Dear Motorcycle Friend,
Summer is at its height at the moment.
For many of us this means vacation and having fun driving our classic motorcycles, for others it means more business because they might work in roadside restaurants and hotels. In the meantime, we are trying to enjoy our summer vacation. We are doing so with a road trip. From this place we are wishing you many happy summer miles!
For the MOTORCYCLE TEAM,
Harm and Robert
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THE CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE INFO------------
TMCI - E1122 AUGUST 2002
2 RACING EXPERIENCES
3 DUCATI PARTS SPECIAL
4 STOCKS OR ......
5 WEB SITE
6 UPCOMING EVENTS
2 RACING EXPERIENCES.
As we explained in the previous newsletter, we sponsor Dirk Kegel who rides his Seeley/ABSAF in the " KNMV" classic class. For Dirk it is his first season in this class, but regardless, his results are of a high level. Dirk is so popular, that they started a true fan club for him complete with a web site. You may visit this web site at www.sonofabigend.tiscaliweb.nl
We will place a link on our website to this soon. More racing experiences are not available at the moment because of the vacation season. The next KNMV race will be in Tolbert on August 24th.
3 DUCATI PARTS SPECIAL AT TMC.
That we have a special bond with the illustrious Italian brand Ducati is of no surprise to anyone. In many races in The Netherlands and abroad, many Ducati's are present at the starting line, which are bought at TMC. Many others we advised with restorations. Through our extensive international network we are able to find just that last part needed to complete the restoration.
TMC is importer for The Netherlands regarding restoration and racing parts for classic Ducati's of " Old Racing Spare Parts" from Mario Sassi. Next to that, we have the exclusive dealership in The Netherlands and Flanders of technical parts for bevel drive Ducatis from Vee Two Australia.
Besides for the famous top quality spare bigends and transmissions for V-twins, this brand also offers various special tools, as well as straight cut primary gears for singles. We also have a big supply of used and "New Old Stock" parts for one cylinders as well as V- twins as result of our endeavor to find those hard to find parts for you and bringing them back from our quests.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the illustrious 1 - 2 victory of Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari in the 200 miles race of Imola, TMC will give a discount of 10%, during the whole month of September on all parts of Sassi and Vee two on all orders over Euro 250.00. We are sorry to say that we cannot discount used and New Old Stock parts.
Prices on orders not in stock may change without notice.
4 STOCKS OR CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES?
In the financial and ICT worlds it is horrible right now.
We read nothing but bad news. Be it the Dow Jones, the AEX or any other market,worldwide they are all in bad shape. The whole financial sector received a big blow and even stocks seen as true to value had to suffer.
Let alone the reports about the accounting scandals; true corporate reporting seems no longer to be necessary. Results were reconstructed to look better and credit and debit were mixed up. It is not our intention to make a report regarding the ways of the stock markets, nor to give our vision for what is still to come. It is meant to let you see how fast something can change.
What has not changed is our warm interest in classic motorcycles. Our classics still hold their value. In the last six months, we satisfied customers by trading in their classics. In some cases for a higher value than they paid when they first bought their motorcycle with us. It is also a possession which brings enormous joy . You can ride it, hear it, smell it and you can just look at your classic as long as you like.
Park your Velocette, Norton, Vincent, MV Agusta, or whichever classic, among a group of modern motorcycles and experience that everyone will want to see your classic. Isn't it amazing to have such a great hobby and to know that your possession doesn't depreciate, but sometimes even climbs in value? Tell us one stock with the growth potential of say a Vincent or an MV Agusta 4 cylinder. Of course we cannot guarantee that your motorcycle will grow in value, but the real, original, be it restored or unrestored motorcycles will keep their value. You will have to make sure not to make some mistakes. Like the accounting scandals , there are some motorcycles out there in classic land which look like an original and eye well, but might be restored with the wrong parts and on the inside might be a true disaster. Watch out that you will not be trapped like so many others did by believing the stock market figures. Contact us in Bergambacht so we may tell you what is possible and experience the scent of the classic motorcycles in our showroom.
(Also for those who never believed in stocks)
5 WEB SITE & INTERNET.
On our website we have made a Poll.
The subject of the Poll this time: Which of the following should become the subject for our next THEME DAY. You may vote for: Norton
BSA / ABSAF
Small English Brands ( Vincent - Rudge - etc.)
Small Italian Brands ( Gilera - Moto Morini - etc.)
As it looks right now, we will be organizing a theme day for Small English Brands. You can still cast your vote!
The Poll will be changed soon, keep reading our web site.
6 UPCOMING EVENTS.
The program looks as follows:
- August 24th, KNMV races in Tolbert
- August 30th, Vehikel
- September 21/22, Imola Italy
- September 28th, Veteran Day in Woerden (co-sponsored by TMC)
- September 29th, celebration 100 years Triumph in Nieuwegein
- November 16/17, Novegro Italy
We truly recommend visiting the trade shows in Italy.
THE MOTORCYCLE COMPANY ISON :
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 10 AM- 6 PM AND
SATURDAY FROM 10 AM - 5 PM
TO PREVENT DISAPPOINTMENTS, WE ARE CLOSED:
SUNDAY, MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
BECAUSE OF THE TRADESHOWS IN ITALY, IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE THAT WE CLOSE THE SHOWTROOM FOR A WHILE. PLEASE FOLLOW THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ON OUR WEB SITE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION.
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