Diamond Chapter April Newsletter
 
The Diamond Chapter April meeting will be held April 28 at El Padrino Mexican Grill 1609 Albert Pike, By Wal Mart.
Be there at 1:30 to eat Meeting will be at 2:00. Some rain in the forecast. Ride your motorcycle if you want and 
bring a friend.
See you there !
Mike
 
Saturday looks good for a ride. Let me know  if you want to ride ASAP so i can pick a spot to meet.
We can do a short ride or a long ride. Got ideas let me know.
Please be careful riding Dyreck almost hit a dog.
Mike
 
Fandango Swap Meet :
Fandango swap meet was held at the air port in Fredericksburg, Texas.
The Bike Show had 110 bikes, Some really fantastic motorcycles on display. I entered my 1973 Triumph
Hurricane and the 1974 BMW R90S. Several Cannonball bikes were there.  
The swap meet had 80 venders or so, mostly old motorcycle parts. We sold a few things.
The flat track races on the horse track was fun to watch. Even had chopper drag races.
Fandango went over well and they are going to do it again next year i think.
 
Cherokee Chapter Road Run :
The Road Run was held in Kerrville at the Inn of the Hills.
Great turn out. Old motorcycles every where. Sunday after everyone got settled in, there was a buffet.
Monday, Riders meeting at 8:30 with group photo. Monday’s ride was 121 miles around the back roads.
We rode the BMW R90S. It did not like doing 35 MPH on farm roads but cleared up when we got up to speed.
I think there were eight bikes broke down and put on trailers.
Tuesday was three sisters day. Highways 335, 336, 337, some of the best roads in the hill country.
178 miles that day. Long day but fun. Went to Lone Star Motorcycle Museum. Great bikes on display.
Lunch in Leakey at the little motorcycle shop and grill.  Only a couple of brake downs.
Then back to the hotel for social time at the Bar with music.
Wednesday was 128 miles of more twisting back roads. 
Then the big banquet with great food and great people.
The Diamond Chapter was represented by Russell and Elizabeth Plunkett and Susie and myself.
I think there were 7 different chapters there. Big turn out with 240 Riders.
I saw many old friends and met many new ones.
The Bluebonnets were blooming every where, the best in 30 years.
Thanks to the Cherokee Chapter for doing a fantastic job on both events.
I know how much work it was, but well worth it.
I will be back the next time.
May is motorcycle safety month, so careful out there, Please!!!!!
 

AMCA Diamond Chapter March 2019 Minutes

The meeting was held at Rod’s Pizza Cellar in Hot Springs. There were 14 members present.

Mike Parker presented a lively round of trivia. Mike Racicot was the clear winner.

Elizabeth Plunkett read the February Minutes. MIke Thomson gave the treasurer’s report.

Mike Thomson announced friends and acquaintances who recently passed away. He and James Sandage also reported on the veterans event at Drasco.

March birthdays were announced: Mike Thomson and Russell Plunkett.

Mike Thomson went over several upcoming events, including the Cherokee Chapter Fandango and the National Road Run. Greg Bright handed out flyers for the Veterans Benefit in Hot Springs scheduled for May18th.

The 9th Annual Downtown Hot Springs Mini Road Run will be held the last weekend in June.

Greg Bright announced that Rock City Motorcycles, located behind Bass Pro in Little Rock, will open on Labor Day weekend. 

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
 
April birthdays : Butch Jones , Chris Muirhead
 
Up Coming Events:
April 27 Ride , Let me know if you want to go.
April 28 Diamond Chapter Club meeting 1:00 at El Padrino Mex Grill
May 3-5 Steel Horse Rally , Ft. Smith steelhorserally.com for info
May 18 AR Honor Ride Vets Benefit, Car and Bike Show Home for info. Hot Springs Mall. We need to display bikes at this event.
May 25 MT. Ida Good old Day car and bike show. we need to display bikes at this event.
May 25 Diamond Chapter may meeting at Good old Days
June 14-16 Petit Jean swap meet. Let me know if you want to ride to this event.
June 30  Mini Road Run and meeting
 
Closing Comment:
It’s Riding season. So let’s get out there and do some riding.
Mini Road Run not to far away, Get those bikes ready.
Got some show coming up, Think about it.
Got any events ? let me know.
 
Ride Em, Don;t hide Em !
Michael Thomson 
President Diamond Chapter of Arkansas
Antique Motorcycle Club of America