us through many areas where we discussed the concept of the manufacture of various motorcycle parts to their quality control and testing procedures, the tour was very logical and well thought out, so we ended up walking along the final assembly production line and individual bike test area.

Overall I was very impressed in the cleanliness and efficiency of the overall manufacturing process and yes in something “Made and England”

After the tour most participated in eating and drinking in the “1902 café” and continued to view the impressed museum display

All in all, from the comments made from those present the Factory Tour was viewed a great success and certainly worth a future club visit.

But whilst we could buy various Triumph bits and clothing, we could not buy an actual Motorbike! How stupid is that, what an opportunity lost – Come on Mr. Blore

Graeme Platt – Committee Member

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