The Antique Motorcycle Club of Australia was formed about 25 years ago because it was felt that there was a real need to encourage older (particularly Veteran) motorcycles back out onto the roads. We organise our runs and rallies to cater for the older machines, in an attempt to see these great machines back on the roads with no pressure on them to perform.
* We believe that early motorcycles (the earlier the better) still have a place on the road on suitable runs. We actively encourage members to bring their earlier and more primitive motorcycles on rallies.
* We rigidly adhere to our Club requirement to ride only Club eligible motorcycles on club runs ie. a motorcycle made before the 31st December 1930. We believe that this rigid adherence to a fixed cut off date is one of the strengths of the Club, and the main reason that we have grown to our current size of about 150 members.
* We believe that all members should be active, so there is a membership requirement to own a motorcycle which is not only Club eligible but which is preferably virtually “ready to ride”. If in the future you cease to own a Club eligible bike you automatically cease to be a member of the Club.
* If you don’t have a Club eligible motorcycle that is nearly ready to ride, then you probably don’t need this club. Having said that, if you are actively restoring an eligible motorcycle with the intent of having it on the road shortly, you should join the Club and gain some benefit from the knowledge of existing members.
* There will never be pressure to keep up with the fast bikes on rallies. If your bike is a poor performer (because of its inherent design, not poor condition) we will encourage you to get away a bit earlier or we will wait at frequent stops until you catch up.
* We do not have restoration awards. If you are fortunate enough to have an original motorcycle we encourage you to ride it as long as it is safe and in good mechanical order.
* We encourage authenticity and originality.
* We encourage all members to contribute to the club newsletter (four issues per year) with rally and restoration reports, technical articles etc. We encourage members to supply copies of original spare parts manuals, brochures, etc to members (subject to copyright laws).
* We are a non-profit club, fully incorporated with red plate authority under the Victorian act. Membership fees are kept as low as possible, with a basic aim of covering the cost of Newsletter production and Public Liability insurance.
* We actively encourage participation of a member’s spouse and family, no extra fee is charged.
* The main base of the Club is in Victoria, but we encourage the participation of members who live interstate. We run a number of two-day rallies each year well outside Melbourne so that interstate members can attend Club runs. We encourage groups of interstate members to organise runs in their own areas under the Club umbrella.
To become a member you will need to be proposed and seconded by existing members before being passed for acceptance at a Committee meeting. You will need to list at least one Club eligible motorcycle for your membership application to be considered. The Club recognises there is a need for security of information and keeps any knowledge of members motorcycles strictly confidential.
If you have any specific questions about the Club or wish to become a member, then please Email or write to the Secretary or a Committee member (see the “Contacts” page on this Web site). Please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope if you are writing.