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Newsletter No2 August 2018

NEWSLETTER 2 AUGUST 2018

 

Well where do i start ,probably at the begining i think. Great weather welcomed all the riders that turned up for the fun day on Saturday the 25th to celebrate 25 years of Twin Shocking at Powmill. A great friendly atmosphere wafted over the super track and pit area and the casual approach by the top committee made for a super weekend of Scrambling and fun. The pre 70 and pre 77 classes ran together and some super racing was on show from these lads ,Sam Sibbald made a clean sweep but the following pack of Graham Miller ,Sandy Eccles and Andy Malloch put on a super show with them trading places just about every lap. The rest of the field put on a good show for the large crowd of spectators that had gathered on the amazing viewing area at the magmificent venue to witness some great racing. The Twinshock open class was won by one of our guest of honours , Paul Chiappa won his 3 races for the overall beating Mark Kenny on his thumper and poor wee Smitch who as usual was snapping at pauls heels in races 2 and 3 but a duff plug in race 1 ruined his overall with Mark lying handy to claim 2nd in this class. In the 250 Twinshock class it was current over 50 champ Jim Greive that took the spoils from Bill bruce on his rarely seen Canam and in 3rd on a Red Rocket was Stewart White making a rare appearance and still showing a good turn of foot and in fourth was Davy Watson on a white bike and another rarity in the form of Graham Naismith on a Suzuki came home in 5th overall.

NEXT UP AFTER THE INTERVAL WAS THE PIT BIKE TEAM CHALLENGE - THIS IS A FIVE MAN TEAM EVENT FOR CHARITY. RIDING PIT BIKE TYPE BIKES OVER 25 LAPS .EACH RIDER DOES 5 LAPS THEN HANDS BIKE OVER TO THE NEXT MAN.IN THE EVENT OF A BREAKDOWN THE CURRENT RIDER MUST FINISH HIS LAP ON FOOT TO THE START AREA TO GET THE TEAM SPARE BIKE.2 SPARE BIKES PER TEAM ALLOWED.RIDER MUST STAY ON THE TRACK GOING FORWARD AND NOT CHEAT. ENTRY FEE IS £10 PER RIDER PAYABLE ON THE DAY. PRIZES AND TROPHIES TO THE TOP 3 TEAMS.ALL MONEY FROM THIS EVENT WENT TO GRAHAM ANDERSON WHO YOU SHOULD ALL KNOW AS OUR RESULTS AND TIMING GURU.I DONT KNOW IF YOU KNEW THAT GRAHAM HAS HAD A TERRIBLE TIME IN THE LAST YEAR AND IS RECOVERING FROM SURGERY ON A BRAIN TUMOUR AND UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY AT THIS TIME BUT HE SEEMS TO BE MORE INTERESTED IN KEEPING THE CLUB MEMBERS HAPPY THAN WORRYING ABOUT HIMSELF BY BEING AT OUR EVENTS TO DO THE TIMING RATHER THAN LYING DOWN TO HIS SERIOUS ILLNESS .WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH GRAHAM AND OUR HOPES FOR YOUR COMPLETE RECOVERY ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR THOUGHTS,WE WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALL THE BEST IN THE FUTURE.   BIG RICK CALDWELL AND HIS DOGGING COMPANION GARY WHYTE TOOK CONTROL OF THE PIT BIKE EVENT AND DID A GREAT JOB IN GETTING THE LE MANS START SORTED AND MAKING SURE ALL THE TEAMS WERE PHOTOGRAPHED SO NO CHEATING TOOK PLACE WITH RIDER SWAPS OR ANY OTHER JIGGERY POKERY. (there were 10 teams of 5 riders = 50 adults on pit bikes ,more riders , than has been at any classic event in recent years,brilliant) THE TOP TEAM AND WINNERS WERE DIAL-A-TOW WITH MANAGER AND NO. 1 RIDER WHO WAS THE INSTIGATOR OF THIS EVENT YOUR VICE CHAIRMAN JOHN HOPTON AKA. HOPPY. NOW HOPPY HAD PUT TOGETHER A TEAM OF YOUTHS AT THEIR PEAK AND HAD THE BEST BIKE ON THE TRACK AND LAID OUT THE ROUTE SO IT WAS NO SURPRISE THAT HE WON THIS OUT THE PARK BUT THERE WILL BE REPERCUSSIONS AS A REMATCH IS ON THE CARDS AT GLENFARG IN OCTOBER AND ALL TEAMS ARE WELCOME TO COME AND JOIN THE FUN,SAME RULES BUT WE MAY SPLIT IT INTO BIG WHEEL AND SMALL WHEEL CLASSES ,WE WILL LET YOU KNOW SOON,ANYWAY HOPPIES MOB WERE PENALISED BY ONE LAP FOR A PIT AREA MISDEMEANOR,BIG RICK AND GAZ TOOK THE QUICK DECISION TO DEDUCT 1 LAP AND REPRIMAND THE CULPRIT BY TELLING HIM TO BE A GOOD BOY IN FUTURE BUT HOPPY AND HIS TEAM STILL WON THE RACE BY 4 SECONDS BUT THE CLOSEST RACING OF THE DAY WAS BETWEEN 2ND AND 3RD WITH THE UNTOUCHABLES JUST PIPPING JOE,S TEAM BY 3 TENTHS OF A SECOND WHICH IS QUITE AMAZING CONSIDERING THERE WERE 5 RIDER CHANGES AND 25 LAPS ROUND AN ARDUOUS COURSE .WELL DONE TO ALL THE RIDERS THAT TOOK PART AND THANKS AS THE MONEY ALL WENT TO A GREAT CAUSE.

AT 4.00 P.M. WE HAD THE TROPHY PRESENTATION WHICH AS IS NORMAL WITH THIS CLUB IS LIGHTHEARTED AND A GOOD LAUGH WHERE ALL THE TOP 3 IN EACH CLASS RECEIVED A BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED TROPHY AND THE TOP 3 TEAMS ALSO WERE PRESENTED WITH THE EQUALY AMAZING TROPHIES,ALL THE RESULTS ARE ON MYLAPS FROM BOTH DAYS RACING . THEN WE HAD A CHILL OUT TIME WHILE THE CAMPERS GOT FED AND WATERED IN PREPARATION FOR THE EVENINGS ENTERTAINMENT WHICH WAS SUPPLIED BY OVER 50 RIDER KEITH BIRSE,S BAND, DUKE STREET. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE FOR WATCHING LIVE BANDS BUT I MUST SAY THEY WERE AMAZING TO WATCH AND HEAR AND THE MARQUEE WAS BOUNCING ALL NIGHT WITH PEOPLE EAGER TO DANCE AND ENJOY SUCH A GREAT EVENING. THE BAND WENT ON AT 7-30 P.M. AND PLAYED FOR AN HOUR THEN WE HAD A BREAK WHEN THE CLUB CHAIRMAN BIG RICK TOOK TO THE STAGE TO INTRODUCE OUR GUESTS OF HONOUR FOR THE WEEKEND AND ASK THEM FOR A FEW WISE WORDS. FIRST UP UP WAS MULTI CLUB CHAMPION PAUL CHIAPPA WHO IS A MOTOCROSS ICON IN HIS OWN RIGHT AND GAVE THE CROWD AN INSIGHT INTO THE REAL WORLD OF MOTOCROSS,THEN WE HAD GRAHAM FERGUSON FROM MICKEY OATES MOTORCYCLES WHO UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF GRAHAMS FATHER JIMMY,SADLY NO LONGER WITH US, HAVE BEEN SUPPORTERS OF THE CLUB SINCE DAY ONE GAVE A TALK ON WHY THIS CLUB IS SO SUCCESSFUL AND IT WAS SO SIMPLE AND PLEASING TO HEAR SUCH WORDS OF GRATITUDE FOR THE CLUB,THEN RICK INTRDUCED THE MAN HIMSELF ,BILL BROWN WHO HAS MORE YEARS THAN TONGUE CAN TELL OF MOTOCROSS EXPERIENCE TO ROUND OFF THE NIGHTS SPEECHES ,BILL AS USUAL IS A JOY TO LISTEN TO AND THE MARQUEE WAS SILENT AS WE ALL LISTENED INTENTLY IN WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ,MORE WORDS OF THANKS AND GRATITUDE FROM WHO IS THE MAN THAT PESTERED AND EGGED ME ON ALL THOSE YEARS AGO TO GET THIS CLUB OFF THE GROUND AND WHO SPONSORED WHAT WAS A GREAT WEEKEND TO SHOW HIS APPRECIATION OF WHAT WE OFFER ,WE CANNOT THANK BILL,PAUL,GRAHAM ENOUGH FOR SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US AND THANK THE BAND ,DUKE STREET , FOR GREAT ENTERTAINMENT. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK AT THIS TIME EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR SPONSORS BEGINING WITH OUR GUESTS OF HONOUR BILL BROWN OF WULFSPORT .   PAUL CHIAPPA OF DUNFERMLINE MOTORCYCLES. GRAHAM FERGUSON OF MICKEY OATES MOTORCYCLES .WE ALSO THANK ALL OF OUR SPONSORS JOHN HOPTON OF DIAL-A-TOW. RICHIE MCFADDEN OF COWAL CAR COMPONENTS . ALAN MCGREGOR OF BINN SKIPS. CALLUM WILSON OF C.W. CONTRACTS .CALLUM SANGSTER OF THE FRAME STORE . BILL HADDOW OF WOODEND GARAGE . JOCK MCKELL OF OMNITOOL . ANDY MALLOCH OF GLENSHEE SKI CENTRE . MIKE DOBIE OF RHINO BOILERS ,DOBIES HEAT CENTRES . BRIAN HAMILTON OF C.R.S. SHUTTERS .TOM GRANT OF GRANT PLANT . MIKE VANDERMERWE OF ONESTOP . DONNIE BRUCE OF D.R.B. MARINE . JOHNNY RUTHERFORD OF ALL TYRE SERVICES . JONATHON YOUNG OF SCOTSEAT . ALSO THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS THAT ATTENDED THE BIG DOO. WE MUST ALSO GIVE THANKS TO MR. JIM EGGIE THE LAND OWNER WHO HAS ALLOWED US TO USE THIS GREAT VENUE FOR ALL THESE YEARS.

11.00 P.M. GET TAE BED YER UP EARLY THE MORRA FOR ROUND 7 OF THE TWINSHOCK CLUB SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAMBLE .

ROUND 7 ON THE SUNDAY MORNING STARTED DRY BUT FOR US EARLY BURDS THE RAIN CAME JUST AFTER 7 A.M. MUCH TO OUR DISMAY AND MADE FOR A BIT SLIPPY CONDITIONS,BEING THE TYPE OF LAND THAT POWMILL IS WE DID NOT NEED TO ALTER THE TRACK IN ANYWAY OR WORRY ABOUT MUD HOLES AS THIS GROUND HOLDS UP WELL TO ANY WEATHER BUT IT CAN GET A BIT SLIPPY ON TOP. THE RACING GOT UNDERWAY NICE AND EARLY AND THE TOP ORGANISER IN THE COUNTRY REJIGGED THE PROGRAMME SO WE COULD GET ON AND DONE BEFORE THE MARSHALLS STARTED DROPPING WITH HYPOTHERMIA ,OH 1 COMPLAINT AS IS NORMAL NOW FROM PUNCTURE PETE,THIS TIME HE DID NOT HAVE TIME BETWEEN HIS RACES TO CLEAN HIS NO. PLATES AND HIS RADIATORS SO AN OFFER OF A FULL REFUND WAS MADE AND MUCH TO MY DISMAY HE REFUSED AND RACED TO A VERY GOOD 3RD OVERALL IN THE FAST MONO CLASS SO HE EITHER RACED WITH DIRTY PLATES AND CHOCKED RADIATORS OR AS I THINK HE HAD PLENTY TIME TO CLEAN THE DIRT OFF THE PARTS IN QUESTION AND WAS JUST WANTING TO BE SEEN AS A REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE .CHE O,NEIL GEVARA . THE REJIGGING PROVED TO BE THE RIGHT DECISION AS ALL THE RIDERS GOT ALL RACES IN THE FULL TIME ALLOCATED AND THE LAST RACE CAME OFF THE TRACK AT 1.30.. WHAT FOLLOWED WAS DOWNRIGHT DIABOLLICAL. MEN WAITING WITH THEIR KIDS TO PLAY ON BIKES ,MEN TALKING PISH IN GROUPS WHILE THE FEW HARDY CLUB SOULS TOOK THE TRACK DOWN, WELL SEE ALL THOSE THAT FUCKED OFF EARLY OR STOOD AND WATCHED JUST BLAME YOURSELF WHEN THIS CLUB IS GONE BECAUSE THAT IS THE ROAD WE ARE GOING ,IF WE GET THE SAME AT THE NEXT 2 MEETINGS THERE WILL BE NO A.G.M. ,NO MEETING OF ANY KIND, IT WILL BE ALL OVER,FINISHED.NO CLUB NEXT YEAR . 15 MINUTES WOULD HAVE A TRACK DOWN IF EVERYONE CHIPPED IN BUT BLINKERED AS MOST OF YOU ARE YOU WILL REALISE WHEN IT IS TOO LATE THAT IT PAYS TO GIVE A LITTLE BACK AT THE END OF THE DAY . ON THE SUBJECT OF PAYING BACK MR.P.B. ,FULL NAME PUBLISHED NEXT MONTH IF NO PAYMENT RECEIVED HAS NOT PAID FOR THE CHEQUE THAT BOUNCED AT DUNS YET AFTER MANY TEXTS ,.

ANYWAY IT WAS GREAT RACING ON THE SUNDAY AND AS MUCH AS I HATE THE RAIN ON RACE DAY I MUST SAY IT WAS THE BEST DAYS RACING I HAVE BEEN TO IN A VERY LONG TIME,NO INJURIES APART FROM TOP GUITARIST KEITH BIRSE GETTING A WEE BUMP ON HIS PLECTRUM FINGER ,HOPE YOU HAVE A SPEEDY RECOVERY KEITH . A SUPER TRACK LAYOUT INDEED ONE OF OUR SPEAKERS COMENTED ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT THAT IT IS THE BEST TRACK IN THE COUNTRY MEANING THE UK NOT JUST WEE SCOTLAND ,AND I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH HIM . I HAVE NEVER SEEN A NATURAL PLACE THAT COMES ANYWHERE NEAR WHAT POWMILL HAS TO OFFER BUT SADLY IT MAY ALL BE GONE DUE TO SOME SELFISH PEOPLE AND THAT WOULD BE SAD . ALL THE RESULTS ARE ON MYLAPS . AS WE HAD NO MUCH HELP TO DISMANTLE TRACK BECAUSE PEOPLE CANNY BE BOTHERED ,WELL NO RACE REPORT BECAUSE I CANNY BE BOTHERED ,BY THE WAY ANY BODY COULD EARN £60 PER EVENT DOING THE REPORT ,WHO IS UP FOR IT THAT IS NEARLY £600 A YEAR,NOW WHO PAYS THAT KIND OF MONEY .

THE TEAM RESULTS ARE HERE NOW AND ARE AS FOLLOWS- STILL OUT IN FRONT AFTER A GOOD SHOWING AT POWMILL AND 2 MEN DOWN ARE THE ONESTOP TEAM ON 1240 POINTS .STILL HOLDING ONTO SECOND BUT CATCHING THE LEADERS ARE TEAM ARGYLL ON 1081 POINTS .THE TOP SCORERS AT POWMILL WERE THE DIAL-A-TOW TEAM OF HOPPIES BOYS AND ALSO MAKING INROADS ON THE LEADERS WITH A GREAT SCORE AND NOW ON 969 POINTS ,AFTER AN EARLY TOP SHOWING THE LOSERS AT POWMILL AFTER ONLY 2 MEMBERS SHOWED UP WERE COLINS KINGS,A GOOD JOB 2 SHOWED UP AS IF ONLY ONE HAD BEEN THERE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ONLY WAN KING FOR THEM AND THEY ARE NOW ON 698 POINTS . SO IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS BEEN A GREAT WEEKEND FOR MR. HOPTON .BUT IT GETS BETTER AS RUMOUR ON THE SUNDAY MORNING WAS RIFE THAT HE MIGHT HAVE DONE A BIT OF PUMPING ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT AS HIS CARAVAN WAS ROCKING LIKE A BUCKING BRONCO BUT IT TURNED OUT HE WAS FIXING A PUNCTURE AND WAS REALLY STRUGLING WITH THE HARD TYRE AND THE ONLY PUMPING THAT WENT ON WAS ANNE ON THE FOOTPUMP GIVING HIM OXYGEN THEN INFLATING THE OFFENING TUBE.

WE STILL HAVE A FEW KIDS HOODIES AND T-SHIRTS LEFT AND THEY ARE STILL ONLY £20 FOR 2 ,I OF EACH AND A FEW SMALL ADULT AT ONLY £25 A PAIR .

I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE FARMER ABOUT OUR NEXT MEETING AND IT IS THE SAME TRACK R FIELD AS LAST YEAR ,ACROSS THE ROAD FROM JEWSONS AT THE TOP OF SAUCHIE BUT WE CALL IT THE GLENOCHIL MEETING ON THE 16TH OF SEPTEMBER.

AS I AM FINISHED WITH THE CLUB ON FRIENDLY TERMS AFTER THE GLENFARG EVENT I MAY AS WELL GIVE YOU ALL MY THANKS NOW FOR 25 GREAT YEARS RUNNING THIS CLUB. I WOULD SAY NOW THAT THIS IS STILL THE BIGGEST AND BEST SCRAMBLING CLUB IN SCOTLAND AND HAS BEEN FOR MANY YEARS. WE HAVE WELL OVER 200 MEMBERS AND THEY ARE VERY GOOD PEOPLE,JUST A BIT TIRED WHEN IT COMES T TRACK DISMANTLING. I HAVE ALWAYS DEFENDED THE CLUB AND THE MEMBERS WHEN WE HAVE BEEN SLAGGED AND AS YOU ALL KNOW NO ONE TELLS ME WHAT TO DO IN FACT IT MAKES ME MORE DETERMINED TO STICK TO MY GUNS . I HAVE PROBABLY MADE 1 OR 2 ENEMIES OVER THE YEARS BUT IT HAS ALL BEEN FOR THE GOOD AS JELOUSY IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND IT WAS RIFE AND STILL IS WITH MEMBERS OF THE MOTORCYCLING FRATERNITY BUT I NEVER GAVE UP OR LET THE JELOUS ONES GET TO ME AND AS YOU SEE THEY ALL JUST DISAPPEAR WITHOUT TRACE MUCH TO THE BETTERMENT OF THE CLUB.

THERE HAS ONLY BEEN ONE OFFER FROM ANYONE TO TAKE THIS JOB ON AND JOHN HOPTON WILL TAKE ON THE SECRETARY JOB ON THE 1ST NOVEMBER WHICH IS THE START OF THE NEW CLUB YEAR. IT IS HOPED THAT THE SAME COMMITTEE CAN STAY ON AND KEEP THE CLUB RUNNING AS IT HAS BEEN FOR YEARS,AS YOUR CHAIRMAN AND ALL ROUND GOOD GUY ALWAYS SAYS ,IF IT AINT BROKE WHY TRY AND FIX IT.

I HAVE HAD A FEW MEMBERS SAYING TO ME THAT IF I GO THEY WILL PACK THE RACING IN, WELL I BEG YOU DONT DO THAT AS I WILL STILL BE HERE AS A MEMBER AND RIDER AND AS YOUR SAFETY OFFICER AND ALL ROUND GOOD GUY GARY WHYTE ALWAYS SAYS ,IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT YOU JOE, WELL THIS IS SO TRUE, SO PLEASE STAY AND ENJOY WHAT YOU DO . THE CLUB WILL BE LOOKING FOR A NEW VICE CHAIRMAN AS THE CURRENT VICE CHAIRMAN AND ALL ROUND GOOD GUY JOHN HOPTON IS MOVING TO THE SECRETARY JOB. WELL THAT LOOKS LIKE I MAY HAVE 3 MATES SO I AM GETTING MY MOJO BACK AS THEY SAY.  

MEMBERS THAT ARE GOING TO FARLIEGH NEXT WEEK ALL THE BEST AND I HOPE YOU ALL DO WELL AND HAVE A GREAT TIME .THE CLUB AND I HAVE NEVER REALLY HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH SENDING TEAMS TO THIS EVENT BUT I KNOW SEAN DOHERTY THIS YEAR IS DOING QUITE A BIT OF ORGANISING WITH TEAMS ETC. AND I WOULD ASSUME TEAM LOUDON WILL BE THERE ,SO ALL THE BEST LADS AND BRING IT HOME.

JUST GOT AN ENTRY FROM DEEPS WITH A 26p STAMP ON IT ,WHEN THE FUCK DID YOU POST THAT DEEPS ? 1984 DURING THE MINERS STRIKE . 20 MILE ROUND TRIP AND £1.50 IT COST ME TO GET IT FROM THE POST OFFICE AND NOT EVEN ANY ENTRY FEE IN IT . THAT WEE Z50R HAS WENT TAE YER HEED MAN . JUST JOGGED MY MEMORY TO MENTION ALL THE GREAT PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK AND OTHER PLACES THAT OUR RESIDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS PETE GREENWOOD AND BARRY GORDON TOOK AT POWMILL ,I HAVE ORDERED PLENTY SO GET YOURS NOW BY CONTACTING THE MEN THEMSELVES.

if we run a pit bike event at glenfarg it will be after the track is taken down so if you want this to go ahead prepare yourself for 10 minutes graft,not much to ask if we all muck in.

SEE YOU ALL AT GLENOCHIL IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS FOR RPOUND 8 OF THIS MAGIC AMAZING SCOTTISH SCRAMBLE CHAMPIONSHIP. THE STUBBLE FIELD TIME IS HERE AGAIN AND ENTRIES ARE FLOODING IN ,GET YOURS IN NOW AND SAVE THAT GREAT TEN POUND NOTE. IN FACT IF YOU GET THE NEXT 2 ENTRIES IN EARLY YOU COULD BUY YER WANE A HOODY WITH THE TWENTY QUID YOU HAVE SAVED. PERFECT.

A WEE MENTION ABOUT MY MATE AND ALL ROUND GOOD GAL ,DIANE MCLUCKY ,I HEARD SHE WAS ALSO PACKING IN HER MOTOCROSS DUTIES AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND IF TRUE I WISH HER WELL IN THE FUTURE AS SHE HAS DONE WELL OVER THE YEARS AND PROBABLY HEARD A LOT MORE BULLSHIT FROM WALLIES THAN I HAVE . IS THAT 4 MATES I HAVE NOW.

COULD ALL 2017 CHAMPIONS PLEASE RETURN THE ANNUAL TROPHIES SOON ,HAND IN TO MICKEY OATES IN GLASGOW OR DUNFERMLINE MOTORCYCLES .OR BRING TO GLENOCHIL OR GLENFARG .THANKS

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT ANOTHER LOAD OF DRIVEL WRITTEN IN TIME FOR A WEEKEND READ.

goodbyefromme jose......

Saturday, November 17, 2018
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