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  1. Well said Candi - let me also send greetings and best wishes to you all, from Taiwan. Enjoy, have fun, stay safe.
  2. Thanks again to Gene Hunt and Bob Golden for helping with this. We are just missing four designs from the 20 years we have run the V2V. Please see the previous post where I made up two collages of the photos of the 16 designs which Gene and Bob sent me. Can anyone help with a photo of the missing four?
  3. It seems that you are taking all sensible precautions, responsibility and care. Being the other side of the world I make no more comment than that. After all the hard work you have put in I hope the event can safely go ahead, but conversely if the terrible decision has to be made I hope you will use all your great planning to host the 20th Anniversary event next year, and I hope to be there for that. Good luck. Stay safe.
  4. Many thanks to Bob Golden for digging out his collection of V2V t-shirts which has helped us fill in a lot of gaps. We are so close now to having a record of all the various designs, 16 out of the 20 V2Vs - can anyone help with pics of the missing years please. If you can please send me a PM. Thanks.
  5. That would be greatly appreciated Bob. It is kind of interesting for those of us who weren't there (or is it just me that gets a kick out of such things?!), and hopefully brings back memories for those who were.
  6. Thanks for those who have helped fill in some of the gaps with this. Here's a summary:
  7. That's wonderful - thanks so much for posting. It would be so nice if we can get a full set of photos.
  8. Here's a postcard I found, dated 1964, from Victory Drive in Craig, Colorado. This was part of US Highway 40, our Victory Highway.
  9. As the two of you wrote that someone should step forward regarding the Club’s chosen charity if we wish to take forward the discussion, however brief, at the last BoD meeting, I guess I should volunteer to do so, unless someone more expert than me wishes to do so. As raised at the BoD meeting, the suggestion was not to have a poll, at least initially, but simply to offer the membership an opportunity to be part of the discussion. There may well be little interest, but unless we put it out there we won’t know, and perhaps some members will have great suggestions. Unless anyone else offers to take this up I will do so. I will have to do some reading up with regards the current chosen charity as I know nothing about it, and having just returned home from a few days away it may take me a couple of days before I catch up. In the meantime of course I would support your proposal to update the name of the current charity in order to keep us legal.
  10. Viv, please be in NO DOUBT that I am extremely grateful for the incredible amount of time, dedication and effort you, Candi and Amanda are putting into all of this. You are updating and improving things which will enable us all to move forward with optimism and in a manner which is legal and efficient. THANK YOU. I would go so far as to say your efforts are "AWESOME" , and as a Brit I seldom use that over-used word! I suspect that many of the members are unaware of the amount of time the three of you are putting into all this very necessary work. You are, of course, absolutely correct that this subject was only briefly mentioned at the end of the meeting, but as we all know this was due to time constraints. As you will remember, I didn't even have chance to speak! If I have caused any disturbance or upset through mentioning what was discussed at the meeting (as a couple of replies seemed to have suggested I did), I apologise. My intention was simply to remind what was discussed and, I thought, agreed - to involve the membership and at least ask if everyone is content with the current charity or if they wish to propose an alternative. Of course I would have no objection to updating this now and then changing it again later - I simply didn't want it to be forgotten what was agreed at the meeting. Thank you again, most sincerely.
  11. Agree with all you said Jim. I also agree with what Candi stated. It seems I have ruffled a few feathers. That was not my intention, simply to reflect what was briefly discussed during the Board of Directors meeting...otherwise what’s the point of having the discussion. Someone (apologies, I forget who) suggested W4W and I suggested “why not involved the General membership and throw it out to them for any other ideas” and my recollection is that there was agreement to do that. With regards international members, I think that is a complete red herring. Providing we are not supporting some American political issue or etc., but a genuine charity helping those less fortunate than ourselves, I am quite confident that no international member would have any problem. In any case, they would get their equal chance to comment if they so wish. Of course we could correct the charity recipient now and then change it again later if the membership chooses another charity, if that is an efficient way forward. And with that I will shut up to save wasting more of my time and inadvertently upsetting people. Back to my mini break away.
  12. My understanding from yesterday's BoD meeting was that we would push this out to the membership to ask if anyone wished to propose alternative charities. Did I misunderstand? Wheels for Warriors was one suggestion.
  13. Anyone else fill in the missing years?
  14. Anyone remember which year this was? I am sure there must be some good stories about how you guys n gals got this photo achieved too. (Sorry the resolution is so low on this pic)
  15. Super - thanks so much Mike, and for that snippet of history too.
  16. Here are the front of these t-shirts - again, thanks to Gene for the photos. Note, the 2015 t-shirt was only printed on the front and was blank on the back - see above. Years, as per above. We'd love to see photos of the t-shirts for the other years.
  17. Thanks to Gene for these pics of various V2V t-shirts he collected over the years. Who can add to this with pics of the other years? Here's 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and last year's historic 20th running of the event - 2019.
  18. Here's a Club historic pic for inspiration! From V2V1.
  19. Awesome - so good to put names to the faces. Thanks Daffy.
  20. Planning is underway for a unique event in Europe in 2020, so whilst it is not yet set in stone I thought it worth mentioning for any members in Europe or thinking of visiting next year. The idea (made by one of our American members) is an event in Europe based around the 75th anniversary of "Victory in Europe" (VE Day) (8th May, 1945). Uwe, our keen German member, has taken the lead on looking at possibilities. Currently the idea is for a number of start points from different European countries, converging in Berlin for a gathering there, ideally at the Brandenburg Gate which has become something of a symbol of peace in Europe. There is already a busy calendar for Vic enthusiasts in Europe for next year, including an international rally in Austria (9 July), and 31 Jul - 2 Aug the very popular and fantastically well organised "HardBall 5"event in Luxembourg which is organised by our very dedicated Luxembourg Chapter. Uwe, do please correct anything here if necessary, and keep us updated. I know from our emails that you have some real challenges, but it would be a fantastic addition to the European calendar if it happens. The VMC has valued members in Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Portugal, UK, Switzerland, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Finland, Denmark, the Czech Republic.....and please forgive me if I have missed anyone! (Hey, we need a presence in Austria and the Netherlands!)
  21. More memories for some - here are two pics, one from V2V 2003 and one from V2V 2008. Anyone recognise the characters? Amazing to think the Club ran the V2V for the 20th year in 2019. Awesome guys n gals! (Sorry pics are so small, I have tried to enhance them as best I could - if anyone has any better quality pics they could let me have PLEASE send me a PM.)
  22. Chuck, I've gathered quite a bit of detail on past V2Vs. I could email that over to you if it might help. Let me know.
  23. I for one remain hugely excited about this. We have so much to be proud of, and so much to look forward to. We are THE Victory Motorcycle Club, the Club which has been there from the start, indeed helped with the development of these wonderful machines. Even though I am on the other side of the world, I am proud that we had the 20th running of the V2V, that we have such awesome regional rallies, that we had yet another successful Nats this year, and I am excited to see the historic 20th Anniversary meet discussed now and I can't wait to hear proposals made and plans unfold. The VMC - Where the Ride Never Ends.
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    Next time, raise a coffee cup for me!
  25. Loving the fact that we have members who are already looking forward to next year’s V2V......now THIS is what this great Club is (should be) about!
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