CHRISTMAS BREAKUP & SPORTING T.T.

Our annual club breakup and SPORTING T.T. (Tiddler Tour) will be held on 12th December at our clubrooms @ 45 Riversdale Rd Newtown.

Meeting around 10.00am for a 10.30 ride start. We ask members and friends to come along on their smallest or oldest bike they have or can cadge for the day but any bike or car is welcome, realising it won’t be a fast ride. The ride will take approximately 1.5> 2hrs around the local area of Geelong, with a coffee stop along the way and finishing at the clubrooms for a chat, refreshments and nibbles.

We also ask for members to bring along for display any bike or projects of interest to make up a bit of a display at the rooms.

2nd Tuesday General Meeting 09-11-21

Hi everyone, our next General Meeting is on Tuesday 09-11-21, our resident chef (Bot) is preparing a culinary delight, So come along for a meal, permit and membership renewals & a catch up with mates, kick off at 7:30pm. As per VIC Government COVID vaccine regulations, please only attend if you are fully vaccinated. attendees max 30 people. Cheers. Pat

note: Not Bot on his Ducati !

Annual General Meeting Tonight – 23-10-21

All members are invited along to our Annual General Meeting, tonight (23-10-21) at our clubrooms at 45 Riversdale Rd Newtown @ 730pm for the election of office bearers and officials. 
All positions will be declared vacant on the night & elections will be held to fill committee positions. So if anyone is thinking of helping the club out please put your hand up. 
Remember this is a member based club, run by members for our members. 
Hope to see a good member turnout on the night to help fill all positions, as the club enters its 90 year !

Bot is doing one of his world famous BBQs, See you there for a drink, a snag & a vote!

Vic Government vaccine mandate to be observed, no double jab, no entry.

Monday Red plate ride back on

Weekly Monday morning Red Plate Rides (really any vehicle welcome) are back on – Casual & Cruisy. Meet Barrabool Rd, just past the Macintyre walk bridge heading west towards Highton, on the right hand side of the road in the car park near the toilet block. Meet at 9.00am and depart 9.30am. Rides are very casual, usually pick a cafe / bakery in the area and away we go, always great fun.

OCTOBER DIRT CLUB RIDE 10/10/2021

This months club ride has been organised by life members Mark Gross & Phil Nelson who have put together the first dirt ride as our monthly club ride. It will be an easy ride for the experienced dirt riders but is aimed at a level that all riders will be able to complete regardless of experience. Suitable for all dirt bikes whether they be Red Plate, Rec Registered or Fully registered, but they must be registered in some form to participate.

Marked track for approx 30klms of an easy standard with access roads throughout if any problems. Riders can choose to do more than one lap if they choose.

Directions;

From Shelford proceed west towards Rokewood

Approx 4klms turn right to Mt Mercer

Approx 25klms turn left at Flemings Rd and follow yellow arrows to the start .

Meet at starting point around 9.00am for a 9.30 start.

Hope to see you there to support the effort our members put in to organise this for us.

Happy 89th Birthday to 1953 SMCC club champion – Dave Jeremiah

Happy 89th Birthday today (1/10/2021) to 1953 SMCC club champion Dave Jeremiah pictured here with his championship sash. Coincidentally David was born in 1932, the same year SMCC was foundered.

Dave grew up and has spent all his life in the East Geelong / Newcombe area where motorcycles became a big part of life for him and his mates pictured here.
Pictured here is a page from the program on the day Dave won the championship in 1953.
At the time Dave rode a 500cc Ariel with an alloy barrel and shaved head running on Petrol/Benzol mixture.
With lots of other mods, it was tuned up rather nicely and was a bit of a rocket ship.
Dave remembers the track out on the Melbourne Rd with a very sandy first corner and a really long back straight.
Once he came out of the first turn in the lead they couldn’t catch him on the almighty Ariel.
A few more photos here of Dave back in his heyday and at the races with his mates.

Thanks to our historic records custodians and generosity of former club members, we have managed to collate a variety of interesting club memorabilia. We are excited to be able to celebrate Daves milestone today and recognise him as one of the many champions who have contributed to the rich and diverse history of the Sporting Motorcycle Club over the past 89 years.