Our May Club Meeting was Sunday, May 28th at Richard's Little House.

There was record attendance for our May meeting at Richard’s little house.

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Many members braved the inclement weather of the almost constant drizzle and rode their bikes to the meeting. Thankfully there was plenty of parking available to accommodate all the 4-wheeled cages.

Dennis Tackett handled the MC duties. The first order of business was to thank Richard for hosting our meeting and providing an abundance of beverages and pasta (Tortellini and Spaghetti) along with all the trimmings.

New members and guests were introduced next followed by a recap of past events including the All British & European Car Day and the annual Spring Hill Country Ride. This year the spring ride included a weeklong tour of the hill country on antique motorcycles starting with a “track day” at the Harris Hill Raceway outside San Marcos. There were also members of the Lone Star Vincent chapter and the Southern California Norton Owners club along for the ride.

Unfortunately the All British & European Car Day was on the same weekend as the Spring Ride. However, the club's participation was well managed and handled by Michael Marshall. Michael reports it was “crazy” windy but a pretty good turnout. Michael and company sold a total of $485 in raffle bike tickets. Volunteers who helped out were Mark Dunn, Ralph Reynolds, Billy Thomas and Frank West.

Dennis briefed us on the club’s annual goal to have at least one “epic” event each year. This year’s Spring Ride and the 2015 British Invasion of the Ozarks were examples.

Jerrett Martin briefed us on his racing success. Jerrett is racing a highly modified air-cooled Ducati Scrambler purposefully built to compete in the CMRA Formula 3 Class. For the last three races Jerrett has finished first twice and second once.

The next big event for the club will be the 33rd Land O’ the Pines rallye, September 28th – October 1st. Our next club meeting is being held in conjunction with an antique bike show that is open to the public at Dylan's BBQ on Sunday, June 25th. For the last seven years on the last Sunday in June the NTNOA has arranged a free antique motorcycle show at Strokers Dallas. This will be our first bike show at Bylan's BBQ. The antique bike show is open to all makes and models built prior to 1987 (30 years old or older). Bikes should be in place starting at 11am and all the bikes should be in place by noon. Everyone who enters a bike in the show will be given a voucher good for up to ten dollars of food Dylan's.

There was speculation that our 50/50 drawing was rigged since Dennis had the winning ticket. Dennis quickly gave his winnings over to Jerrett to support his racing. Dennis adjourned the meeting but almost everyone remained to enjoy the delicious pasta and to socialize.

There was plenty of cold beverages and refreshments.  Pasta was served after the meeting.


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