Kettle Club celebrates 25 years with Blue Haze Rally

June 8, 2021

The Kettle Club

OK, it is more like 26 years (1995-2021) but with all that happened thanks to COVID in 2020, this year is going to be the big one for The Kettle Club.

So expect big celebrations at The Kettle Club’s Blue Haze Rally, at The Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire over July 14-19 – that’s six days of three-cylinder two-stroke fun saluting Suzuki’s GT750.

The Kettle Club

Skid Brown, membership secretary explains: “The club was cruelly robbed of the chance to celebrate 25 years of the club and 50 years of the GT750 itself last year, but the scene is set for the double celebration at our Blue Haze Rally this July! This could be the biggest event in our history and to truly mark the occasion we hope to set a new world record by assembling the largest gathering of GT750s ever on the Saturday afternoon!”

The origins of the Kettle Club stem from the late 1980s but it wasn’t until 1995 that the first meeting went ahead – with just 16 attendees! Today the club has more than 800 members world-wide. For more, go to:

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Bertie Simmonds

As a child Bertie (well, Robert back then… blame his sister for the nickname) was exposed to motorcycles thanks to his uncles. They would show up at his house with a lovely lady as pillion throughout the 1970s and 1980s. After a naughty time on field bikes (it’s what we did back then) Bertie passed his test in the early 1990s and became a reporter for MCN in 1995, moving to the sports desk and covering World Superbikes in 1996. With a change to Bike Magazine in 1997, he stayed until 2000 as news, features and road test editor. Moving into PR with Cosworth, Bert was bored with cars and returned to bikes in 2001 with Two Wheels Only, becoming editor in 2002 and leaving to be freelance at the end of 2004. With almost a decade freelancing, Bertie joined Mortons in 2013 and became editor of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics, a post he’s desperately clung to, to this day. And no, he’s never had a pretty girl on the back of his bike.

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