Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017

This is a call to all Life Members, Club Members, Racers and interested parties to attend the Victoria Motorcycle Club Inc AGM at 5:00 pm Saturday 11th February at The Supply Room, Mana.

Victoria Motorcycle Club Inc are looking for new officers to join the committee to ensure that the activities of the club can continue to proceed and that motorcycle racers of all abilities from junior novices to national champions can enjoy their sport this year and into the future.

Primarily, in the case of Victoria Motorcycle Club, that means the annual winter series racing.

Nominations are now open and will close at 5pm on Saturday 28 th January 2017 for the following positions:

Membership Secretary (2 year term) – Current incumbent may stand again.
Club Secretary (2 year term) – Current incumbent may stand again.
Race Coordinator (2 year term) – Current incumbent may stand again.
Historian (2 year term).
General Committee Members (minimum of 2 and no more than 6 required, 1 year term).

Candidates must be proposed and seconded and emailed to

Please come along and get involved.  Without committee members the club can’t function, and our racers can’t race.

Many thanks and see you there.

VMCC CSS Scholarship Programme 2017

Last call for applicants for the 2017 VMCC CSS Junior Scholarship Programme.
 
The Victoria Motorcycle Club California Superbike School scholarship programme has been developed to provide recognised training and support for junior riders wanting to excel in road racing.
 
We understand the difficulties in getting underway in the sport and this programme aims to not only develop race craft and mental preparation, VMCC also supports the development of written material and proactive communication skills, to prepare the applicant for a long successful career in road racing.
 
Target age group: 15-19
Experience: some road racing experience is preferred, but suitable MX experience will be considered.
Commitment required: Applicants must have their own tidy bike, maintained race ready for the season. They must maintain a positive attitude and provide written race reports and feedback through the duration of the season. Attendance at each round of the Winter Series and associated track days is required.
In return: VMCC will provide full funding covering entry to the winter series and track days, at-track support and personal development. VMCC will provide suitable environment for pitting, training and break out sessions during meetings. Extra training and/or guest speakers around bike preparation, tyres, suspension and wider areas of the sport, will also be provided.
 
With our partner California Superbike School the scholarship holders will complete level one superbike school training on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th May 2017 at Hampton Downs and receive at track one-on-one support and coaching at each round of the winter series.
 
The cost to riders is $280.
 
For more information please contact us ASAP or email your Racing CV and an outline of your goals for the season (preparation for success starts now!).
 
Applications close Friday 27th January 2017.
 
Cheers,
 
Brent Watson
Junior Scholarship
scholarship@vicclub.co.nz

No committee = No racing = No club

Following on from Dales letter to members on 5 March and after close of nominations for committee positions, we can advise that we have only 3 new people wishing to join the committee.
The reality is that all these gaps on the committee will mean no racing.

Dale couldn’t have said it any more simply,

No committee = No racing = No club.

Where does our club go from here?
This will be discussed at the AGM and we urge all members to attend and have their say, bring ideas, enthusiasm and committment to keep the Victoria Motorcycle Club operating.

Notice from President

To all members of the Victoria Motorcycle Club
This is a final call for committee nominations which will close at 5pm Sunday 6 March. The AGM will be held on Sunday 20 March at Tatum Park.
Below is information from the club constitution showing the responsibilities of each position.
The reality is, over the past 2 years the committee has been operating with less people than needed, the few involved have had to take on many roles to keep the club and events runnning.
There has been a lot of hard work put in to bring the club back from near financial ruin of just 2 years ago.
With over 200 members we hope that we can achieve a full committee of just 14 willing and dedicated people to keep the club moving forward.
Without the committed support of its members the Victoria Motorcycle Club will not be able to operate after 20 March 2016.
No committee = No Racing.
I urge you all to think hard about the club you belong to.
Is it time for you to give back to your club?
What support can you offer?
What commitment can you make to help keep the Victoria Motorcycle Club operating?

Dale Kempthorne
President

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice and details of AGM can be found here

Notice of Annual General Meeting to be held 2pm Sunday 20 March 2016

The best motorcycle racers in the world, the best motorcycle racers in New Zealand, young aspiring motorcycle racers and enthusiastic motorcycle sport followers everywhere need strong clubs through which they can grow to become champions. They also need clubs within which they can simply enjoy doing the sport they love with groups of similarly minded and supportive people.

All clubs need to have a core group of people who operate together to make the activities of the club actually happen. The larger this core group the better. The more skill sets it will have, the less work any individual will need to do. Without this group there can be no club activities. Without club activities, there will be no reason to have the club. Without the club there will be no more racing. And that means this year.

Victoria Motorcycle Club Inc is now calling for new officers to join the committee to ensure that the activities of the club can proceed and that motorcycle racers of all abilities from junior novices to national champions can enjoy their sport this year and into the future. Primarily, in the case of Victoria Motorcycle Club, that means the annual winter series racing.

There are positions on the committee available now for new and enthusiastic people to fill them. The club has more than enough members and other racers who race in the club series to fill these positions. Rider numbers are increasing once again. The hard work for this years series will have been completed, the new committee will have a plan they can follow and many new ideas handed over so they can keep the club heading in a positive direction.

Nominations are now open and will close at 5pm on 6 March 2016 for the following positions:
President – 2 year term
Treasurer – 2 year term
Entry Secretary – 2 year term
Social Coordinator – 2 year term
Race Coordinator (currently vacant with one year of term remaining)
Historian (currently vacant with one year of term remaining)
Ordinary Committee Members (minimum of 2 and no more than 6 required, 1 year term)

Candidates must be proposed and seconded in writing to Victoria Motorcycle Club, PO Box 1972, Wellington or emailed to: secretary@vicclub.co.nz

This is therefore a call to all Life Members, Club Members, Racers and interested parties to come to the Victoria Motorcycle Club Inc AGM at 2:00 pm Sunday 20 March, at Tatum Park, 820 – 850 State Highway One, Manakau, Horowhenua.

Everyone is welcome!

VMCC CSS Scholarship Programme 2016

Last call for applicants for the 2016 VMCC CSS Junior Scholarship Programme.

The Victoria Motorcycle Club California Superbike School scholarship programme has been developed to provide recognised training and support for junior riders wanting to excel in road racing.
We understand the difficulties in getting underway in the sport and this programme aims to not only develop race craft and mental preparation, VMCC also supports the development of written material and proactive communication skills, to prepare the applicant for a long successful career in road racing.

Target age group: 15-19
Experience: some road racing experience is preferred, but suitable MX experience will be considered.
Commitment required: Applicants must have their own tidy bike, maintained race ready for the season. They must maintain a positive attitude and provide written race reports and feedback through the duration of the season. Attendance at each round of the Winter Series and associated track days is required.
In return: VMCC will provide full funding covering entry to the winter series and track days, at track support and personal development. VMCC will provide suitable environment for pitting, training and break out sessions during meetings. Extra training and/or guest speakers around bike preparation, tyres, suspension and wider areas of the sport, will also be provided.

With our partner CSS, scholarship holders will complete level one superbike school training on the 23 February 2016 and receive at track one-on-one support and coaching at each round of the winter series

The cost to riders is $280.

For more information please contact us ASAP or email through your Racing CV and an outline of your goals for the season (preparation for success starts now!).

Cheers
Brent Watson
Junior Scholarship

Track / Training Day – Sunday 22 November

A chance to get your motorcycle out on the track.

This gives you the opportunity to learn more skills and have fun with your motorcycle without the bother of getting into trouble or disrupting traffic on the open road.

The classes will be:

Race (Race prepped bikes only)
Fast
Medium
Novice
Motard  (a separate group on the short reverse track, if more than 10 riders)

Cost is just $80 for Victoria Motorcycle Club Inc members or $90 for non members.

We will have experienced riders to offer coaching both on and off track for those who have never been to the track before or for those who want some advice on riding techniques and bike set up.

Class will be limited to approx 30 bikes each.
Guarenatee yourself a spot by pre entering AND PAYING by Friday 20 November.

Email your name and group preference to: 

Payment to 12-3140-0358614-00 with your name as reference.

Robbie Groves

Robbie Groves

***  We’d like to let you all know that a memorial for Robbie will be held at Caffe L’affre (27 College St, Te Aro, Wellington) from 5.30pm Tuesday 3 November.  Robbie will then travel to Lake Tekapo with his family.  ***

Today we are very sorry to hear the news that club member Robbie Groves has passed away over night.

Robbie was our F2 and BEARS F2 cup champion for 2015.  Many of you will also know him as a mechanic from Motorad.

We’d like you all to take a moment to remember Robbie and join us in sending our thoughts and support to his family and friends.

2015 VMCC Bridgestone Motorcycling Racing Series Results

We apologise for the delay in getting the results published!
We are currently working on a new website and the old one is getting harder to manage…
keep an eye out for the new site coming soon!
The final round of the Bridgestone series wa held 19 September followed by prize giving to celebrate the successful series.
We are keen on hearing your thoughts on the new look 2015 series.
Please email race@vicclub.co.nz with any ideas, suggestions or general feedback you have for us.

2015 VMCC Bridgestone Motorcycling Racing Series Results

Redpath Shelters Senior Trophy:
1st Jamie Maindonald – Suzuki GSXR 1000
2nd Peter Tanner – Honda CBR 1000 RR
3rd Ross Bloodworth – BMW S1000 RR

Speedjunkie Intermediate Trophy:
1st Rogan Chandler – Honda RS125 GP
2nd Gavin Pelham – Suzuki SV 650
3rd Jon Medlin – Suzuki SV 650

Kiwibike Insurance Junior Trophy:
1st Jonathan Dol – Hyosung GT 250R
2nd Turiana Banks – Kawasaki KRR 150
3rd Campbell Grayling – Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Rosscraft Kitchens and Joinery Supermotard Trophy:
1st James Clarke – Honda CRF 450R
2nd Ashton Hughes – KTM EXC 450
3rd Tony Hirini – Honda CRF 450R

TSS Red Baron F1 Sprint Cup:
1st Jamie Maindonald – Suzuki GSXR 1000
2nd Ross Bloodworth – BMW S1000RR
3rd Malcolm Bielski – Suzuki GSXR 1000

Ivan Jones Engineering F1 BEARS Sprint Cup:
1st Ross Bloodworth – BMW S1000RR
2nd Nick Prestidge – Ducati 1098
3rd Richard Taylor – BMW S1000RR

Ivan Jones Engineering F2 BEARS Sprint Cup:
1st Robert Groves – Triumph Daytona 675R
2nd Jadin Galway – Triumph Daytona 675R
3rd Richard Markham-Barrett – Triumph Daytona 675R

Nick Prestidge Builder F2 Sprint Cup:
1st Robert Groves – Triumph Daytona 675R
2nd Patrick Main – Yamaha R6
3rd Ashton Hughes – Suzuki GSXR 600

Dannevirke Suzuki F3 Sprint Cup:
1st Rogan Chandler – Honda RS 125 GP
2nd Gavin Pelham – Suzuki SV 650
3rd Ian Reed – Suzuki SV 650

Supreme Balustrades Thunderbike Senior Sprint Cup:
1st Kerry Chapman – Kawasaki GPZ 900
2nd Eddie Kattenberg – Bimota YB8
3rd Raymond Herdman – Suzuki GSXR 1100

Henshaw Signes Thunderbike Junior Sprint Cup:
1st Roger Cathro – Honda CBR 600 F3
2nd Aaron Carr – Honda CBR 600 F2
3rd Richard Markham-Barrett – Honda NSR 300

Rookie of the Year
Ryan Rogers

Junior of the Year
Turiana Banks

Highest Scoring VMCC Member
Robbie Groves

Best Presented
Jamie Maindonald

Best Team Team
SpeedJunkie

President’s Award
Richard Markham-Barrett

Volunteer of the Year
Monique Parkinson

Mark Brehaut Spirit of Racing Trophy
Esmond Williams

Grant Russell Trophy (The Old Bastards Cup)
Gavin Pelham

Chappell Cup
Rogan Chandler & Jamie Maindonald (First place in 2 classes)
Ross Bloodworth & Gavin Pelham (podium placings in 2 classes)

Kiwibike Insurance Prize Draw:
$500 – Ross Bloodworth (Kindly donated back to Scholarship fund)
$250 – Aaron Woodhead
$250 – Nick Prestidge

Set of Bridgestone Tyres from Bridgestone:
Tony Hirini

Raffles:
Shoei NXR Graphics Helmet from Whites Powersports:
Brent Watson

Annual Subscription to Bike Rider Magazine:
Adrian West

Full results can be found here:
http://www.mylaps.com/en/championships/136
Thanks to Tim Gibbes Timing