The Diamond Chapter May meeting will be this Saturday, May 26 in MT. Ida ‘Good Ole Days’ Event.
There will be a Car and Motorcycle Show, with food, crafts, and lots to do.
The Club will put on a Display of Antique Motorcycles, so bring a bike or two to show. Please be there by 9:00 am
to set up your bikes and help with set up for the club. Club meeting will be around 1:00 pm. Awards will be presented around 2:00. Ride your motorcycle or bring one. Only 30 miles from Hot Springs.
It will be a fun day and will help out the kids in MT. Ida.
See you there.!!!
 
Dues are due in June, $15.00 per person.
 
Veterans Honor Ride :

The Arkansas Honor Ride held a bike and car show at the Hot Springs Airport on Saturday, May 5. The Diamond Chapter was represented by Albert Jack, Butch and Pat Jones, and Greg and Linda Bright with a display of six motorcycles. Butch entered a beautiful blue Cushman in the bike show and won first place for antiques. It was a great event and there was a huge turnout. The car show had over a hundred cars. Mike Vano showed his cool VW Beetle flatbed and I showed my ’69 Chevelle SS. The event was bigger than the Honor Ride organizers had anticipated and was a huge success and for a good cause. They were very appreciative of the Diamond Chapter and we were glad to be a part of it.  Greg Bright

 
 
Cherokee Chapter and CCM Antique Motorcycle Road Run:
Jed and Kris Simpson, Susie, and I attended the Cherokee Chapter and CCM Antique Motorcycle Road Run in Livingston Texas. The main meeting place was Lake Livingston State Park where we and several other riders stayed. 
We were greeted by thousands of mosquitoes but a quick trip for some spray made things better.
Friday morning riders meeting was at 9:00 am. Around 80 riders where there. We road 140 miles around the area and ended up at the Carson’s ranch. Great back roads ride. I rode my BMW R90S but it had some electrical problems but it got us back to the camp. 
The Party at the Ranch started around 6:00 pm. It rained for a short while and we had great weather for the rest of the weekend. Bar B Que Beef and Chicken with all the fixin’s was served with Beer and Wine. The Country band was great and played old country and 60’s & 70’s music.
Made new friends and talked to a lot of old friends. The Carson’s Ranch was a fantastic place to have a party.
Everyone had a great time.
Saturday 9:00 am riders meeting at the state park. 75 to 80 motorcycles started out on a 150 mile back road ride. We had a great lunch buffet in some little town. The ride ended at the Carson’s museum and shop. 
They have around 80 antique motorcycles and a great shop. Some bikes needed some repair.
Shelby drove the chase truck and picked up 5 motorcycles that broke down, not bad only 5 out of 80.
The Party started around 6:00 pm at the museum and shop. It was Cinco de Mayo so fajitas were served.
Buck’s neighbor made a large cake and lots of cookies. More beer and wine and a different country band.
Sunday a ride was scheduled, but I think most everyone left. We headed to the Texas Hill country to do some more riding and Jed and Kris headed to Hot Springs.
The Carson’s and the Cherokee Chapter sure know how to put on a party and Road Run.
Everyone had a fantastic time and left with great memories.
Thanks so much to Mike, Theresa, Buck, and the Cherokee Chapter for all you did and it was a honor to be there among great people and good friends. 
For pictures go to http://www.cherokeeamca.org 
 
Texas Hill Country Riding:
Susie and I headed to the Texas hill country to meet up with our friends from FT. Worth and Dallas.
We got caught in Austin traffic for a few hours but finally made it to Medina RV resort.
We road the three sisters ( hwy 337, 336, 335 ) about 170 miles with lots of turns. We rented the big ranch house that could sleep 10 people. The house was built in 1946, pretty cool and next to the pool.
After four more days of riding we were pretty much done. 
If you have not ridden the Texas hill country, put it on your bucket list. The best riding  in Texas.
We had a great time riding with old friends.
 
Rock Star Motors meet and greet:
Rock Star Motors meet and great was May 19th. They had a two bands playing, bike wash, bike games,
and bike show. They had a good turnout of bikers.
The club bike is on consignment there until i get back from New Mexico late June.
 
 
AMCA Diamond Chapter April 2018 Minutes
 
The meeting was held at Smoking In Style in Hot Springs with 17 present.
Mike Thomson opened the meeting with a welcome back round of applause for Lanney Plummer.
Mike Parker was absent so there was no trivia.
Elizabeth Plunkett read the Minutes and Susie Parker gave the treasurer’s report.
James Sandage reported on the Mad Dog bike shop grand opening. He also suggested a club ride there sometime in the future.
Mike Thomson commented on the club bike. He consigned it for 2 weeks at Rock Star Motors and may relist it on Craig’s list.
James Sandage, Russell and Elizabeth Plunkett attended the flat track races at Crooked Creek Speedway.
Upcoming events were covered by Mike Thomson and Greg Bright with several events occurring on the same date. Fliers were passed out for the Honor Ride to culminate at the Hot Springs airport.
Mike Thomson discussed the AMCA letter about the upcoming Barber Vintage event.
Brenda Plummer asked about the Mt. Ida show and meeting to be held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. 
Linda Bright brought up the mini road run in June. A general discussion was held. It will be on June 24th.
Mike Thomson raised the subject of a possible antique bike show at Rock Star Motors.
Submitted by Elizabeth Plunkett 
 
Club Officers:
President:   Michael Thomson    safari100usa@yahoo.com
Vice Pres.:  Greg Bright            thebrights@hotmail.com
Secretary:   Elizabeth Plunkett  faultless8@yahoo.com
Treasure:    Susie Parker          parkersusie12@yahoo.com
Sgt. @ Arms: Russell Plunkett  faultless8@yauoo.com
Director:        Mike Parker       mikethebike@cablelynx.com     
 
Up coming events:
May 26 Diamond Chapter meeting, MT. Ida Good ole days
June 2 Poker Run , Pig Trail Harley Davidson 
June 7-10 Triumph Rat Rally, Harrison AR
JUNE 24 Diamond Chapter Mini Road Run. Meet at the Transportation depot 12:00, leave around 1:00
             Meeting at Gulpha Gorge around 2:00. Greg will lead as I will be in New Mexico. Have Fun!!!!
             Get those little bikes running.
 
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 ( Loud ) , 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 $8500 Contact Mike @
501-525-9833 or 214-557-6012, for more info. 
 
 
Closing Comment:
Get ready for the Mini Road Run it will be here before you know it!!!!!
Try to make it the meeting this Saturday in Mt. Ida.
It is getting hot so be prepared with sun screen and water.
 
Ride Em, Don’t hide Em !
Michael Thomson 
President:
Diamond Chapter of Arkansas
Antique Motorcycle Club of America 

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