Diamond Chapter July 2018 Newsletter
The Diamond Chapter July meeting will be held at Rod’s Pizza, 3350 Central Ave.
Be there around 1:15 as the buffet will close around 2:00. The cost is 10.50 i think.
The weather has been hot but ok to ride. Ride your motorcycle and bring a friend.
See you there !!!!
8th Annual Mini Road Run :
The 8th Annual Historic Downtown Hot Springs Mini Road Run was held on June 24th. Though thunderstorms rolled through the area that morning, the skies were clear by 11:00am. We had a great turnout with 11 antique motorcycles and hard core bikers making the run. The roads were clear, (no danger of black ice), and the weather was great. Starting at the Transportation Depot we went through town and over West Mountain ending up at Gulpha Gorge for snacks, fun, fellowship, and a quick meeting. Awards went to Russell Plunket for Oldest with a 1948 Mustang. Caleb Caldwell for Smallest with a 1971 Honda SL70. Ki Hartsfield for Smallest Oldest with a 1968 Honda CT90. And James Sandage for The Neato with a 1957 Allstate. Thank you to all who participated and made this another great event and a special thank you to Butch and Pat Jones for watching out for us with a chase vehicle. The Sentinel Record covered the event and it also made it into The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. It was a fun day and a good time was had by all .
Benefit For Jay and Kelly Holmes: 
The benefit for Jay was great success. It started out with a poker run with five stops and was about 70 miles long.
It ended at Terry Martins Club. There was lots of food and a band. Also a silent auction and several other items
were auctioned off. There was a good turn out and over $5,000 dollars raised to help him with medical bills.
Some of his friends repaired and painted his motorcycle to his surprise. The bike looked like it did before the wreck.
Fun was had by all for a good cause. Nice to have friends when you are in need. The Diamond chapter donated to the cause.
I won $50 on the poker run for worse hand, 7 high. Had a great time.
Susie and I went to Red River New Mexico and rode with friends. Had a great time.
AMCA 2019 Calendar :
If you have a motorcycle you think the AMCA can use in their calendar go to page 16 in the magazine for info.
dead line Sept. 15, 2018
June Minutes:
The meeting took place after the 8th Annual Historic Downtown Hot Springs Mini Road Run in Gulpha Gorge Park. There were 11 riders in the road run and 16 overall with guests.
Greg Bright thanked everyone for their participation in the Mini Road Run. He also reported on the Mt. Ida show and club meeting there.
There were no Minutes and no Treasurer’s Report.
Mike Parker presented a lively round of trivia. Greg Bright was the clear winner.
Greg Bright called for any new business. He asked for new ideas for the upcoming September show, Antiques in the Park. Other upcoming events were announced.
Linda Bright presented awards for the Mini Road Run.
The club and guests gave a big round of applause to Linda Bright for all of her efforts in presenting another successful Mini Road Run.
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:
July 28, Rock Star Motors scavenger hunt, Starts at 9:00 am
July 29,  Diamond Chapter meeting at Rod’s Pizza. Be there at 1:15 to eat , meeting around 2:00
Aug. 17-19 Mountain, Music, and Motorcycles, MT. View AR. Mt. View web site for more info.
 I am going, let me know if you want to go ASAP.
Aug. Diamond Chapter meeting TBA
Sept. 6-9 Hot Springs Rally ,  click here for the rally website  —>  Home
Sept. 8  Diamond Chapter ” Antique Motorcycles in the Park”
 click here for flyer —->showflyer2018
click here for entry form —->entry-form-2018 amtpark
 Get the word out and get your bikes ready. We need 100 bikes, so tell your friends.
Sept. 30 Diamond Chapter meeting TBA
Oct. 4-7 Barber’s Vintage Festival, Web site http://www.barbersmotorsports.com . Let me know if you want to go                 ASAP, Jed, Apple Jack and I are going.
Oct. 10-14 NTNOA Lake of the Pines Rally, Jefferson, Texas. web site http://www.ntnoa.org 
Motorcycles for sale :
Mike and Pauletta Schmitt are selling their collection of Motorcycles and parts. 
5 – 1948 – 1958 Hummers, 1949 Harley Pan head with side car, Topper, 1971 Servi car Police Special, 31 harley VL project bike, 34, vd parts, 45 wl parts,  and lots of parts. Call Mike at 501- 231-2691    or        email   flatheadsix@aol.com 
1996 Harley

1996 Harley  Davidson Pan head custom.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 $8500 Contact Mike @ 501-525-9833 or 214-557-6012, for more info. Please do not text. . Bike is owned by the Diamond Chapter.   Bike is at Rock Star Motors. 501-762-4270 

Closing Comment:
“Antique Motorcycles in the Park” will be here before you know it. Get your motorcycles ready and talk to your friends about putting their bikes in the show. They do not need to be prefect. Would Like to get 100 bikes or more.
We will get flyer out ASAP, make copies and hand out.
Please pay your dues at the meeting, $ 15.00 per person if you have not.
See you at the meeting !!!!
Ride Em, Do not Hide Em,
Michael Thomson
President Diamond Chapter of Arkansas
Antique Motorcycle Club of America