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Motorcycle club looks for new man on top

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 10, 2014

  • OUT AND ABOUT . . . the Vintage Motorcycle Club organises a raft of events up and down the country throughout the year -from raffles to bike events.

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A NEW general manager is being sought for a Burton-based motorcycle club that has more than 17,000 members across the world.

The Vintage Motorcycle Club is the largest of its kind and was set up in 1947 to provide services for people who are interested in bikes that are more than 25 years old.

The club is now seeking a new person to lead it into the future and help develop a new business strategy.

A spokesman for the organisation said: “The Vintage Motor Cycle Club, with more than 17,000 members, united by a common appreciation of the engineering skills and vision of those who built the pioneer machines, has ensured that such machines are not preserved as lifeless exhibits in a museum, but are brought to life on frequent occasions in order that a new generation can marvel at the handiwork of the pioneers, and an older generation can once again view with nostalgia the machines they rode in days gone by.”

The new general manager will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the club as well as working with external bodies and sponsors.

All applicants will have to have three years’ management experience and the salary will be between £35,000 and £40,000.

More information on the job or the club itself is available by heading online to www.vmcc.net

The club sprung into life on April 28, 1946 when a band of 38 enthusiasts assembled together to form an organisation dedicated to machines manufactured prior to December 1930.

The majority of those who attended that meeting nearly 70 years ago had ridden there on vintage machines and, despite very bad weather conditions, came from as far afield as Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire and Leicestershire.

Initially, membership was restricted to owners of motorcycles manufactured prior to December 31 1930, solos or sidecars, but not three-wheelers

The group feel that it helps to preserve the history of vintage motorcycles for future generations.

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