The Vintage Tractor and Machinery Association of WA Great Southern Branch will celebrate the 13th "Plough Day" which, as the name suggests, will feature a working display of vintage machinery and antique wares. The WAHCC Great Southern will be there with a display of sturdy steeds.
Don't miss the Tweed Ride that's a part of the Vancouver Street Festival - a great opportunity to unleash your inner mid century Brit.
Our first speaker for 2017, Geoff Owen is a cyclist and collector of cycling books. He's going to share some of the highlights of his collection and the stories therein.
There's also a club auction that will include a rough Thunderbot Dragster, a rough Humber, a Raleigh, a track frame as well as a Look jersey (medium) and a Tour de France pack. The track frame is sticker Flash but there is no other evidence that it actually is a Flash. It has a nasty hole in the down tube but the headset and forks may well be worth salvaging. Likewise the Humber is rough but has a Perry coaster hub in good condition and the steel rims are quite good. Bidding will be open to club members.
IT'S BACK! Want to sell some of those pre-loved bike parts or keen to buy a new bike or find that elusive shiny part for your steed?
The West Australian Historical Cycle Club has booked 2 bays for members' use.
Barlee Street Carpark, on the main strip of Beaufort St, in Mt Lawley.
SELLERS 8am/BUYERS 9am
Meet at the carpark at the western end of Cunningham St (corner of Melville Beach Road). We'll ride around Alfred Cove to Point Walter and back. It's flat with the possibility of an ice cream. There are barbecue facilities for those who want to stay on for lunch.
The Malvern Star Sociable
image courtesy State Library of NSW http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/albums
Join WAHCC members for a short ride around the Ascot riverfront. We meet at the carpark on the south side of Fauntleroy Avenue and stay afterwards for a cuppa
Our regular monthly meeting. Note that this is the last meeting for the year - there is no meeting in December
Meet at the north carpark at 10am. (Entry off Jon Sanders Drive just west of Selby St North). 7km around the lake
We've been coming to Have A Go Day for years! This year you'll find us at stand 95, about half way along the run of stands adjacent to the shared path by the river.
Two racing bikes will be pencilled auctioned, A Flash racer and a 1953 Malvern Sracer with a flip flop hub. You must be a current financial member of the club to bid at the pencil auction. Email absentee bids to email@example.com
Our regular monthly meeting spiced up with a handful of vintage goodness, up for auction are;
• Aussie, complete bike with some interesting modifications
• Swansea Two Swan complete bike
• Swansea Two Swan Frame and Forks
• Eighties 10speed with Suntour Aerodynamic shifters
• 3 vintage tubular rims
• Bell saddle in excellent condition
• 3 three speed wheels
• Boans Bluebird skidstar style frame and fork (rough)
• small tub of parts inluding a horn and vulcanising kits
• Front wheel with Sturmey Archer hub
• 1930s(?) racer, complete bike with some non original parts
You must be a current financial member of the club to bid at the pencil auction. Email absentee bids to firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll be at Elizabeth Quay for the 2016 Ride2Work Day.
Travel to the top of Kalamunda Road (Stirk Park on the left hand side), continue east on Stirk Road to the History Village which is bounded by Railway Road and William Street. Enter through the coach entrance on William St, our display is near this entrance.
Attending Club Members - bring a chair and dress in period costume (not compulsory). Displaying members should be set up prior to the 10am start time. The event finishes at 3pm.
There will be food stalls amongst the other displays. For further information contact Merv Thompson 94502579.
Meet at the Revolutions Transport Museum carpark at 10. Meander. Eat lunch, drink tea and coffee.
The Great Southern Division of the WA Historical Cycle Club is organising a vintage bicycle ride from Coolgardie to Ora Banda to celebrate the exploits of Australian bicycle pioneer, Percy Armstrong. He came into cycling folklore with an epic ride with R Craig in 1893 when they rode their bicycles from Croydon in far North Queensland to Melbourne, a total of 3 200km.
In 1984 Percy arrived to the WA goldfields and established a Bicycle Express Service near the Coolgardie Post Office. This resulted from a business man asking Percy how an urgent letter could be delivered to Kurnalpi, as all the camels and buggies were out of town. Percy offered to ride his bicycle and return the next day, a return trip of 164 miles. Within an hour of returning to Coolgardie, Percy received another offer to deliver a letter 45 miles from town. The Bicycle Express Service was born and Percy's bicycle delivery network served the entire eastern goldfield and extended to Cue on the Murchinson, with as many as 10 riders working for him.
Later that year he established the first bicycle sales agency in the goldfields which expanded to be the largest and most extensive network in the colony with outlets in nearly all goldfield communities, Perth and Fremantle. In 1987 he promoted the first Beverley to Perth Cycle race of 116 mile. In Coolgardie he promoted the Westral Wheel Race, an event this is still being held today.
The Inaugural Percy Armstrong Goldfields Ride celebrates Percy's maiden Bicycle Express Service ride departing from the Coolgardie Post Office. The ride is approximately 70kms over two days and involves riding gravel roads and camping out in the bush. It is not a compulsory ride as you can ride as much or little as you like because the bus will be following the riders. Spring sees the Goldfields at it’s best and I’m sure there will be some great times on the bus trip, both out on the road and around the campfires.
For more details contact Glenn Hufferemail@example.com
Fitzpatrick,J. Wheeling Matilda: The Story of Australian Cycling. Star Hill Studio Pty Ltd., 2013
Re-Inventing The Wheel - The Bicycle Wheel: observations on its history and technological development - Adrian Emilsen, Melody Wheels.
Wheels are an essential part of the bicycle. Without two wheels the concept of a bicycle would be meaningless: there would be no ‘bi-cycle’. However, despite this ubiquity, the bicycle wheel has received comparatively little attention amongst popular and scholarly cycling histories.
Technological developments in bicycle frame and drive-chain systems have appeared far more spectacular, while wheels have served as a mere accompaniment. The popular catchphrase “re-inventing the wheel” typifies the notion of the wheel as a steadfast and unwavering technology.
This talk will reconsider the bicycle wheel as a more noteworthy object of cycling history. Drawing on a number of key inventions and developments in wheel design, Adrian will highlight some of the changes that have brought us to bicycle wheel as we know it.
Did someone say auction??
Our July meeting will be held at Denis' place, 235 South Coast Hwy, Albany. Along with the usual frivolities we're auctioning off some recently donated bikes and parts.
We have quite a few auction items for the July meeting. Remember you must be a member to bid! Memberships expire on May 30th each year so this is a great opportunity to make a timely renewal.
1. Ladies 28x1 3/8. No identifying marks. Frame #39070. Reserve $40
Drilled forks, not slotted
Twin plate fork crown
Eadie Coaster rear hub
2. Mens 28x1 3/8 Swansea blue frame. Frame #89390. Reserve $10
22” seat tube
3. Mens 28x1 3/8 Swansea green frame. Frame #14069. Reserve $10
22” seat tube
4. Mens 26x1 3/8 Collie Star white. Frame #9002. Reserve $40
19” seat tube
5. Mens Rudge. Frame #96238AN. Reserve $60
1948 Sturmey Archer hub
21” seat tube
6. Ladies Rudge. Frame #78172B. Reserve $40
1958 Sturmey Archer hub
21” seat tube
7. Westwood 28x1 3/8 Rims. Reserve $30
Front and rear pair. 40mm width
1x Olympic Spartan tyre.
8. Westwood 28x1 3/8 Rims. Reserve $10
2x front. 34mm width
1x good condition. 1x fair condition
9. Westwood 28x1 3/8 Wheels. Reserve $5
Front and rear pair. 34mm width
Rims poor condition
10. Westwood 28x1 3/8 Wheel. Reserve $10
Rear. 40mm width
1x Eadie Coaster hub.
11. Westwood OS Dia 23”(585mm) Wheel. Reserve $5
Heavy duty spokes
12. Raleigh chain guard. Reserve $5
The WAHCC AGM is back! As if that level of excitement isn't enough we're tearing up the floor with another awesome pencil auction - these events see members walk out with some great bargains. The line up for June includesa 2 Swan Swansea frame and fork, 3 Peugeots, a classic Hercules town bike, two postie bikes (an oldie and a not so oldie), a pair of unicycles and three step through's including a Malvern Star and a Runwell (from Collie). Check out the photos and sharpen your pencils!
In 1924 Fremantle bicycle maker Arthur Grady became the first person to ride a motorcycle around Australia. Arthur Grady Day celebrates his achievement with vintage enthusiasts gathering in Kings Square, Fremantle, to showcase their own collections.
Come and see us out front of St John's on the Adelaise St side of King's Square.
This ride, the day before the Vancouver Street Festival tweed Ride, is approximately 25km in length and will start and finish at Oranje Tractor Wine. We will definitely stop for refreshments at Gourmandise, Bay Merchants and possibly Soloman Merchants (if needed).
From 6.00pm there will be wood fired pizzas at Oranje Tractor Wine, BYO drinks. This will be a great opportunity for Great Southern members to meet and compare tweed and steeds with the 12 or so Perth members who are making the trip down for the Tweed Ride and Vancouver Street Festival the following day.
There is no charge for this event as the club will be picking up the tab. RSVP, including and special dietary requestsplease to Murray on 0431 846 412 by Wednesday May 4th.
Member Alan Naber will bring along some of the old and obsolete tools he has acquired and talk about how they were used.
Prizes for anyone who can identify all three of below items!
Join us for a meal at the Exchange Hotel follwed by a visit to member Jon Palmer's shed.
The below frame is up for auction at the April 4th meeting. It is a lightweight track frame only (no forks). The frame has chrome "socks" and an Olympic decal on the seat tube. The downtube is marked Flash and the top tube has a rider's name; Ivor J Allan, a local rider. Frame is a little bent and there is no frame number.
Absentee bids can be made by members to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org using the Subject Heading WAHCC Pencil Auction.
If the absentee bid is higher than the hammer fall amount at the auction the absentee bidder will win the item at $1 more than the hammer fall amount. If there is more than one absentee bidder the winner will be the bidder who has the highest bid limit at $1 more that the next highest bid limit.
The Western Australian Historical Cycle Club is super proud to be mounting our first multiday exhibition to coincide with Bike Week. We'll be showcasing a number of spectacular bikes. Through them we’ll tell the awesome story of Perth in a time when bikes were a vital and integral part of the state's transport mix.
The exhibition will be at the Museum of Perth in Grand Lane, right the heart of the city. (The exhibition space itself is in the building once occupied by the League of WA Wheelmen!).
We have partnered with two other fabulous Bike Week events; Giro D'Perth, who will use our show as one of their dastardly clue stops, and UWA Bicycle Club who are hosting a lunchtime talk series there.
Museum Opening Hours are;
Mon-Fri: 9am - 3pm
Sat: 9am - 2pm