Border Park Swap Meet & Car & Bike Show set to be a Big One!

The 2015 Tweed Heads Motorcycle Club Border Park Swap Meet and Car and Bike Show is set to be a big one. The meet will be held on Sunday June 7 with gates open for stall holders from 5 am.

This year, in addition to our ever popular Swap Meet, we are providing attractions for all enthusiasts. We are set to have more bikes on show and we’ve added a car show to the event. Other attractions include trade stalls, working old machinery displays and V8 Race Simulators.

Food and refreshments are available onsite. Free parking available onsite.

The event finishes around midday so get there early and get the best deal.

The event is on the same weekend as the Cooly Rocks On festival and provides an opportunity to catch these two great events in one day.

Bike and Car show entries and swap meet and trade stall entries are now open. Polish up your showpiece and gather your much sought after items and get them on site.

Site fees are $10 and entry is $3.

Contact details in the flyer below.

2015 BorderPark Swap Meet and Bike and Car Show

 


Invitation from Battle of the Border Cycling Event Organisers

The Club has received an invitation from the organisers of the Battle of the Border Cycling Event, to be held on 28th to 31st May in the Tweed Region, for experienced riders to volunteer to assist with the event by way of being Moto Marshalls.

Riders do not need to be experienced in cycling events to carry out this role.

Volunteers should check the status of their insurance prior to participating.

Volunteer Moto Marshalls will be covered for fuel and meal costs.

The Battle of the Border Cycling Event is a major Australian cycling event and is televised nationally.

More information about the Battle of the Border Cycling Event can be found at http://www.battleontheborder.com.au/

The Club encourages members to volunteer and show a community presence.

For further details and to volunteer phone 07 3124 6079.


THMCEC Selfish Fish N Chips Dinner Run Ride Report and Photos

The real motorcycle enthusiasts in the Gold Coast and Northern NSW regions braved the showers and pending thunderstorms for the Tweed Heads Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club Dinner Run held on Wednesday night, 25th March 2015.

The Run took us to Selfish Fish N Chips at Tweed Heads and was attended by 17 souls – 10 on bikes with 2 double-ups and 7 arriving like sardines in tin cans.

Our two (and only) riders from our last Dinner Run, Harry and Darren, didn’t turn up assuming they would be the only ones riding again and would need to take on the tasks of Lead, TEC and Corner Markers all on their own. A huge job for just two people.

Rumour has it that this is false and Darren had a sore toe while Harry is “away”. Thoughts ponder if Harry is “away” maybe having traded a slip of paper he received in the mail for a 2 week holiday complete with food, accommodation and a bar of soap.

Waiting at Kirra Sports Club in light rain we decided to hold out just a little and negotiate our plan of attack while those conveniently placed to home quacked off and got the wet weathers out. Those of us already a bit wet just let the evaporative cooling kick in.

Mexican stand-off. Are we doing Mexican or not?

Mexican stand-off. Are we doing Mexican or not?

Waiting for the heavens to clear.

Waiting for the heavens to clear.

Chicken wasn’t on the menu so we decided to chicken-out from our original plan to take a loop via Hogan’s Road and, instead, coasted down through Kingscliff and back up to Tweed for a taste of salt air prior to our meal. No rain in sight and we were greeted by refreshing cool air and a quiet, still night – thoroughly enjoyable.

Our alternate route proved to be the most reasonable option given that there can be some slip’ slidin’ away on the roads out back after a bit of rain.

Popeye had done a great job arranging a “Biker’s Hamburger Special” at Selfish Fish N Chips or we could choose from the menu. The “Biker’s Hamburger Special” could easily prove to be a staple for our dinner and catered Runs. The challenge goes out to Restaurants,Pubs and Clubs to provide us with the best “Biker’s Hamburger Special” you can dish up. We’ll rate them of course.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Selfish of us taking a table just for the helmets.

Selfish of us taking a table just for the helmets.

This was a great little run and an opportunity to get out for a mid-week ride and catch up with fellow Club members.

Thanks to Popeye for organising the Run and supplying the photos and to all who attended.

Our next Run is our Mini Poker Run to be held on April 12 2015. Be sure to come along and join us.

Another Dinner Run is in the planning so prep your taste buds and stay tuned.

View photos from the Dinner Run on this page.


THMCEC Donates to Lifeline

The Tweed Heads Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club held a BBQ fundraiser on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th February 2015 to help support the Lifeline $2 Clothing Sale held at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre.

From the proceeds, a donation of $100 was made to assist Lifeline.

Another example of the Club assisting those in need in the local area.

About Lifeline:

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.


Only 2 days left to renew THMCEC Membership

Members who are yet to pay their 2014/15 membership fees are reminded that the last date to pay overdue fees is 8th March 2015.

The final date has been extended but has been firmly set to coincide with the Club’s Southern Run.

Unless other arrangements have been made, or in exceptional circumstances, those in our Club records who remain unfinancial after 8th March 2015 will no longer be regarded as THMCEC members and will need to reapply for admission to the Club as a new member to be regarded as a Club member.

Holders of NSW Vintage Plates are reminded that the RMS requires that the holder of such plates is a member of a Roads and Maritime recognised historic vehicle club.