Member Profile – Sybrand Siertsema back in the day!

Our member Sybrand Siertsema  on his 1957 Tiger 100, circa May 1961, setting the fastest lap at Zandfoort, the Netherlands, at 1:59:04!  Sybrand modified the Tiger for racing with special camshaft, dual carbs, and a close ratio gearbox!  He has been a very active member for many years, but way too modest!  I never knew he was a racer until he showed up at the Great American Motorcycle Show with the same helmet and this picture on a Dutch motorcycle magazine!

Thanks for sharing with us Sybrand!  We would welcome other back in the day photos from our members!

John Underwood

Pres. GABMA

New Monthly Meeting Location!

Fellow members:

 

As you know, attendance fell off when we moved to Manuel’s Tavern.  It is just too difficult to get to nowadays due to traffic and parking is not much better than what we faced in Norcross.  It just isn’t the same as it was in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Our next meeting will be February 14, 2018 (yes, I know its Valentine’s day but this conflict only happens about once every 7 years) and will be at the Hudson Grille, Brookhaven, 4046 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven, GA in the North Atlanta Shopping Center 30319, phone 404-233-0313.
We have the smaller of the two private rooms.
Kudos to member Warren Hatfield for his work in getting this done!
Check the events page for more info!

2017 British Car Fayre (and motorcycles too!)

107 Tigerlilly and the bagpiper!106 056A nice turnout!

061 060 Tigerlily with the GABMA SWAT Team Vehicle!

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John Langstrom’s immaculate Daytona is for sale!071 072 073 076 075 074 077 078 079 082 081 080 085 084 102 091

Your Pres and Tigerlily!

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And now the Best British Bike, Andrew Delany’s 1956 Ariel Red Hunter NH. This bike was owned by Andrew’s father who took his girlfriend (Andrew’s Mom) on dates with it in London back in the day. The bike was restored by Randy Huyett at British American. Now Andrew’s sons are vying to be the next owner! Great bike to represent British Motorcycling in its heyday.

32nd BIBR Rally is in the books!

 

Well, the weatherman was against us, but the weather really wasn’t as bad as forecast. No events were cancelled or rained out, and the Rally was as good or better as prior years, although the attendance was off due to those who believed the d*mned ol’ weatherman. We did conduct the field events on asphalt instead of grass due to the course conditions. Congrats to all who participated!

 

Congratulations to Col. Larry Anderson (USMCR, Ret.), the winner of the 2000 Triumph Legend! In his own words, “Daven, Rob, Zach and I had a great time without the added unbelievable rally bike surprise. I’ve never even won a door prize in the nearly 20 years I’ve been going to BIBR so the drawing result was incredible.”

You deserve it Col.

 

I will be posting the winners after the 4th. Still trying to get everything gathered up. In the meanwhile, here are some of the rally pictures.

Regards,

John Underwood

Pres. GABMA

 

 

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2017 BIBR Gallery 2
2017 BIBR Gallery 2

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2017 BIBR Rally
2017 BIBR Rally

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2017 BIBR #2
2017 BIBR #2

 

 

British in the Blue Ridge Rally will go on, rain or shine!

Fellow British Motorcycle Enthusiasts:

The 32nd BIBR Rally is this coming Friday and Saturday at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Georgia.  I have attached a copy of the flyer for your information.

 

2017 BIBR Rally FlyerAll makes and models of bikes are Welcome. This year’s rally bike, a 2000 Triumph Legend, will be given away on Saturday.  You must be present to win!

See you there!

John Underwood

Pres. GABMA