Diamond Chapter

July Meeting

The Diamond Chapter July meeting will be held on July 31 at Smokin' N' Style 2278 Albert Pike. Be there at 1:30 to eat in the small banquet room. Meeting will be around 2:00. The Antique Motorcycles in the Park Sept. show is coming up fast so try to make the meeting for Information. See you there. Ride your bike weather permitting

9th Annual Antique Motorcycles in the Park

Will be held on Sept. 10th at Hill Wheatley Plaza. Please start spreading the word. Entry forms are on the web site www.diamondchapteramca.org/. Down load form, fill out , Email or snail mail to Michael Thomson ASAP. We need all entry forms by Sept. 1 so we do not get behind. $10.00 fee for first two bikes, more than two are free, Plaques included. We would like to have 100 or more antique and vintage bikes on display. Please tell your friends to enter their bikes. Let's have a great show as always. Thanks to every one who helps and enters a bike.

6th Annual Hot Springs Mini Road Run

The 6th Annual Historic Downtown Hot Springs Mini Road Run was held Sunday June 26. We had 13 entrants and one passenger. Adding the Tower Mountain to the route was a challenging twist. Ascending to Central Ave we rode on to West Mountain Lookout. All made this part of the run with no problems. ī€Turning onto Cedar St brought us though some older neighborhoods in the North Park Ave area. A stop at Rix Park brought to 3 on the rescue trailer, graciously provided by Butch and Pat Jones. As the riders arrived at the Golpha Gorge picnic area, a light lunch and ice cream were waiting for them. Lee Coltharp and James Eads returned again from Louisiana and we were glad they made the trip. Elizabeth Plunkett was our passenger with Russell on their 1970 Moto Guzi 750. Jed Simpson' wife Kris was a first time rider this year along with Eddie Chavez, Scott Byrd and Lanny Plummer from Cycles N Rodz. Thanks to Mike Parker for etched glass trophies. Awards are as follows. Smallest: Lee Coltharp 1982 Honda MB50 Smallest Oldest: Roy Skinner 1958 Cushman Eagle Oldest: James Sandage 1954 Harley 165 And the NEATO award went to Scott Byrd 1962 Harley Topper ( with custom seat, see photo) Our Mini Poster picture was supplied by Russ Norris. Thanks also to other members, Greg Huegel, Greg and Linda Bright, and Mike Thomson. Special Thanks to Linda Bright!!! We all had a great time and a great day with friends. See you next year.

Bike of the Month

1934 Rudge, Made in England from 1911 though 1940.
Motto was "Rudge it, do not Trudge it" Michael Thomson owner.


Web Sites of Interest

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

Cherokee Chapter: cherokeeamca.org Great reading and info on the Pate Swap Meet.

What's in the Barn: velocity.com/tv-shows/whats-in-the-barn Great Show.

Antique Motorcycle Club of America: antiquemotorcycle.org Lots of info. Great info on facebook.

North Texas Norton Owners Association: NTNOA.org

Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Association: ozarkvma.com.


Closing Comments

The Antique Motorcycles in the Park show will be here before you know it. We will have flyer at the meeting, Grab some and start putting then out any place you can think of. We also have posters made. Let's get over 100 motorcycles in the show and make this one of our best shows ever.

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