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5-6 11th Classic Japanese Classic Show, Stoneleigh. A Greenwood 01484 667776.

6 SCRMC Haggis Gathering, Classic/Japanese. Agricultural Centre, Lanark. 01294 833320

6 Newark Autojumble. Penny Farthing Fairs 01773 819154

6 Jumble, Marconi Sports Centre, Chelmsford. 0208 252 6831

12-13 Classic Off Road/Racing Show,

Telford. Alan Wright 01789 751422

13 Huddersfield Autojumble. Penny Farthing Fairs 01773 819154

16 Torchlight Tour, Brooklands Museum. 01932 857381

19 Scorton Jumble, North Yorks Events Centre. 01677 422760

19-20 31st Carole Nash Bristol Classic Show, Shepton Mallet. Tickets 01507 529529

20 Jumble, Great Blakenham VH, Suffolk. 01473 830771

20 Garstang Autojumble. Mark Woodward 016974 51882

22 Torchlight Tour, Brooklands Museum. 01932 857381

25-27 Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Warwicks

26-27 London Custom Bike Show, Alexandra Palace. A Greenwood 01484 667776

27 Malvern 'Drive In' Car/Bike Autojumble, Three Counties Showground, Greenwood 01484 667776

For the second year in succession, the Mid Lines VMCC Boxing Day gathering was thwarted by icy roads. The Market Rasen market place surface was still under six inches of packed ice, along with the minor roads which would have made up the route for the ride out, so in the name of safety the option was to either use the main road to the prearranged coffee stop or simply head off home. There was a turnout of around a dozen hardy souls, including one who'd made the trip from Rotherham - a round trip of some 100 or so miles - and another from Derby who'd called in on his BMW combination en route to the seasidel

Many took the opportunity for a breath of fresh air, coming along to exchange seasonal greetings, but travelling by car or parking up a distance away and taking a brisk walk. Matchless, Norton, BMW, Velocette, Triumph, Honda and BSA were all represented and under the circumstances, it was a pretty brave effort.

VMCC Boxing Day

8-10 October 2010

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