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May 2014 Newsletter

Diamond Chapter meeting will be Saturday, May 24 at the Mt. Ida "Good Ole Days "car and motorcycle show in Mt. Ida. To put your motorcycle in the show you need to be there before 9:30 am. The meeting will be around 2:00 pm. Greg and Linda Bright will be there early to set up the Diamond Chapter Booth. They will need help signing up new members and setting up bikes.

It is only 30 miles to Mt. Ida so ride your bike and get together with some friends or just come show your bike. The Mt. Ida "Good Ole Days" is the city's big event for the year and all of the proceeds go to the 4H club. This is a fun day. For more info call 870-867-2311.

Diamond Chapter Officers:

President: Michael Thomson safari100usa@yahoo.com
Vice President: Greg Bright thebrights@hotmail.com
Secretary: Elizabeth Plunkett faultless8@yahoo.com
Treasurer: Linda Bright thebrights@hotmail.com
Sgt. at Arms: Russell Plunkett faultless8@yahoo.com
Director: Mike Parker mikethebike@cablelynx.com

Note: Dues are due in June. Pay $15.00 per person at the meeting or mail them in (see the form on web site).

Diamond Chapter March Minutes:

The meeting was called to order by Michael Thomson at 'Smokin in Style' Bar B Que. (the best BBQ in town). Eight members were present. Greg and Linda Bright were in Missouri at a motorcycle swap meet and Russell Plunkett had to work, so we had a small turn out.

The Secretary and treasurer report was accepted..

Mike Parker had some great trivia questions. James Sandage was the winner. Several members paid their dues.The meeting was very causal as it should be.

We all talked about the Cherokee Chapter Road Run. The weather at the Road Run was the main topic but the ride and making new friends was a close second. The Road Run was a great success and we all had a good time. Thanks again to the Cherokee Chapter for doing a great job.

Upcoming events were discussed and the May meeting will be in Mt. Ida at the “Good Ole Days” on the 24th.

Diamond Chapter June meeting and Mini Road Run will be June 29th.

The club needs to get together to watch the movie "Why We Ride".

James Sandage's 1965 Harley Davidson Servi-Car was the bike of the month. I can't wait to see it when it is complete.

Gary Walker has bought a 50's Mustang. It is a very rare model.

Submitted by Michael Thomson Linda and Elizabeth were AWOL.

Events: See the events in this newsletter.

Birthdays: Dennis Ghegan and Gordon Smith "RIP"

Diamond Chapter Shirts are now available. Please see Linda if you want a tee shirt or an embroidered shirt.

Buck Carson is now the youth director for the AMCA and is doing a great job. for more information go to: http://www.carsonclassicmotors.com/  or his face book page. We need young members involved.

Web sites of interest:
Cherokee Chapter: http://www.cherokeeamca.org/  Great reading and info on the Road Run.
What's in the Barn: www.velocity.com/tv-shows/whats-in-the-barn/ A new season will start soon.
Antique Motorcycle Club of America: http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/  Lots of info. Great info on facebook.
Carson Classic Motors: http://www.carsonclassicmotors.com/  Info on the Carson Cannonball team and info on Buck and the youth program.
Cannon ball ride: http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/.  Info on the Cannon Ball Run.
OK. Swap meet: http://www.jwswapmeet.com/  Info on Swap meets in OK.

Motorcycle Quotes:
"I took the road less traveled, now i am lost and out of gas. When you come upon a road you don't know, follow it to the point of knowing. (Be sure you got gas)."

BMW ABS BRAKE Specialist to help me troubleshoot my 02 BMW RT ASB brakes. Help!!!!!! Call Mike at 501-525-9833, cell 214-557-6012

For Sale:
Thomson's collection of motorcycles, 12 motorcycles for sale: 5 Harley's, 2 BMWs, a 1934 BSA blue star, 2 Triumph Hurricanes, and 1 Rudge. Call 501-525-9833, cell 214-557-6012.

May 24 Diamond Chapter May meeting Saturday at MT. Ida Good ole Days. Be there before 9:00 am to enter your bike. Meeting at 2:00 with Greg Bright. I will be in Arizona. Info on Good ole Days 870-867-2311
May 24 MT. IDA Good ole Days, 870-867-2311
June 5-7 Hog Rally, Arkansas state Hog Rally, Hot Springs
June 6-8 Route 49 Rally, Jefferson Texas
June 29 Diamond Chapter Mini Road Run and June meeting, Hot Springs. Ride a small bike a few miles to the Diamond Chapter meeting. Details to follow.
June 27-28 Malvern Brick Fest. July American Iron kick-start classic ride, Maggie Valley, NC.

Bike of the Month:
1967 Yamaha YR1 Grand Prix, 100 point bike, Frank Templeton.

Closing Comments:
Summer time is here, the weather is getting warmer. Remember to check out your motorcycle before riding, you know the routine. Mt Ida needs to be put on your to do list in May. I will be at the Grand Canyon. June 29, Mini Road Run, Get those little bikes up and running. Tell your friends about the Mini Road Run. See you at the Mini Road run. 


Ride em , don't hide em,
Michael Thomson
President, Diamond Chapter of Arkansas Antique Motorcycle Club of America