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Number 444 - June 2017

REGULARS
Editorial 2, Chairman's Scrapbook 3, Welcome! 4, Events Diary 5 , 4 Spares News 10, Fishtail Mail 16, The VOC near YOU 56, Going Spare 89, Club Officers - inside rear cover
NOTICES 13
Peak Tour, Harold Willis Run French Rally, VOC Rally
REPORTS 26
Manchester and Stafford Shows, Overseas update Registrations - Vacancy! Peak Tour 2016, Classic TT 2016, Paris-Bourges Rally
FEATURES
25 Vic Pratley 1937-2017 - Jeff Whitworth
39 1967: The Last Velocette TT Win - Bob Burgess and Rod Burris
42 Amal Carburetters - Part 4 of Jim Plant's series looks at Monoblocs
46 The History of the Megaphone - Peter Woodward harmonises...
48 The 'Whippet' - A mongrel? Dave Masters explains...
49 The Project - Chris Benallick tries to explain why it took 40 years...
52 Phil Irving Speaks - Dennis Quinlan, Harry Mortlock, Warwick
Nicholson and the transcript of PEI's talk at the 1988 VOCA Rally
70 The VOC AGM - all the business and financial statements for 2016-17

Cover Photo: Tony Ainley once told me that he struggled to forget 'Roadcraft' when he started racing. He certainly seems to manage now! At The Gooseneck during practice for last year's Classic TT (see page 32). Photo: Ian Brownson
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Number 443 - April 2017

REGULARS
Editorial 2 Chairman's Scrapbook 3 Welcome! 4
Events Diary 5 Spares News 8 Fishtail Mail 14
Centre News 41 Going Spare 55 Centrefax 60
Club Officers - inside rear cover


NOTICES 10
Desne Dodkin Run, Bamburgh Run, VOC Rally, Peak Tour, Welsh Camping, Back 2 Basics, VCF Normandy Rally, Big Bike Sunday, Radcot Classic
REPORTS 24
Archivist - Patents New Zealand Rally Update from the Czech Republic
FEATURES
28 New KTT, Anyone? - Sjef van Hooft, Gert Boll and Carl Drees (editor of ‘de Visstaart') visit Jan de Jong to investigate the rebirth of a legend.
34 Amal Carburetters - Part 3 of Jim Plant's series explores float chambers
37 Patent 114,526 - Dave Masters looks at what might have been...
39 Frank Panes - faced with the task of recreating 'Race Shop Memoirs' your Editor discovers a very nice man and a cracking illustrator.
Cover Photo: Vic Pratley, who died on the 27th March. Pictured, in his prime, at Ivan Rhode's house. "Part of the fabric of the VOC", he will be sadly missed.
Editor: Peter Turnill
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S053 2BR
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Number 441 - January 2017

REGULARS
Editorial 2 Chairman's Scrapbook 3 Welcome! 4

Events Diary 5 Spares News 7 Fishtail Mail 9
Centre News 46 Going Spare 57 Centrefax 60
Club Officers - inside rear cover

NOTICES 8
AGM, Return of Trophies Peebles Run

REPORTS
19
Membership Secretary Roles New exhibit, Fellside Update, Archivist, Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride, Vic Pratley, Bamburgh Run

FEATURES
Where are they now? - Four more lost souls - quick, check the shed... 18
Ripping Yarns - Dave Blanchard offers some more thoughts on tyres and tubes 26
Sealing Fork Ends - Where is that fork oil going? Roger Walker decided it was time to sort it out... 27
Amal Carburetters - Jim Plant introduces a new series exploring the history and use of those grey things that fit behind the cylinder head... 28
Power! - John Bottomley updates us on his continuing quest and reveals a radical solution... 30
Now it can be told - The 'Nickel, Green and Steele' test ride was not all it seemed. Jim Reynolds reveals all... 32
'An Intriguing Velocette' - How Titch Allen reviewed a cammy special created by our President - 50 years ago. 34
50 years on Velocettes - the final part of Eric Bushell's saga. 39

Cover Photo: Mr & Mrs Mickelthwaite and their Viper at Cromer on the 'Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride'- see page 23. Photo: Andy Mickelthwaite

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Number 440 - December 2016

REGULARS
Editorial 2 Chairman's Scrapbook 3 Welcome! 4
Events Diary 5 Spares News 7 Fishtail Mail 9
Centre News 71 Going Spare 86 Centrefax 92
Club Officers - rear cover

NOTICES Huncote Bring & Buy 8

NEWS 19
From 'Fellside', Bob Foster, Overseas, Derbyshire Dawdle, 'Gennel Run', Experts Forum, New trophy, Wales

FEATURES
Profile: Bryan Ling - Dave Gladwell gets his revenge... 18
Travel: Spain - Brian Coldicott is wowed by the Colombres Rally 28
New Zealand - Stuart Francis and the 'Burt Munro Challenge' 32
Czech Republic - your editor discovers a common language... 34
Metal Spinning - Brian Ling only wanted a KSS headlamp rim... 36
The Suction Chamber - Peter Woodward and an improved filter 37
Make Do & Mend - Repairing an old Alton-ator with Dave Blanchard 38
Oil Flow Monitoring - Simon Kay wanted a better way of discovering 42 that the stuff had stopped circulating...
A Bike Mover - a bike on castors? Mike Harrison shows us how 47
MOV bitza - Dave Masters forsakes 2-strokes and tidies up his garage 48
Gasket Aid - No, not another charity appeal but a tip from John Carter 49
Rust Removal - according to 'Roberts Cycle'. Is this an urban myth? 50
Christmas Crossword - a repeat, but you've had 40 years to forget... 52
Bob Strode's Visit - Jim Plant entertains: Bob tucks into the scones... 53
Fishtail... - Stewart Phillip and how he came by a relic of Veloce Limited 58
Halletts of Canterbury - Martin Dixon recalls their customer service...60
Nickel, Green & Steele - Jim Reynolds and Geoff's Venom-Metisse 61
Holiday '68 - Davie Hood on the ups and downs of teenage life... 65
50 Years on Velocettes - the penultimate episode of Eric Bushell's saga 66
The Fishtail 'Oscars' - your chance to pick Pen-pusher/Photographer 69
'A Good Read?' - Dave Francis and a book on how to buy a Velo 70

Cover Photo: Lim Miller on his Viper at Don & Michel Morrison's "very fine" B&B at Drumoak. Picture - and Santa suit - courtesy of Don. www.barehillock.co.uk
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Number 439 - October 2016

REGULARS
Editorial 2 Chairman's Scrapbook 3 Welcome! 4
Events Diary 6 Spares News 8 Fishtail Mail 10
Centre News 46 Going Spare 58 CentreFax 60
Club Officers - inside rear cover

NOTICES 9
National Motorcycle Museum Open Day, Bristol AGM, New Zealand Rallies

REPORTS 16
VCF Rally, Archivist, Denia Classic Revival, Registrar,
'Slow Ride' incident, Goodwood Revival

FEATURES

Bowden Cables - What Peter Woodward learned when he was 15... 23
Left-hand gearchange
- Bikes 'Ancient & Modern'! Geraint Jones 24
was getting confused, until he decided to do something about it... Fairing Brackets - There seem to have been many ways of skinning 26 this particular cat. Brian Hoy shows us the version he has. Oil Priming - How to make sure you fill all those voids? 27
Taking a tip from top level football, Tim Miller prescribes a bung... Panniers and Frames - John Duguid showed us how to do this in 28
FT435. Bo Lennartsson follows the recipe but adds a few tweaks. Restoring a D2 - Roy Harvey recommissions this vintage gem, 30
created by Pete Butterworth from a pile of parts he bought from Ivan Rhodes V2MAC - Steve Boakes ("being from a woodworking background") 33 thought he'd build a steam engine. Then things took a different direction... Over 50 Years with Velocettes: Part 4 - Eric Bushell continues 40 his saga, as he goes into Club Racing and Club Runs (Is there a difference?)

Cover Photo:
Sam Rhodes celebrates a TCM Class win on Graham Austen's 1954 MSS in a Lansdowne Classic event, earlier this year. Picture courtesy of Graham

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Number 438 - September 2016

REGULARS
Editorial 2 Chairman's Scrapbook 3 Welcome! 4
Events Diary 5 Spares News 7 Fishtail Mail 9
Centre News 34 Going Spare 56 CentreFax 60
Club Officers - inside rear cover

NOTICES 8
Derbyshire Dawdle, Bob Foster Run, Experts' Forum, FIVA 2017

REPORTS 15
New Web Site, Mallory Bike Bonanza, VOC Rally, Wye Valley Camping (or was that Racing?), Registrar, 'A Slow Ride...'
FEATURES
Dowty Washers - Another invention from the redoubtable George Dowty. Peter Woodward explains. 23
Fairing Brackets - Roger Walker struggled with the standard kit so decided to make his own. 24
'Product News' - Dai Gibbison looks at some newly available items. 25
1948 MAC LWA 199 - Mike Hamilton's dismay at losing his original registration stirs some memories in Jim Plant… 26
Over 50 Years with Velocettes - Part 3 - Eric Bushell continues the saga with his move into competition and the 500 Mile races. 29
A Good Read? - Alistair Grundy on 'Burt Munro - the Lost Interviews' 33

Cover Photo: Not just a pretty face - the bike, that is! Pat Clancy uses his Concours winner to good effect in the Hartland Hill Climb. Photo: Ron Osborn

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Number 437 - July 2016

CONTENTS
  2 Editorial               3 Chairman's Scrapbook     4 Welcome!
  5 Events Diary        10 Spares News    14 Fishtail Mail     41 Centre News
56 Going Spare        60 Centrefax         Club Officers - inside rear cover
Notices 13
Bob Foster Run, ‘Derbyshire Dawdle’, VCF Rally near Le Havre

Reports
22
Girders in France, Moffat Rally, Desne Dodkin Run, Brooklands, Cadwell BHR 50th, Ron Sabey Presentation, Peak Tour 2016
Features
The Suction Filter Plug - Ever wondered why you’ve got an appendix? Peter Woodward explains all.    29
‘Power!’ - John Bottomley continues his ‘Never Ending Quest’     30
‘That darned tank strap!’ - Mike Harrison tells us an improving yarn with a moral to it...    31
‘Over 50 Years with Velocettes’ - Part 2: Eric Bushell celebrates the arrival of his Thruxton and (once he’s fixed it...) takes it touring!    33
Cover Photo: Peak Tour - Tom Tunnicliffe belies his apparent mild manner as he takes the Tissington Ford con brio... Report on page 28. Photo: Rodney Wildsmith

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 436 - June 2016

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 436

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 3 Chairman's Scrapbook 4 Welcome!
5 Events Diary 10 Spares News 14 Fishtail Mail 49 Centre News
89 Going Spare 92 Centrefax Club Officers - inside rear cover

NOTICES 11
Harold Willis Run, Bob Foster Run, Thames Valley's 'Show Off Your Bike Day', VCF Rally, Normandy, VOC Rally

REPORTS 23
Manchester & Stafford Shows, Registrar's Report, AGM Awards Gallery

FEATURES
Obituary: Bill Fryer, 1931 - 2016 22
Profile: John Willmott - 90 years young and still flying - on a Velo! 28
Dowty Forks - John C Stanley on how to avoid that sinking feeling... 29
'Cam-Plate Confusion' - Richard Boldry finds 'Norm' to be, err, confused? 32 Vic Willoughby's 'Can' - A new VOC exhibit. Peter Hogan explains 33
The Ad van den Eeden Story - or is it just a chapter in the life of Seymour Metisse R419? Sjef van Hooft tells all 35
Over 50 Years with Velos - Part 1 of Eric Bushell's Velocette Odyssey 41
'Tea at Three' - Dennis Frost describes a social encounter with George & Ethel Denley, the former Veloce Ltd Chief Buyer and Sales Director 46
The Fate of GFB 151? - Dave Girdler reminisces on dark doings in Gerrards Cross and of other machines of unknown destiny 47
Where is it Now? Alan Rendall seeks news of MPL 703 D 48
AGM report - illustrated! Well there's one picture anyway... 68
Poet's Corner - Brian Ling explains how 'Going Spare' can be a therapeutic experience, and possibly help you to avoid, umm, going spare... 90

Cover Photo: How Keith Riley wins the Racing cups year after year... Image courtesy of Lee Hollick -
http://leehollickphotography.zenfolio.com/

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 435 - April 2016

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 435

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 3 Chairman's Scrapbook 4 Welcome!
5 Events Diary 10 Spares News 17 Fishtail Mail 45 Centre News
56 Going Spare 60 Centrefax Club Officers - inside rear cover

Notices 14
Criterion, Peak Tour, Brooklands, AGM, VOC Rally, 'Moffat Run', 'Hovercraft Run', 'Border Raid', 'Moor to Sea', Bamburgh Run, 'Les Gueules Noires', Jeff Clew Run (23)

REPORTS 23 Lake Gairdner, VOC Rally preparations

FEATURES
Obituaries: John Connolly, George Drinkwater 22
Girder Forks - Part 4 - Dai Gibbison concludes his series. 25
The Concentric Clutch - Peter Woodward straightens out his clutch. 29
GTP Oil Control - Chris Belton shows us a successful '50s modification 30
DIY Pannier Frames - John Duguid tells us how to save a bob or two. 31
Scratch Building a MAC - David Broadley makes an appeal for us 32 empty our sheds to allow other members to finish their projects.
Value Engineering? - Brian Ling looks at some Hall Green economies 34
'Special' Venom - and Colin Wilkins shows they still keep costs down 35
'Smoke Signals' - Dave Masters offers some advice to 'smokers' ... 36
Flying the Velo Flag - At a loose end? Go sprinting says John Carter 38
Dad's KTTs - Ian Alexander tells of his Dad's pre-war adventures 40
Good Taste? - Chris Coote on '50s style icons, the Eames's, choice of bike 43
Riding for Health - Jeff Waller visits a leper colony - in Spain 44

Cover Photo: Stuart Hooper at Lake Gairdner - see Reports, page 23

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 434 - March 2016

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 434

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 3 Chairman's Scrapbook 4 Welcome!
5 Events Diary 9 Spares News 17 Fishtail Mail 41 Centre News
56 Going Spare 60 Centrefax Club Officers - inside rear cover

Notices 9
Criterion, Peak Tour, Brooklands, AGM, VOC Rally, 'Moffat Run', 'Hovercraft Run', 'Border Raid', 'Moor to Sea', Bamburgh Run, 'Les Gueules Noires', Jeff Clew Run (23)

REPORTS 24
Newark Show
Classic TT 2015 -Part 2: the Island

FEATURES
'Girder Forks - Part 3' - Dai Gibbison continues his treatise by 32
discussing the removal and replacement of bushes.
'The Spherical Radius Mystery' - Peter Woodward shows us some 34
pieces we may never have seen before and unravels the mystery - we hope!
'A Racing Rickman Framed Velo' - John Carter met the owner of 36 this bike when he was run over by him! Happily he didn't bear a grudge...
'Power!' - John Bottomley looks for ways to keep his valves shut and 37
discovers that the answer lies in a 'Gold Star'... Surely not?
'A Good Read?' - Nick Goodwin finds a book on motorcycle electrics 40 that everyman can understand, perhaps...

Cover Photo: The late Ad Van Eeden from the Netherlands accelerating hard on his "Ralph-Seymour-Hawthorn-Works-Rickman-Thruxton" (perhaps!). See John Carter's article on page 36

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 433 - January 2016

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 433

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 3 Chairman's Scrapbook 4 Welcome!
5 Events Diary 8 Spares News 11 Fishtail Mail 42 Centre News
56 Going Spare 62 Centrefax Club Officers - inside rear cover
Notices 9
National Rally, AGM Trophies, Moffat Run, Brooklands, Hovercraft Museum, Staffs B&B
Reports 20
From the President, the Registrar, the Overseas Secretary
Features
Mick Bee, 1944 - 2015 John Hannis 19
Classic TT 2015 - Tony Ainley & Graham Austen 23
Part 1: First you need a bike...
Girder Forks - Dai Gibbison 27
Part 2: Inspection and Adjustment
Velocette’s last stand? Roger Walker 31
Mainshaft Nut Tip Chris Coote 32
Telephone Boxes! Mike Harrison 32
‘Moto MAC’ - Why buy anything else? Jeff Whitworth 34
The Real Chris Carter Jeff Waller 36
Legends: Gérard Jumeaux Ron Newcome 38
A Good Read? - ‘The Great Velocette Show Album’ Mark Newsome 41
Where is it Now? YFD 108, 4692 MT 55
Cover Photo: Bill Biber on the ‘Big Velo’ shows off his ‘sticky tyres’ at the Bert Munro event at Invercargill. Photo: Phil Price - see Ivan Rhodes’ report, page 20.

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 432 - December 2015

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 432

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 3 Chairman's Scrapbook 4 Welcome!
5 Club Diary 8 Spares News 11 Fishtail Mail 67 Centre News
86 Going Spare 92 Centrefax Club Officers - back cover
9 Notices: Bristol AGM, Huncote Bring & Buy, VCF 2016, and another riddle...
Reports 18
Bob Foster, Velo Club de France, Wales 2015, John Bryant’s UK+ tour, Syston Park Revival
Features
Desne Dodkin 1927-2015 16
Alan Soutter 1934-2015 17
Registration Matters 29
Girder Forks 30
Don’s Clutch Mod 34
Battery - no need for alarm 35
KSS - Electric Start 36
Is ‘Emily’ an MSS ? 39
‘Veelining’ a Clubman 45
It’s frothy, man... 51
Gearbox issues 52
A Godbothered Norton 53
Regalia Christmas Market 54
50,000 miles on 148 DTX 56
Home for weekends 61
A Good Read? ‘Chris Carter at Large’ 63
Theme from a summer place 64
I wonder... 66
‘Semi-Retired’ 84
Where are they now? 85
‘When it’s hot I lose my cool’ 91
Cover Photo: Remembering Geoff Duke, who died in May this year: ‘The Geoff Duke Velo’. Photographed by Richard Adams.

Editor: Peter Turnill
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(click Here to read the full "Computer Power" article by Ingebrigt Valberg. It documents his computer simulations of some Velocette engines.)
Fishtail 431 - October 2015

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 431

CONTENTS
Regulars
Editorial 2 Chairman’s Scrapbook 3 Welcome! 4
Events Diary 5 Spares News 8 Fishtail Mail 9
Centre News 42 Going Spare 58 Centrefax 62
Club Officers 64

Notices 9
Huncote Bring & Buy 2016, and a riddle...

Updates & Reports 15
From our President, our Archivist and our Regalia Secretary
Lechlade Camping, VCF/VOC Rally in Normandy, ‘Angus Run’

Features
Dennis Igoe 1926-2015 - an appreciation from Brian Hoy 14
Age Related Plate - Kim Siddorn gives the DVLA full marks 24
‘Computer Power’ - Ingebrigt Valberg tries out a ‘virtual dyno’ 25
“Stayin’ Alive...” - Alex Wood. No, it’s not ‘Saturday Night Fever’, more about what you should do on Sunday morning... 30
A Day at the Dyno - Don Daly describes using a real one 31
Meet Suzette - Dave East gets all iconoclastic... 34
The ‘Seymour Metisse’ - Roger Walker asks “What’s in a name?” 36
The Willis Houses - Jim Plant shows us where Harold was born, grew up and died ... in the reverse order 38
Transport Cafés - Titch Allen’s view of their demise 40
Cover Photo: Ian Spinney & friends at the Glasgow ‘Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride’ in aid of prostate cancer (facial hair, tweeds, pipes, de rigueur). A timely reminder that ‘Mo-vember’ will soon be upon us. Ian tells me that the trews are ‘Hunting Wallace’ tartan! Picture courtesy of the Herald & Times Group, Glasgow.

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 430 - September 2015

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 430

CONTENTS

Regulars
Editorial 2 Chairman’s Scrapbook 3 Welcome! 4
Events Diary 4 Spares News 9 Fishtail Mail 11
Centre News 40 Going Spare 56 Centrefax 62
Club Officers 64

Notices 10
The Bob Foster Run
The Derbyshire Dawdle

Reports 17
The Rally
South Hants in France
Wye Valley Camping
Dorking in Shropshire
Cadwell Park Festival

Features
‘A Thruxton for the Thruxton’- Paul Stewart has his first taste of Castle Combe in a parade 27
‘Velo your Garden’ - Tim Hendy describes how a member’s heroism put Velos on prime time TV 28
‘Elves in the Chapel’ - we spend a day with VSL 30
A Blue Viper - Have you ever seen one? asks Stephen East 32
Crankcase Breathing - The last word from Peter Woodward 33
‘Velo Front Brake Adventure’ - Alan Glen makes a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. 34
‘A Velo in the Family’ - three generations keep repairing the same old bike, despite having bought a steam roller along the way 38
Cover Photo: Alan Borthwick at the controls of his Aveling & Porter steam roller admires the MAC owned and restored by 3 generations of his family. See page 38

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 429 - July 2015

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 429

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 3 Chairman's Scrapbook 4 Welcome!
5 Club Diary 9 Spares News 11 Fishtail Mail 38 Centre News
56 Going Spare 62 Centrefax 64 Club Officers
10 Notices: Normandy Rally, Thames Valley ‘Show Off Your Velo’, Bob Foster Run
16 Borders Run Raymond Albeson
19 Velos Gather at the Bamburgh Run Mike Coxon
20 Peak Tour 2015 Mike Lawrence
21 A Cautionary Tale John Hannis
22 The Seymour Metisse Lenny Hartley
23 Mark 1 Oil Leaks and Other Things Jim Plant
24 A Slippery Customer Kim Siddorn
25 Tube Valve Nuts Grahame Sherbourne
26 Magnetic Attraction Chris Coote
27 Clubman Gear Lever Modification Peter Spencer
30 Ethanol in Petrol Rob Falconer
32 The ‘Indian’ Velo Rob Drury
33 The Final Scavenge Peter Woodward
A Fisherman’s MAC John Fortune
34 In Memory of Walter John Carter
Not many people know this... Peter Hyde
35 A Tale of Two KSS s: Part 3 Trevor Rose
37 What is your Saga Number? Alex Baxter
Cover Photo: Beautiful scenery on the ‘Borders Run’. More pictures available at: http://velocettescotland.weebly.com/past-events.html.

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 428 - June 2015

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 428

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 3 Chairman's Scrapbook 4 Welcome!
5 Club Diary 10 Spares News 13 Fishtail Mail 49 Centre News
89 Going Spare 94 Centrefax 96 Club Officers
11 Notices: Harold Willis Run, Big Bike Sunday, Transport Trust
Awards, Peak Tour, VOC National Rally, Peter Williams (p 29)
17 Regalia Update - New Lapel Badge Mark Newsome
Overseas Update Wayne Coulthard
18 Classic Bike Show, Stafford Jim Plant
20 Classic TT 2014 Tony Ainley
25 The Velocette Register Colin Goodwyn
27 Lake Gairdner 2014 Stuart Hooper
28 Scottish Centre Spring Run Peter Oram
30 M Series Cams: Part 4 - Cam Dynamics Dai Gibbison
32 Inside my Iron Engines John Carter
34 AGM Awards Gallery
35 Improved Oil Filtering - a Postscript John Jennings
To be, or not to be... Graham McPhee
37 Two KSS s: Part 2 - 50 years on... Trevor Rose
40 Ernie Thomas Paul Griffiths
41 Harold Willis John Clark
44 Manx Grand Prix Mishaps Ian Brownson
48 A Good Read? - ‘The Velocette Register’ Dave Masters
66 Annual General Meeting and VOC Accounts
80 Veloce Spares Limited Annual Report and Accounts
Cover Photo: Brian Manson’s immaculate 1932 GTP - ‘Pre War Classic’ runner- up at the Manchester Biker Show. Oh yes, with Brian and friends...

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 427 - April 2015

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 427

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman
4 Welcome!
5 Club Diary
10 Spares News
11 Notices: Welsh Camping, ‘Moor to Sea’ Run, Bamburgh Run, Cassington British Bike Day, Scottish Borders Run, Peak Tour, Staffs Bring & Buy, Naunton Classic Transport Show, VOC National Rally
16 Fishtail Mail
20 Luc-sur-Mer 2014 Mel Ensor
21 The 76th Pioneer Run Tim Simkins
25 New Zealand update John Bryant
26 Reed valve breathing on the Venom Peter Woodward
28 The other military contracts Colin Goodwyn
30 The ‘Little Rough-Un’ Nigel Sims
31 Dr Joe Kelly Dave Masters
37 A ‘ride-out’ - French style David Broadly
38 I went the pretty way... Kim Siddorn
39 The tale of two bikes John Witcomb
40 Two KSS s - Part 1 Trevor Rose
44 Mid-Wales meanders John Carter
45 Centre News
56 Where is it now? Ron Atkinson
57 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: A look forward to this year’s ‘Peak Tour’ (see ‘Notices’) - a winding road near Flash (highest village in Britain). Image courtesy of Rodney Wildsmith.

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 426 - March 2015

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 426

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 3 Notes from the Chairman 4 Welcome!
4 Club Diary 8 Spares News 13 Fishtail Mail 48 Centre News
57 Going Spare 62 Centrefax 64 Club Officers
9 Notices: Borders Run, AGM, ‘Moor to Sea’ Run, Peak Tour, ‘Back 2 Basics’, Merrist Wood Summer Show
20 Charles Robinson 1909 - 2015
22 Velocette Racing Results 2014 Season Bill Greenwood
23 Bristol Classic Show Roy Robinson
24 Overseas Secretary’s Report Wayne Coulthard
25 Technical Tips John Hannis
27 Fly Screen Follow-up Chris Coote
28 M Series Cams, Part 3: Cam Profiles Dai Gibbison
35 1970 Thruxton Timing Michel Guérout
36 Improved Oil Filtering John Jennings
39 Clutches and Breathing Peter Woodward
40 Iron Velos Kevin Robertson
41 My Velocette Days Tony Jenkins
42 Horns of a Dilemma David Broadley
44 Santander to Andalucia, Part 2: and Back, (nearly!) Anthony Sparkes
46 Velos in the Family Mike Bennett
47 It Might Make You Smile John Witcomb
56 Where Are They Now?
Cover Photo: Keith Riley at the Mallory hairpin, To quote Bill Greenwood: “Could you get a fag-paper underneath that frame?” See ‘Racing Results’, page 22. Image courtesy of Lee Hollick leehollickphotography.zenfolio.com

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 425 - January 2015

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 425

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 11 Fishtail Mail 45 Centre News
57 Going Spare 62 Centrefax 64 Club Officers
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Welcome! Mike Spink
Club Diary Bill Greenwood
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Notices: Club & Bristol AGMs, Return of trophies, Scottish Borders Run
19 Geoff Steele Remembered
20 An Update from Fellside Ivan Rhodes
21 Winter Classic Bike Show John Hannis
22 Velocette Club de France
2015 Annual Rally Alan Harper
23 The BMG Desmo Kit
24 Engine Fitting to a Spring Frame Machine Ron Sabey
25 M Series Cams - Theory and Practice, Part 2 Dai Gibbison
31 Continental Cammy Capers, Part 2 Brian Ling
35 Santander to Andalucia on a ‘55 MAC Anthony Sparkes
38 A Black & White Venom Back to Original Gordon Norman
39 The Road Does Not Remember J Kim Siddorn
Where Is It Now? 1937 MSS Gert Boll
40 From a Motorcyclist’s Diary - 7th July 2013 Chris Moore
41 Charles Udall - the Inside Story of an Outsider, Part 2
Cover Photo: Dave Burrell approaching The Bungalow in last year’s Classic TT. Image courtesy of Club member Lenny Hartley - www.jinglyjangly.com

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 424 - December 2014

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 424

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 3 Notes from the Chairman 4 Welcome!
4 Club Diary 8 Spares News 10 Fishtail Mail 72 Centre News
88 Going Spare 94 Centrefax 96 Club Officers
9 Notices - Huncote Bring & Buy
21 Geoff Steele 1939 - 2014 John Gardiner
24 Geoff Steele - an Appreciation Ivan Rhodes
Stafford Show Mark Newsome
25 South Hants International Rides Heathcliffe Moss
26 Australian Encounters George Ogg
29 News from Western Australia Paul Barfoot
30 Border Raid 2014 David Taylor
35 Technical Tips John Hannis
37 ‘M’ Series Cams - Theory and Practice: Part 1 Dai Gibbison
46 Making a ‘Fly Screen’ Chris Coote
47 VOC Regalia Mark Newsome
48 Bertie Gets His Rations Brian W
Velo Gear Ratios Trevor Rose
50 MOV Road Trip - 1940s Style John Carter
51 First Visit to the TT Ian Brownson
59 Continental Cammy Capers: Part 1 Brian Ling
63 Charles Udall - the Inside Story of an Outsider: Part 1
67 A Vintage Case of Motorcycle Crime Ken German
Cover Picture: Our thanks to Jean-Marie Guivarc’h. Find him at: http://arbresacamesetpoilsdemartre.hautetfort.com/ or, for those who prefer English (with a French lesson!): http://www.velocette-amateur.com/index_en.htm

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 423 - October 2014

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 423

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 7 Fishtail Mail 36 Centre News
55 Going Spare 62 Centrefax 64 Club Officers
3 Chairman’s Notes 4 Welcome! 4 Events Diary
13 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
14 Notices - East Midlands Bring & Buy
15 National Rally Follow Up Alan Harper
16 Lechlade Camping 2014 Dave Hoskins
‘Up the Downs’ Ken Brady
17 MGP Festival 2014 Rodney Wildsmith
18 Front Stand Chris Coote
19 VMT Tappet adjustment Rodney Wildsmith
20 Age Related Plate Chris Worrall
23 Speedometer Drive Gearboxes Rob Drury
24 A Modified KSS... Dai Gibbison
25 Wartime Velos Peter Livesey
26 A (previously) Desmo Velo Mellie Corbett
28 Venom v Comet Les Price
30 Clutch Modification for a 1924 G3 John McAloran
32 Memories of a Velo Agency John Ashworth
33 Tour de France! Bob Selfe
34 More Velocette Daze Paul Chase
35 ‘Daft Doings’ Brian Ling
54 Where is it Now? CJV 47 C Dave Humphrey
Cover Photo: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ - John Hannis on his KSS at the Saltburn Hill Climb (see Centre News, North Lincs). This stunning image courtesy of Ian Forsyth, Documentary Photographer www.ianforsythphotographer.com

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 422 - September 2014

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 422

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 10 Fishtail Mail 38 Centre News
56 Going Spare 62 Centrefax 64 Club Officers
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
5 Club Diary Bill Greenwood
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Notices: The Bob Foster Run Sandy Saunders
19 2014 Galloway Tour Jim Plant
20 The ‘Shuttleworth Flyer’ Ron Bentley
22 Wye Valley Camping Weekend Rob Jones
24 VOC National Rally Alan Harper
26 2014 Concours Results Alan Harper
30 New Zealand Update John Bryant
31 Velocette’s Community Programme? David Roberts
32 The Machine Register Colin Goodwyn
More Clutch Operating Lever Mods Roger Walker
34 Technical Tips - Valve-Guide Replacement John Hannis
35 Tip from the Toolroom Alan Grice
36 The ‘Veluki’ Eric Matthews
37 A Good Read? - ‘Ever More Speed’ by Ray Knight John Carter
59 ‘Puzzle Corner’: Bitza what? Dave Fox
Cover Photo: Mick Bee ‘getting down to it’ on his MAC at the annual Morini Riders Club Track Day at Cadwell Park. Photo: Chris Webber

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 421 - July 2014

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 421

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 9 Fishtail Mail 37 Centre News
56 Going Spare 62 Centrefax 64 Club Officers
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Events Diary Bill Greenwood
7 Welcome! Membership Mike
Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
23 Tour of Galloway - Day 1 Raymond Albeson
25 Peak Tour Rodney Wildsmith & Mark Newsome
26 Oil Pump Test Michel Guerout
28 MAC Rocker Oiling Mod Jack Gooch
30 Registration Matters Roger Franklin
Machine Register Colin Goodwyn
31 Freddie Frith - Postscript Ivan Rhodes
32 Life-long Learning Rob Jones
34 My Velocette Daze - Part 4 Clive Wilkinson
A Good Read? Dave Girdler
55 Where Are They Now?
56 Going Spare
59 ‘Puzzle Corner’
Cover Photo: Geraint Jones (Chester) ‘pressing on’ on his MSS Image: Bob Derry

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 420 - June 2014

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 420

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 15 Fishtail Mail 55 Centre News
87 Going Spare 94 Centrefax 96 Club Officers
3 Notes from the Chairman
4 Events Diary
8 Spares News from VSL
10 Welcome to New Members
11 Notices - Peak Tour, Bluebell Line, Middlesbrough & DMC, Dorset Ride-In, Harold Willis Run, Annual Rally
25 Brooklands: “Well worth 1100 miles!”
26 Brooklands pictures
28 AGM Awards Gallery
30 The Classic Motorcycle Show - A Velo wins Best in Show!
31 Alan Harris 1940 - 2014
32 Jack Goodchild 1921 - 2014
33 Pistons, Pins, Bores & Bushes - Pt 3
37 Seen at a Distance a ‘Green Book’ mystery?
38 Classic TT 2013 - Part 2
42 The ‘Howcette’ an unusual ‘special’ from the ‘60s
45 A Good Read? ‘Continental Circus’ by Ted Mellors
46 Wartime Velo Ownership Nancy Sandars’ adventures
47 The Breckland Bimble’ a good day out in East Anglia
48 Legends: Freddie Frith - Part 2
52 My Velocette Daze Part 3: Testing Times
68 Where are they now?
69 AGM Minutes and Accounts
Cover Photo: End of the Cape Town adventure. L-R: Duncan Ross, Juliana Pugmire, Thomas Berriman, Richard Harrisson. Banner Holders: Stewart Woodhall and Tom’s Mum.

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 419 - April 2014

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 419

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 11 Fishtail Mail 44 Centre News
57 Going Spare 62 Centrefax 64 Club Officers
2 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Club Diary Bill Greenwood
6 Welcome! Mike Spink
Registry Progress Colin Goodwyn
7 MkI Camshaft Models Colin Goodwyn
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Notices: Tour of Galloway, Cassington Bike Day, Peak Tour, ‘Back to Basics’ Camp, Rally at ‘The Bowl’, Edinburgh Night Run
19 Derek Kingsbury 1933 - 2013 Dave Gladwell & Alan Nightingale
20 *Cover Story* - The World’s Fastest Velo Stuart Hooper
21 Pistons, Pins, Bores & Bushes, Part 2 - Reboring Dai Gibbison
28 Classic TT 2013, Part 1 Tony Ainley
33 Racing MAC Jean-Pierre Pradères
34 Rear Suspension Matters John Hannis
36 The Mystery Engine Saga Tim Simkins
37 Legends: The Freddie Frith Story, Part 1 Jim Reynolds
41 My Velocette Daze, Part 2 - Velo People Clive Wilkinson
55 Where is it now?
Cover Photo: Stuart Hooper and the fastest Velo on Earth!

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 418 - March 2014

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 418

CONTENTS

2 Editorial 15 Fishtail Mail 48 Centre News
57 Going Spare 62 Centrefax 64 Club Officers

3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Welcome! Membership Mike
Club Diary Ron Sabey
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 VOC Public Liability Insurance Bill Greenwood
10 Notices: AGM, Peak Tour, Staffs Bring & Buy, AGM Motion for new rule, Brooklands Day, Pioneer Run, Annual Rally, German Border Raid, Luc-sur-Mer
21 Graham Bateman 1947-2013 Bob Butler
22 Overseas Report Wayne Coulthard
24 MkI Cammy Magneto Chain Adjustment John Hannis
25 KSS MkI Lubrication System Doug Lyon
28 More about breathing systems Peter Woodward
Viper Production and Sales, Part 3 Colin Goodwyn
34 Throttle Stop Mod Chris Coote
35 Pistons, Pins, Bores and Bushes Dai Gibbison
39 Wartime life with a GTP Graham Wood
40 Legends: Stanley Woods, Part 3 Ivan Rhodes
43 My Velocette Daze Clive Wilkinson
47 A good read? ‘Ixion of The Motor Cycle’ John Hodson
Cover Photo: 1929 TT “Celebration”, although you wouldn’t think so! From left: Alec Bennett (3rd), Ethel Denley, Percy and Lilley Goodman, Freddie (Winner) & Eva Hicks, J A Baker. Image: Ivan Rhodes collection

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 417 - January 2014

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 417

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Welcome! Membership Mike
5 Club Diary Ron Sabey
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
10 Notices: AGM, Scottish Tour, Rally 2014, Brooklands Day
13 Fishtail Mail
23 Overseas Secretary's Report Wayne Coulthard
24 John Brunyee 1917-2013 Brian & Shirley Chidgey
The Degree Disc and TDC Gauge Peter Woodward
26 Brush Painting (continued from 416) Chris Benallick
28 Viper Production & Sales, Part 2 Colin Goodwyn
32 Registration Matters Roger Franklin
34 Interference Fit & Thermal Expansion John Hannis
36 A Mod from the Past Peter Woodward
Where is it Now? Chris Coote & Graham Wood
37 Legends: Stanley Woods, Part 2 Ivan Rhodes
40 'Mr Passingham Makes it a Double' 'Q', 'MotorCycling', 1946
44 Centre News
57 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Bryan Lindley's 1959 Seeley Venom

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 416 - December 2013

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 416

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 11 Fishtail Mail 73 Centre News
88 Going Spare 94 Centrefax 96 Club Officers

3 Notes from the Chairman
4 Club Diary
7 Regalia - Important Notice
8 Spares News from VSL
9 Notices of Events
10 Relocation of 2014 Rally
21 "Sophisticated We Ain't"
Register Progress
22 Ian Hoskins 1938 - 2013
24 Racing Support Programme
25 Overseas Report
26 Tuning Inlet & Exhaust Pipes
28 Venom Cylinder Studs
29 Oil Seals for Velo Teles
30 Testing KSS Reed Valves
Viper Production & Sales
37 Early Venom
MOV Endurance Special
38 Ignition Timing by Measurement
39 Brush Painting of Motorcycles
42 Dangerous Oil Taps
44 Tools for an Easier Velo Life
46 KSS 700cc Twins
48 Two Up on the Bob Foster Run
50 'Return to the Wall'
52 A Favourite Road
54 South Hants Welsh Weekend
55 'Long Way Down' - by MSS!
59 A Good Read?
60 Legends: Stanley Woods
63 Ixion Cavalcade Pictures
66 My Dad and' Crasher' White
68 Youthful Education with a Viper
70 A Mystery Engine
72 When We Were Very Young
Where Is It Now?
Cover Photo: Arthur Lavington’s KTT MkVIII, image by Richard Adams

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 415 - October 2013

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 415

CONTENTS
2 Editorial 10 Fishtail Mail 40 Centre News
57 Going Spare 62 Centrefax 64 Club Officers
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
7 Calling all Secretaries Ron Sabey
Welcome Mike Spink
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
12 Ralph Dawson - an Appreciation Brian Coldicott
13 New Club Regalia Mark Newsome
15 Running a Velo in New Zealand James Anderson
18 Tooleys of Lee, London SE12 Brian Ling
20 Prescott Bike Festival, April 2013 John Parry-Jones
21 Early Velo Abandoned? Nigel Sims
22 Going Back in Time Phil Harris
24 The KSS MkII Scavenge Valve Peter Woodward
25 Legends: Florian Camathias Ron Newcome
27 Get to Grips with Grips Graham Baldwin
28 Where is it Now? Donald Cryer
Lechlade Camping Holiday Dave Hoskins
29 & 56 Pictures from the MGP Festival Bob Derry
30 MOV - Smooth Operator? Richard Boldry
32 Peak Tour M Lawrence & R Wildsmith
34 Why Velo Men don’t Triumph Brian Ling
36 Inner Tubes Dave Gladwell
37 Finding the Numbers Colin Goodwyn
38 FBHVC News
39 Excessively Gripping Stuff Brian Ling
Cover Photo: Tony Ainley’s replica winning Venom. Photo: Michael Hodgson

Editor: Peter Turnill
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Fishtail 414 - August 2013

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 414

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
8 Richard Atkins 1944 - 2013 Jim Plant
11 Welcome Mike Spink
11 The VOC Register Colin Goodwyn
12 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
13 MOT Exemptions David Carr
14 Post Husbands Bosworth Rally Report Alan Harper
15 Plunger Velocette Frames Colin Goodwyn
16 VOC Rally Husbands Bosworth Tom Roche
18 VOC Rally Road Run 2013 John Cooper & Roger Coles
19 Subscription Rates - An Increase or Not? Mike Spink
20 Girder Fork Run to France Doug Lyon
22 Valve Timing from Scratch Rob Drury
24 Scottish Centre 2 Day Borders Tour Ron Sabey
24 Where is it now? Brian Ling
26 An Unusual Stoppage Brian Ling
27 Centre News
46 VOC Rally Mark Newsome
47 Fishtail Mail
50 Further Exploits in Italy Bo-Steve Lennartsson
56 Post War MOV/MAC Rigid Colin Peters
56 Velo Around Britain Paddy Jordan
57 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Illustration: Richard Atkins on his Viper Illustration: Lizzie Atkins

Editor: Mary B Atkins
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Fishtail 413 - July 2013

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 413

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Welcome Mike Spink
10 Technical Tips John Hannis
10 Another Cunning Plan? Mike Herbert
11 Eric Oliver’s KTT Velocette Ivan Rhodes
11 The 3rd Harold Willis Memorial Run Geraint Thomas
12 Dr J Kelly Swanston - An Appreciation Alastair Alexander
12 Lechlade Camping Holiday Dave Hoskins
13 A Venom Puzzle John Hawkins
14 Stafford Show Mark Newsome
16 A Venom Oil Filter Peter Woodward
17 Venom Modifications Roger Walker
18 The Bob Foster Run Sandy Saunders
19 The Road to Goodwood (part 1) Graham Austen
24 The KSS Breather Peter Woodward
25 Historic Banbury for Veloce Ltd Dave Masters
27 Centre News
46 Fishtail Mail
50 Reunited Via the VOC Ron Spinks
51 The Road to Goodwood (part 2) Tony Ainley
58 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: 1963 Venom at the top of the Craig mountain at Aberdare Photo: Rob Jones

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 412 - June 2013

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 412

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
8 Peak Tour Notice Bob Higgs
9 New Regalia Secretary Mark Newsome
10 Welcome Mike Spink
10 The Manchester Bike Show Mike Harrison
12 Worlds Fastest Velocette Stuart Hooper
13 Views of the Bristol Show Stand Neil Redley
15 Dorset Centre Ride In Notice John Fear
15 Welsh Centre Camping Weekend John Richardson
15 Lechlade Camping Holiday Dave Hoskins
16 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
18 33rd Classic Motorcycle Stafford Show Roger & Jane Franklin
20 Husbands Bosworth Rally 7th July Alan Harper
21 Flying at Husbands Bosworth Alan Harper
21 The 3rd Harold Willis Memorial Run Geraint Jones
22 Husbands Bosworth Rally Layout Brian Coldicott
23 VOC Minutes of 56th AGM Bill Greenwood
38 VOC Accounts Tom Roche
40 VSL Accounts Jim Gould
42 Centre News
56 Fishtail Mail
57 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Geoff Bloor Mk. VIII Schottenring Classic Grand Prix 2010 Photo: Courtesy Geoff Bloor (see also East Midland Centre News page 47)

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 411 - May 2013

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 411

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
7 Notice - Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show 27th/28th April
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
10 Welcome Mike Spink
10 Notice - VOC Rally Road Run 6th July John Cooper
11 Weekend in Wales Chris Stevens
12 The Velocette Gear Change - Then and Now Jim Plant
16 Could this be the Oldest Surviving Velocette Adrian Rhodes
18 Centre News
32 Taking to the Track (Pt.3) John Carter
39 A Tutto Gas and the Rolling Road Alan Lawrence
42 Magneto Matters Jim McKillop
47 Fishtail Mail
50 To the Memory of Vern Wallis (Pt.2) Tony Ainley
54 386 Bowden Wire Tips Road Rider
56 Thumping around Brittany Nick Morrish
58 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Jon Hill's 1934 MAC at Warkworth Castle in September 2011 Photo: Jon Hill

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 410 - March 2013

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 410

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 VOC Rally Road Run 6th July 2013 John Cooper
5 Club Diary Ron Sabey
8 56th VOC AGM (Reminder) Bill Greenwood
9 Welcome Mike Spink
9 Accomodation at Husbands Bosworth Alan Harper
10 Newark Winter Classic Show John Hannis
11 Staffs. Bring and Buy 13th April 2013 Roy Gimbert
12 Your New Trade Adverts Secretary Eric Bushell
12 Overseas Secretary Wayne Coulthard
14 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe .
18 FBHVC Drive It Day 21st April 2013
19 Centre News
23 East Mids. Peak Tour 19th June 2013 Bob Higgs
30 Velocette on TV Rodney Wildsmith
31 A Short and Cold Trip to Russia Markku Kallio
36 A Long But Successful Search Rodney Wildsmith
39 Fishtail Mail
46 Leather Toolbox for 1936 MOV Rupert Banwell
48 Fishtails along the Columbia Sam Jowett
50 An MOV Special (and a Mk.VIII KTT) Richard Boldry
53 To the Memory of Vern Wallis (Pt.1) Tony Ainley
58 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Markku Kallio and Velo in the village of Tervajoki, Russia. See article P. 31 Photo courtesy: Markku Kallio

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 409 - February 2013

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 409

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
5 Scottish Borders Tour Ron Sabey
6 VOC 56th AGM 7th April 2013 Bill Greenwood
7 2013 HB Annual Rally Alan Harper
8 Racing Support Programme 2012 Bill Greenwood
8 Late Renewals - A Word of Caution Mike Spink
9 Welcome Mike Spink
10 Bob Foster Run Sandy Saunders
11 Bill Shipsides - An Appreciation Jeff Waller
12 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
14 From the Registrar Colin Goodwyn
14 Stand and Salute Rod Burris
16 Velocettes at the Goodwood Revival Richard Adams
20 Special Velos Confirmed for Bristol Mike Williams
20 Centre News
32 Taking to the Track Pt.2 John Carter
38 A Modified Breather System for Velos John Bryant
40 Fishtail Mail
42 3rd Ixion Cavalcade Dave and Maggi Masters
43 Recollections of a Reluctant Motorcyclist Roy Hunter
45 Venom Gearchange Keith Forster
47 A Memory of 2012 - Visit to Crofton Rob Jones
50 McMAC or Scotland 2012 Rob Jones
56 The Winter of 1962/63 Steve Moorey
58 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Goodwood Revival 2012. Michael Rutter exiting the chicane. See article starting on Page 16. Photo courtesy: Richard Adams

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 408 - December 2012

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 408

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
6 Change to the MoT Regulations Roger Franklin
7 Huncote Bring and Buy (6th Jan. 2013) Mike Ayriss
7 Special Request Maggi Davis
8 Welcome Mike Spink
8 New Zealand Calling Again John Bryant
10 Technical Tips - Electric Start System John Hannis
11 Bristol Classic Bike Show 2013 Mike Williams
12 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
14 Ronald Hazlehurst An Appreciation
14 A Message from the Treasurer Tom Roche
15 KSS Mystery HOH 734 Colin Goodwyn
16 Ivan Rhodes Our President
18 Notes from the President Ivan Rhodes
19 Centre News
38 Degree Disc Attachment Bryan Shingfield
39 Memories of 2012 - Photo section
47 Fishtail Mail
50 Taking to the Track John Carter
55 The Production of the MAC/WD Colin Goodwyn
62 Clubman as Art? Ian Spinney
66 Malcolm’s Venom Ron Sabey
68 In Search of Better Breathing Roger Walker
71 Book Review ‘None More Brave’ John Handley
72 Going Spare
78 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Steve Hawkins’ 1955 KSS /RS seen at the Husbands Bosworth Rally (3rd in Class 3) Photo: Tom Roche

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 407 - October 2012

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 407

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
6 Welcome Mike Spink
7 2013 Events Ron Sabey
7 2nd Harold Willis Memorial Run Geraint Jones
7 Winner of the Red House Trophy Alan Harper
7 Where is it Now? Mick Curry
8 2nd Lechlade Camping Weekend Dave Hoskins
8 2013 Rally Update Alan Harper
9 My Vipom Richard Stanley
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 Centre News
29 Hints and Tips John Hoskins
30 Velos at the Ixion Cavalcade Dave Masters
32 Dave and Gary’s Bike Run Lucy Griffen
36 A 500 Scrambler Jim Plant
40 Fishtail Mail
43 A Grand Day In Bryan Clarke
44 50 Years With MAC Gordon Hoare
50 Once Again Mi-Ta Bo-Steve Lennartsson
55 A Prototype Anti Drain Valve Peter Woodward
57 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Bo-Steve Lennartsson on his 1953 MAC heading south towards Taranto (2011 Mi-Ta Rally) Photo: courtesy Mi-Ta Rally Org via Bo-Steve

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 406 - September 2012

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 406

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
7 Welcome Mike Spink
7 Mallory 1000 Bikes VOC Stand T. John Goodall
8 Technical Tips John Hannis
9 Bob Foster Run Update Sandy Saunders
10 Cyril Vernon Wallis ‘Vern’ Billie Blanchard, Bill Snelling
12 Dr. Joseph W E Kelly Dave Masters
13 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
14 2nd Lechlade Camping Weekend Dave Hoskins
14 New Zealand Calling John Bryant
15 Husbands Bosworth Rally Report No.2 Alan Harper
21 Choosing Husbands Bosworth Alan Harper
21 Overseas Secretary’s Report Wayne Coulthard
22 Centre News
36 Manx Grand Prix 2011 Pt.2 Tony Ainley
41 VOC Road Rally Run John Cooper
42 Fishtail Mail
46 The Foundations of Veloce Colin Goodwyn
50 Touring with a Venom Ian Jones
51 A Memory of the Banbury Run Mike Williams
52 What?? .... Oil? Jim McKillop
55 Where is HH12 Dave Masters
56 BooK Review - Stanley Woods Ivan Rhodes
57 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Machine of the VOC Rally (Don Harrison Trophy). Alan Harper’s 1919 D1. Photo: Tom Roche

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 405 - August 2012

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 405

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
7 FBHVC News Reg J. Hackett
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
12 2nd Lechlade Camping Weekend Dave Hoskins
13 Welcome Mike Spink
13 Increased Postal Charges Mike Spink
14 Pauline Arculus - An Appreciation Ivan Rhodes
14 The Bob Foster Run 2012 Sandy Saunders
15 The East Midlands Centre Peak Tour Graham Edwards
18 Centre News
37 The London Touring Trophy 2012 Brian Hoy
38 Post Rally Report Husbands Bosworth Alan Harper
40 Fishtail Mail
42 An Aladdin's Cave Rob Drury
46 An Interesting Special John Hannis
47 Jeff Clew Memorial Run 2012 Rodney Hann
48 Plug Gap for Magneto Ignition Jim McKillop
50 Manx Grand Prix 2011 - Part 1 Tony Ainley
57 Going Spare
59 Book Review - Ted Mellors
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: A Beasley DOHC Engine under construction (see notes on page 40). Photo: Rob Drury

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 404 - June 2012

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 404

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
7 FBHVC News Reg. J. Hackett
10 Husbands Bosworth Rally Report 4 Alan Harper
11 VOC Rally Road Run - Reminder John Cooper
11 2nd Harold Willis Memorial Run Geraint Jones
12 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
14 Welcome Mike Spink
14 Bob Foster Run Sandy Saunders
15 1000 Bikes VOC Display John Goodall
15 Border raid 2012 Update Mike Ayriss
15 Are You Travelling to France? Bryan Clarke
15 Club Rule Change Bill Greenwood
16 Factory Despatch Book Service Colin Goodwyn
19 Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show Roger & Jane Franklin
22 VOC Minutes of 55th AGM Bill Greenwood
36 VOC Accounts for 2011 Tom Roche
38 VSL Accounts for 2011 Jim Gould
40 Technical Tips John Hannis
43 Centre News
55 A Correction Glen Cuthbertson
56 Fishtail Mail
58 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: John Richardson on his Thruxton at the top of Prescott Hill. Prescott Bike Festival April 22nd 2012. Photo: Andy Haynes, Richer Sea Photography

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 403 - May 2012

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 403

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 VOC On-Line Regalia Store Tom Roche
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
6 FBHVC Newsletter Reg J. Hackett
9 Military Velos at Stanford Hall in July? John Shaw
10 Racing Support Programme Bill Greenwood
11 Welcome Mike Spink
11 VOC Rally Road Run 2012 John Cooper
12 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
13 VOC Stand at Festival of 1000 Bikes John Goodall
14 Manchester Show 2012 Brian Hoy
16 VOC East Midlands Centre Peak Tour Bob Higgs
17 Overseas Secretaries Report Wayne Coulthard
17 Centre News
34 Front Cover Photo FT402 Pete Young
36 The Harris/Lacey Velo Glenn Cuthbertson
39 Fishtail Mail
45 Velocette Endurance Racing Richard Adams
56 The Anti Drain Valve Peter Woodward
57 Driving Licences Chris Wiggins
58 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Geoff Dodkin and Gordon Russell with the Dodkin/Keith Heckles 1967 Production TT Venom Photo: Richard Adams (See P51 for more information)

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 402

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
6 VOC 55th AGM Notice (reminder) Bill Greenwood
7 Husbands Bosworth Rally 2012 Alan Harper
7 FBHVC Drive It Day 22nd April Reg Hackett
8 VOC Rally Road Run 2012 John Cooper
8 The VOC of Australia Good Companions Rally 2012
9 Welcome Mike Spink
9 A New Organiser for the 'Bob Foster' Sandy Saunders
10 Overseas Secretaries Report Wayne Coulthard
11 VOC Stand at Manchester Bike Show Brian Hoy
11 VOC Stand at Festival of 1000 Bikes John Goodal1
12 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
14 Technical Tips John Hannis
15 Gauloises Man Perhaps? Stuart Smith
15 Cover Photo Notes Colin Goodwyn
16 More Memories of 2011 - Photos
19 Centre News
22 East Midlands Centre Peak Tour 2012 Bob Higgs
29 Staffordshire Centre Bring and Buy Roy Gimbert
34 Unashamedly Umestored Geoff Steele
38 Fishtail Mail
42 Side to Side (with Brian and Rod) Brian Coldicott
47 86 mm M Series Engine Stuart McGuigan
57 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: From the VOC archive, an early two-stroke, probably at the 1961 Banbury Run. Photo possibly taken by Alan Cross. See page 15 for further notes.

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Fishtail 401 - February 2012

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 401

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
5 Best Laid Plans - Stanford Hall 2012 Alan Harper
6 Notice of VOC 55th AGM Bill Greenwood
7 Husbands Bosworth Rally 2012 Alan Harper
8 Motion for Consideration at 2012 AGM Bill Greenwood
9 AGM Trophies Return Brian Hoy
9 Notice of Ixion Cavalcade 2012 Dave Masters
10 FBHVC Newsletter Reg Hackett
13 Walking a Tightrope Mike Spink
14 Trade Advert Matters Ian Spinney
16 Technical Tips John Hannis
20 Gordon Small - An Appreciation Ivan Rhodes
21 Jean Pierre Veret - An Appreciation Stuart Smith
22 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
23 Confessions of a Cammy Owner Brian Ling
24 Welcome Mike Spink
25 The 24 Hour Velo in Manchester Brian Hoy
26 Centre News
30 East Midlands Centre Peak Tour 2012 Graham Edwards
40 Fishtail Mail
45 Manx Grand Prix 2010 Tony Ainley
55 Bagnoles or Bust Chris Stevens
57 Border Raid 2012 Mike Ayriss
58 (and 26, 39) Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: James Gardener, just 17, in front of his home in Stevenville, Texas. His MAC, a 1950 model, was only three months old.

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Fishtail 400 - December 2011

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 400

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Theft of Motorcycles David Davies
5 Welcome Membership Mike (Spink)
6 Club Diary Ron Sabey
7 East Midlands Bring and Buy, Huncote Graham Edwards
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
10 Tom Thorp Michael Thorp, Geoff Dodkin
12 George Arthur Bye Nick Starling
14 Wolf Pfeiffer Wayne Coulthard
14 Notices: New Zealand Rally 2012 Email, Regalia - Stop Press
15 Show Stand Equipment Ron Sabey
16 Notices: VOC Stand at Bristol Show, Crossing the Channel?
17 Membership Renewal and Machine Details Colin Goodwyn
18 The New Zealand Rally 2011 John Bryant
21 Centre News
45 Border Raid 2010 Mike Ayriss
52 Fishtail Mail
61 Our 24 Hours at 100.05 Bruce Main-Smith
66 First Machine in World ... Over the Ton for 24 Hours
68 50 Years On - A Follow Up Bruce Main-Smith
69 The Attempt on the 350 Record Bruce Main-Smith
72 Coupes Moto Legende 2003 John Goodall
75 Memories of 2011
85 The Old Chapel Vic Pratley
87 More Jam Factory John Mundey
89 Going Spare
94 Centrefax
96 Club Officers
Cover Photo: The 24 hour Record Breaking Venom at MIRA in 1999. Photo: Richard Adams

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Fishtail 399 - October 2011

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 399

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
5 Club Diary 2012 Ron Sabey
6 Membership News Membership Mike (Spink)
7 The Harold Willis Memorial Run Geraint Jones
9 New Zealand Events in Early 2012 Warwick Darrow
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 Overseas Secretary’s Report Wayne Coulthard
12 Technical Tips John Hannis
13 Centre News
32 Is She Telling Me to Ease Up? Dave Gladwell
34 Best of British Tony Jenkins
35 Fishtail Mail
43 Velo Favourite Again at Poole Quay John Fear
44 Suck, Wheeze, Bang, Blow Brian Ling
44 Front Cover Photo Colin Goodwyn
45 Castle Combe Roy Robinson
46 Refinements to My 1954 MSS Jim McKillop
50 Morini Track Day, Cadwell Park 2011 John Hannis
54 Repairs to a D1 Crankshaft Peter Savage
57 A Rural Ride Into Radnorshire John Carter
59 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: At the 1962 Dragon Rally. Photo: Alan Cross. From the VOC Archive and provided by Colin Goodwyn (see also page 44. Ed)

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Fishtail 398 - September 2011

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 398

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
6 Membership News Mike Spink
7 The 1st Harold Willis Memorial Run Rob Evans
8 Club Regalia Tom Roche
9 Overseas News Wayne Coulthard
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 Where is it Now? Bryan Clarke
12 The Stanford Hall Rally 2011 Alan Harper
17 The Stanford Hall Rally 2012 Alan Harper
17 Photos of Two Stroke Machines Alan Harper
18 Centre News
36 Where is it Now? Clifford Prince
37 A 1946 MOV Restored David Prismall
38 A Modern MOV? Michael Hodgson
41 Front Cover Photo Colin Goodwyn
42 Fishtail Mail
52 More on Early Adverts... Dave Masters
54 HDE 983, HOH 59 (and CFV 526) Alan Cross
57 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers

Cover Photo: A Veloce works photo, believed to be of a Model H twin-port of 1925 from the VOC archive. Provided by Colin Goodwyn (more info on page 41. Ed)

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Fishtail 397 - August 2011

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 397

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
6 The Bob Foster Run 2nd October 2011 Dave Cox
7 FBHVC Newsletter Reg. J. Hackett
8 A Little More Info Membership Mike (Spink)
10 BMG Desmodromic Conversions Colin Goodwyn
11 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
12 NZCMRR Festival Weekend Pukekohe Cheryl Mickleson
14 IoM TT 2011 The Mountain Milestones Parade Lap
17 The Harold Willis Memorial Run Rob Evans
18 Centre News
39 Alan Harris Visit to Fellside May 2011 Ivan Rhodes
40 Renovating a 1919 D1 Alan Harper
48 Fishtail Mail
51 A Story of Subterfuge, Engineering Brilliance, Both Kinds Of Luck and the Right Result – Twice! Brian Ling
54 A Problem Solved Dennis Quinlan
55 Stanford Hall Rally - When? Jeff Whitworth
56 Seeking More Info John Mundey
55 Stanford Hall Rally - When? Jeff Whitworth
58 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Freddie Frith, probably 1948, but where? See article ‘Seeking More Info’ Page 56. Photo: from John Mundey’s collection

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Fishtail 396 - June 2011

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 396

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Machine Register Colin Goodwyn
4 Fishtail Backnumbers Colin Goodwyn
5 Club Diary Ron Sabey
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Hall Green Rope Trick Brian Ling
10 Camping - Stanford Hall Rally Jim Plant
10 Stanford Hall Navigation Run John Cooper, Brian Davis
12 Alan Lawrence - An Appreciation John Mundey
13 The 1905 Veloce Dave Masters
16 Minutes of the VOC 54th AGM Bill Greenwood
26 Some Images of the Prizegiving Tom Roche
27 What a Coincidence Brian Coldicott
28 VOC Accounts 2010 Tom Roche
30 VSL Accounts 2010 Jim Gould
32 Centre News
46,51 Fishtail Mail
47 Goodwood Revival with a Velocette Richard Adams
52 The Staffordshire Centre Show Stand Neil Redley
54 Peter Butterworth - NZ Vice President Ivan Rhodes
55 ‘Opposite Way’ Disc Valve Richard Atkins
56 Going Spare
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Barry Sale from Wolverhampton, at Mallory Park on April 25th, gets his Venom well over in the Palletforce Championship. Photo: Rodney Wildsmith

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Fishtail 395 - May 2011

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 395

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
7 Amal Carburetter Specifications Colin Goodwyn
10 Stanford Hall Navigation Run John Cooper, Brian Davis
10 Stanford Hall Rally 3rd July 2011 Alan Harper
10 Lechlade Camping Weekend Dave Hoskins
11 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
12 A Reminder Mike Spink
13 Overseas Members Alan Lawrence
14 Milano to Taranto Rally 2010 Bo-Steve Lennartsson
19 Centre News
22 Where is it Now 1937 MAC BFS 827? Gordon Johnston
23 The Bob Foster Run 2nd October 2011 Dave Cox
27 David Shennan The London Centre
36 My 1957 Velo Venom Alan Harris
41 Where is the Harris Velo Now? Glenn Cuthbertson
42 World’s Fastest Velo - update Stuart Hooper
42 VOC Australia Good Companions Rally 2011
43 Fishtail Mail
48 An Early Advert John Pocklington
49 Raid on Burlaouen Alan D. Morris
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: William Johnston on his 1937 MAC. This photo was taken in Edinburgh just before the outbreak of WW2. Photo courtesy: Gordon Johnston

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Fishtail 394 - March 2011

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 394

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary and Diary Notes Ron Sabey
6 Technical Tips John Hannis
7 Where Is It Now? Mike Loveridge
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
10 VOC 54th AGM Notice (Reminder) Bill Greenwood
11 Request for Show Bike Roy Gimbert
11 Welsh Centre Camping Weekend John Richardson
12 Overseas Members - Where are You? Alan Lawrence
13 Sleeve Gear Retaining Ring John Watson
13 Lechlade Camping Weekend Dave Hoskins
14 Centre News
24 Staffordshire Centre Bring and Buy Roy Gimbert
29 Whiffling Clara Ivan Rhodes
41 Memories of March 1961 - The 24 Hour Record
43 Fishtail Mail
47 Latest New Member Jeff Whitworth
48 Manx Diary 2009 - Part 2 Tony Ainley
55 M & N Prefixes Norman Durran
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Grahame Rhodes on the Montlhèry banking riding the 24 Hour record breaking Venom 18th May 2003. Photo: Alan Lawrence

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Fishtail 393 - February 2011

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 393

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
5 AGM Trophy Return Notice Brian Hoy
6 FBHVC Newsletter Reg J. Hackett
8 Stanford Hall 2011 Pre-Rally Report Alan Harper
10 The 2011 Stanford Hall Navigation Run John Cooper and Brian Davis
11 Notice of VOC 54th AGM 2011 Bill Greenwood
12 Registers and Registers Colin Goodwyn
14 What is It? Alan Lawrence
16 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
17 Two Weeks in France John Howes
21 Centre News
24 Knott End Run Ron Bentley
30 Tour De Angleterre Du Nord Lyn and Arthur Spain
34 More Images of the Pennine Way Run Alan Lawrence
36 Overseasons Greetings Alan Lawrence
36 Ethanol v Petseal Chris Benallick
38 Fishtail Mail
44 Manx Diary 2009 Part 1 Tony Ainley
50 Model ‘E’ Dave Masters
51 A Tutto Gas and the Usual Suspects Alan Lawrence
54 A Main Bearing Extractor Paul Devitt
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Nigel Lines’ MAC on the way to work - December 21st 2010. Photo : Nigel Lines

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Fishtail 392 - December 2010

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 392

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
5 FBHVC Newsletter Reg J. Hackett
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 East Midlands Bring & Buy at Huncote Mike Ayriss
8 Technical Tips John Hannis
10 Notice of Talk about Racing Velos Prof. Brian Agnew
12 A Tale of YUK Roy Hunter
15 Centre News
15 Notice about 2011 Stanford Hall Rally Alan Harper
16 Bruce L. Boulton - An Appreciation Richard Adams
20 The Bob Foster Run 2010 Dave Cox
21 The Marshals Report John Spinks
24 Keith Leech - Notice of Thanks Andy Biddle
36 Outing to Tintern Paul Sheppard
37 Fishtail Mail
41 Mathematical Logic Chris Benallick
42 Dog Kennels Down-Under Pt. 1 John Jennings
48 Some Memories of 2010 (photos)
52 Two Racing Days with Stanley Woods John Carter
55 VOCA Queensland Group Ride David Royston
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Frank Mussett and Len Perry, at Hall Green, just after collecting the two Mk.VIIIs allotted to them. The date is likely to be May 1939. Photo: Courtesy Dennis Quinlan.

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Fishtail 391 - October 2010

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 391

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
5 Overseas Stuff Alan Lawrence
6 Technical Tips John Hannis
9 New Zealand VOC Annual Rally 2011 Ashley Southgate
9 Where is it Now? John Holley
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 Stolen MAC PEW 651 Oliver Lawrence
12 Another Look at the Clutch Peter Woodward
13 Technical Tip John Kennaugh
14 A Tale of Two Days Out Bryan Clarke
15 Memories Velo Fellos
16 Centre News
18 Farewell to Peggy Lane Dave Gladwell
20 Peter Reddin - An Appreciation Dave Cox
34 Fishtail Mail
38 The Shuttleworth Flyer Run Mike Harrison
40 1955 MSS RGH 454 Alan Cross
44 Of MAC’s and Men (Part 2) Geoff Harris
50 VOCNA 27th Annual Rally 2009 Sam Jowett
53 Where is it Now? Paul Chase
54 James Burton owned a Velocette Vincenzo Murphy
56 The Grants of Rogart Brian A. Cook
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Outside L. Stevens Ltd., 147/151 Goldhawk Road. 14th May 1955 My new MSS RGH 454 awaiting collection. Photo: Alan Cross

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Fishtail 390 - September 2010

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 390

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Ron Sabey
5 Request for Club Diary 2011 Ron Sabey
6 Smoke Signals Dave Masters
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
10 Stanford Hall Rally Report 2010 Alan Harper
16 2nd Stanford Hall Navigational Run John Cooper, Brian Davies and Dave Masters
19 Centre News
28 Ixion Cavalcade 2011 - Advance Notice Dave Masters
34 Fishtails Inn Dales Run Ron Bentley
36 Fishtail Mail
39 Dog Kennel Type Engines Ivan Rhodes
48 1975 National Rally Brian Hoy
50 Owning & Running a Venom for 50 yrs Alan Whatley
54 Velocette Motorcycles MSS to Thruxton 3rd Edition by Rod Burris Review
56 Hand Changing - A Thing of the Past Colin Goodwyn
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: A fine assembly of Velos at Stanford Hall 2010 Photo: David Ranger

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Fishtail 389 - August 2010

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 389

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
5 Membership Cards Mike Spink
6 Club Diary Ron Sabey
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Overseas Sec. Report Alan Lawrence
10 Head Lights - Mr J. Goodman Colin Goodwyn
12 Centre News
26 New Show Banners
28 Automatic Timing Units Dennis Quinlan
30 The MSS Iron Engine Tom Martland
32 Fishtail Mail
34 The Shropshire Run 2010 John Wakefield
36 My KTT Mk.III Paolo Bazzani
40 Modification to Nut M93/2 Richard Boldry
41 Lincolnshire Wolds Run Alan Lawrence
42 1951 MAC Rebuild Ron Sabey
44 S. Hants Run to France Doug Ellis
46 Long Term Ownership Chris Moore
49 Wye Valley Mob Meet the Dorking 5 Chris Benallick
52 Flatulence in Croydon Brian Ling
55 Dropping a Two-Stroke Valve Dave Masters
55 Lost & Found at Stanford Hall Alan Harper
56 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: John Reynolds with his 1959 Venom Clubman, winner of Class 2 and the Don Harrison Trophy (Machine of the Rally). Photo: Tom Roche

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Fishtail 388 - June 2010

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 388

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Club Diary Ron Sabey
8 Overseas Secretary Alan Lawrence
8 Regalia Website Update Tom Roche
9 Whiffling Clara Rodney Wildsmith
10 Minutes of VOC 53rd AGM Bill Greenwood
22 VOC Accounts for Year to Dec 2009 Tom Roche
24 VSL Co. Sec. Report for 2009 Dave Wright
25 Notice - Border Raid 2010
26 Notice - Stanford Hall Rally 2010 Alan Harper
27 Notice - Stanford Hall Navigation Run John Cooper
28 Notice - Camping, Stanford Hall Rally Alan Harper, Jim Plant
28 Welsh Camping Weekend John Richardson
29 Centre News
43 Australia Has Worlds fastest Velo Keith Canning
45 Notice - Bob Foster Run 2010 Dave Cox
46 Another End to End - Epilogue Brian Coldicott, Rod Fuller
47, 42 Fishtail Mail
52 Wilemans Motors Tony Martin
53 Notice - Jeff Clew Memorial Run Rodney Hann
54 Where is it Now? Mike Woods
57 Going Spare
60 Rigid MSS Clutch Cable Will Wells
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Our President with Whiffling Clara at the AGM. Charles Robinson is in the background. Photo: Tom Roche

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Fishtail 387 - May 2010

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 387

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
6 C. E. Titch Allen OBE BEM Ivan Rhodes
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 The Late Keith Heckles Photo Courtesy Bill Snelling
9 Camping at Stanford Hall Rally Jim Plant
10 Technical Tips John Hannis
11 Photographs Colin Goodwyn
12 Machining a Timing Cover Dai Gibbison
14 Old Toys for Old Boys Graham Baldwin
17 Colin Penny John Schofield
18 Centre News
28 Meandering Along the Marches John Carter
30 C. E. Titch Allen OBE BEM Memorial Ivan Rhodes
30 Welsh Camping Weekend John Richardson
31 Fishtail Mail
33 Off to the TT 1949 Photo Dennis Frost
37 The Goodman Trademarks Colin Goodwyn
42 Venom Hawkon Racing Outfit Jeff Whitworth
46 Getting Your Numbers Up Brian Ling
48 Of MACs and Men (Pt.1) Geoff Harris
54 Hall Green and ‘The Charger’ Phillip Ashford
56 Going Spare
60 Velo Codes Bob Rouse
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: The late Titch Allen welcoming Phil Irving to Stanford Hall in August 1988. Ted Davis studies the Model ‘O’ Photo: Courtesy Ivan Rhodes

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Fishtail 386 - March 2010

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 386

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Where is it Now? Bill Morgan
7 Memories of the East Sussex Centre Steve Parry
8 Centre News (and continued on pages 10, 19, 22, 24)
9 VOC 53rd AGM Notice (Sunday 18th April 2010)
18 Smoke Signals Dave Masters
20 Staffordshire Centre Bring & Buy Roy Gimbert
21 My Friend Mike Ron Lippitt
23 Spare a Torque for This Rodney Wildsmith
25 Another End to End Pt.2 Brian Coldicott & Rod Fuller
31 Get It On Platform Brian Gordon
32 The Velocette Push Pull Throttle Norm Trigg
33 Fishtail Mail
39 Where is WYM 44 Brian Ling
40 A Strange Recipe (Part 2) 1949 John Mundey
47 More About The KSS Clubman Peter Woodward
51 Cleobury Mortimer Show 2009 Chris Benallick
54 Prefix 8 Gearbox Doug Lyon
56 Is This Cammy Still Around? Julian Poupard
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Peter Woodward’s KSS Clubman. Photo: Chris Benallick

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Fishtail 385 - February 2010

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 385

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
5 Oops! Membership Mike
6. FBHVC Newsletter Reg J. Hackett
9 VOC 53rd AGM Notice Bill Greenwood
10 AGM Trophies (Return) Brian Hoy
11 Stanford Hall Rally 2010 Alan Harper
12 Technical Tips John Hannis
14 Stanford Hall Navigation Run 2010 John Cooper
14 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
16 Mike Daly - An Appreciation Roger Franklin
17 Centre News
24 Great Rides - Head to Head Alan Lawrence
27 Fishtail Mail
32 A Strange Recipe (Pt.1) 1948 John Mundey
40 A Touch of Cramp Brian Ling
41 Another ‘End to End’ Brian Coldicott & Rod Fuller
47 Two Weeks in May Rob Jones
50 Where is it Now? Bob Butler
51 Floating Mag. Shaft Brian Copeland
52 More Fun for a Fiver Dave Cox
54 Club Photographs Who, Where, When? Colin Goodwyn
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Mike Spink, ready to set off on his MSS Photo: R & M Atkins

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Fishtail 384 - December 2009

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 384

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Technical Tips John Hannis
8 The Dave Allcock Velo Championship Richard Adams
9 Charles Robinson 100 Years Old Alan D. Morris
9 East Midlands Bring and Buy Mike Ayriss
10 Frank Stafford Jack Welling, Ray Thurston
12 Centre News
24 Mike Daly
29 Some Memories of 2009 - Photos
33 Ed’s End of Year Quiz
34 You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello Alan Lawrence
35 Lost, Found and Left John Booth
36 Fishtail Mail
38 E.H. (Ted) Broadbridge Ed Broadbridge
38 A Letter from the Factory - 2 Colin Goodwyn
42 Well Done Andy Our Roving Reporter
43 A MAC Special Vincenzo Murphy
45 In Search of More Speed Dai Gibbison
48 The Velocette ‘Push Pull’ Throttle Bob Nix
51 Coupes Moto Legende - Dijon 2009 John Hannis
54 Winter Fairy Tail L. A. Uteur
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Tony Ainley hurries through Parliament Square, Ramsey in this years Senior Classic MGP to finish 12th. Photo: Rodney Wildsmith

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Fishtail 383 - October 2009

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 383

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 Easing The Load Mike Spink
7 Pete Freckleton - An Appreciation Roger & Jane Franklin
8 Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Barrett Geoff Steele
10 Jeff Clew - An Appreciation Dave Masters
11 FBHVC Newsletter Reg. J. Hackett
14 Centre News
24 Velocette v Norton - Senior TT 1938 John Hannis
27 Modified MAC Cam Followers Nigel Lines
28 Girder Fork Run-Cherbourg Peninsular David Jarvis
31 Fishtail Mail
35 The Ex Fred Povey 1929 USS Neil Redley
41 Confessions of a Velocette Neophyte Alan Comfort
48 Scottish Centre Annual Visit to Rogart Brian Cook
49 1/2 MAC and a Fishing Trip Mike Herriott
50 Your’e Good (or Manx Diary 2008) Pt.2 Tony Ainley
56 A Puzzling Shortage of Iron Brian Ling
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Alan Francis’s 1937 KSS - 2nd in Class 1 at this years Stanford Hall Rally. Photo: Tom Roche

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Fishtail 382 - September 2009

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 382

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Bob Foster Run Reminder Dave Cox
8 Technical Tips John Hannis
8 Velocette Racing Richard Adams
10 Centre News
26 Stanford Hall Rally 2009 Alan Harper
29 1st VOC Stanford Hall Navigational Run Dave Masters
32 MOV Valiant Special Charlie Neal
34 A Letter from the Factory - 1 Colin Goodwyn
39 Fishtail Mail
43 Lifting Handles Simon Berry
45 Your’e Good (Manx Diary 2008 Pt.1) Tony Ainley
51 Balance Factors Richard Boldry
53 Modification to Parts SL110/4 & 56/7 Keith Forster
54 A ‘Trade’ Daft Doing Brian Ling
56 Going Spare
60 It Seemed Like a Good Idea Rob Evans
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Bryan Clarke near Stanford Hall on the Navigational Run, 4th July 2009 Photo: Robert Derry

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Fishtail 381 - August 2009

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Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 381

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 & 15 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
6 Richard Hills - An Appreciation Rod Burris
7 Liz Barrett née Seymour
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
8 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
9 An Electrical Question Nigel Firth
10 Centre News
22 VOC Sponsored Racing at Lydden Hill (A.Lavington M. Trophy)
25 Balance Factors Dai Gibbison
31 The New Zealand Velo Rally 2009 John Bryant
32 Centre Stands & Breathing Issues Richard Boldry
34 50 Years On Fishtail Fred
35 Fishtail Mail
36 Request to Make Contact Again Dave Wright
37 Border Raid 2008 Mike Ayriss
43 151st Egham Royal Show Notice Douglas Newton
44 Stanley Woods & The 1937 Senior TT Ivan Rhodes
47 Motorcycling Adventurers Bryan Clarke
50 Veloce Early Mysteries Dave Masters
52 A Device for Fitting Inner Tubes Keith Forster
53 Tales of an 80mph Velocette David Childs
56 Going Spare 53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax 56 Club Officers
Cover Photo: New Zealand Velocette Rally Group Photo: McRobie Photographics

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Fishtail 380 - June 2009

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 380

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Note about VOC Revised Rules
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
6 FBHVC Newsletter Reg. J. Hackett
9 Stanford Hall Rally Reminder Alan Harper
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 The Stafford Show Stand Neil Redley
12 Minutes of the 52nd AGM
21 VSL Company Secretaries Report for 2008
22 VOC Profit & Loss Statement for 2008
23 VOC Balance Sheet at December 2008
24 Centre News
28 The ‘Shuttleworth Flyer’ Run Ron Bentley
37 Not One Velocette Racing Sale, but Two John Carter
39 Smoke Signals - Two Stroke Bits Dave Masters
41 Fishtail Mail
44 The Club Viper Colin Goodwyn
44 The Dutch VOCs Annual Visit to France Phil Bleazey
45 Clutch (and Gearbox) Abuse Ivan Eyedear
47 VOC Stanford Hall Navigational Social Run Dave Masters
48 Where is it Now? Please Don’t Tell Me Dave Masters
49 Stevens Roadster Velocettes ‘Duplex Pete’ Morgan
52 Snippets from the Chelmsford Centre Alan D. Morris
53 Stanley Woods David Sharp
55 The Sammy Miller Experience Dennis Edgington
56 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: The VOC Stand at the Stafford Show this year. Photo: Neil Redley

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 379 - May 2009

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 379

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
8 Stanley Woods Photo Roly Crisp
9 Charles Belk - An Appreciation Ivan Rhodes
10 John Wheeler - An Appreciation Stewart Duff
11 The Late Allen George Burt Dennis Quinlan
12 It Seemed Like a Good Idea .... Rob Evans
13 Centre News
17 VOC Stanford Hall Navigation Soc. Run Dave Masters
25 Fun With Plugs Mike Herriot
26 A Different Swinging Arm Cammy Mike Vangucci
28 One Man and His Bike Iain Niven
32 Fishtail Mail
33 Out Of The Cellar and Into the Light Derek Dewey-Leader
38 Ex Fred Povey 1929 USS Photos Neil Redley
39 16th Welsh Dragon Tour 2008 Chris Benallick
40 Venom Clubman GJP 534 Steven Buckley
46 To Stanford Hall the Long Way Round Alan Lawrence & John Mundey
52 Book Review John Hannis
53 A Pounds Worth of Fun Dave Cox
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Sebastian Perez from Chesterfield on his 1939 Mk.VIII at Mere Hairpin, Olivers Mount. June 2008. Photo: Rodney Wildsmith

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 378 - March 2009

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 378

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Bill Grant Obituary Stuart Duff
7 Charles Belk Obituary John Bryant
8 Vale Keith Hamilton Obituary Dennis Quinlan
8 Allen George Burt Dennis Quinlan
9 VOC 52nd 2009 AGM Bill Greenwood
10 Stanford Hall Rally 2009 Alan Harper
10 John C. Wheeler
11 Dorset Events 2009 John Witcomb, Dave Cox
14 Presentation by Ivan Rhodes Jon Hill
15 Velos on the Island Steve Bland
16 Centre News
29 Team Matravers at Crossways 2008 Dave Cox. John Reddin
30 A 2008 Velocette Richard Adams
33 VOC NA 2008 Eel River Rally Alan Lawrence
38 Fishtail Mail
40 Sidecars and Women Velo Riders Dave Masters
41 Building & Tuning a Pre-war MSS Engine Dai Gibbison
48 South Hants. Trip to Avranches 2008 Chris Beare
51 Extracts from Phil Irving's Notebooks John Hannis
53 Welsh Camping Weekend Mike Ayriss
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: A rest in the smoke zone - on the VOC NA 2008 Eel River Rally. Photo: Alan Lawrence

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Fishtail 377 - January 2009

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 377

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Club Photographs Colin Goodwyn
8 AGM Notice & AGM Trophies
9 Proposed Rule Changes Brian Hoy
16 Centre News
24 The Other Side of the Desk John Brunyee
25 Information Wanted John Mercer
26 A Silent Velocette Phillip Ashford
27 Velocette Works Photographs Dave Masters
32 Fishtail Mail
32 VOC Australia Good Companions Rally 2009 Email correction
37 VOC Stanford Hall Navigation Social Run 2009 Dave Masters
38 Putting the 'Whiffling' back in 'Clara' Bob & Chris Wiggins
46 Extended Warranty Rod Fuller
49 Where the Horses Come From Charles W. Udall
53 Roll On Off Stand Update Neville Smith
54 Stolen 1921 Model D1 Victoria Turner
56 TT Mile Marker Quiz Answers
57 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: The 'Alec Bennett' 1928 Junior TT Winner under scrutiny at Fellside April 2008 Photo: RJA

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 376 - December 2008

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 376

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
5 VOC AGM 2009 Notice Bill Greenwood
5 Stanford Hall Rally 2009 Alan Harper
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 AGM Trophy Return Notice Brian Hoy
7 Overseas News Alan Soutter
7 VOC Australia Rally 2009 John Jennings
8 Obituary - Colin Lummis Dave Shennan
9 Centre News
19 The Chase to Storridge Phillip Ashford
20 Dave Allcock Championship Richard Adams
21 Our Liz Geoff Steele
22 Nice country for Old Bikers Alan D. Morris
27 The ‘Everyman’ Velocette Colin Goodwyn
28 Bob Foster at Speed photos from Ian Foster
29 Colour Photo Section
37 Golden Days in the IoM photos from Dave Masters
38 Fishtail Mail
44 A Stevens Thruxton for the Road Phil Bleazey
48 Setting Thruxton Valve Clearances Keith Hodgson
49 1960’s Credit and 276 KKK Brian Ling
50 There and Back Run Eddie Storrey
53 TT Mountain Course Mile Marker Quiz
56 Going Spare
61 - 64 The Badge Box, Centrefax and Club Officers
Cover Photo: Rodney Wildsmith. The weather had improved for the lunch stop on the Bob Foster run at Freshwater, Dorset and tempted out some exotic machinery

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 375 - October 2008

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 375

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Information Please Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 A note from the Treasurer Tom Roche
6 Technical Tips John Hannis
9 Centre News
10 The 1922 Gearbox Colin Goodwyn
22 An MOV is Second Best Frank Stafford
28 The Arthur Lavington Memorial
29 Racing in Colour
37 Bob Foster Photos Dave Cox
38 Fishtail Mail
41 Model G and H Silencers Tim Simkins
42 Tested to the Limit Colin Goodwyn
44 Making the Whiffling Clara Supercharger Harold Beal
47 Standing the Strain Neville Smith
49 Favourite Roads Bryan Clarke
50 Tuning Inlet and Exhaust Pipes Dai Gibbison
53 News from New Zealand John Bryant
56 Going Spare
61 The Badge Box
62 Centrefax
64 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Ernie Thomas (44) and Ted Mellors (43) ( during practice ) at the 1937 Swedish GP held at Saxtorp. Both entered in the 350 class. From Bo Eklund

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 374 - September 2008

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 374

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
6 FBHVC News Reg Hackett
8 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
9 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Stanford Hall 2008 Results Alan Harper
12 Centre News
20 JS 460 A Velocette Two-Stroke Ivan Rhodes
23 What is an Engineer (2) Mike Harrison
24 The 1922 Gearbox Colin Goodwyn
27 Fishtail Mail
32 The Bob Foster Run - reminder
32 Where is it now? Malcolm Odlin
33 Longest Day Run Chris Benallick
34 Thruxton Crankcases David Childs
35 Photograph available Dave Smart
35 Engineer - Another definition Dave Shennan
36 In Search of Speed (Part 1) Dai Gibbison
41 That Velo Clutch Again John Bryant
42 Banbury Run 2008 Dave Masters
44 Competion Result Dave Masters
45 Three Wheels on my Cammy John Brunyee
46 Stanford Hall Bargain Rod Fuller
49 Going Spare
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers
Cover Photo: 2008 Banbury entrant No. 335. A 1923 G3 Photo taken by Dave Masters

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 373 - July 2008

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 373

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
6 An Appreciation Dave Masters
6 A Quiz Question Dave Masters
7 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Technical Tips John Hannis
10 Where is it Now? Nick Morrish
11 Minutes of 51st AGM
22 VSL Company Secretaries Report for 2007
23 VOC Profit and Loss Statement for 2007
24 VOC Balance Sheet at December 2007
25 Centre News
26 An Appeal Bryan Clarke
34 Nornie Frosterly Mike Wilson
36 Fishtail Mail
40 Seymours - A Piece of Motorcycling History Reg Callow
43 Memories Prompted by an Anniversary Bill Fryer
43 What is an Engineer? Brian Hay
44 The Famous Five do Dijon Alan Lawrence
47 Where is it Now? Lizzie Howe
49 Going Spare
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers
Cover Photo: David Burrell at Oliver's Mount approaching Farm Bends Photo: Rodney Wildsmith

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 372 - June 2008

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 372

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
6 Change is as Good as a Rest Mike Spink
6 Information Wanted Richard Boldry
7 Stanford Hall Rally 2008 Alan Harper
7 What is an Engineer Chris Benallick
8 Technical Tips John Hannis
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 Centre News
19 Singing in the Rain Dave Gladwell
22 Club Photographs Who? Where? When? Colin Goodwyn
26 Fishtail Mail
30 The Venom called 'Delia' Neil Widdas
32 News from New Zealand John Bryant
33 Brooklands Centenary Celebrations Graham Bentley
34 A Duke KTT? Richard Boldry
35 Swinging Arm Conversions Colin Goodwyn
36 Manx 2007 Tony Ainley
49 Going Spare
52 The Velocette Trophy Puzzle Brian Hoy
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Bryan Clarke receiving the Presidents cup at this years AGM

Editor Richard Atkins
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Fishtail 371 - April 2008

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 371

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
8 Technical Tips John Hannis
9 The Name's the Same Mike Spink
10 Letter Kevin Robertson
11 Obituary - David Vincent Dave Gladwell
11 Centre News
17 Performances of the Alton Generators Paul Hamon
18 Pioneer Run 2008 Dave Masters
19 Friends ReUnited John Southall
20 The Early Thuxton Saga Eric Bushell
22 The Thruxton Story Continues Seb Perez
23 GTP Oil Pump Brian Hoy
24 Fishtail Mail
27 The Duke Velocette Walter Probst
32 A Long Distance Rebuild Martin Adams
34 Welsh Camping Weekend
34 A Plucky Little Lightweight
37 A Grand Weekend with YUM-YUM Geoff Steele
45 An Intriguing Velocette (Courtesy Mortons Motorcycle Media)
50 Enthusiast's Ideal - Sprung KSS
51 Earles Court Show 1966 Ivan Rhodes
53 Motorcycle Bench Richard Adams
53 Stanford Hall DVDs Roger & Jane Franklin
54 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Richard Atkins

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 370 - March 2008

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 370

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Club Diary Roger & Jan Franklin
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Obituary - Bill Sewell Ivan Rhodes
7 Obituary. Douglas Law Dave Gladwell
7 Centre News
17 Fishtail Mail (continued on Page 22)
19 KSS Engine into an RS Frame Peter Woodward
20 Springer KSS Conversion (More!) John Hoskins
21 FBHVC Newsletter 4.5.6/2007 Reg Hackett
25 My Old Venom - Found Richard Hirst
25 Springer KSSConverstion John Schofield
26 Columbres 2007 Mike & Helen Ayriss
35 Information Wanted Rodney Wildsmith
36 King of light, Kubota? Hein Rollmann
38 The History of the Clubmans TT Races Colin Goodwyn
39 Criterion Electronic Magneto Replacement Stuart McGuigan
41 Why Not Try the National Rally?
42 KTT's in Action John Carter
43 Committee Attendance Colin Goodwyn
44 KSS Springer Geraint Jones
47 It's Only a Detail Dave Masters
47 Kick Starter Spring Replacement Keith Forster
49 Stanford Hall Rally 2008
49 Letter Geraint Jones
50 Enthusiast's Ideal ­ Reproduced by kind permission of MotorCycle Media
53 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Ivan Rhodes Veloce 1913 Model A at 'Rossendale Bike Show' Sept 2005

Editor Bryan Clarke
Fishtail 369 - February  2008

CONTENTS
  2 Editorial
  3 Notes from the Chairman    Jim Plant
  3 From the Archivist    Colin Goodwyn
  4 Club Diary    Roger & Jane Franklin
  5 Spares News from VSL    Tom Tunnicliffe
  6 Technical Tips    John Hannis
  7 They Are Still Out There    Chris Benallick
12 AGM Notice - Changed Arrangements
13 Centre News
19 Fishtail Index    Colin Goodwyn
20 A Cautionary Tale    Rodney Wildsmith
21 Visiting Germany?
21 Information Wanted
23 Springer KSS Conversion (1)    A. J. Pollard
24 Springer KSS Conversion (2)    Brian Ling
26 Springer KSS Conversion (3)    Ivan Rhodes
26 Fishtail Mail
28 The Thruxton Story Continues    Sebastian Perez
29 Where Is It Now?
29 Information Wanted
30 The Velo's Ability    Ian Cramp
32 Hopeful Slow Learners or Gripping Stuff    Aaron C. Serch
32 Good Service    Arthur Muller
33 John-O-Groats to Land's End    Graham Bentley
38 History Wanted - Glasgow Registered Venom     Paul Langridge
39 The Dene Thruxtons    Jim Plant
40 Hill Climbing with a Velocette (Courtesy of Mortons Motorcycle Media)
43 My Old Venom    J. C. Holland
46 OK, So I Am Not a Fast Restorer!    Bruce Preston
50 Heads You Lose    Baz Matti-Rice
51 Going Spare
54 Overseas Report    Alan Soutter
55 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: KSS Springer (See Page 23) Photo by A.J. Pollard
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Fishtail 368 - December  2007

CONTENTS
  2 Editorial
  3 Notes from the Chairman    Jim Plant
  3 Spares News from VSL    Tom Tunnicliffe
  4 Notice of Annual General Meeting 2008
  4 Petrol Prices
  5 Overseas Report    Alan Soutter
  6 Club Diary    Roger & Jane Franklin
  7 Centre News
18 Special 50th Anniversary DVD    Roger Franklin
19 Husband Your Watts - You Have Not Got Too Many    Graham Bateman
21 An Experimental Velocette Engine
22 Where Are They Now    Tony Evans
22 AGM Trophies
22 Late News - Coming Soon - Fishtail Index    Colin Goodwyn
23 The 2007 Bob Foster Run    Richard Atkins
24 Scottish Centre Note Cards
24 Daft Doings
25 2007 Velocette Racing Season    Jim Plant
27 Cadwell Park - photos courtesy of D J Photography
29 After the Museum Fire    Ivan Rhodes
30 The Bob Foster Run    Dave Roberts
33 Photos by Sam Jowett
34 Two Photos
35 Rejuvenating Old Masters    Ivan Rhodes
42 Thruxton Trivia    Ray Thurston
45 Found    Brian Ling
46 Information Wanted    Craig McWilliam
47 A Fortnight on a Velocette
48 Experiences Wanted
48 A Good Day Out
48 Sackcloth & Ashes Department    Bryan Clarke
49 Rolls Royce Viper
49 More Daft Doings
50 Fishtail Mail
51 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Bob Foster Run - Nigel McBay getting ready to set off on the MKVIII KTT owned by John Matravers
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Fishtail 367 - October 2007

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 367

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
4 Beware
5 Obituary - Bill Lomas Gordon Small
7 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
8 Velo Racing at VMCC Events Bill Greenwood
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Technical Tips John Hannis
11 Centre News
21 Stolen
22 2007 Manx Grand Prix Rodney Wildsmith
24 The Club Photographs Colin Goodwyn
26 Elan Valley Run John Richardson
27 A Story about Four Velocettes - The last Chapter John Hawkins
27 Fishtail Mail
28 Where Is It Now?
29 A Grand Day Out Eh Gromit? Alan Lawrence
30 Oil Pump Assembly Tool Chris Benallick
31 Harold Willis and the First World War Colin Goodwyn
33 Special Centenary TT Event - Manx Museum Rodney Wildsmith
34 Fishtail Mail (continued)
35 Early Thruxton Experiences Rod Newman
37 TT 2007 Ivan Rhodes
38 The Beasley 250 Ivan Rhodes
41 Tornados over Croft Richard Adams
42 Looking for a Bargain Fred Homer
43 BTH Magnetos David Childs
44 Where Is It Now?
45 A Run on the Veloce (by kind permission of Motor Cycle)
46 Editorial Vacancy
47 Going Spare
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers
Cover Photo: A very tidy KSS Special belonging to Keith Sale seen in Parliament Square, Ramsey, Isle of Man, during Manx Grand Prix Week. Photo by Rodney Wildsmith

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 366 - August 2007

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 366

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Obituary - Mike Williams Terry Martin
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
9 Centre News
17 Unclaimed Parts Dave Downer
21 Photos of Stanford Hall Bill Fryer
22 Stanford Hall 50th Anniversary Jim Plant
24 Stanford Hall or Bust! Willie Williams
26 Paper Cutting - Not Me Guv Dave Cox
27 Bakewell Show, Derbyshire Rodney Wildsmith
28 A Story about Four Velocettes John Hawkins
33 Classic Motorcycle Show Rodney Wildsmith
34 Fishtail Mail
37 Photos by Rodney Wildsmith
39 My Story Dave Cox
41 Teenage Years to Twilight Years David Broadley
44 Among my Souvenirs - Some Ramblings Alan Lawrence
45 Lost Alan Lawrence
46 Northumbrian Section - Barbon Hill Jon Hill
48 Where Is It Now?
49 Stolen
49 Our Chairman Stuart Smith
52 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Velo Gathering at The Anchor, Tintern. Rob Jones sitting on Chris Benallick's newly built Venom with Rod Burris and Neil Widdas behind.
Photo by Chris Bennallick.

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 365 - July 2007

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 365

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
6 North Yorkshire Centre Barbeque
7 FBHVC Newsletter Reg Hackett
9 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
10 Taking is Easy - Membership Mike Mike Spink
11 Chain Wheel Bill Couzens
12 VOC Races at Croft Rodney Wildsmith
14 Centre News
23 Banbury Run 2007 Dave Masters
24 South Australian Motor Cycling History Les Diener (continued from FT 363)
29 Scottish Centre Note Cards Ron Sabey
30 Starting a Velo With Just One Finger Cory Padula
34 Query Answered (2) Colin Goodwyn
34 South Hants Velocette & New Imperial Annual Trip to France Alistair Grundy
36 The TT Special
36 What a Coincidence!!! Cecil Keel
37 XV Denia Classic Revival Meeting 2007 Jeff Waller
38 Stanford Hall Rally 2007
39 Time to Go - Stanford Hall Rally 2007 Rodney Wildsmith
40 Velocette Catalogue Cover 1928
41 My 1960 Venom Peter Nickson
42 The 250cc Beasley KTT Bernard Smith
43 Going Spare
46 Book Review
46 A Motorcycle Odyssey
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers
Cover Photo: When we were (comparatively) very young. Velocette riders at a Triumph Owner MCC Lydden Hill racer meeting in 1971. L to R Bill Snelling, Jim Elliott, Ted Broadbridge, Bryan Clarke, Ian Fray.

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 364 - June 2007

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 364

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 Velocette Owners Club - Minutes of AGM 2007
12 Veloce Spares Accounts
13 Velocette Owners Club - Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet
15 Club Diary Bill Greenwood
17 Amendment to Club Rules
17 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
18 Hamstreet 2007 Dave Masters
19 Technical Tips John Hannis
21 VOC Race Meeting
21 Centre News
31 Where Is It Now?
31 Fishtail Mail
32 Rejuvenating Old Masters Ivan Rhodes
34 Alec Bennett Nev Miller
37 From Hull to North Lincs via Humberside John Hannis
38 Enter the Dragon Brian Coldicott & Rod Fuller
41 Ramblings of a Fifties Teenager David Broadley
45 Query Answered Ivan Rhodes
45 MAC on Track John Carter
47 Book Review Bryan Clarke
49 The Brothers Balnaves Russell Lee
50 Photos at Mallory Park Rodney Wildsmith
51 Going Spare
54 More Photos of Mallory Park Rodney Wildsmith
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Half Scale KTT Engine built by Bill Connors - Photo by Ivan Rhodes

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 363 - April 2007

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 363

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Spares News from VSL_ Tom Tunnicliffe
4 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
7 The Way Things Were Ivan Rhodes
9 Velos in My Life Alan Morris
10 Centre News
20 R. Craig (Velocette) Silverstone 1958
20 Rumour Control
21 News from New Zealand Charles Belk
24 Stanford Hall Rally - New Version Alan Harper
25 Letter from Bill Pennell
27 National NZ Vintage Rally John Bryant
30 Dual Seat Mod Graham Bateman
32 JUST MACing About Dave Shennan
33 An Extract from a small book.
34 Clutching at Straws John Hoskins
38 The NZ Rally Charles Belk
39 The Geoff Monty Velo Ken Barker
40 Stanford Hall Rally Alan Harper
41 Registration Matters Roger Franklin
41 Transferable Skills Brian Ling
42 South Australian Motor Cycling History
(Les Diener) continued from FT 362
45 Number Plates
45 A New Velocette MAC Colin Goodwyn
46 The BTH Motorcycle Magneto Colin Goodwyn
50 MAC History
50 Rally of a Thousand Bikes
53 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Alan Morris on his 1957 Viper at Hall Green in 1958

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 362 - March 2007

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 362

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 Club Diary Roger & Jane Franklin
7 Vellocette Annual General Meeting Bill Greenwood
8 Stanford Hall 50th Anniversary Rally Alan Harper
9 Obituary - Roy Brown Ron Lippitt
10 Memorium - Roy "Vincent" Brown
10 AGM Trophies Brian Hoy
11 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
12 Early Days of the Velocette Owner's Club Bryan Clarke
13 Technical Tips John Hannis
14 Centre News
24 Back-Up Plan Chris Stevens
26 Chris Doyle at Copdock Show in 2006
27 An Inspector Calls - The Evaluation of Veloce by ERF Ltd. Colin Goodwyn
33 Fishtail Mail
35 Welsh Section Camping Weekend
36 Cartoon
36 First Press Announcements to form the VOC
37 If Not a Velo Dave Broadley
40 What Might Have Been Dave Shennan
43 Fishtail Mail ( continued)
44 Continued from FT 361 - South Australian Motor Cycling History - Les Denier
(to be continued next Fishtail)
50 Going Spare
54 Odds and Ands - My Valentine Ken Ellis
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: The Laurie Arms in Crawford Place, London. The original meeting place of the V.O.C. Now renamed the Larrik

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 361 - February 2007

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 361

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Nominations for Annual Awards - 2006
5 Obituary - Frank & Ian Brierley Brian Hoy
6 Club Diary
7 Quiz Answers
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Obituary - Jack Passant
9 Mystery Rider Brian Hoy
10 Veloce No. 154 Dave Masters
15 Centre News
21 Fishtail Mail
24 Annual General Meeting Notice 2007 Bill Greenwood
25 Border Raid 06 Mike Ayriss
33 A Question Answered - My Introduction to Veloism John Carter
35 "What If" - Another View Steve Hirst
35 21st Tour of Luxembourg
36 "What If" - An Alternative View Jo Fraser
37 One Wheel on My Wagon Chris Moore
38 Editorial Ramblings
39 Organ Rejection Tony Ainley
46 Where are My Venoms?
47 South Australian Motor Cycling History - Les Diener
(....to be continued)
51 Going Spare
56 Velocette - An Illustrated Reference
56 Information Wanted
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Jim Scott at work on the restoration of his 1913 Veloce. See article page 10.

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 360 - December 2006

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 360

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Club Diary Bill Greenwood
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Pro's Piece Roger & Jane Franklin
8 FBHVC Newsletter
10 Centre News
21 Manx Grand Prix 2006 Andy Reynolds
27 Need a Velocette for the Classic Manx? John Carter
29 Golden Velos Roger Franklin
29 European Travels Geoff Bloor
32 Tony Ainley - Manx Grand Prix Senior Classic Rodney Wildsmith
32 Fishtail Mail
34 I Bought Something off E-Bay Graham Shephard
40 What If? David Broadley
44 Noble Five Hundred or The Long Ride Home Chris Moore
45 A Halloween Tale Innocents Abroad Alan Lawrence
46 Daft Doing
46 Late Extra - Going Spare
47 An Unusual Carburettor John Holland
48 Motorcycle Quiz Stewart Winton
49 2006 Dave Allcock Championship Jim Plant
52 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Tony Ainley's Venom! (see Page 32) - Photo by Rodney Wildsmith

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 359 - October 2006

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 359

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Club Diary Bill Greenwood
4 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
7 Centre News
14 Importing a MAC David Broadley
17 Classic Literature Revisited
17 Don't Stop Laughing
18 Lakeland Rally for the Manx Crowd Steve Leonard
21 Fishtail Mail
25 Technical Confessions John Hannis
27 Wot's that Worf Then? Dave Shennan
28 Grant Me!
29 Bob Foster Run Dave Masters
33 MAC Supplement Colin Goodwyn
34 "Castor" interviews L.J. Archer - Alias THE ALDERSHOT FLYER
38 Burning Holes in Venom Pistons Norman Trigg
39 Who? Where? When?
40 An Interview of Chris Moore by his Alto Ego
41 Daft Doing Sam Jowett
42 Who Does What (Again)!
42 Chains
42 Stolen
43 A Manx Too Far - 2005 Tony Ainley#
5 1 From the Archives
53 Going Spare
56 Velo Diary Bruce Preston
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: VOC NA Rally - Clutch Assembly Competition - Photo by Alan Lawrence
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 358 - September 2006

CONTENTS  
  2 Editorial
  3 Notes from the Chairman     Jim Plant
  4 Overseas Report     Alan Soutter
  5 Obituary - Cyril Julian     Malcolm Smith
  6 Obituary - Alex Svendsen     John Bryant
  7 The Model O Dismantled Ivan Rhodes
  8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
  8 Club Diary     Bill Greenwood
  9 Centre News
19 Comment     Hon. Ed.
20 Technical Tips     John Hannis
22 Something you may not know about your Velo
23 VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes     Rodney Wildsmith
24 The Swinging Arm MAC - Part Three     Colin Goodwyn
28 Fishtail Mail
32 Up the Downs     Simon Brindle
35 Bert Munro's Oversize MSS     Ivan Rhodes
36 Up the Umpqua - VOC NA Rally 2006     Alan Lawrence
43 The Harold J. Willis Seat
45 The Frank Cope Story in FT 357
46 Don Bain - Cover Picture     Ivan Rhodes
46 Another MoT Tale     Dave Meredith
47 This England
47 Kick Starter Spring Replacement     Keith Forster
48 MOT     Graham Lockwood
49 How we met Ghunga Din     Chris Stevens
50 Photos by Dave Masters
51 Going Spare
56 Harold Willis with Whiffling Clara     Ivan Rhodes
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
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Fishtail 357 - July 2006

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 357

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 FBHVC Newsletter Reg Hackett
7 Club Diary Bill Greenwood
8 The MoT Fishtail Fred
9 Centre News
16 Fishtail Mail
17 Show Off your Velo Day John Davey
18 A Good Weekend with the Bike John Richardson
19 Fishtail Mail (continued)
21 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
22 The Swinging-Arm MAC - Part II Colin Goodwyn
28 Stanford Hall Rally Jim Plant
30 Stanford Hall Rally - Photos by Rodney Wildsmith and Jeff Whitworth
32 Track Day at RAF Coltishall Dave Reid
33 Stolen Velocettes
33 Where Is It Now?
34 British Historic Racing at Pembrey Ian Cramp
35 Viper (+18) to Bagnoles J ohn Hoskins
38 Harold Willis Phil Irving
46 Classic Racing in Nijmegan Alan Lawrence
47 Frank Cope's Story Roy Gillett
50 How I Became a Motorcyclist Jeff Waller
52 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: East Midlands Run - Photo by Rodney Wildsmith
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 356 - June 2006

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 356

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 Club Diary Bill Greenwood
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Standing Orders Mike Spink
8 Show Off Your Velo Day
9 Centre News
25 The Swinging-Arm MAC - Part I Colin Goodwyn
31 Poor Man's KTT Mike Norfolk
33 Fishtail Mail Dave Shennan
37 News from New Zealand
40 Could a Good Thing be Improved? Brian Ling
41 The History of My "Velo" Clubman Racer Ron Richmond
42 Velocette and Bob Foster - Remembered in Belgium Jez Richens
44 Whiffling Clara
44 Pukekohe - February 2006 Nev Miller
46 Where Is It Now?
47 Heartbeat behind the Scenes David Broadley
50 The Mystery of the Mkll Camshaft Peter Windibank
50 Lydden - 15/15 July Velocette Racing Richard Adams
52 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 355 - May 2006

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 355

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Spares News Tom Tunnicliffe
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 Club Diary Bill Greenwood
7 Changement de Pied Brian Ling
8 Velocette Owners Club Accounts 2005
10 Minutes of AGM 2006
16 Veloce Spares Accounts for 2005
18 Stanford Hall Rally 2006
19 Centre News
28 2006 Race Calendar Richard Adams
29 Fishtail Mail
34 Stanford Hall Classic Bike Show
34 Dealings with the DVLA John Hannis
35 Diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D.
36 The Editorial Process Bryan Clarke
37 Source for Early Silencers
37 Information Wanted Bill Followell
38 Carburation Problems Chris Benallick
39 Wanderers Return Richard Adams
40 Across Europe on a Viper Dave McNally
48 A New 500cc Velocette (by kind permission of Morton's Motorcycle Media)
52 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: 'After the rebuild'

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 354 - March 2006

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 354

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 Isle of Wight Rally John Dalby
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
8 Welsh National Rally Rod Fuller
8 Events
9 AGM Notice 2006 & AGM Trophies
10 A Tale of two Velos David Broadley
13 Obituary - Ernie Warrender Alan Harper
13 Velocette Club of North America Rally 2006
15 Fishtail Mail
21 Famous Names Jeff Waller
22 Change of Date
22 The Pro's Job Colin Goodwyn
23 Centre News
29 Technical Tips John Hannis
32 FBHVC Newsletter
33 Centenary Capers 2 Alan Lawrence
35 Hands Off at 95!
39 Where Is It Now?
40 Manx 2004 - Dave Walllington's Back Tony Ainley
44 MAC Velocette Redesigned
47 What a Plonker Alan Lawrence
49 Going Spare
53 Vintage Motor Cycle Show
54 MAC Models
55 Supreme in 1960
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: The Bob Foster Run Start - What the Year Ahead Holds taken by Dave Masters

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 353 - February 2006

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 353

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Notice of Annual General Meeting 2006
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 Message from your Membership Secretary Mike Spink
7 Obituary - Peter Goodman Gordon Small
9 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 Obituary - Charles Godfrey
12 Obituary - Alan Walker Peter Pares
13 2006 Silver Good Companions Rally, Queensland Keith Canning
14 Events Bryan Clarke
16 An Eventful Velo Holiday in 1959 Fred Homer
17 Technical Tips John Hannis
20 Race Meeting 2006 RichardAdams
21 Fishtail Mail
23 Centre News
30 South Arica Centennial Celebration Fritz Kraehmer
36 Anyone for a Big Mac? John Shaw
39 Magazine Matters Sam Jowett
40 Information Wanted Andrew Banks
41 KTT Variations Nigel Sim
42 My First Velo David Broadley
45 My Velo J Hughes
46 'I'rue Tool Definitions Richard Hardman
48 The Other Side of the Coin Brian Ling
49 Extract from Fishtail 149, February 1978
50 Daft Doing Dave Girdler
51 Where Is It Now?
51 Information Wanted
52 Motorcycle Trailer-Ambulance Ron Dennis
53 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Peter Goodman riding the "Roarer" at Stanford Hall in late 1990's taken by Ivan Rhodes

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 352 - December 2005

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 352

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Registration Matters Roger Franklin and Peter Miles
6 Information Wanted Paula Harris
7 Jim Lee Velocettes
8 Obituary - Eric Stanbra Shaun Waters
9 Ply in the Sky Brian Ling
10 Centre News
14 A Perfect Day Rodney Wildsmith
16 Seen at Stanford Hall - Super De-Lux Venom Dave Shennan
20 E-Snail Mike Spink
21 Fishtail Mail
22 Beasley Velocette D.J. Twiss
24 The 2005 Australian National & Centenary Velocette Rally Dennis Quinlan
27 New Zealand Centennial Rally John Bryant
28 The VOC Display at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
29 Charles Belk receiving the Veloce Cup
29 Arrival at Stanford Hall John McAloran
30 Cadwell Park 2005 Rodney Wildsmith
31 Dave Masters on the Banbury Run Mike Ayriss
32 Brian Cope on his 1914 Model A de Luxe Rob Lowe
S3 Random Ruminations Fishtail Fred
34 499cc High Camshaft MSS Velocette
41 Motor Cycle World Beaulieu Dave Masters
42 The Badge Box
43 Centennial Ride Sam Jowett
47 Manx 2003 Tony Ainley
50 Going Spare
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Kim Young at the US Rally on a Mkl KSS - Photo by Sam Jowett

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 351 - October 2005

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 351

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Obituary - Tim Johnson Richard Adams
8 Centre News
19 Seen at Stanford Hall - The Bleasley 250 KTT Dave Shennan
20 FHBVC Newsletters 2005 J-P Veret
23 The Goodwood Revival Meeting Richard Adams
24 The Late Bert Munroe Charles Belk
28 Fishtail Mail
32 Centenary Capers - 4 Alan Lawrence
35 Bob Foster Run Dave Masters
36 Waste Not, Want Not Peter Windibank
37 Motorcycles for US
37 Goodman's Law Dave Shennan
39 Love and a KSS Duncan Fish
39 Daft Doings Sam Jowett
40 Incarceration Cliff Laycock
41 The 499cc High Camshaft MSS Velocette Charles Udall
52 Photos - North American Centennial Rally Alan Lawrence
53 Photos - Cadwell Park Ken Baker
54 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Tony Ainley who had to retire at the Bungalow with an undisclosed engine problem, is seen here looking suitable dejected - Photo by Rodney Wildsmith

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 350 - September 2005

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 350

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 Centre News
14 Two Stroke Bits Dave Masters
16 Seen at Stanford Hall - A Very Special MAC Dave Shennan
17 Ode to my Right Leg Peter Windibank
18 Ormonde Motorcycles Nigel Sims
20 Minutes of 48th Annual General Meeting Bill Greenwood
26 Fishtail Mail
29 2005 Race Meeting Report Richard Adams
30 Cadwell Park Rodney Wildsmith
32 Excerpts from FBHVC Newsletters 2004
36 Fishtail Mail (Continued)
38 Where Is It Now?
38 It's All Gone to Its Head Dave Shennan
40 Centenary Capers - 3 Alan Lawrence
44 For the (Wealthy) Velocette Owner
44 Sackcloth & Ashes Dept
44 Rogart - August 2005 Brian A. Cook
45 The South Hants 'Up the Downs Run' David Jarvis
46 Floating Velo
48 Harley's vs Velo's plus Scooter Jeff Waller
49 Buying a Pig in a Plastic Poke Dave Shennan
52 Bring & Buy - Staffs Centre
53 A Two Wheeled Fashion Accessory - UKM 505
54 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Kevin Thurston on his Venom powers round Cadwell Park at the Historic Racing meeting on July 24th - Photo by Rodney Wildsmith

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 349 - August 2005

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 349

CONTENTS
2 Editorial Bryan Clarke
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
8 Two for One Velocette '241'
11 Centre News
25 Fishtail Mail
26 Obituary - Ken Law
28 Centenary Capers Alan Lawrence
30 A Good Day Out ... Dave Masters
31 Beaulieu Motorcycle World 2005 Chris Stevens
33 Stanford Hall Rally 2005 Alan Harper
37 Kempton Park Classic Bike Show Roger Anderson
38 Wallington Hall Brian Cook
39 The Rossendale Valley Motorbike Show David Prismall
39 Improved Crankcase Breather Graham Bateman
41 B.T-H Magnetos Peter Foster
41 Passing Harleys If You Can Find One - Part 2 Dave Gladwell
43 Harley v Velo Martin Adams
43 Technical Tips John Hannis
48 Motorcycle World or A Day in the Sun at Beaulieu Dave Shennan
50 A Cautionary Tale: Aluminium Magneto Pinions David Jarvis
52 Where Is It Now? Dave Eastser
52 Going Spare
56 'Named & Shamed' Tim Kenney
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Keith Heckles on Richard Adams owned ex Geoff Dodkin Velo at
Beaulieu Cycle World - Photo by Richard Adams

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 348 - June 2005

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 348

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
3 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
4 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
5 Amberley Chalkpit Museum Gathering Dave Masters
6 Obituary - Brian Henn
7 Johannes Gutgemann and the Prelude to Veloce Limited Colin Goodwyn
19 The 'Century'Veloce
22 Cadwell Park - 24 July 2005 Richard Adams
23 News from New Zealand Charles Belk
24 Centre News
33 Goodwood Revival Meeting Richard Adams
34 Answer to Puzzle in FT 347 D.G. Rance
34 Fishtail Mail
36 Registration Matters Roger Franklin
37 Fishtail Mail (Continued)
37 The Centenary Two-Stroke Registrar Tim Simkins
39 Hamstreet Gathering Dave Masters
40 Denia Classic Revival Meeting (2005) Jeff Waller
42 Veloce - Sarolea - Triumph Keith Hamilton
43 Disclaimer John Watson
44 Montlhery for Ever ........ J.P. Veret
49 John o'Groats to Land's End - June 2004 Colin McMurray and Nick Morrish
53 Going Spare
55 Where Is It Now?
55 Information Required Brian Ling
56 News from the Badge Box John Dalby
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 347 - May 2005

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 347

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
9 Centenary of Veloce Celebrations 2005 Geoff Bloor
9 Hints and Tips John Hannis
10 Starting and Stopping at the AGM
11 Accounts 2004
13 Veloce Spares Annual Report David Wright
14 Keeping it Upright
15 Stanford Hall Rally 2005 Alan Harper
15 Accommodation - Stanford Hall 2005
16 Velocettes at Cadwell Park 2005 Richard Adams
1 7 Dave Gladwell Exposed!
17 Centre News
25 What Velocette Should Have Made?
26 Two Stroke Register Tim Simkins
27 The Venom Returns Ivan Rhodes
28 Veloce Centenary Special Events 2005
28 Velo Special with a Difference Dave Masters
30 Fishtail Mail
32 Which Motorcycle Manufacturer Made It?
33 60 Years of Friendship and Velocettes Keith Hamilton
41 Refuelling Problems?
42 Denia 2005 Jeff Waller
42 AGM Analysis
43 Australian Velocette News
43 Ted Mellors and his Rotary Valve Engine David Prismall
47 Harley Bashing - Again Jeff Waller
48 Dragon Rally Mike Ayriss
50 Presentation of Painting Ivan Rhodes
51 MOV Matters Peter Foster
51 European Events
52 1913 Model A Velocette rebuilt by Brian Cope Ivan Rhodes
53 Travel Tip
54 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Velo Special with a Difference - see Dave Master article Page 28

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 346 - March 2005

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 346

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Out and About
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 Bring and Buy
6 European Events Diary
7 Obituary - Brian Brown David Shennan
8 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
9 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
10 Centre News
17 Velocette Racing
18 Velocette Owners Club of Australia 2005 Calendar
19 Velocette Club Nederland Carl Drees
20 News from New Zealand Charles Belk
23 News from South Africa Kevin Robertson
24 Cadwell Park Richard Adams
25 Keep your Feet off the Ground Dave Gladwell
28 Wheels at Wallington 2005
29 The New Alton Electric Starter/Alternator Kit David Prismall
31 Velo Starters Bruce Robinson
33 The Rossendale Valley Motorbike Show David Prismall
34 A Tale About Lost and Found Ed Payne
35 Fishtail Mail
37 AGM Trophies Brian Hoy
39 A Sidecar Velo Saga ..... Dave Masters
42 Heard in the Clubroom Geoff Cobb
43 V.M.C.C. Taverners Sections Founders Day Rally
45 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: And Roberts (South Africa) Venom Special
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 345 - February 2005

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 345

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 AGM Notice 2005
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
7 Technical Tips John Hannis
8 Tony Ainley in the Senior Classic MGP Rodney Wildsmith
9 Obituary JohnAnderton-Brown
9 Twin Leading Shoe Brake Conversion
10 Stanford Rally - 2005
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 Thought for the Day
12 Centre News
16 Welsh Centre Camping Weekend
17 John Rodriguez Trophy Run David Royston
21 Living with the Tax Man Chris Benallick
25 Fishtail Mail
27 Trophies for the AGM Brian Hoy
29 Motorcycle Hell
30 A DVD, Velocette Surprise John Carter
31 One I should have written earlier .... much earlier Jeff Waller
33 .... Stolen
33 Not Much to do with Velos Brian Ling
34 Touring Tip
35 WW2 Velocettes John Shaw
36 Charity Classic Tour of Race Circuits
36 Soap News.
37 Fame: Baby Remember my Name! Dave Shennan
38 Letters J P Veret
39 Discussion Point.... Bengt Andelbarr
40 Stanley Woods - Velocette or Norton Star? Ivan Rhodes
45 Going Spare
48 Stanley Woods Memorabilia
48 Thoughts on Tyres
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Living with the Tax Man (see Page2l)
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 344 - December 2004

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 344

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Noises from the Badge Box John Dalby
7 Technical Tips John Hannis
9 Haynes Service Manual
10 Picture Poser J-P Veret
11 Obituary - John Saunders Geoff Brett
12 Centre News
24 TT Parade 2005 Dave Shennan
26 My Velocettes D.C. Rance
27 Fishtail Mail
28 Would Like to Know and Where Is It Now?
29 Fishtail Mail (Continued)
33 Velo Climb Ben Nevis Alan Morris
34 Technical Terms Explained
35 The Right Crowd and No Crowding Ivan Rhodes
37 Border Raid 2004 Mike Ayriss
44 Scam Alert
45 Books Corner
46 Toolboxes and Therein Keith Forster
49 Velocette Model 'U' Two Stroke Keith Hamilton
53 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax'
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Venom Clubman outfit owned by Derek Rance - 175,000 miles and still going strong
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 343 - October 2004

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 343

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 Haynes Service Manual
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
7 Fishtail Mail
9 Murrays Museum Rodney Wildsmith
10 Fishtail Mail (continued)
14 Electric Starter Systems Ivan Rhodes
14 Farewell Montlhery Alan Soutter
15 Centre News
20 Photos of Bob Simmons Rodney Wildsmith
25 Stanford Rally Alan Harper
25 Australian Velocette National Rally 2005 Dennis Quinlan
26 Free Road Tax Colin Goodwyn
28 Where Is It Now?
28 The Velocette "Demarreur Electrique" Brian Cave
29 Ralph Allen Barrell for the Thruxton John Thompson
31 Now when was it that Velocette Dropped a Clanger Jimmy Burns
37 Saltburn, Old Dogs, New Tricks Alan Lawrence
38 Book Review Brian Ling
39 Canadian Adventure Dave Shennan
41 Classics Around Europe
44 M & C Collection of Historic Motorcycles Dave Masters
46 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: David Burrell (Venom) from Doncaster at the Bungalow
the 2004 Manx G.P.
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 342 - September 2004

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 342

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
8 Velocette Day Rodney Wildsmith
9 Technical Tips John Hannis
11 Club Committee - Who Does What
12 Two Strokes at Stanford Hall Dave Masters
16 Centre News
21 Rev Enge is Sweet Brian Ling
22 Dijon, Delightful 'D' Roads and Little Disasters Alan Morris
25 Know Thy Enemy
26 Bakewell Show, Derbyshire Rodney Wildsmith
27 Stanford Hall Rodney Wildsmith
28 Stanford Hall Alan Harper
31 Lydden 2004 Report Richard Adams
33 A Rookies Perspective Simon Brindle
37 Bring and Buy - Staffs Centre
38 Book Review - Velocette Since 1950 SteveWilson
38 Fishtail Mail
42 A Goldstar Velocette Dave Gladwell
44 More Thoughts on Electric Starters
45 Subscription Payments Mike Spink
45 Yet More MAC Miles Dave Shennan
47 Improved Breathing System Colin Goodwyn
48 Dangerously Daft Doing
48 Mysterious Bits Peter Windibank
49 Pete Clancy's 1957 Venom Hill Climber
50 Going Spare
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Fred Homer's 1953 MAC on Dartmoor - July 2004
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 341 - July 2004

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 341

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 Centre News
10 Pictures by Bill Fryer
12 Centre News (continued)
15 Thank You - Doug
16 Velocette Owners Club Public Liability Insurance Policy
17 Technical Tips John Hannis
18 Apologies from the Editor
19 Fishtail Mail
24 Obituary - Herbert J. Worsfold Margarette Worsfold
25 Dunrobin Rally Eric Jones
26 Lydden Bob Selfe
28 Dijon Diary Alan Lawrence
31 Haynes Service Manual for Velocette Singles
32 South Hants Camping Weekend Dave Jarvis
34 Brandy Wharf Run Dan Kelly
35 Velocette Scale Models
36 2004 North American Rally Frank Forster
37 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
38 Roadside Testing 1956 Brian Ling
38 New Zealand 2005 RichardAdams
39 Race Shop Memoirs by Check 134
39 Velocette Records
40 XII Denia Classic Revival Meeting Jeff Waller
42 Lydden Race Meeting 2004 Alan Lawrence
44 Dijon May 2004
45 In Memorium - Adrian (Aidy) Blay John Thompson
46 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Anne Morris presenting the George Topley Trophy to Alex Caldwell,
Chelmsford Centre May 2004 - 'Show Off Your Velo Day'
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 340 - June 2004

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 340

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Notes from the Chairman Jim Plant
3 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 Lydden 2004 RichardAdams
6 Velocette Centenary Tim Simkins
7 St. Mary's Lighthouse 25th January 2003
8 Minutes of 47th Annual General Meeting
15 Information Wanted Mick Payne
15 Northern Ireland - 4th Annual Velocette Run
16 Velocette Accounts - 2003 Ivan Rhodes
18 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunniclliffe
18 Where Is It Now?
20 Centre News
28 Less Effort, More Bite from The Motor Cycle Dave Shennan
30 Haystreet Velo Gathering
31 Haynes Service Manual Jim Plant
32 Fishtail Mail
34 Daft Doing - A Committee Member's Tale
35 Grown-Up Boys Mary Laycock
36 Oiling Modifications on 147 MSS
37 New Zealand 2005 RichardAdams
37 I'll Give It a Clean Pete Redman
39 AGM 2004 - Statistics
40 Newtown & Distict Dial a Ride Prestigious Motor Show
41 Velocettes and the Clubman's T.T. Colin Goodwyn
44 Aviation Corner
45 Editorial Apology - New Map for Border Raid
46 Going Spare
49 New Zealand Rally 2004 Warwick Darrow
51 Autumnal Scene - Photos Rodney Wildsmith
52 Velocette - King of the Scramblers
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers
Cover Photo: MSS Front Brake Converted to TLS
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 339 - May 2004

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 339

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 Pulling Power Peter Windibank
8 The Model 'O' Revealed John Hannis
13 Centre News
19 Aviation Corner - Flying and Landing the Voison
20 The Aero Special Ad - The Motor Cycle 28.5.31
21 1931 Models on the Road
24 Fishtail Mail
26 Pukekohe Classic Races John Bryant
27 A Tough Restoration very far from England Mauricio T.
30 Never a Lender Nor Borrower Be Archie Beggs
37 Reconstruction Photos following the Fire Ivan Rhodes
38 Double De-Clutching at Straws Brian Ling
38 Tubular Belle Peter Picken
42 How About This on your Mantlepiece? John Gilson
43 V.M.C.C. Meeting - Donington John Carter
44 Photo - Pukekohe
45 Border Raid 2004
46 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: John Surtees with John Bryant after he signed John's copy of
John Surtees book purchased in 1961.
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 338 - March 2004

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 338

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
6 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Photo by Ivan Rhodes
8 Testing the Velocette MAC - Officer H. Filker, Alhambra P.D.
11 Centre News
16 Fishtail Mail
24 24 Hour Records
25 Technical Tips John Hannis
27 Motoring/Motorcycling in France Bryan Clarke
28 Letter - Velocette Manx Lap Time Progress Steve Hirst
33 Daft Doings
33 Fred's Dilemma Bob Selfe
34 Photo - Peter Goodman Ivan Rhodes
35 Grosslockner Trophy
36 What Might Have Been Vic Willoughby
42 A View from the Past John Carter
44 A Competition Chronicle - The Sticky Saga Tyre Sage Continues John Carter
48 Aviation Corner
49 Going Spare
52 Daft Doing Brian Ling
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Nigel Lines (MAC) at Carnaby - Picture by Ken Banks
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 337 - February 2004

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 337

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
4 Border Raid 2004 Colin Goodwyn
5 Obituary - Shirley Gladwell
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Voc's Pro Colin Goodwyn
8 AGM Trophies Brian Hoy
8 Velocette Owners of Germany - Annual Rally
9 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
10 Various Vicissitudes of a Veteran Velocian
11 Stanley Woods Centenary Celebration Joan Crawford
12 Fishtail Mail
17 Little Bitza History Alan Lawrence
21 Centre News
28 The St. George Epitaph 1966-2002 Steve Chapman
31 Manx 2002 Tony Ainley
37 Peter Goodman's 1947 Junior & Senior TT Rides Ivan Rhodes
39 New BTH Magneto Dick Smith
40 More Rumbles from the Badge Box John Dalby
41 New Tricks for Old Clutches John Watson
42 Stanford Hall Rally Alan Harper
42 Denia - A Year On Jeff Waller
44 The Way Things Were - Velo Invoice September 1968
45 Floating on Air with a Spring in your Step Dave Shennan
51 AGM 2004
52 Racing in Australia - A Life Story
52 Anciennes Motos Au Luxembourg
53 Going Spare
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Picture by Steve Sheppard (see letter p.16)
Editor Bryan Clarke
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FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 336

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 VOC Main Events for 2004 Colin Goodwyn
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 Centre News
7 The Editorial Venom en Route to Dijon Bryan Clarke
10 Swansong? J-P Veret
11 Velo Remnants Ivan Rhodes
14 Photo of Red Venom and VRRA Weekend
16 Velocette Owners' Club Championship 2003 Jim Plant
16 Where Is It Now?
17 Millennium Manx and Beyond.... Tony Ainley
22 Ramblings and Rumblings Geoff Lumley
24 Fishtail Mail
29 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
30 The Story of the Velocette 500cc four-cylinder racer Bernard Cunningham
39 Thrasher's Bash for Cash (for Charity) Bob Selfe
44 Velo goes to Italy - the 2003 Motogiro Martin Heckscher
46 Technical Tips John Hannis
50 VMCC Stirling Section Rally at Crieff Cecil Smythe
51 Dorset Centre Bob Foster Run 2003
52 Going Spare
54 Photos by Ivan Rhodes
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: What Might Have Been - See article Page 30

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 335 - October 2003

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 335

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
4 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Obituary - Ian 'Mole' Thompson
7 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
8 The Ace Caf6 London Dave Shennan
9 Centre News
13 Kenmore Weekend 20/21 September 2003 John Wheeler
14 Report on Rogart Weekend 16/17 August 2003 Stuart Duff
15 London to New York ......
17 Another Photo of the Ace Cafe London Dave Shennan
18 Alternatives or Not for the Purist Mike Allen
19 Extract from The Book of the Motor Car by Rankin Kennedy, C.E.
24 Cadwell Park Alan Lawrence
25 Fishtail Mail
27 The N. American Velocette Owners Annual West Coast Summer Ride - A Hot One Sam Jowett
30 Hints and Tips for Motorcyclists
31 Thrasher's Bash for Cash Bob Selfe
33 Chic & The Parvel Not Forgotten John Senior
38 The Isle of Man Grand Prix Rodney Wildsmith
40 Lydden 2000 Walter Probst
41 Going Spare
44 A Rare Bird Dave Shennan
44 More Hints and Tips
45 The Badge Box
46 Centrefax
48 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Tony Ainley at Bradden Bridge in the Manx GP Classic Senior Race taken by Rodney Wildsmith

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 334 - September 2003

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 334

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Technical Topics John Hannis
8 Obituary - Hugh Ticknor Alan Soutter
8 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
9 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
10 Stanford Hall 2003 John Hannis
12 North American Velo Club Ride July 2003 Sam Jowett
13 Centre News
19 Save Montlhery
20 Apologies
21 Goodwood Festival of Speed Alan Lawrence
22 Biking in Burgundy Stuart Smith
22 Fishtail Mail
29 South Hants French Trip 2003 Chris Stevens
31 Thrasher's Bash for Cash (for Charity) Bob Selfe
32 Where Was It Then? Peter Reddin
33 Up from "Down Under" (continued from FT 333) Bob Chambers and Brian Chaseling
39 TT 2003 Geoff Brett
41 Ex Charlie Goody Velo? Dave Shennan
41 Montlhery or Bust Alan D. Morris
46 The Mk 7 KTT Dave Shennan
47 Obituary - Peter Westerman Keith Milich
48 My Old MSS J. Holland
50 Montlh6ry a French View Michael Desprez
51 Where Is It Now?
52 Deja Vu and the perils of selective assembly Dave Shennan
53 Alternatives, Not for Purists Mike Allen
54 Going Spare
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: TT 2003 Lap of Honour. Richard Adams and the ex Geoff Dodkin Barcelona Bike - Dave Shennan

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 333 - July 2003

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 333

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 Noises from the Badge Box John Dalby
6 Secretrial Stuff Bill Greenwood
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
8 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
9 Twenty Four Hours and All That
10 Old Timer Grand Prix
11 Thrasher's Bash for Cash (for Charity) Bob Selfe
13 Centre News
19 Pictures of Classic Revival at Denia Jeff Waller
21 Stanford Hall Rally 2003 Alan Harper
25 Fishtail Mail
29 How you can read spark plugs and select them
(Continued from Fishtail 332) Gordon Jennings
31 Reminiscences about Chic Parr Keith Powell
37 The Cape Rally David Royston
41 Lessons about Life... and Sidecars Chris Moore
43 Technical Query, Prefix 12 Gearvox Chris Benalick
44 Hints & Tips for Motorcyclists
45 Grusse aus Osterrich!! Brian Hoy
46 Alternatives or Not for the Purist Mike Allen
47 Up from "Down Under" Bob Chambers and Brian Chaseling
50 Piston Clearances etc Dave Childs
52 Obituary - Arthur Tyler
53 Going Spare
57 Badge Box
58 Centre Fax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: AGM 2003 - Photo by Rodney Wildsmith
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 332 - June 2003

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 332

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
8 Thrasher's Bash for Charity Bob Selfe
9 Coincidences Alan Lawrence
11 AGM 2003 Ivan Rhodes
12 Minutes of the 46th Annual General Meeting
18 Information Wanted
19 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
19 Centre News
26 Fishtail Mail
32 Obituary - John Jones Peter Butterworth
33 'Irouble in Teheran P.R. Glanville
36 A Clubman's Tale Alan Lawrence
40 New Year's Quiz Answers David Prismall
41 BMF Show Committee Tom Roche
42 How can you read spark plugs and select them Gordon Jenning
(To be continued in FT 333)
50 Where is it Now? and Where is He?
51 Going Spare
54 Photos - Monthlhery 2003 Colin Goodwyn
57 The Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Nigel McBay won the Bob Foster Shield.
Left to Right: Nigel McBay, Roger Franklin and Dave Cox
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 331 - May 2003

CONTENTS
  2 Editorial
  3 Chairman's Scrapbook     Roger Franklin
  3 Spares News from VSL     Tom Tunnicliffe
  4 Overseas Report     Alan Soutter
  5 VOC's Pro     Colin Goodwyn
  5 Club Diary     Colin Goodwyn
  7 Hints and Tips for Motorcyclists
  8 Sackcloth and Ashes II     Mike Spink
  8 Report on the Income and Expenditure of Veloce Spares Ltd for 2003     Dave Wright
11 Veloce Spares Open for Business     Tom Roche
12 Velocette Owners Club - Accounts Year 2002
14 New Zealand Velocette Rally 2002     Chas Belk
16 Fishtail Mail
18 Castle Ashby Sprint 2003 - Cancelled
19 Northern Ireland's lst Velocette Run     Jimmy Burns
22 Lydden Race Meeting 2003     Richard Adams
22 Centre News
29 Information Wanted - Editor
30 AGM 2003 Awards     Tom Roche
32 Thrashers's Bash for Cash (for Charity)
35 Three Peaks and a Velo (1961)     Anthony Greenbank
37 Classic Bike Festival 6-8 June 2003
38 Musings on Forks, Yokes and Trails     David Childs
40 Velocette Special     Ray Hodgkins
41 Where Is It Now?
42 700cc OHC Vertical Twin     Roy Morton
    Article from The Motor 28.4.49
45 Technical Topics - Living with Unleaded     John Hannis
47 Charles Udall Interview     Stein Jacobsen
48 Going Spare
52 Dave Masters 1911 Triumph Pioneer Run 2003
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Taken by Talbot Lovering - See Page 17
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Fishtail 330 - April 2003

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 330

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Sackcloth and Ashes Mike Spink
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
6 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
7 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
8 Thrasher's Bash for Cash (for Charity)
10 To London Once ..... Richard Grinsted
11 Odds & Ends Bryan Clarke
12 Fishtail Mail
14 Stanford Hall Rally - 6th July 2003 Alan Harper
15 Hints and Tips for Motorcyclists
16 Centre News
22 AGM 2003 Jim Plant
24 Where is it Now? Bryan Clarke
25 20,000 Miles with an Aspin by 'Wharedale'
29 Obituary - Bill Healey Jack Goodchild
29 The Dorking Centre Saint George Rally 1966-2002 Dave Gladwell
31 Forthcoming Events in Europe
32 A Dream Realised Nev Miller
34 Sprinting and Cross Country Running John Carter
38 Border Raid to Germany 2002 Mike Ayriss
44 The Stephen Eade Experience Alan Morris
48 Rogart Rally Rogues Gallery
49 The Parvel Motor
50 Going Spare
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Stephen Eade's Experience (see Page 44)

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 329 - February 2003

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 329

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 AGM Notice 2003
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 AGM Trophies Brian Hoy
7 Road Rage - 1817
8 Velocettes pictured at local event in N. Ireland Cecil Smyth
10 Centre News
15 2003 Racing Season Richard Adams
16 Ivan's Open Day Bill Fryer
17 Dr. Helmut Krackowizer Memorial - Grossiockner Trophy Richard Mills
21 Fishtail Mail
26 Velocette Scramblers in Australia Neville Smith
29 2002 Dave Allcock Championship Richard Adams
30 Bournemouth & New Forest Run Paul Martin
31 PARVEL - The 100,000 rpm Velocette engine special Dave Shennan
34 Thrashers's Bash for Cash (for Charity)
35 Q&A David Prismall
39 Hints and Tips for Motocyclists
39 Touring Tip John Wheeler
40 Velocettes in Shipston-on-Stour R. J. (Bob) Tait
41 Paul Zell's Big Velo David Prismall
42 Daft Doings Brian Ling
42 Under Pressure from BSA Dave Shennan
44 Quote Please R.S. King
44 New Year Quiz Dave Prismall
45 Interview with Charles Udall Gordon Small
51 Eat Your Hearts Out - 1961 Price List
53 Going Spare
57 Badge Box
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Neville Smith's Venom Special Scrambler

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 328 - December 2002

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 328

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Fishtail Mail
19 Kempton Park Show Dave Shennan
20 Centre News
25 Technical Topics John Hannis
28 Hints & Tips for Motorcyclists
29 Selfe Centring, or Thrasher's Bash for Cash (for Charity)
30 Long Time... No See Bruce Anderson
31 Ivan Rhodes - Open Day, 29th September 2002 Geoff Brett
32 Stanford Hall as seen by Rona Simons
34 Bob Foster Run 2002 David Cox
35 A Velocette Owner At Last Geoff Lumley
37 Visiting Thomas Fritsch David Prismall
47 Four Go North Norman Archard
49 Would Like to Meet Dave Carter
51 Obituary - Paul Vogt David Prismall
54 The Badge Box
55 Going Spare
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Jannie Standers much modified MOV as raced in the late 50's

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 327 - October 2002

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 327

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
6 Fishtail Mail
14 Mr. Shrader, Keeper of the Air we ride on Brian Ling
16 Two Litte Gems Rodney Wildsmith
17 Centre News
21 Rogart! What can you say, it's just 'Magic'! John Wheeler
22 Stanford Hall Rally 2002 Alan Harper
23 North American Annual Coast Ride Sam Jowett
28 Rodney Wildsmith on his 1964 Venom at Ballaugh Bridge Rodney Wildsmith
29 Welsh Camping Weekend Alan Palmer
30 "Bo] d'or" J. G. Beddows
31 Velocettes in Shipston-upon-Stour R.J. (Bob) Tait
36 Letter from Veloce in November 1960
42 New Zealand Classic Motor Cycle Racing Register Ivan Rhodes
44 My Old Mac 32 Years of Ownership John Holland
46 Daft Doing Dave Girdler
46 Hints and Tips for Motorcyclists
47 Editourial - A Short Wet Holiday in France Bryan Clarke
49 Tim Johnson - Senior Classic Manx Grand Prix Rodney Wildsmith
50 December 1952 - 119.87mps on 21in Velocette
51 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
51 Going Spare
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers

Cover Photo:Photo by Rodney Wildsmith - Caption on Page 2

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 326 - September 2002

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 326

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
3 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 Charles Udall - Obituary Gordon Small
8 Charless Udall - An Appreciation Ivan Rhodes
10 VOC's PRO Colin Goodwyn
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 Eldee Racers Keith Hamilton
14 Centre News
20 Technical Topics John Hannis
23 Q & A Chosen by David Prismall
24 French Rallye - Date Change
25 Stanford Rally as seen by Bill Fryer
26 Stanford Rally as seen by Rodney Wildsmith
27 Stanford Rally as seen by Ivan Rhodes
28 Fishtail Mail
33 Apologies Bryan Clarke
33 Daft Doings David Childs
34 More MAC Miles Dave Shennan
36 Ormstown Ordeal Donald Cutts
37 Another Born Again Biker Clive Larby
39 Up the Downs Run 21 - July 2002 Claude Stevens
40 Learning from the T.T. Races P.J. Goodman
42 Classic Bike Show - Stafford Mike Daly
43 Engine Balance and the Single Cylinder Engine (Part 2) David Prismall
47 Veloce Spares Limited WANTED
48 Photos by Ivan Rhodes
51 Extract from American Motoring - Cycle Chatter
52 Hints & Tips
53 A Day at the Races Dave Shennan
55 Lydden Meeting 2001 Walter Probst
56 Going Spare
58 Centrefax
60 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Tim Simkins riding 1913 Velocette Model A two stroke in the 2002 Pioneer Run.
Photo by Ivan Rhodes

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 325 - July 2002

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 325

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
8 News from the Badge Box John Dalby
8 The VOC Machine Badge Colin Goodwyn
10 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
11 BMF Show 2002 Derek Day
12 500cc Factory Racers Ivan Rhodes
16 Centre News
22 Biggest Velo Yet? Bryan Clarke
23 Bar Veloce - New York Centre?
23 Fishtail Mail
30 Montlhery Revisited Geoff Brett
31 Thrasher's COG-itations
32 For Founder, Peter and St. George Martin Spear
35 Velocette Owners Club & Veloce Spares Ltd - Accounts
39 Q & A - Chosen by David Prismall
41 Offset Cylinders
43 New Zealand Velocette Rally Warwick Darrow
44 Daft Doings Alan Lawrence
45 Hints & Tips for Motorcyclists
46 Going Spare
48 Velocette - A Real Motorcycle in Miniature
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Photo by Rodney Wildsmith - Banbury Cross is better known for a
rather more famous steed but this 1964 Venom doesn't look out of place in the
Oxfordshire town.

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 324 - June 2002

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 324

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 The Old Chapel
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 Technical Topics John Hannis
8 Centre News
11 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
13 Castle Ashby Sprint
14 Grossglockner Trophy - 13 Sept 2002
16 Tassie Tour by Velocette John Bryant
20 Brian Ling - DOn't Panic John C. Wheeler
21 Cape to Cape Grape Rally Mike Williams
23 Minutes of the 45th Annual General Meeting
33 Hello, Thrasher 'ere Bob Selfe
34 Fishtail Mail
37 Daft Doing Brian Ling
38 Ain't that sump 'in Peter Windibank
38 Two Extracts taken from Jampot
40 Valiant from the very first Velo Calendar Dave Shennan
41 Claymills Pumping Engines Brian Coldicott
42 Hints & Tips for Motorcyclists
43 A Few Examples of Inflation Mike Spink
46 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Offleers

Cover Photo: Photo by Rodney Wildsmith

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 323 - April 2002

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 323

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
7 Racing at Pukekohe Richard Adams
12 Centre News
17 Spares News from VSL Tom lunnicliffe
17 Fishtail Mail
25 Black Country Living Museum Geoffrey Brett
26 Q & A - From the VOC Website
27 Engine Balance and the Single Cylinder Engine David Prismall
31 No 2002 VOC Race Meeting Richard Adams
32 MK 1 KSS Graham Rhodes
35 Stanford Hall Rally Alan Harper
36 British Bike Jubilee Meeting 2002, 31 May - 2 June
37 Desmodromic Velocette Nev Miller
38 Latest Development of the MAC
38 Life, as they say, is full of contrasts Jeff Waller
38 History of My MOV Racer Kees Dijkema
40 My Introduction to Velo-ing Mike Brogden
41 Not So Daft Doings Brian Ling
42 Books on Bikes
43 Little Bird with Broken Wing Dave Shennan
44 Classic Bike Tracy Edwards
47 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: The BMG Desmodromic Conversion - Photo supplied by Nev Miller

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 322 - March 2002

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 322

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 AGM Notice and Map 2002
5 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 St. George's Rally 2002
8 Centre News
10 VOC Main Events Colin Goodwyn
11 2002 VOC Race Meeeting Jim Plant
12 Fishtail Mail
15 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
16 VOC Welsh Camping Weekend
16 Strictly for the Aged Members
17 An Interesting Weekend Peter Miles
20 The Quick Colonial Boys Marty Rush
21 A Quick Colonial Tells All Lesley J. Diener
23 Spares News from V.S.L. Tom Tunnicliffe
24 Montlh6ry Moments Michael Ayriss
31 Stanford Hall Rally 2002
31 Carole Nash Sponsor Both Events
33 Memories of Days Gone By Reg Callow
35 1946 MOV 250 - Ignore or Restore? David Prismall
41 The Mother of the Pushrod Velocettes - The M.O.V. John Chambers
41 Velocette E-Mail Forum Dai Gibbison
42 Motorcycles - and Velos - I have owned A.C.Webb
46 Hints & Tips
47 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Len Perry of New Zealand riding his 1929 KTT which he owned since
new and still rides in regularity events at the age of 90. Photo suppled by Charles Belk


Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 321 - January 2002

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 321

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
AGM Notice 2002 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
8 VOC Annual Rally 2002 Colin Goodwyn
9 Montjuich Memories Geoff Dodkin
16 Centre News
18 Fishtail Mail
28 BDG Closes - South East Velo Riders
30 Photos of Geoff Monty Velo at the Lydden Race Meeting 2992 Walter Probst
31 Obituary - Prof. Dr. Helmut Krackowizer Thomas Fritsch
32 Results of 2002 Dave Alcock Championship Richard Adams
33 Electric Velocette Olav Hassell
34 The Unleaded Question Revisited David Prismall
37 Cape to Cape Grape Rally Update
38 History of My MOV Racer Kees Dijkema
38 Daft Doings on Holiday Dave Shennan
40 British Biker Meeting in Switzerland
41 Daft Doings from Down Under Warwick Nicholson
42 Answers to the Christmas Quiz David Prismall
44 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: One of the rarest of Velocettes - a KTP owned by Dick Taylor of New Zealand

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 320 - December 2001

CONTENTS
  2 Editorial
  3 Chairman's Scrapbook     Roger Franklin
  4 VOC's Pro     Colin Goodwyn
  5 By'eck......     Mike Spink
  6 Spares News from VSL     Tom Tunnicliffe
  7 Club Diary     Colin Goodwyn
  7 Club News
12 Fishtail Mail
13 Obituary - Dr. Helmut Krackowizer     Ivan Rhodes
& Gordon Small
17 Fishtail Mail (Cont'd)
19 2001 Racing Season     Richard Adams
21 36th Annual Race Meeting at Linkoping, Sweden     Rob Drury
22 Picture taken from a Programme of Concerts in Vienna
23 The Restoration of KSS Registration BER 383     Chris Benallick
29 Vel Tours Touring Holiday     Chris Grover
31 Fishtail Mail (Cont'd)
33 Grahame Rhodes with KTT VIII at Scarborough     Sam Jowett
34 Veloce Spares Limited - Annual Report & Accounts 31 December 2001
40 Fishtail Mail (Cont'd)
46 Noise from the Badge Box     John Dalby
47 The Badge Box
48 Going Spare
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Thomas Fritsch on KTT 1066. Photo supplied by David Prismall
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Fishtail 319 - October 2001

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 319

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
6 Centre News
8 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
9 My Veloing Days Continues George Pritchard
13 Fishtail Mail
20 Photo of Mystery OHC Velo Engine
21 MkIIK/Iron MSS Front Brake Modification Brian Ling
23 The Velocette "Venom" and Steib S501 Sidecar
26 When Will I Every Learn? Bob Selfe
27 I was a Bevel Virgin! Chris Benallick
30 Stanford Hall Rally - Dave Shennan's View
31 Magneto Conversion David Prismall
32 A Missed Opportunity John Carter
33 Bob Foster Run 2001 David Cox
34 And then he nearly dropped down dead John Watson
35 Daft Doings
36 350cc MAC Velocette First Bike Nostalgia John Gilbert
44 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
46 The Badge Box
47 Going Spare
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: The most Westerly point of the I.O.M. mainland looking towards the
Calf of Man across Calf Sound - 1964 Venom. Photo by Rodne Wildsmith

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 318 - September 2001

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 318

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
2 Reunion Internacional de Motos Antiguas
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Centre News
6 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
8 Fishtail Mail
12 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
12 Illustrated Spares Lists - Correction Colin Goodwyn
13 Mallory Park Practice Day John Carter
14 Vancouver Centre News Sam Jowett
16 Letter Charles Belk
17 Wot Happened Was.... John Carter
19 Stanford Hall Rally Report
21 A Selection of Velos Dave Wallington
22 As seen on T.V. Dave Gladwell
24 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
24 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
26 South Hants and New Imperial Trip to France: July 2001 David Jarvis
28 Classic Bike Show Stafford Mike Daly
30 Something Else to Worry About.... Brian Ling
31 Stanford Hall Rally - Photos Bill Fryer
32 Frank's Platinum MOV Frank Stafford
39 Velo Tours de France
40 More Photos at Stanford Hall Bill Fryer
42 A Few Facts - Cape to Cape Grape Rally
44 The Rossendale Valley Motorbike Show David Prismall
46 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Seen at Stanford Hall - A Disc Braked Venom owned by Bill Morris
Photo by Bill Fryer

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 317 - July 2001

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 317

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
5 Obituary to Arthur Frederick Wheeler 5.8.1916 - 9.6.2001 Ivan Rhodes
7 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
8 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
10 My Veloing Days Continues George Pritchard
13 The BMG Desmodromic Conversion David Prismall
15 You Meet the Nicest People on a Velocette
16 D.O.H.C. MOV Racer
17 Velocette Accounts - Jan to Dec 2000
19 Alcester Clubs Father's Day
20 Centre News
26 Fishtail Mail
31 Spares News from VSL Tom'f'unnicliffe
32 Les Grimson's Biography
33 Daft Doings or No Comprende Brian Ling
33 I'm picking up good vibrations, It's giving me excitations ... !' I don't think. Dave Shennan
37 Montlhery 2001 - Photos Alan Soutter
39 Montlhery 2001 - Photos Geoff Bloor
40 Velocette "Venom" and Steib S501 Sidecar.
Reproduced from 'Motor Cycling' by kind permission of Frank Wheeler and Morton's Motorcycle media
43 Montlhery 2001 Rodney Wildsmith
49 Caught on Camera at Elvington David Prismall
50 Going Spare
52 Illustrated Spares Lists Colin Goodwyn
53 The Badge Box
54 Centrefax
56 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Graham Rhodes prepares to exercise the Record Breaker at Montlhery

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 316 - June 2001

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 316

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Minutes of AGM 2001-
13 Letter John Faly
14 Some shots of my KSS Venom Special John Knibb
16 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
17 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
18 Fishtail Mail
19 Thames Valley "Show Off Your Bike Day"
27 Mutiny on the Steam Packet Colin Goodwyn
28 Centre News
30 Icicle Run John Carter
31 My Veloing Days Continues George Pritchard
33 Photos by Dave Masters
34 "O" Solo Mio David Prismall
43 Clutch Plate Improvements for your Velo John Watson
44 Castle Ashby Sprint
45 The 2001 Lydden Meeting Richard Adams
46 Going Spare
48 Letter David Royston
46 The Badge Box
47 Going Spare
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Photo of L.R. Higgins on his Velocette, Junior T.T. 1939
supplied by Nick Higgins (see Fishtail Mail

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 315 - May 2001

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 315

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin'
4 Dave Allcock Memorial Championship 2000 Richard Adams
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
6 V.O.C. Welsh Section Camping Weekend
7 Dates for the VMCC Historic Racing 2001
8 Centre News
10 2001 Border Raid
10 Note from the Badge Box John Dalby
11 Over l00mph for 24 hrs
12 Fishtail Mail
19 Velo Tours de France
20 Mallory Park Practice Day John Carter
25 The 499cc Velocette 'Venom Clubman Veeline' reproduced by kind
permission of Frank Wheeler and Morton's Motor cycle media
30 A Day out at the Black Country Museum Richard Adams
30 Disposal of Velocettes and Related items
31 Think I am Just About There Bruce Robertson
40 Quill et Demon-strandem addendum.
Quill Locus centrum? Malcolm Blackburn
42 Fastest Ever British Motorcycle Announced
42 Daft Doings - Don't Panic Peter Windibank
43 Another Fine Mesh You've Got Us Into Peter Windibank
46 The Badge Box
47 Going Spare
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Photo by Paul Bennett (see letter Page 14)
Finally on top of the Mendips on a bright and frosty morning

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 314 - March 2001

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 314

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
3 Hints and Tips Supplements Mike Spink
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Stanford Hall Rally - 2001 July lst 2001
6 AGM 2001
7 St. George's Rally 2001
8 Velocette in Sweden 2001 - UEM Vintage Cup Lars Engelbrektsso
11 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
13 Centre News
16 My Veloing Days (Cont) George Pritchard
17 Veloce Spares Ltd - The Way Forward Roger Franklin
27 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
28 40th Anniversary Event 2001 - Circuit de Linas, Montlhery France
33 Invitation - 23rd Invernationsl Velocette Rally Germany
34 My First T.T. Les Higgins
40 Spares News from V.S.L. Tom Tunnicliffe
41 24-Hour Record Machine
46 The Badge Box
47 Going Spare
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Ken Foster 1959 NUC - Highly Recommended

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 313 - February 2001

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 313

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 AGM Notice 2001
6 Over 100mph for 24 Hours
6 Another Note from the Badge Box John Dalby
7 Trials and Trails David Prismall
8 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
8 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
10 Gone but Not Forgotten David Prismall
13 Fishtail Mail
16 My Veloing Days George Pritchard
18 Two-Stroke Velo David Prismall
19 Centre News
20 Manx Grand Prix 1999 Tony Ainley
25 Quill et Demon-Strandem Malcolm Blackburn
29 From the Archives - Who Is It?
29 The Birmingham Testers Run & The Hailwood Memorial Run
32 Smile Corner
34 4 stroke vs 2 stroke Amals Frank Forster
36 Answers to the Christmas Quiz David Prismall
37 Progress of VMT 782
38 Stanford Hall Rally 2001
42 The Badge Box
43 Going Spare
46 Centrefax
48 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Chas Belk of New Zealand with his 1954 MSS outfit

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 312 - December 2000

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 312

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
5 Pottering into the Millennium Mike Spink
7 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
8 Strange Noises from the Badge Box John Dalby
9 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
11 The Rhodes '37 500 Works Special David Prismall
13 Fishtail Mail
17 Centre News
19 Alex Svenson's NZ 500 Cammy David Prismall
21 The Velocette O.C. of N. America July California Ride
One Rider's Week Sam Jowett
27 Viewing the Alternatives Dave Shennan
30 Bob Foster Millennium Run - Sunday October lst 2000 Dave Cox
31 An Alternative Alternator P. Stewart Duff
34 History of the Leinster '200' Athole Harrison
37 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
37 A Daft Doing?
39 Book Review - 'Velocette Motorcycles MSS to Thruxton' David Prismall
40 Christmas Quiz David Prismall
42 Silencers P. Stewart Duff
46 The Badge Box
48 Going Spare
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Ingolstadt, and Arthur Wheeler, aged 86, shows he can
still have fun on Thomas Fritsch's MK VIII KT No. 1066.

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 311 - October 2000

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 311

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairmans Scrapbook Roger Franklin
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Centre News
8 One of a Series of Photos of a MAC About Town Sam Jowett
9 French Fantasy Richard Sattin
10 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
11 East Midlands Go for Gold Mike Ayriss
15 Fishtail Mail
18 Old Bike, Modern Hat Sam Jowett
25 Milan - Taranto with 1066 Thomas Fritsch
29 More Fishtail Mail
31 Memories of a Motorcycle Trip 1948/49 Keith Milich
34 Velotips and How - Tos Geoff Blanthorn
40 A Further List of Velocette Road Tests and Articles David Childs
42 East Midlands Go Dutch Mike Ayriss
47 More from the VOCNA Summer Ride Gil Loe
48 Going Spare
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Venom Sport Special in the sunshine at
Port Erin during MGP 2000 Week - Photo R M Wildsmith

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 310 - September 2000

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 310

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairmans Chat Roger Franklin
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 Club Diary
6 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
7 Obituary - John Sherwood Geoff Steele
8 Letter Sam Jowett
11 Stanford Hall Results Geoff Vale
11 Where Is It Now?
12 Spares News from VSL Tom lunnicliffe
12 Lydden Report Richard Adams
14 Fishtail Mail
15 Dorking Centre Annual Auction
15 Centre News
17 Reader Recommended - A Visit to David Lindsley David Prismall
24 Fishtail Mail (continued)
26 MACsimum Performance Bob Selfe
27 Sumping Else is Wrong
29 Even Further Belt Drive Developments for your Road Bike J.R. Watson
30 Minutes of the 43rd Annual General Meeting
44 Velocette Owners Club - Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet
46 Going Spare
48 More Fishtail Mail
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Arthur Lavington racing his Mk2 KSS at a MCC
High Speed Trial probably in the 1950s or early 60s. Arthur's
other racer, his Mk8 KTT, is now safely in the hands of Richard
Adams and was used by him as the escort bike for the lunchtime
parade at our race meeting at Lydden this year

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 309 - August 2000

FISHTAlL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
August 2000 - Number 309

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Club Diary
6 Wallet and Gromit Keith Ritson
10 Elementary, my dear Watsonian David Prismall
10 Centre News
12 Fishtail Mail
16 Sumping Else! Bob Selfe
16 Sumping for Bill to Think About Will Noble
18 Velocette Club de France (VCF)
19 Committed to Velocettes 5 - Peter Miles David Prismall
20 The Dundrod 100 James Miller
23 Spares News from VSL Tom lunnicliffe
25 Castle Ashby Sprint
26 BMF Show 2000: The Velo Club Stand Dave Carter
28 Good Vibrations Martin Spear
28 One Man's Manx 1999 Dave Shennan
34 Extra Scottish News P Stewart Duff
34 Information Required Janice Venables
35 "Old Alf Remembers A. H. Orchard
38 Squawks David Prismall
40 Shelf Life Unleaded George Tofield
41 Eva Askquith - Dirt Girl Marc Farmer
46 Good Service FT 308
47 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Charles Archer of the Woburn Centre with
his restored MAC and the 'Best Classic' trophy he won
at the BMF Show

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 308 - June 2000

FISHTAlL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
June 2000 - Number 308

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Lydden Race Meeting 29 & 30 July Richard Adams
4 Fishtail Mail
10 Reference 1929 KN Velocette 350cc OHC Mike White
12 Centre News
13 Open Sesame - "A Box of Delights" revisited Dave Breach
15 Poor Starting? Oh No! Not Again! John Brunyee
16 The Geoff Monty Velocette - Part II
26 Daft Doings Brian Ling
27 Don't Take Things Literally Hugh Ticknor
33 Tribute to Billy Wing, Velocette Agent David Prismall
36 "OHC" Race Winners/Finishers of the 1920 - 50s Ken Giblett
38 Sumping's Wrong Bill Langworth
39 Club Diary
41 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
42 French Rally '99 Mike Ayriss
46 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: A Velo Special built by the late Cary McSquid
outside his garage at Manhattan Beach. Note the sign.
Photo supplied by Dave Masters
Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 307 - May 2000

FISHTAlL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
May 2000 - Number 307

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Chat JimPlant
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 Spares News from VSL Tom lunnicliffe
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
8 Velocette Owners Club - Welsh Section
9 St. George's Rally - May 5-7
10 News from New Zealand Charles Belk
11 A New Zealand Special Charles Belk
12 Fishtail Mail
22 Committed to Velocettes 4 - Tom Ilinnicliffe David Prismall
25 The Geoff Monty Velocette - Part 1
34 Centre News
34 The Welsh National Motorcycle Show
35 Border Raid 1999 - Germany Mike Ayriss
40 One Man's Manx 1998 Dave Shennan
42 Velocette Meeting in Sweden
45 Year 2000 Velocette Meeting Richard Adams
46 Web Sites
48 Media Monitor David Prismall
47 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Alex Svendsen Special road machine
see letter Page 11

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 306 - March 2000

FISHTAlL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
March 2000 - Number 306

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Chat JimPlant
4 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
5 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 The Library Colin Goodwyn
9 Pukekohe Classic Motorcycle Weekend Peter Butterworth
10 Velos on the Box Ken Blackburn Reg Curtis
19 Proposed Isle of Man Event 2001 Geoff Ives
20 Centre News
21 Club Trophies
22 Alternative Accommodation for AGM
23 Motorbikes in France - Spring & Summer 2000
25 The Milan-Taranto Raid Nord-Sud David Prismall
30 Further Belt Drive Developments for your Road Bike
32 Two in a Tank Bag - "Rider"
33 Head Problem C Gynwood
34 Primary Chaincase Oil Blowing John Kerslake
37 Lucas Magnetos the most cursed and least understood part of a
British Motorcycle Bob Kizer
41 Another Electric Starter Conversion David Prismall
42 22nd International Velocete Rally Germany
47 Going Spare
50 Centrefax

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 305 - February 2000

FISHTAlL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
February 2000 - Number 305

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Chat Jim Plant
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
5 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 Fishtail Mail
8 Centre News
9 Velos on the Box John Jenner
9 The Story of the 'Lady Luck' Jouni Rinne
11 A Thruxton Turns Up John Hicks
14 More on the Lead Free Question Howard Thompson
17 One Man's Manx Dave Shennan
23 News from the Badge Box John Dalby
23 A Chronology of KTT's John Shaw
24 Poet's Corner Brian Ling
25 1066 and All That David Prismall and Thomas Fritsch
30 Welsh Centre V.O.C. Camping Weekend
31 Indian Tanks - A Plea for Help Tony Green
33 Velocette Road Tests David Gibbison
36 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
36 Wheelies in Wales and Wiltshire John Carter
39 News from the FBHVC
40 "So, You, 'Wannal Borrow a Bike? (Ha, Ha, Ha!!!)" Martin Spear
47 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Thomas Fritsch's 1949 KTT Mk VIII as featured
in "1066 and All That"

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 304 - December 1999

FISHTAlL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
December 1999 Number 304

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Chat JimPlant
4 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
4 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
6 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
7 Centre News
11 Fishtail Mail
18 Five Speed Gearboxes for Velocettes TonyAinley
19 Meriden Millennium Motorcycle Megaride
20 The North American Velocette Club's
Annual West Summer Ride Sam Jowett
25 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
26 Poet's Corner
27 From a 1920's Veloce Publicity Booklet
28 AGM 2000
30 The Race as the Rider Sees It Ted Walker
33 To Squish or not to squish,
that is the question Dave Shennan
37 Oh - Not that Clutch Again! C.P. Penny
38 The Unleaded Question -
A Final Word John Rowland
44 A Thruxton Turns Up John Hicks
46 Evolution David Prismall
47 Dorking Centre Annual Auction
47 Going Spare
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers
Cover Photo: Bring 'em up right. The Chairman's elder daughter Helen
sitting on Tony Wright's Venom racer at Cadwell Park.
Taken in the mid 1980's, the bike eventually grew into the
infamous "Millennium Venom". Helen is now a historian and
an expert on the non-conformist Christian religions.

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 303 - November 1999

FISHTAlL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
November 1999 Number 303

CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
3 Chairman's Chat JimPlant
5 www.velocetteowners.com Tony Wright
6 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
6 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
7 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
9 The Lead Free Question - Part Two John Rowland
14 Committed to Velocettes (3) Ivan Rhodes
17 Fishtail Mail
24 Answers to the Tri-Centenary Quiz David Prismall
25 Fishtail Mail (continued)
32 Velos on the Grass Fred Baker
34 Daft Doings
35 Castle Ashby Sprint Alan Bell
36 Velocette Making their Marque David Prismall
40 Still Practicin' - Manx Grand
Prix 1998 Tony Ainley
47 Going Spare
50 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Michael White of Canada -
1937 KSS following his restoration work

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 302 - September 1999

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
September 1999 Number 302


CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
3 Chairman's Chat Jim Plant
5 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
8 Velos Lost and Oil Discoverd in Kent Brian Ling
9 Belt Drive Conversion for Velocette
Racing Singles John Watson
11 Stolen
13 Fishtail Mail
18 Top Ten Reasons Harley Riders
may not wave back Alan Soutter
18 I'll just nip the head down.... Alan Ratcliffe
20 Keep the Flag Flying Bill Langworth
22 Daft Doings No 394
22 A Hot Weekend at Lydden Richard Adams
28 Centre News
29 A Personal Perspective David Prismall
31 Fishtail Mail (Cont'd)
33 World-wide Email Communications David Prismall
37 More Fishtail Mail
38 Reader Recomended -
A Visit to Seymour's David Prismall
47 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
51 Centrefax
52 Club Officers

Cover Photo: The Chairman's wife Kate sitting on Dick Adams' MK 4
KTT, taken after the Alcester Centre's Spring Run. She's
laughing because someone has just pointed out to her that her
knees fit the "George Dance" knee grips perfectly."

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 301 - August 1999

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
August 1999 Number 301


CONTENTS
2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Chat Jim Plant
4 Spares News from VSL Tom Tunnicliffe
5 Committed to Velocettes - John Dalby David Prismall
6 VOC's Pro Colin Goodwyn
8 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
10 Obituary - G. G. Murdoch E.B.S.
13 Fishtail Mail
19 Where is it Now?
20 Velocette Club de France - Annual Rally
21 The 1999 Stanford Hall Rally David Prismall
29 Centre News
31 Recovering the Binder Mk VIII Ivan Rhodes
37 The Rossendale Valley Bike Show David Prismall
38 North Kent Centre
38 Stop Press
38 A Special 'Special' John Gilson
41 The Lead-Free Question John Rowland
45 Late News .......
46 Castle Ashby Sprint
47 Going Spare
49 The Badge Box
51 Centrefax
52 Club Ofricers

Cover Photo: John Gilson's Special 'Special' - Article P. 38

Editor Bryan Clarke
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Fishtail 300 - June 1999

FISHTAIL

Magazine of the Velocette Owners Club
Number 300

CONTENTS

2 Editorial
3 Chairman's Chat Jim Plant
5 VOC's PRO Colin Goodwyn
6 Club Diary Colin Goodwyn
7 Overseas Report Alan Soutter
9 Liquid Lunch David Prismall
10 Minutes of 1999 AGM Vic Blackman
24 Committed to Velocettes David Prismall
28 Velocette Technical Topics Peter Redman
29 Suppression for Them As Likes It Colin Goodwyn
29 Centre News
31 V.M.C.C. Taverners Section Founders Day Rally - July 25th 1999
33 Fishtail Mail
39 Extra Power to KSS Magneto Alan Soutter
40 Velocette Part No's - Proof Readers Apology
41 Taffy's Tooters Brian Ling
41 Velocette Race Meeting at Lydden Richard Adams
43 Baptism of Fire Mike Robertson
46 What a Belter! Kevin Thurston
48 Insurance Reform David Prismall
49 Tri-Centenary Quiz David Prismall
50 FBHVC Endorses Lead Substitute Products
51 Going Spare
53 Spares News Tom Tunnicliffe
54 Centrefax
56 Going Spare
49 Club Officers

Cover Photo: Heinz Limbers - Oedheim on his KTT Mklll 1933
taken by Prof Dipl KFM Dr Helmut Krackowizer

Editor Bryan Clarke