The Diamond Chapter September meeting will be held at Doc N’ Maggie’s Pizza Pub & Grill  ( 4330 Central Ave.  Hot Springs AR ) Be there at 1:30 to order. Meeting will be around 2:00. Weather looks really good so ride your motorcycle or else !!!!

See you there,


“Antique Motorcycles in the Park ” 

The 10th Annual ” Antique Motorcycles in the Park” was held on September 9th at Hill Wheatley Plaza.

What a great show with  86 motorcycles on display. The oldest was Scott Byrd’s 1916 Harley Davidson Cannonball motorcycle along with his 1929 Harley and a 1942 Harley Davidson WLA military. 

There was a great variety of makes and models. The Minsk motorcycle made in Russia was unique and rare.

The 1935 Rudge was rare. Rudge stopped production in 1941. Plenty of Harley Davidson’s, Honda’s, Yamaha’s, Suzuki, BSA, Royal Enfield, and more.

There was a large crowd all day with lots of good comments and plenty of questions. 

” I had one of them a long time ago wish i still had it ” seemed to be the saying for the day. The weather could not have been better, no rain and not to hot, just perfect. 

We had several vintage motorcycles just ride up and put their bikes in the show and stay all day. 

A special thanks to everyone who brought multiple motorcycles. we all know how much work that is. 

Special Thanks to those who came from out of state for the show.

The show also made the front page of the Sentinel Record with a interview with Scott Byrd and Michael Thomson.   

 What a great show and a great day with great people looking and talking about old motorcycles.

We will do it again next year, see you there.  



 Diamond Chapter August Minutes: 

The meeting took place at Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown Hot Springs. 17 members were present.

Mike Thomson addressed some small problems with the new website. He also reported on the Cherokee Chapter Oklahoma Summer Ride and the Mountain view, Arkansas motorcycle event.

Susie Parker gave an abbreviated treasurer’s report. The club is not broke. There were no minutes read. 

Butch Jones talked about the Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Show in conjunction with Bikes, Blues and BBQ in Springdale, Arkansas.

Mike Thomson informed the club about the upcoming Motor Maids event at Petite Jean Mountain on September 30. 

Scott Byrd announced a possible bike show in Arkadelphia on October 28 in conjunction  with Octoberfest. More details to follow.

Mike Thomson and Greg Bright went over the Antiques in the Park show details and logistics. Upcoming events were announced.

Mike Parker presented trivia with Scott Byrd the winner.

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:

Sept. 24 Diamond Chapter meeting 1:30 at Doc N’ Maggies

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

Oct 6-7 Ride the Ozarks, Harrison AR contact number 888-283-2163


Motorcycles for sale:

1996 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.

1970 Harley Davidson Electra Glide,       1965 Triumph TR6st,   1965 BSA Lighting,  Contact Gary Funderburg @ 479-430-3110

1973 Kawasaki LTD 900  Contact Mike Petty @ 501-627-0702

1976 BMW R 75/6,    1967 Triumph Bonneville,  Contact Scott Henrickson @ 501-209-2896


Closing Comment:

The 10th Annual “Antique Motorcycles in the Park” was a fantastic event. The weather was great, the display was great,

the crowd was great, the club members were great. Thanks to all who put their motorcycles in the show.

Let’s do again next year. See you there next year.

See you at the meeting on Sunday.


Ride EM, Do not hide EM,

Michael Thomson 


Diamond Chapter of Arkansas 













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