Graeme celebrates bike win

Tim Britton
July 28, 2012
Graeme Clark won the Bonneville T140 Silver Jubilee

Just 1000 of these rare machines were produced to UK specification to commemorate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, with a further 1000 going to the US and 400 earmarked for the Commonwealth.

It was finished in silver with red and blue lining matched by a blue saddle with red beading. Each one came with a unique certificate of ownership.

The lucky winner of this particular example, whose ticket was drawn on June 29, was Graeme Clark of Angus.

The second prize of a Davida classic helmet, courtesy of Davida UK, went to Derek Jones of Devon.

Third prize, a one year subscription to Old Bike Mart and The Classic MotorCycle, courtesy of Mortons Media Group, was won by Martin Harrison of West Sussex and fourth prize, a one year subscription to Classic Racer, also courtesy of Mortons, was won by Alan Cousins of Bridgend.

Thomas Halliwell from the Isle of Man scooped the fifth prize, a one year subscription to Bonhams Motorcycle Auction Catalogues, courtesy of Bonhams Auctioneers.

Details have also now been announced of the VMCC’s July to December 2012 raffle.

VMCC chief executive officer James Hewing said: “This time we are going all ‘exotic Italian’ with a gorgeous and newly rebuilt 1973 Laverda SF1 750 as our fantastic first prize.

“Other prizes include a Davida classic helmet, subscriptions to Old Bike Mart, The Classic MotorCycle and Classic Racer and a subscription to Bonhams Motorcycle Auction Catalogues.”

“Many thanks again to our friends at Davida UK Ltd, Mortons Media and Bonhams Auctioneers for their generous support.”

He said tickets had been distributed to all VMCC members with the July 2012 edition of the club’s magazine The Vintage Motorcycle.

Two books of three tickets will also be distributed during the next month via other related publications.

The draw will take place on Friday, December 21, with the winners being informed immediately afterwards.

Tickets can also be obtained via VMCC HQ on 01283 540557, by emailing or online at

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