Sunday's meeting was one of the best attended all year. Many thanks to our host Phil Crane for a super venue. Phil provided refreshments and shade for all our bikes by making his hangar available for parking. We had close to 40 members present with most ridding their vintage bikes - the majority of which were from England wearing Triumph and Norton badges. BMW was also well represented followed by Harley-Davidson. It was a special treat to see Ward Hogue ride up on his 1970 Triumph Bonneville from Bridgeport and Charles Busbee on his Honda Hawk from Oak Cliff.
Clay Walley started the formal portion of our meeting just about on time. Dennis Tackett gave us an overview of this year's rally schedule of events. It is important to note that this year the Saturday Bike Show will be in the morning from 10:00 AM to noon to allow for more field events in the afternoon. Registration for the bike show will be from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. The field events will include a Cold Start Race, a Ride the Plank contest, both a Kid's and Adult's Obstacle Course and perhaps one or two more. The Burnout Pit will be Saturday night after the awards ceremony which will start at 6:00 PM. Dennis trailered this year's raffle bike, a '73 Norton Combat Commando to the meeting for all to see and sell raffle tickets. Dennis plans on riding it at the rally to and from the Friday night Catfish Dinner. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and will be available to purchase at all upcoming meetings and at the rally.
Jay McCurry, aka Scooter Jay, passed around a container for donations to go to Terry Poovey's wife. Terry was injured at the Springfield Mile. He has been transported back to Texas and his doctors believe he should make a full recovery but was still in a coma as of the meeting. To add to the fund Jake Hendricks auctioned off one of his dirt track racing t-shirts.
Our next meeting will be at Keith Martin's RPM Cycle Triumph Dealership as part of their annual open house and swap meet. The date has been moved up a week to Saturday, 22 July to deconflict with Keith's racing schedule and Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio the following weekend.
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