Diamond Chapter August 2017 Newsletter

“ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES IN THE PARK” is only a few days away. I need entry
forms ASAP, Email is the fastest way, or you can snail mail. I just need a list of your bikes if they have already been in the show. We will collect the money at the show if you email. You can bring forms to the meeting Sunday if you want. I always have computer problems for some reason so get them to me ASAP. We need all the bikes we can get so tell your friends to put their bike in the show even if it needs some work or a rider and has some dirt on it. Lots of work to do for the show.


The Diamond Chapter August meeting will be this Sunday, Aug. 27th, at Hill Wheatley Plaza. Try to be there by 12:30. This will be the last meeting before the show. We will go over details for the show. If you are involved in set up or will be there early to unload bikes please make the meeting. The meeting will be short we can go for lunch after.

Cherokee Chapter Oklahoma Road Run:

The Cherokee Oklahoma Chapter presented a Road Run in Locust Grove OK. Susie and I arrived on Thursday and the rest of the Diamond Chapter members arrived on Friday. We all stayed at the Best Western as did most riders. It was one of the best Best Western motel I had seen. They offered us free water, beer, and cookies at end of the day. The Friday ride was excellent with great scenery on the back roads, about 85 miles. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs were served at Cycle One Bike shop. Great day riding with new friends. Saturday was the big day. Everyone met at the Best Western around 8:00 am for riders meeting. I guess there was over 40 rider. Lyle and Mike did a great job of herding Cats and we all left around 8:45. Great job guys. Susie and I rode the BMW R90s, Jed and Kris rode their Honda CB 750, Russell and Elizabeth rode their Moto Guzzi,Scott Byrd rode his 1913 Harley, Stanley Miller rode his
Pan Head, and Butch and Pat followed in their truck. There was a great variety of vintage motorcycles. Lyle had a dead battery, I just happened to bring a extra battery for the BMW so he used it in his Harley. The ride was about 115 miles. Jed was having a little trouble with the Honda so we cut the ride short. The ride went well with no break downs and no one
on the trailer. That night at Cycle One the meal was Brisket with all the trimmings. Thanks to Red at Cycle One for being a great host. We all had a great time and a fun ride. Thanks to Lyle, Mike, and the Cherokee Chapter. Early Sunday morning around 1:30 the rain hit with Tornadoes about 30 miles away. Thanks again for a great time.  Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles: MMM as they call it in MT. View was a great Rally. Susie and I rode up highway 9 on some great back roads to MT. View on Friday. Hot Springs to MT. View is about 140 miles. Lots of venders and music on the square. Friday was a good day to look at the venders a do some riding around the area. We had dinner at Jo Jo’s on
the river and the catfish was excellent. Poker Run Saturday early before it got hot. The poker run was about 85 miles on scenic back roads, lots of turns. Bad poker hands as usual. Bands started playing around 7:00 on the square. The second band, Mr. Cabbagehead and the raven Radishes, was fantastic. The nine piece band , with several horns, played great 60’s and
70’s music. They played until 10:30. We had a great time and would recommend this Rally. Nice ride home on highway 9 with Dennis Ghegan and his friends. 


AMCA Diamond Chapter July Minutes

The meeting was held at Smoking €˜N Style in Hot Springs with 21 members present. Mike Parker presented trivia with Lanney Plummer the winner. Elizabeth Plunkett read the
minutes and Susie Parker gave the Treasurer €™s report. Mike Thomson reported on the mini road run. James Sandage had 3 generations of his family that rode. The Oklahoma Road Run by the Cherokee Chapter was discussed. 9 Diamond Chapter members plan to attend. The Diamond Chapter website and newsletter have entry forms for the Antiques in the Park show.
Mike Thomson also commented on the club €™s donated bike listed on Craigslist and the Diamond Chapter facebook page. He also announced upcoming events. Linda Bright and Mike Thomson discussed the poster for the Antiques in the Park show. Susie Parker suggested a photo of Scott Byrd €™s Cannonball bike. The general consensus was to use photos from
previous shows with several motorcycles. The August meeting will be held at Hill Wheatley Plaza on the 27th. The September 24th meeting is to be announced. Mike Thomson discussed an upcoming local motorcycle auction that may be in September, but possibly later. James Sandage reported on Wauseon and talked about the upcoming Davenport, Iowa swap meet. Greg Bright went over the upcoming Ozark Vintage Motorcycle show. Linda Bright
handed out mini road run posters.

Submitted by

Elizabeth Plunkett


Club Officers:

President: Michael Thomson safari100usa@yahoo. com

Vice president: Greg Bright thebrights@hotmail. com

Secretary: Elizabeth Plunkett faultless8@yahoo. com

Treasure: Susie Parker parkersusie12@yahoo. com

Sgt. at Arms: Russell Plunkett faultless8@yahoo. com

Director: Mike Parker mikethebike@cablelynx. com

Up Coming Events:

Aug. 27 Diamond Chapter Aug. meeting 12:30 at Hill Wheatley PlazaSept. 8-10 Hot Springs Rally www. thehotspringsrally. com

Sept.  9 Antique Motorcycles in the Park, Diamond Chapter www. diamondchapteramca. com

Entry form click ->  HERE

Call Mike at 501-525-9833 or email safari100usa@yahoo. com for more info.

Sept. 20-23 Bikes Blues and BBQ, Fayetteville, AR web site: www. bikesbluesandbbq. org

Sept. 24 Diamond Chapter meeting TBA

Sept 28- Oct 1 NTNOA Lake o the Pines Rally, ntnoa. org

Sept. 30 Motor Maids at Petit Jean, Diamond Chapter Vintage Motorcycle show, Bike Games

Oct 5-8 Barber’s Vintage Festival, Birmingham, AL www. barbersmotorsports. com

Motorcycles for Sale:

1970 Harley Davidson Electra Glide

1965 Triumph TR6st, 1965 BSA Lighting Contact Gary Funderburg @ 479-430-31101973
Kawasaki LTD 900 Contact Mike Petty @ 501-627-07021976 BMW R 75/6,
1967 Triumph Bonneville Contact Scott Henrickson @ 501-209-28961996
Harley Pan Head Replica Soft Tail Custom. EVO motor , Pan Head
Top End, J&B Custom Disc Brakes, Springer Front End,S&S Carburetor, 4
Speed Trans. , Le Pera Seat, Electric and Kick Start, Fish Tail Mufflers (
Load ) , Electronic Ignition, Paint needs some attention, 6897 miles
?, Belt Drive , Many more custom parts. To many to list. Have all paper
work on custom work. Beautiful bike needs a new home. Over $15,000 to
build. Asking $85000 Contact Mike @ 501-525-9833 or 214-557-6012, for more
info. Please do not text. Craig’s List Little Rock June 7th 2017 for
more pictures. Bike is owned by the Diamond Chapter.

Closing Comment:


Antique Motorcycles in the Park” is coming up fast so get your bikes ready
and get me the entry forms as soon as you can. Spread the word about the
show we need all the bikes we can get. Print out flyers and hand out. We
need to get 100 motorcycles in the show this year. Lets have a great show
and turn out this year. See you Sunday or at the Show on the 9th. We will
be there at 6:00 am on the 9th to unload bikes. Please be there
early. The show starts at 9:00 am.

Ride Em, Don’t Hide Em

Michael Thomson President,

Diamond Chapter of Arkansas Antique Motorcycle Club Of America

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