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.

And we are back ! Meetings & Rides

Hi everyone, with the easing of COVID restrictions in regional Victoria (again) we are back on for meetings & rides

A General meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday 14/09/21, Our resident chef Bott will be preparing a feast, come along have a feed, a drink and catch up with mates and for all your renewal needs. Kick off time is 7:00pm for a meal, meeting starts at 8:00pm

Please practice good covid safety, and check in on arrival. Indoor numbers will need to be limited to 20. Any overflow will need to enjoy our lovely views of the Newtown / Highton valley outside. See you Tuesday. Pat

Club General Meetings & Rides on Hold – Again

*** UPDATED 23/08/21 ***

With Regional Victoria going back into Lockdown on Saturday 21/08/21, unfortunately all club events are on hold until further notice. Hopefully this one doesn’t go on to long and we can get riding again.

In the meantime see below for Renewals.

Membership & Club Permit (Red plate) Renewals

All renewals can be done via our P.O Box while meetings are on hold.

For Club Membership Renewals, Fees should be paid via EFT to the bank details provided on the membership forms, using your name as a reference on the payment, then mail your completed Membership forms to “Sporting Motor Cycle Club. P.O Box 447, Geelong 3220” with a STAMPED SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE, Your membership renewal will be processed and mailed back to you.

For Club Permit (Red Plate) Renewals, If your club membership is current, just post your completed VIC Roads Club Permit renewal form to “Sporting Motor Cycle Club. P.O Box 447, Geelong 3220” with a STAMPED SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE and it will be signed and returned to you. VicRoads can be paid online for Club Permit renewals, https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Any issues or questions please make contact via the Club website contact page.

Cheers,

Patrick Middleton

Club Secretary.

SEPTEMBER CLUB RIDE

The proposed dirt bike ride for September has been deferred until October 10th, therefore, provided we are open to do so, we will have the normal ride from the clubrooms, meeting at 9.00 and leaving 9.30.

If anyone has any suggestions as to a ride destination please let us know and we will discuss it at the next club meeting on 24/08/21.