Diamond Chapter

Cycles-N- Rodz Car and Bike Show

Show starts at 9:00 am with trophies at 2:00 pm. Smokin' in Style will be serving food from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Best Bar B Q in town!!

The Diamond Chapter will set up a display of vintage bikes. Ride or trailer your bikes to the show, try to be there before 11:00 am. The club meeting will be held after trophies are awarded around 2:30.

Cycles-N-Rods last show was a large success and a lot of fun. Let's have a big turnout from the Diamond Chapter. We support Cycles-N-Rodz. Call 501-760-7639 For info.

They are located off Albert Pike up the hill from the Valero station.

Show your bike and have some fun.

See you there !! SEE FLIER

Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Association Show at
Bikes, Blues, and Bar B Q

Club Members Greg & Linda Bright, Butch & Pat Jones were at the Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Association Motorcycle Show during Bike, Blues, and Bar B Q event.

Greg said the show was a first class event. The Diamond Chapter booth was set up at the entrance, so we got lots of attention. We will try to get more member and motorcycles at this event next year.

The OVMA is a great group of guys. I have been trying to get them to our show in September for years. Maybe next year.

Greg and Linda won 1st place in the Tiddler Class
Butch Jones won 2nd place in the Survivor Rider American Class.

For more information visit: www.ozarkvma.com.

NTNOA Lake O The Pines Rally

The NTNOA 30th Annual Lake O The Pines was the best ever. Perfect weather after the storm passed though on Thursday Night. In the 80's during the day and 60's at night.

All day Friday was meet and greet and see old friends and meet new ones, with some short rides.

Concourse ride was at 1:30. A 26 mile back roads fun ride with a metal if you did not break down. Awards ceremonies was at 5:00 with lots of door prizes. I won a 1st place with my Triumph Hurricane and my BMW R90S.

A rider from New England on his way to Peru, riding a 1972 Triumph Bonnieville, stopped at the Rally. We passed the hat and collected money for his trip and wished him well. I hope his sends us a report. After the awards it was party time. Five bands plated short sets until midnight.

This is a really fun rally. I never miss this rally. Jefferson Texas is only 160 miles away.

For Pictures go to NTNOA.org, Click on Valentines pictures.

Honor Ride: To Benefit the Veterans

The 1st Annual Honor Ride Car and Bike was held on Oct. 4th at the Hot Springs Airport.

The Car and Bike Show was started at 10:00 am and went to 5:00 pm with music playing all afternoon. The Diamond Chapter set up a display. Greg Bright showed 5 bikes, Butch Jones 4 bikes, Jed Simpson 3 bikes, Russell Plunkett 2 bikes and Mike Parker 1 bike.

Thanks guys, you made a good showing for the Diamond Chapter.

The attendance was less than excepted, but a good time was had by all. They need to advertise sooner and more if they do the Honor Ride again next year.

Barber's Vintage Festival

65,365 motorcycle enthusiast set attendance record for the 10th annual Barber's Vintage Festival.

The event saw the largest gathering of Vincent motorcycles ever in the US.Attractions were Wall of Death, M/C Riding in the globe, Swap Meet, Seminars, Vintage m/c road racing, Trails, Enduro runs, Bike shows, Century Race, Cannon Ball riders, Demo Rides, and much more.. ( No Moto Cross this year )

I took my Harley Sprint to ride and my Triumph Hurricane to show. Perry Hollier took his Yamaha RD 350. A little Motorcycle is all you need to get around. The Triumph Hurricane won first place in the Confederate Chapter show. It was a very competitive class and i was surprised to get first.

After the show i rode the Hurricane to the Triumph display tent and put it on display. Some of the younger Triumph guys had never seen a Hurricane before and it drew quite a crowd.

Barber's is just to much fun for three days. You just can't do it all. Russell and Elizabeth Plunkett were there and i meet a lot of old friends.

Barber's Vintage Festival is a must do, so put it on your list. For pictures and more info go to barbermotorsports.com.

Web Sites of Interest

Carson Classic Motors: http://www.carsonclassicmotors.com/ Info on the Carson Cannonball team and info on Buck and the youth program.

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.

Motorcycle Classics Magazine: http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/ Note: I will be on this web site next month.

North Texas Norton Owners Association: NTNOA.org.

Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Association: www.ozarkvma.com.

For Sale

Thomson's collection of motorcycles, 11 motorcycles for sale, 5 Harley's, 2 BMW'S, 1 1934 BSA. 2 Triumph Hurricanes, & 1 Rudge. Call 501-525-9833. cell # 214-557-6012

Bike of the Month

Buddy Muirhead's 1923 Ner-A-Car

Quote of the Month

"Sometimes you need to ride a really winding road,
so you can get your head straight."

Know Your Motorcycle

Closing Comments

October has been a fun filled month with Bikes Blues & Bar B Q, Ozark vintage show, Honor Ride show, NTNOA Lake O the Pines, Barber's Vintage Festival, and Cycles-N-Rodz car and bike show.

So far the weather has been fantastic, let's hope it stays that way though the winter.

A few friends and i rode up to Jasper on Oct 16th to check out the fall colors, guess we went a little early, no fall colors as yet. It was a great ride and a beautiful day. Get your riding in while you can before winter hits.

It's time to catch up on those never ending repairs. Safe Riding.

See you and your bikes at Cycles-N-Rodz this Saturday.

See you at Perkin's next Sunday.

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