The UKHTA Meetings in 2016Watch this space for details of another year of classic bike shows and Turbo fun. For some pictures and details of our meetings in 2015 go to our 2015 meetings page
April 10thThe Malvern Classic Motorcycle & Off-Road Show was a small and very relaxed Sunday and a good way to prepare for the coming year of shows. It was great to meet up with members both new and renewed. However, boy was it cold in the vans when the sky cleared overnight!!!June 24th / 26thThis year's UKHTA Weekend Gathering in Norfolk was a great success. We had six friends from Holland come over to join us, Philip joining us after 3 weeks touring around Ireland on his 650 turbo. Members came from all corners of the UK which was great and the purpose of the gethering. The Angel Inn at Larling was a great venue, allowing us to use their field for setting up the stand and parking all the bikes. We did various trips on the bikes and also had exclusive pre-launch access to the David Silver Honda Museum, well worth a visit for any Honda rider. We also went to the only English whiskey distillery. Read all about the weekend in the Summer 2016 magazine.July 17thFounders Day at Stanford Hall is an enjoyable day which in very nice surroundings. This year one of our club's founder members popped by to say hello.
Our usual small gathering for members in the South East of England on New Years Day for lunch at Box Hill. A chilly day and damp roads but we gathered for a bite to eat and tea. The bikes drew attention as usual, but you don't need to own a turbo to join the turbo fun. Keith's V-Max was most definitely unique! Tim, this one should be in your magazine. As you can see the 650s outnumbered the lone 500 ;-)
August 5th / 7th
August 26th / 29thThe 30th anniversary of the Dutch Honda First Turbo Club was celebrated in Mons, Belgium. We all had a great weekend and managed to get 37 turbos together from all parts of Europe. We visited the world's largest boat lift, a distillery, a hydro-electric dam and Waterloo, as well as enjoying the evenings in Mons city centre.
This year Geoff and Ivan took the opportunity to ride around the Donington Park circuit at the CRMC VJMC meeting. Good weather meant we had more visitors than last year.
October 15th / 16thThe Stafford show is always the highlight of the bike shows, the biggest with the most to see and buy. We were located in our usual spot on the balcony but this time the regular CX club were put next to us. This worked really well as people who were interested in the CX's were then drawn to the turbos.November 11th / 13thThe three day Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham is the last show of the year. If you like classic cars as well as bikes then this is a great show. We had five bikes on the stand all of a very high standard so it looked very professional. We held the AGM at the Harvester Restaurant in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday evening with a quarter of the members turning up which was great. We discussed the past year's activities and proposed further progress for the coming year. See our next magazine for full details.
The Copdock show is the biggest one day show we attend and it is packed with jumble, clubs, retail and lots of other attractions. This year we also had a new bike on show, the North London Motorcycles special 500 which had been standing for 20 years before being restored this year. We had a huge amount of interest in the bikes, more than at any other show this year.