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A Bit of our History:

Sarnia is one of the older sections of the CVMG, dating back to 1980.

Both Don Archer (Spike) and Grant Temple were members of the CVMG and wanted to start a chapter in Sarnia. They put fliers up at Dave Reiley’s and Ray Quinn's bike shops, placed some ads in the free section of place mats in local restaurants, ads in the Journal as well as word of mouth This would have been in the very late 70s. 

The first meeting was at the Ups and Downs restaurant upstairs and about 40 people showed up. For the first couple of years our meetings were held on Proctor St. in the basement of Don Archer's home with a usual attendance of up to 20 guys.

We held our first Sarnia rally about 3 years later at Camp Saradaca in 1983 see photo of the Rally program booklet. Photo 2 shows an awards plaque made by Grant Temple for the 1986 Rally. When we were younger and healthier we entered Labour Day Parade float as well as the Annual Christmas parades with motorcycles riding around a flat-bed trailer holding about 20 bikes and Mall shows at the Lambton Mall (until insurance prices got out of hand). We attended rallies and camp-outs en masse for companionship, drinking and story telling, it was a good time back in “those good old days"

           

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Racer Extraordinaire, Tony Smits circa 1966 on his T20 250 Suzuki at Mosport

International Speedway. Tony was the owner of a Sarnia motorcycle dealership

known as Tony's Cycle World. Tony was an early Sarnia CVMG member and a tough competitor in various forms of Off Road Racing, Road Racing to Enduros to Motocross, Mud Runs and Trials.

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One of the unique features of our Sarnia Section

when it was formed was our location to the US border.

We meet about a ½ mile from the

bridge to Port Huron Michigan. We are lucky in

that we can have items delivered to various mail

drop-off locations.

We are within a day’s travel to many of the other section’s

CVMG rallies and are able to cross into Michigan and attend

a variety of motorcycle auctions, shows, swap meets and

rallies for quite a few different clubs and cities.

We do have miles and miles of sandy beaches along Lake Huron

with many camping and swimming areas which make for a nice

biking weekend getaway.

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Meetings, Contacts

and Events. 

 Members of the Sarnia Canadian Vintage Motorcycle

Group meet-up on the 1st. Monday of the month

@ 7.00 pm. at the Point Edward Service Club,

503 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward.

Visitors always WELCOME ! 

           Contacts:

  President: Mark Moore

mmoore944@hotmail.com

 

                                                          Secretary: Grant Temple

                                       druff1@sympatico.ca

 

                                                          Treasurer: Larry Gagnon

                                   bmorley-gagnon@cogeco.ca

 

                                              Website and Facebook moderator:

                                                 Jerry Baljeu; jbaljeu@teksavvy.com

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Our Socials and Events:

This year we will be organizing two major events.

Sunday May 19: “Vintage & Fries” under the Bridges.

 Enjoy the Worlds Best French Fries while checking out the

 Vintage and Classic Motorcycles on display from 11.00 until 3 pm.

Sunday June 2: “10th. Annual Bayfield Old Bike Day”

 Enjoy the sights & sounds of one of Ontario’s prettiest villages.

 Have lunch in one of the many restaurants and display your

 bikes in front and near The Albion Hotel on Main Street.

 From 11 am until around 3 pm.

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Join us for “Breakfast at the Leaky Tank” on the first

 Wednesday of each Summer Month starting in May.

We also do “last Friday’s of the Month” lunches at

 various locations, followed by short bike rides.

Sunday September 29 will have many of our members attend the "Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride" in Chatham in support of Prostate awareness and Men's Mental Health Research.

 

And you can always follow us on our Facebook Page

 for all the latest updates:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1864574537125671/

 

 

 

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