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Club Events for Members

13th May 2019

Events secretary Baz Staple writes: The future of the club relies on having enjoyable interesting events, both off-road and on-road. This article concentrates on the latter non-competitive events. Our largest of course is the Pioneer Run® and we have various other events, large and small in a growing range across the ... Read the full article

The 1st Oil and Steam Run, Launceston

24th April 2019

Paul Dyson for the Sunbeam MCC Ltd is organising the 1st Oil and Steam Run on Sunday 28 July 2019. The start and finish venue is The Launceston Steam Railway, St Thomas Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8DA. The event is open to anyone riding / driving veteran (pre 1915), vintage ... Read the full article

2019 Pioneer Run® Starter Badges

5th April 2019

The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club apologises for the starter badges being at the finish rather than the start of this year's event. The consequence being that riders who signed on and started but did not finish did NOT receive their badge. If these riders would like to contact the organiser on ... Read the full article

Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2019

5th April 2019

I am pleased to inform Club members that the following arrangement has been agreed with the Royal Automobile Club and the Bonhams London to Brighton Car Run Steering Group. Following the successful trial in 2018, the 2019 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (VCR) will include Class 1 pre 1905 ... Read the full article

80th Pioneer Run – 24 March 2019

27th March 2019

Report to follow later:   Facts and figures Total number of entries received: ................... 307 Riders / drivers signed on at Epsom ............... 271 Riders / drivers signed off at Brighton ............ 249 Non-finishers ..................................................... 22   Award winners, prizes and certificates presented  Certificates awarded: (rider's numbers quoted as figures) 60   Frank Dolman - 1912 Douglas 340cc Ladies Model, ... Read the full article

London – Brighton Veteran Car Run (LBVCR)

13th March 2019

I am pleased to inform Club members that the following arrangement has been agreed with the RAC and VCC of GB (London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Steering Group). Following the successful trial in 2018, future London to Brighton Veteran Car Runs (LBVCR) will include Class 1 pre 1905 Motor Cycles, ... Read the full article

The Gatwick Speed Trials 1931 – 1939

6th March 2019

The author of this book, Bill Haylor, who worked at Gatwick during WWII has carefully recorded the history of the motorcycle speed trials held over the timed quarter mile at The Gatwick Horse Racing Course on land owned by John de Gatwick before WWII changed the nature of the site ... Read the full article

1932 Douglas A32

25th February 2019

Long time club member Neville Lewis is seeking a copy of a makers instruction / workshop manual for his recently acquired Douglas A32. If you can help with one which can be copied please contact Neville via this website's contact page.

Dorset / Hampshire group

27th January 2019

Martin Goodman is keen to organise club / group activities for SMCC members living in Dorset, Hampshire and surrounding areas at a venue yet to be decided. He hopes the group will enjoy regular club nights with speakers, technical evenings and social activities. Looking ahead Martin would like the new ... Read the full article

9 th Ixion Calvalcade

6th January 2019

Canon Basil Davies BA was the vicar of St Barnabas Church, Bexhill-on-Sea from 1926 until 1940. However he was better known to every motorcycle enthusiast for more than half a century as Ixion, the renown and respected columnist of the Blue-Un (The Motor Cycle). A prolific writer Canon Davies also ... Read the full article