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July Update

The goings-on of July 2017

Published on: 09/08/17 04:43:pm

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OMC Hot Rod Night Video

Press the play button above to watch a short aerial clip courtesy of Cloud 9 Aerial Productions

July started with traditionally our biggest night, the American theme night incorporating Dragsters and Custom cars and Hot Rods. A massively busy evening for all concerned as not only were there a couple of hundred bikes but we had 10 or so Dragsters and 53 quality custom cars, hot rods or American classics. Included was the 5000BHP Santa Pod Top Fueler and some wicked cars owned by members of the Street and Strip Club (see photos). Some of the vehicles fired up including Nigel Hale with his 1405 BHP pick-up truck, all of whom attracted a lot of attention from the hundreds of people attending including many locals and their families. A massive thanks to Dave Brown and family for not only bringing their Dragster and Custom car along but organising the car side of things. The winner of the American bike was Jason Price with his 1942 Harley Davidson WLC750 (see photos)

Thankfully at the 3rd attempt we managed to get a Thursday night that didn’t rain on BMW’s! So, eventually we managed to hold the BMW theme night and BMW Wollaston were a heavy presence with 5 brand new bikes, all available on the night for test riding which kept them busy for most of the evening as this proves very popular. The winner was Andy Palmer with his 2001 BMW Independent 1200. (see photos)

The following weekend was the bi-annual Oakley Carnival which has always been something that OMC have been heavily involved in and this year was no different. The only problem was that following a few days of fine weather the only heavy rain forecast was a 2/3 hour window when we were involved with leading the Carnival procession. The event saw the Chairman Roger Bays turn out in the wet on his Repsol Honda Fireblade which always causes much merriment with the members as its appearance is as rare as Diane Abbott having a credible answer to a question. Sorry I digress, but even with appalling weather, 26 hardy riders, well 25 and the Chairman, took part in the procession before heading to Oakley club field where we had a team in the tug of war. The less said about that the better, but it’s a quick way to find out that motorcycle boots don’t make for good tug of war footwear and most ended up on their arse rather quickly! (see photos)

We then moved onto the Suzuki theme night which was won by Julia and Shane Hill’s mint 1975 Suzuki GT750 and the evening was complimented by Eric and Andy Sawford of St. Neots Motorcycles with three brand new Suzuki’s for all to see. (see photos)

The last Thursday of the month was the Kawasaki theme night won by Terry and Jackie Jones with their 1995 ZZR 1100. (see photo)

All 8 winners now go to the final night on Thursday 10th August where the winner will be presented with the award by Ex racer and TV Commentator, Steve Parrish

Baysie - Chair