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VMax Odyssey Rally

 

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Carl  Talbot - Pietersburg 2 Gerrit Dokter - Pietersburg
John van Nieuwenhuizen - PE 4 Ian Murchie -  Pretoria
JJ van Zyl - Atlasville, Boksburg 6 Nico Venter - Vanderbijlpark
 
Mariana van Zyl - Atlasville, Boksburg 8 Brian Bishop - Klerksdorp
Willem Retters - Pietersburg 10 Avril Bishop - Klerkdorp
Pauline Retters - Pietersburg 12 Kobie Byloo  - Volksrust
Hans Knop - Durban 14 Estelle Byloo  - Volksrust
Marlies Knop - Durban 16 Billy Willemse - Pietersburg
Travis Bramley - Kelvin. JHB 18 Michael Bramley - Johannesburg
 Karl Movius - Blairgowry 20 James Bramley - Johannesburg
Leslie Dorfling - Klerksdorp 22 Deon van Wyk - Pretoria
Marthinus Lee - Krugersdorp 24 Stefan van Wyk - Strubensvalley
Tanya Lee - Krugersdorp 26 Athol Muir - Roodepoort
Duane Lee - Krugersdorp 28 Robert Prince - Klerksdorp
Alta Lee - Krugersdorp 30 Rina Prince - Klerksdorp
Brittaney Lee - Krugersdorp 32 Len Graskie - Amanzimtoti
Roger Wilson - Margate 34 Mike van Rensburg - Uitenhage
Janene Wilson - Margate 36 Liz van Rensburg - Uitenhage
Donovan Wilson - Margate 38 Derek   Mabin - Durban
Sean Wilson - Margate 40 Enrico Loots - PE
Dane Barton - Margate 42 Michael Wood - Pretoria
Devon Barton - Margate 44 Neil Wood - Pretoria
Speedy Smit - Margate 46 Guy Sheehan - Salt Rock
Wally Heales - Margate 48 Carol Sheehan - Salt Rock
Natasha Grandemange - Margate 50 Skip Scheepers - Krugersdorp
Kees Klompenhouwer - Margate 52 Francois Campher - Vanderbijlpark
Mrs (Kees) Klompenhouwer - Margate 54 Johan Kuhrau - Durban
Christo Botha - Margate 56 Mike Mather Pike - Vanderbijlpark
Louis Scheepers - Margate 58 Sarge Armstrong - Amanzimtoti
Grant Leeson - Alberton 60 John Young - Sunny Ridge
Derrick Hillier - Johannesburg 62 Willie Pretorius - Geduld,  Springs
Gary van Niekerk - Honeydew JHB 64 Sonja van Niekerk - Geduld, Springs
Wendy van Niekerk - Honeydew JHB 66 Robert Ralph - JHB

 


 

 



The Following  Enterprises and Companies are Sponsoring Our Event



39 years and still going strong!

Speedyquip is the largest car and motorcycle accessories and spares outlet in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. We are proud to announce our Leather and Cordura Sport/Touring biking apparel.

PORT ELIZABETH
sales@speedyquip.co.za
http://www.speedyquip.co.za

Speedyquip has donated a pair of gloves


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:06 PM
Subject: vmax Rally
Hallo Hans
Net om jou te laat weet dat ek twee geskenkpakke met allerhande items asook geskenkbewyse van Customworx gekry het as pryse vir die rally.Ek het ook jou brief by CIT Hatfield Pretoria ingegee maar nog niks van hulle gehoor nie.Ek sal jou op hoogte hou.
Lyk vir my asof ons +/- 60 Vmax's by die rally gaan wees.
groete
Deon van Wyk

Custom Worx is your one stop shop for all your customizing needs. From custom pipes, sissy bars, handle bars, mirrors, project bikes, a fitment centre, custom spray painting, clothing, gloves, boots, leather merchandise, accessories, helmets, magazines to custom stickers and number plates. We are situated in Botha Ave, Lyttelton, Centurion.
Tel. 012 664 4147 Fax 012664 7231.
www.customworx.co.za      customworx@gmail.com

www.habitat-za.com               EMAIL umhlanga@habitat-za.com


NICO VENTER has donated 10 Headlamp Protectors.




Belly Pans, Screens, etc

 click here to have a lookey at Nico's  PRODUCTS 

nicopaint@telkomsa.net


 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 10:36 AM
Subject: sponser for rally

HI HANS

my friend LEON said that he phoned you about his sponsorship for our rally.

he gave us a VRI HELMET, 2 SETS OF FINGERLESS GLOVES, AND A BATTERY CHARGER.                                             

 HE OWNS S J` S DIRT MANIA, AND IS MORE INVOLVED WITH OFF ROADS, ALTHOUGH HE DID HAVE A HONDA CB 900.

I AM TRYING TO CONVINCE HIM TO BUY A V-MAX

MAYBE IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA IF YOU SENT HIM THE V-MAX MAIL AS WELL, AS THIS COULD JUST BE THE PUSH HE NEEDS,AS HE IS SELLING HIS OFFROAD AT THIS STAGE.

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RALLY

CHEERS KOBIE


LEON'S CELL. 083 737 5801 - eMAIL. schalkl@eskom.co.za

Exactrep has donated a Radiator Cover


Exactrep as Designers, Manufacturers and Suppliers of primarily of V-max spares and accessories over the past 15 + years,  has well over 15 years of Yamaha V-max experience. Based in Coventry, the heart of British engineering skill, (and the only city name to appear on the world's first supersonic car). We utilise much of the same technology to develop and produce many of our own V-Max parts. From the 'mild' to the 'wild' we certainly have the largest range of V-Max accessories in the UK, possibly the world. Constantly developing new or better parts  ............
CONTACT Tracey at  info@exactrep.com                   http://www.exactrep.com/


----- Original Message -----

From: Les & Pen

To: 'Hans J P Knop'

Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 8:57 PM

Subject: RE: VMAXWORLD eNEWSLETTER No 12b

DEAR HANS

JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW I CANT WAIT FOR THE RALLY,IVE BEEN N BIKER SINCE 15 YEARS OLD STARTED OF WITH HONDA 50CC AFTER THAT A DT175 THEN A CB 750 HONDA THEN A XT500 YAMAHA THEN A CBX1000 THEN A KATANA 1100 THEN A HARLEY 1340 LOW RIDER BUT NOW IVE GOT THE RIGHT BIKE,YOU KNOW WHAT.I ALSO DO MAIL ORDERS FOR BIKE SPARES IN MY PART TIME IVE STARTED MAKE BIKING BETTER CC.AND IVE GOT SOME V MAX SPARES.

I LL DEFNITLY SPONSER A SMALL PRIZE AND HOPE I WIN IT BACK.                                                            

SEE YOU LATER

LESLIE

WILD CHILD KLERKSDORP


The missus of one of our members is donating
3 Wall Clocks with our Rally logo as a back round.

Thank you very much for that missus Liz.

Mike van Rensburg wrote:

From: "3dza" <info@3dza.co.za>
To: "Hans J P Knop" <mail@awol.co.za>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 10:56 PM
Subject: WALL CLOCKS FOR RALLY

Hi Hans
My missus makes wall clocks with pictures or logo’s on the background.

She wants to offer three clocks to the rally price giving with the rally logo on.
Please send me the V-max Rally logo to use and anything you want to add to the background.

3D DESIGN SERVICES
Mike van Rensburg
TEL/FAX: 041 9924559
MOBILE:  0782563245

E-MAIL: info@3dza.co.za
 

 

GUYS AND GIRLS - Vmaxers & Vmaxerisses
WE NEED MORE PRIZES
for our Competitions and Lucky Draws !

If you have been a good customer of your local spares or bikeshop lately maybe they could show you their appriciation by making a small donation towards our prize table. 
In case they need a letter to back you up with your request I have attached one for that purpose.

CLICK HERE FOR ATTACHED LETTER

 

3 Vmaxers of the well known Johannesburg biker Bramley family are also participating:
* Michael Bramley, who still holds the 1986 SA 1/4 mile record of 7.33 seconds with a Yamaha XS1100 engine powered bike (top speed 303 k/h) - no windscreen - "He was just holding-on" he said.
* Michael's son Travis.
* James Bramley, brother of Michael, who was one of the Hells Angels founders.
* and they even have managed to talk their future son-in-law Karl Movius into buying a Max and join us at the Rally.

 

We have come to an agreement with management of the Koinonia Conference Centre and have booked the whole 20 acre Venue Site for our Rally.
We now can do our things in peace and don't have to share the facilities with other groups.

 


Bruce Cuningham will be coming along to film the event and will put it on that weeks calendar of events.
 

Gary Smith of  Bike SA will visit our Rally to cover the event for his magazine.
 

 


If you want to come one day earlier - Thursday instead of Friday - AND/OR want to leave a day later - Monday instead of Sunday - you can do so - just include the extra days in your Entry Fees.

 R165 p/day/person/communal bathrooms

 

 
Vmaxers and their friends - who don't want to miss the Rally - have put their money where their mouth is - and   have  paid in the Entree Fees and submitted their Entry Forms.


In order not to miss the whole ODYSSEY RALLY STORY
you are advised  to scroll-down this page right to the bottom ! !

 


 who have Indicated to be
Interested in Participating
in the Odyssey Rally

Last Updated  Sunday, 28 February 2016 11:26

Johan Marais - Pretoria    
Nardus  "Pope"  Cronje - Lydenburg - N Province   Francois  Niemand -  JHB
Jacques Strydom - Johannesburg   Alistair Furgison  - Durban
Henry Smith - Kinross, Mpumalanga   Carl Dickason
PE

Armand du Bois - Umhlanga Rocks

  Ian Buckle - Orkney - N West Prov.
Herman Möller - Klerksdorp   Graham Thompson  - King William’s Town
Pieter van Wyk - Carolina - Mpumalanga   Robert Prince - Klerksdorp
Lindsay P. Oosthuizen -
Charlo, PE
  Johannes Pretorius -  Stilfontein
Hilton - Port Elizabeth   Kevin Carlisle - Durban
    Graham Fisher - Zambia
Marinus Badenhorst - Krugersdorp   Basie Bothma - Lydenburg
     

 

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 ENTRY FORM

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 Spouses, their Children
and  INVITED GUESTS of "VmaxWorld SA Members"
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 ENTRY FORM
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 OUR 1st ANNUAL VMAX ODYSSEY RALLY WILL BE:
 
 a social gathering of decent (mostly mature........ha ha.. ) Vmax enthusiasts to have a weekend of fun and happiness.

different from any other Bike Rally

AND
 
FOR THE
   Married/Single/Divorced  iONES WITH KIDS
 
 get Your Spouse, Mistress etc...... and Kids in the car and let them join us.
They will have as much
fun as you will.
PLEASE NOTE ! !
 They only Pay for Accomodation.
 Kids under Twelve 1/2 Price
AND NO ENTRY FEE
 (NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR CARS or trailers ON THE PREMISES)

 


”Non-Biker-Friends”
and “Non-VMax-Biker-Buddies” can join us in the fun.
MORE INFO BELOW

 

KOINONIA Conference Centre


click here to Download
ROAD-MAP TO
 

"KOINONIA"

in MS Word format

 

our
1st ANNUAL VMAX ODYSSEY RALLY

WILL TAKE PLACE AT A 20 acre VENUE

situated on a Ridge above the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
(along the Famous Comrades Marathon Route Road.) Within spacious and tranquil grounds graced by  the magnificent scenery of the Valley, where people have come together for over 30 years to experience

"KOINONIA"....
the Greek word for Fellowship.

KOINONIA Conference Centre
is ideally positioned to enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation
, situated between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, just a few kilometers off the N3 highway .

 

The Durban beaches are a 30 minute drive away.

Next door you will find The
"Phe Zulu Safari Park"
 
An African Adventure of Zulu Culture and Tradition. This picturesque park has magnificent views of the world famous Valley of 1000 Hills.

For the children there is a shop that caters specially for them with toys, clothing and other things that interest there age group, also adding to the child-friendly concept.
There is an animal farm section and also jungle gyms for the little ones to play on. Just introduced to the property are a few buck and zebra.

Facilities include a reptile farm, which boasts a large selection of Nile crocodiles, including the oldest (nearly 100 years old) and largest (4,5 meters) croc in captivity - called "Junior".
There is also a superb collection of indigenous snakes.

    
                                                                
 

Need we say more

There are numerous local tourist attractions which are just a stone's throw away:
arts, crafts, cozy restaurants and bars ...etc. etc.
 

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON ARRIVAL OF ODYSSEY RALLY PARTICIPANTS
Bar will be open for the thirsty and not so thirsty
FRIDAY EVENING * SUPPER
* Relaxation Time. Get to know and make friends with all our Mr and Mrs Vmaxes.

Bar will be open for the thirsty and not so thirsty

SATURDAY MORNING
 
* Breakfast

* Issuing of badges and T-Shirts

* CHECK-OUT all the other Mr Maxes

Broaden your Technical and General Vmax know-how but don’t believe everything our comrades are telling you……. ha……ha…..

SATURDAY LUNCHTIME
13:00 hrs
Lunch for the Hungry and not so Hungry
SATURDAY After Lunch Sight-Seeing Tour with all Vmaxers and show the locals our STEEDS. No Bikini-clad Pillions allowed…..*£*$
None Vmax BIKERS can Participate in the ride BUT have to drive at the BACK of the PACK to give the TV crew a change to take some exclusive shots.. ………………….who said TV crew ? ?


 Games and Competitions. "Who has got the most beautiful Vmax."
SATURDAY EVENING Braai -  Prize Giving – Disco – Fun
SUNDAY MORNING Breakfast – Thereafter the rest of the day is yours

 

 
* Per person
 * Including Accommodation for 2 nights AND  Meals
(payable in advance)

Since “KOINONIA” is not a Hotel and offers basic accommodation  you have to bring your own Towels

PACKAGE "A"

Entry Fee - including Cloth Badge - Metal  Badge and T Shirt

R150
Accommodation:
Room with communal bathrooms - for 2 nights - per person sharing
R330

TOTAL

R480

Accommodation for Children under 12  half price. NO ENTRY FEE !

 

PACKAGE "B" SORRY GUYS/GIRLS Rooms en-suite are fully booked

Entry Fee - including a Cloth Badge - Metal  Badge and T Shirt

R150

Accommodation:
Room En-Suite - for 2 nights - per person sharing

R370

TOTAL

R520

DUE TO
the Nature
AND Logistics of the Event it is Imperative that:

ALL Participants utilize the Accommodation and Facilities at the
ABOVE MENTIONED PACKAGE FEES

 


”Non-Biker-Friends”
and “Non-VMax-Biker-Friends” can join us in the fun.

If you would like to invite some friends to join us, whether they want to come by Bike or Car, you are welcome to do so. Just enter them on the entry form for Invited Guests and include  payment of their fees with yours.
None Vmax BIKERS can Participate in the Saturday afternoon ride BUT will drive at the BACK of the PACK.
Entry Fee – Per Person. (this doesn’t include  Badges or T Shirts)

R75

Accommodation Fees are the same as stated in Packages A & B

 


ALL MEALS
 ARE INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED FEES

* Friday Evening "Supper"
* Saturday Morning "Breakfast"
* Saturday Midday "Lunch"
* Saturday Evening "Braai" with salads etc.
* Sunday Morning "Breakfast"

 


 will be
used
as fuel for
our Saturday evening braai
or
donated to local Charity ! !

 


 

Get Your Wife and Kids in the car and let them join us.
They will have as much fun as you will .

They only Pay for Accommodation
+ R75 entry fee.
Kids under 12  1/2 price, No Entry Fee.
There is enough space and accommodation available.
The Entry Form for "Invited Guests" applies !


(NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR CARS ON THE PREMISES)

 



 Commitments - Opinions - Ideas and Suggestions

----- Original Message -----
From:
Hans J P Knop
To:
ROGER WILSON

Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 5:19 PM

Subject: VMAX ODYSSEY RALLY
Hi Roger

 Just for Logistical and Statistical Purposes could you indicate the status of the following persons and the make of bike they are riding; BIKER, PILLION or just persons that are coming by car:

 Looking forward at meeting  you at the rally.

Vmaximus greetings

Hans

----- Original Message -----

From: ROGER WILSON

To: Hans J P Knop

Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 10:44 AM

Subject: Re: VMAX ODYSSEY RALLY
Hi Hans,
Thanx for the e-mail, herewith details of our group. (don't worry they are all relatively well behaved!) 

1. Mr "Max" Roger Wilson- on his Max

2. Janene Wilson - car  (someone has to bring the kids!)

3. Donovan Wilson- car

4. Sean Wilson      - car

5. Dane Barton      - car

6. Devon Barton    - car

7. Nastasha Grandemange - car

( These are all our children , by the way!)

8. Wally Heales    - Kawasaki 1100

9. Speedy Smit   -   Homebuilt Trike ( speedy only has one arm, lost the other in a bike accident )

10. Christo Botha  - Honda CBR 600(Janenes' bike)

11. Louis Scheepers  -  Kawasaki GPZ 550

12. Kees Klompenhouwer- Kawasaki ZX 10 

I hope that this info will be sufficient , if not please do not hesitate contacting us.

Can't wait till next months rally, Look forward to meeting everyone.

Kind regards,

Roger Wilson--- Original Message -----

----- Original Message -----
From: Hans J P Knop

To: ROGER WILSON

Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 2:58 PM

Subject: GROUP INFO 

Hi Roger

Thanx for your answer. 

So Janene is also a biker with a CBR 600 nogal. I suppose a Vmax might be a bit to heavy for her. But don't make a mistake some women do ride Vmaxes, when we were living on Phuket Island - Thailand we made friends with a married Australian couple who both owned a Vmax. That's where I was introduced to Mr Max and said to myself "When I am back in SA I am going to buy one". 

Would you mind if I publish your letter, below, on the Forum Page of our website? It's interesting info for our other Vmaxer Comrades. 

Vmaximus greetings

From: ROGER WILSON

To: Hans J P Knop

Sent: Wednesda, September 06, 2006 7:31 AM

Subject: Re: GROUP INFO

Good morning Hans,

Thanks for the e-mail. By all means publish our letter, but let us just put one thing straight first!

Janene actually has more kilo's on the MAX than she has on her own bike, that's why I bought her the 600 so that I could get my MAX back!!!!!!!

Regards,

Roger

Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:23 AM

Subject:  Hierdie brief is gerig aan alle Vmaxers en entoesiaste .

Hi all from Mike in Port Elizabeth.
I will be going to the v-max rally and want PE v-maxers to join me for a road trip thru the transkei. Please mail who wants to join so we can plan the trip.
Guys this is the first v-max rally you MUST Attend.
Cheers
Easy max rider.
[3Dza] 0782563245

mikevr@3dza.co.za

From: jjvz@aviation.denel.co.za

To: mail@awol.co.za

Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 9:15 AM

Subject: RE: Vmax Rally

Hi Hans,

Thanks for your feedback. I am busy to dolly my Max (Maxie) a bit up - and giving her some TLC. The years do have a affect on her somehow. It's amazing what a bit of paint, polish and brushes can do! (You that are married or not, should know!). I shall send you some photos of the operations I am performing during this process. It may be handy to the other members somehow. During this time, I am driving a NSR 125. Handling and weight is nice, but to cruise and get off the mark - a frustration!!!!

I also have discovered a few hidden improvements and shall update my profile accordingly, in due time.

A favour - can you perhaps find out if there may be a place to unload Maxie at the rally site. We are coming down with the bakkie as Mariana doesn't want to drive so far, as she is still new in the game. It would help a lot, otherwise, I shall unload Maxie at the railway station.

On the other hand. It seems to me that the booking rate's a bit slow. Only 25 people as on today, and we need 70. Come on guys, I'm sure you don't want to miss out on this unique rally!!!!

Groetnis

JJ

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

JJ
MOENIE WORRIE NIE

We will get the 70 Guys - Gals and Kids together, in order to have the whole venue at our disposal.

Hans

original Message -----

From: Johan Marais

To: Hans J P Knop

Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:45 PM

Subject: Re: ENTRY FORMS (members amd invited guests) for the The Historical "1st Annual SA Vmax Odyssey Rally"

 Dear Hans,Due to an unfortunate and serious knee injury (not bike related) and surgery to follow, I will be out of action for at least 4 to 6 months. I thus cannot attend the rally. Good luck and hope you guys have a good time.

 Thanks 

Johan Marais

Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 07:23 PM
Hi Johan
Sorry to hear about your knee injury, I wish you a quick and healthy recovery.
I would have loved to meet you at the rally.

Vmaximus greetings

Hans

Original Message-----
From: Carl Talbot [mailto:carlstalbot@absamail.co.za]
Sent: 17 July 2006 03:30 PM
To: 'mail@awol.co.za'
Subject: Vmax rally

Vmaxers

 Hierdie brief is gerig aan alle Vmaxers en entoesiaste .

 Slegs met julle bywoning sal daar n Vmax samekoms wees.Hierdie samekoms gaan n historiese eerste wees .Ek wil nie dat hierdie historiese gebeurtenis my verbygaan. Ek wil nie tot my latere spyt wag dat iemand anders die eerste tree neem en na die afloop van die rally moet hoor hoe beveredigend dit was en dat ek eers volgende jaar miskien kan oorweeg om te gaan nie. 

Ek wil deel wees van die geskiedenis.Daar sal net een eerste rally wees.Dit gaan verseker nie die grootste rally wees nie.Ek  het al verskeie groot rallys bygewoon maar hierdie is n rally waarvan ek al baie lank droom.

Vir die geharde rallyganger is daar letterlik tientalle rallys wat almal uniek is en sy eie atmosfeer het.Die Vmax rally is nuut.Niemand het al ooit een bygewoon nie.Niemand weet hoe dit gaan wees nie.Jy het egter n geleentyd om deel te word van  die heel eerste gebeurtenis wat van krag tot krag sal groei.Jy sal as Vmaxer en entoesias deel wees van n groep mense met een ding in gemeen het- n entoesiasme vir 2 wiele en varal Vmax, die" baddest" super cruiser wat weier om af te tree.

 Niemand kan 3 maande in die toekoms insien nie.Ek besef dat almal van ons ,ons opsies oophou en verkies om op die laaste minuut ons te verbind tot n gebeurtenis.

Dit is duidelik dat die Vmax rally gaan klein wees.Moet dit groot wees om n sukses te wees? Selfs die grootste gebeurtenisse ontstaan gewoonlik met n kleiner oomblik wat dit aanvuur.

 Ek verbind my nou tot bywoning van die Vmax byeenkoms op 27-29 Oktober 2006.Ek gaan daarheen en terug ry op my Max en tot dusver is daar 2 ander Vmaxers wat op hulle Vmaxes wat mekkaar gaan vergesel.

 Dit sal vir my n belewenis wees om die rally by te woon ,my Vmax badge te verwerf ,om my Vmax T hemp aan te trek en veral om oor yskoue bier kennis te maak met ware Vmaxers.

 Vmaximus 

Carl Talbot   

From: John van Nieuwenhuizen

Date: 07/18/06 09:38:16

To: Hans Knop

Subject: VMAX RALLY

 Hi Hans

 May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on the fantastic job that you are doing for the VMAX community. The site is also very informative and user friendly. I am sure that the guys will come through for you in appreciation.

The VMAX owners that I have spoken to and communicated with are very passionate about their bikes and are keen to trade stories of their experiences at the rally.

I will definitely be attending the rally.

I have 87 sleeps left and counting (down)

Cheers

John

PS Keep one wheel on the tar

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Talbot [mailto:carlstalbot@absamail.co.za]
Sent: 17 July 2006 03:30 PM
To: 'mail@awol.co.za'
Subject: Vmax rally

Hans 

It seems that potential attendees to the Mr Max rally are over the initial surprise and shock that the rally is now dated and placed for Koinonia.The next phase for attendees is their planning and arrangement to get off from work etc.

The most important phase (from the rally organising point of view) is that attendees show their actual ability to attend.Maybe (if I may suggest) you could set aside a special page for those who are definately going to attend in a list form for all others to see.It may encourage those who are still undecided and need a little subtle persuasion.

Since this is such a historic event having your name on this list is in my opinion a very prestigeous thing.In years to come I would be proud to have the attendance badge ,T-shirt and other paraphanalia proving that I attended the very first Vmax rally in South Africa and even in the continent of Africa.All big things invariably have humble beginnings.How about having a certificate on the Vmax logo showing the name of the attendee.

What about an attendance register of sorts with all attendees signing  on a page with the Vmax logo .You can keep the original and maybe scan the document onto the web page so that it can be down loaded off the web page and printed at a later stage after the rally.The rally must be well documented with photographs and lots of pics of all the attendees etc. 

Vmaximus 
Carl Talbot   

--- Original Message -----

From: jjvz@aviation.denel.co.za

To: mail@awol.co.za

Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 1:34 PM

Subject: Roadholding

Hallo Hans,
We shall attend the Vmax rally, me and Ma, and shall settle for option B. I foresee a big festival!
I bought my Max about 3 months ago - a Japanese UF model without V-boost. It's Ok for me, as I had my neck-braking performance when I was quite younger.....................................

Very nice website and see you all in PMB!

Regards,
JJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "mail" <
mikevr@3dza.co.za>
To: "HANS KNOP" <
mail@awol.co.za>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 7:53 AM

Subject: Re: 1st Annual SA VMax Odyssey Rally 2006

Hi Hans
 
 Thanks for the entry forms, will see u there as i have good friends in warner beach who  might join us although they ride a harley.
 keep well and ride safe.
 Mike 

-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Talbot [mailto:carlstalbot@absamail.co.za]
Sent: 12 July 2006 12:57 PM
To:
'mail@awol.co.za'
Subject: Vmax rally


Hans

 I am pleased that a date and venue has been set for the rally and take note of the dates.

 I am trying my utmost to keep to my commitment of attending the rally and are re-arranging and re-organising my things so that I will be able to attend the historic get together.

 I am of intention to ride the 1000km to the venue on Mr Max and will not carry a passenger. I will ride this even if I must ride the entire distance on my own.

I am also trying however to mobilise as many Vmaxers as I can and are relatively sure of one other Vmaxer who indicated that he would ride the 1000km to the rally and a further 1000km back.

 The rates and packages seem reasonable and I would opt for the B package.

 Regards

 Carl

 

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From: "Jacobus Byloo" <Jacobus.Byloo@eskom.co.za>

To: <mail@awol.co.za>

Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 9:42 AM

Subject: rally

 hi hans
 it s great news to hear that things have progressed so much.
 have you got info about the site , regarding accommodation etc.
 already.  as well as entry forms etc.
 the date is a nice time i think. i am looking forward to see the pics
 of that  limited max, it must be damn nice, would not mind if it was parked  in  my garage  looking forward to meet you guys at the rally
 cheers
 kobie

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Pastor Pieter van Wyk

To: VMAX Hans Knop

Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 11:31 AM

Subject: VMAX

Beste Hans
Baie dankie vir die advertensie in die Maart en April BikeSA aangaande die VMAX Liefling. Ek is 'n eienaar en een van die groot liefhebbers van die VMAX motorfiets. 

Ja, ek stel belang om deel te wees van wat julle wil doen. My enigste probleem is dat ek nie altyd beskikbaar is om saam te ry en die VMAX te geniet nie. Waar ek kan sal ek altyd ondersteun en deel wees. Indien julle dit so kan aanvaar, reken my in. 

Hoor graag van julle. 

Pieter van Wyk

----- Original Message -----

From: Marthinus Lee

To: mail@awol.co.za

Cc: HANS KNOP

Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:00 PM

Subject: VMAX RALLY

Dear Hans
Thanks for an excellent website.
I have really enjoyed scrolling through it and was
pleasantly surprised to see my name under the profiles.
Here is some more info on myself to make the profile more
accurate.

I hope to be able to forward you a photo soon.
With regards to the rally I think the location of the venue
will due to distance always be a compromise. I hope I
am not stating the obvious but a VMAX Rally badge is
a definite must. It will instil a sense of pride and will
definitely be the envy of the rest of the biking fraternity. 

Thanks again for a great site.
Vmaximus Greetings 

Marthinus 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Jacques Strydom

To: mail@awol.co.za

Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 2:20 PM

Subject: V-Max Rally

Please notify me as soon as you know when the Rally would be. I would like to attend.

Kind Regards
Jacques Strydom
Customer Services Manager
G4S Security Services
Johannesburg Region

Tel: (011) 887-8870
Fax: 0866 414 560
Mobile: 082 377 0644

e-mail: jacques.strydom@za.group4securicor.com

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Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 3:17 AM
Subject: vmax rally

Hello Hans
Count me in I will love to attend a vmax rally.

Cheers

Enrico Loots

Port Elizabeth

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Johan Marais

To: mail@awol.co.za

Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 9:53 PM

Subject: V-MAX rally 

Hi Hans, 

This is certainly a great idea. Area? Probably where the most response come from. Have been a V-Max owner (veteran) since Dec 2005 - after not biking for more than 20 years. The cult status of this bike in the USA and elsewhere over the world Is just amazing. There is most definitely a place for a V-Max forum and rallies in SA. Good Luck.

 Johan Marais

Pretoria

 
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Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 10:09 AM
Subject: rally

Hi HANS

some things to consider for the rally.

1. do we have food stalls , bikers are always hungry.

    get people to  do food stalls and charge a fee.

    nothing fancy, burgers and easy kinds of meals

2. ablution is very important ,and must be sufficient

3. try to get guys to book in advance, so that you can have a general idea of people attending

4. stay away from late entry fees, keep the entry one price as

    this is something guys going to rallies DON'T like.

5. try to keep the entry as low as you can, remember

    that guys coming from the rand- area will have a higher

    expense to cover.

6  with this being a rally of an ICON in the biking world and

    a first in SA I think, you have a good idea to try and get

    YAMAHA involved in some way

    these are just some thoughts. 

regards
 KOBIE

                         .

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From: Niemand, Francois

To: mail@awol.co.za

Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 8:41 AM

Subject: Annual SA Vmax Odyssey Rally 

Hi Hans  

Yes, I am interested in attending such a rally.  I live in Gauteng and I agree with some who suggested Colesburg as a central venue. I have seen on TV that the Harley crowd had a rally there last year.  It looks to be a good venue. 

But I will attend the Rally anywhere with my partner. Here in Joburg I have seen a few V-Max’s.

You can keep me up to date with the progress of organizing this rally so I can plan to attend it.

Regards

 Francois Niemand   

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From: p-belect

To: mail@awol.co.za

Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 5:48 PM 

Hi
It will be great to get all Vmax riders together .
I for one will definitely attend .
If You arrange any breakfast runs please let me know.
Thanks.
VMaxer from Rustenburg. (Braam)

 

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From: Sheehan, Guy

To: mail@awol.co.za
Sent:
Thursday, February 02, 2006 10:25 PM
Subject:
Vmax Rally 

Hi Hans 
I have a 96 Vmax and have always hoped there would one day be a Vmax Rally. I have seen pics of the Max Rallies in Europe and envied them!
I live in KZN and know of two other Vmax owners who would be keen too.

Please keep me updated!
Regards,
Guy

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From: VAN RENSBURG Mike

To: mail@awol.co.za

Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 1:37 PM

Subject: My Max &  v-max rally

Hi Hans

I’m Mike van rensburg I live in Uitenhage port Elizabeth and own a very nice 1997 v-max.

It’s about time to get all v-maxers together and from what I’ve heard Cape Town probably have the most v-max owners, but you should see where the most replies come from before you decide on a venue. I will attend a v-max rally even if it’s in kzn.
Regards
Mike Van Rensburg
Cad-Cam Manager
Comau Press Tools & Parts (Pty) Ltd.
Tel: +27 41 995 3866
Fax:+27 41 995 3835
Mobile: 082 8883898

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To: 'MAIL AWOL'
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 9:07 AM
Subject: RE: VMax

Hans

Your site is a great idea and forum for Vmax owners in South Africa and is certainly a first web page in South Africa.

It would be great to obtain a data base of all Vmax owners with a view to meetings, gatherings and sharing of ideas and interests concerning the Vmax.

The idea of a Vmax rally is a good one and I would be very interested in attending. Concerning a venue it would probably not be possible to find a venue that would suit everyone. Unfortunately it can only be held at one place and one might find that although many wish to attend , the distance, time and expense might not allow all to attend.
That should however not be a total bar against organising such an event. Feedback and interest would probably indicate the feasibility of such a venture. It would however be great for me to attend such a historic first time event in this country and I will do everything in my ability to attend and to mobilise other Vmaxers in my area to attend. 

Looking forward to a future Vmax rally and being part of an organised Vmax community.
 Regards 
Carl Talbot-Pietersburg , Limpopo Province 

----- Original Message -----

From: John van Nieuwenhuizen

To: Hans Knop
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 1
2:12 PM
Subject: VMAX RALLY

Hi Hans
Just a thought on the proposed Rally. I think that a site more central than the Comrades route would be more accessible regarding distance. I have spoken to a few bikers about your idea and most suggest that Colesberg should be considered as it is central to most provinces.
Have you received any response as yet?
Cheers
John

-- Original Message -----
From:
MAIL AWOL
 
JOHN van NIEUWENHUIZEN
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 9:15 PM
Subject: VMAX

Hi John

I have dedicated a special "VMax World South Africa" section of 8 Pages on our AWOL website for VMax Owners and Enthusiasts.
And as from next week we will include a "Letters" page as well.
With your permission I would like to publish the above mentioned email you sent to Johan Kuhrau in our "Letters" page .
Sometime next year, trough our AWOL website, we want to organise the first "SA Annual VMax Rally" for all SA VMax Owners and Enthusiasts - please spread the Word and keep an eye on our VMax pages.

Hans Knop


----- Original Message -----
From:
John van Nieuwenhuizen
To:
MAIL AWOL
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: VMAX

Hi Hans.

No problem with the publication. Glad to see some one is thinking about a V Max rally. I have not had mine too long but only wish I had found it sooner. I have been surfing the web looking at sites with V Max's and cannot believe what I am seeing,

John

 

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