"'Life wasn't meant
to be easy"
(Ex PM and Bultaco owner)
Grant Black: (07) 3289 2975
Secretary: Rita Gossage: (07) 5428 2080
Advertising: Brent Paul & Paul Borowinski
Committee: Jeff Weiss, Steve Gossage, Michael Bamford
Race Secretary: Brent Paul & Brad Muirhead
of Vice: Robin Ricketts: (07) 3824 6708
MA Delegate: Messers Brad & David Muirhead
Treasurer: Caroline Black
|QVMX Postal Address;
237 Bellmere Rd. Caboolture, Qld. 4510.
For all you desperados who have ever lusted for
a go on a Thumpernats track, QVMX proudly presents
- CLUB DAY No.6 - OUR GRAND FINALE -LAST CHANCE SALOON- OUR SWAN
SONG for 2002-
Green Park at Connondale
SATURDAY - 5th October
Thanks to a suggestion from new club
member Tony Ellis, and some smooth talking by Jeff Weiss,
we have secured the opportunity to get down and dirty at Thumpernats
Central. Camping is permitted Friday and Saturday, so let's
make Saturday, (and Saturday night) yet another highlight
of the QVMX social calendar.
Why a Saturday? Although Sunday
was our preferred option, MAQ refused to issue a permit for
our Club day, as it is the same date as Round 5 of the Thunder-X
series at Toowoomba. This series hosts the "official"
Qld. Titles for Evolution bikes, a fact that may come as news
to some of you, (it did to me). MAQ deemed a club event with
classes for Evos, on the same day, may have a negative impact
on the entries at the T-X. Whilst I can understand the need
to protect the viability of a scheduled event, many hours
discussion were had with our controlling body, as to whether
this threat was theoretical, or based in fact. As the racing
calendar is rather busy at this time of year, the Saturday,
and a full programme of classes, was the best option at our
We are going to need some extra
Flaggies, so please bring your friends and family members,
though for legal reasons, they must be over 16 years old.
So get Granny out of the nursing home for the day and we'll
stick her under an umbrella and put a flag in her hand. I
know everyone will be excited at the prospect of going to
Connondale, but please don't cut the corners and knock out
the corner posts, the same applies after you arrive.
We have a mud map on the last page. Look for the "QVMX"
/scrutineering 7-30am - 9.00 am
- Grant Black: 0408 073 400
Steve & Rita Gossage: 0408 075 428
Jeff Weiss: 0409 772 438
Race entry fee $20-00 per day - Club Membership $25-00 -
Don't forget your current MA licence!!
Any person going onto Race Track must first sign on- (at Official
Tent) - i.e. Photographer, Flaggie or friend pushing a bike !!!!
Thanks for keeping us all safe.
Report – “Collection Bowl at Tamborine”
|Well the 11th August
was a beautiful day, again with large numbers of like-minded souls
dragging their old machinery, and even older carcasses around the
track. The day ran smoothly and efficiently at the hands of the psycho
at the starting gate (me) as we steamrolled our way through 40 races!!!
Our usual club day race total is about 27 - near the end of the day
one of the riders leant over the tape to tell me this was his 14th
race! I felt sorry for his back and his wife, as she would have to
listen to him groaning for the next few days. Hopefully this meant
that everyone had their fill on the day, especially those with more
than one bike - several people took advantage of the ability to up-ride
- and all seemed to flow smoothly with just one broken throttle cable
providing a few exciting moments. Many thanks to all the Shauns who
flagged, Sandy the flag-waving Princess and Rita and Caroline who
kept cold drinks and snacks up to everyone. For me an energy sapping
day - how was it for you guys?
Unf**king real thanks!!
Monday 9th September
Dear Diary...I have a cunning
plan! Remove unnecessary body parts in an effort to gain
speed on the track. The tonsils went 4 years ago and the
appendix last night. Some less sensitive types have suggested
that (most of) my brain and I parted company many years
ago, but there should still be room for improvement in
that area. (mental note..look in Trading Post for CT scanner)
Dean Clark of Alexandra Hills.
Thanks to everyone who
sold Houseboat Raffle Tickets. The Club made $1,528.00,
which will go towards a Custom Built QVMX Club Trailer
to carry 2 motorbikes & all of The Club's Equipment.
Raffle drawn 31.8.02 by Marjee McCrystal - Special Thanks
to Paul Bettin for the donation of the prize. Bookings
can be made at www.sunshineriverboats.com
In The Official Tent at CONONDALE
Drinks will be
on Sale: Cans - $1.00 POWERaDE $2.00 (until sold out).
Club T-Shirts will be on SALE $20.00. If we don't
have your Style, SIZE or Colour, orders will be taken.
When we have sufficient numbers we can then place another
order. Please support your Club.
Photos.. professional jobbies from Coles Creek. $10.00 ea.
Thanks to Rachael for looking after these at Tamborine.
Club's Christmas Party - 23rd November 2002
Members & Families Welcome - Beach
Party Theme BYO: Drinks, Deck Chair, Beach Towel, Surfboard,
Tent, Airbeds & Sleeping Bags.
(P.S. We don't have a swimming pool & we don't live
near the beach - GO FIGURE!!).
Spit Roast $6.00 per person. RSVP 9th November 2002
Please send remittance advice slip & money to:-
Caroline Black @ 19 Stansell Court Draper QLD 4520 (07)
3289 2975 - Thank you
FROM V.P. and NASTY MACHINE EXAMINER
Guys, a few words on the condition
of some of the bikes coming through scrutineering, I recently
did a course - MACHINE EXAMINER at MA - to maintain my officials
licence and some of the things where we have been lenient,
we now have to crack down on.
The reason for this as you all know is Public Liability
Insurance - if we make a genuine mistake and miss something
we are covered by insurance but if we let someone through
knowingly and something happens it becomes criminal negligence
and we the officials are not covered - so now a few examples
- at TAMBORINE 2 mufflers fell off, loose spokes that are
rusted into the nipples and cannot be tightened, loose steering
head bearings, non-returning footpegs, GCR Rule 5.5.31D,
page 55 - Separate mufflers must have a minimum of two mountings,
self returning footpegs must be fitted, Rule 188.8.131.52F page
HELMETS - if we reject a helmet at scrutineering
because it is unsafe we are required by MA to keep that
helmet for the race day it will be returned at the end of
the day. Race Jerseys with holes or rips will be rejected.
Fellas I know this sounds harsh but this is for your own
and other riders safety. Next year we will be refusing bikes
if they are unsafe.
MODIFIED BIKES!!!! We have no problems with specials
or modifying bikes but they must be ERA SYMPATHETIC! If
in doubt check with a club official for a ruling. Two examples
at Mt Tamborine were RM250B Pre 78 class fitted with an
alloy swingarm and longer suspension - YZ250D fitted with
alloy swingarm - it is an unfair advantage over the other
bikes in this class, as a result modifications like this
pushed these bikes into the EVO class.
Again I apologise for coming over all strict and official
but it will save you time, money and save us aggro if we
get it right the first time round. Apart from the next race
meeting at Conondale everyone will have a good 4 to 5 months
before the next season starts.
Thanks for letting me ramble on.
expect the 2003 GCRs to state a suspension travel
limit of 9", front and rear.
Gary Armstrong is looking into a possible series for modern,
and older bikes, for Veterans and juniors on natural terrain tracks.
He can be contacted on 07 5476-2533 or email email@example.com
Found at Tamborine: 1 black, plastic motocross boot buckle
strap contact Caroline (07) 3289 2975.
Anyone wishing to add For Sales or contribute (humour?) to newsletter
SUZUKI RM 125 1977 Runs ok - needs a bit of work. $500 Ph 02
6633 7084 Steve
YAMAHA YZ 125 1978 With worked IT175 motor Very good condition
$980 Ph 02 6633 7084 Steve
MONTESA King Scorpion 250 1970 Runs very well needs minimal
work $900 Ph 02 6688 0196 Craig
CAN AM 250 1980 Damaged rotary disc $900 Ph 02 6688 0196 Craig
SUZUKI PE 400 Very tidy unit $950 firm Ph 02 6684 5008 Alex
BULTACO PURSANG '76 $1500 Ph 02 6688 2153 Ron
HUSKY WR 390 $1500 Ph 0418 975 531 Gavin
MAICO SC 500 1984 Make an offer Brendan 0402 419 096
HONDA XL 350 Workshop Manual Ph 02 6688 0196 Craig
KONIS 13.5 or 14 inch Ph 02 6688 0196 Craig
TWO SETS of Childs body armour in good condition to suit
8 and 10 year old Rita 0408 075428 or 5428 2080
If you get to Conondale shops you have gone too far, buy an
ice cream, turn around and come back a bit.
There's something Freudian about this map Jeff!
Q. What's Kenilworth?
A. Depends how big the dog is.
- AUSPICIOUS DATES:
May 02 - Mister Vintage MX Victoria
25 Aug 02 - Proserpine Vintage MX meeting
& 15/ Sept/ 02 - NSW Masters Games Coffs Harbour
Sept 02 - Asia Pacific Games Veterans MX Reedy Creek, Gold
Ph. Allan Bressan 0411 871637
Oct 02 - Qld Classic Scramble Championships
To have any FOR SALES listed or to submit material
please email Brent Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org