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VMAX OWNERS GROUP SA

THE EVENT....
like previous years, has been a Relaxing and Enjoyable weekend for Vmaxers and their Buddies.

ROGER WILSON

was unanimously chosen as the

"2008 Mr Vmax Wet T-Shirt  Hunk" .

Well done Roger, it was fun to look at your performance.

 SATURDAY MORNING MASS-RIDE

WE HAD a nice 60 km ride to the "BUSH TAVERN", the oldest bar in Umdloti, enjoying the sea view, rugby and some refreshing drinks.

Our great thanx go to Andre Blignaut jnr, who did an excellent job in acting as a *Traffic Cop stopping all traffic for us at Traffic lights and Stop streets.......
*(we strictly kept to the speed limit of 160 km/h

The "Bush Tavern" Umdloti
the rest of the group was hiding in the other corner of the bar.........I wonder if their wives new they were there....

(pic by Garry "SpongeBobVmax" Smith)

 WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO MENTION

 Roger Wilson.....again, who did a great job in collecting Entry Forms & Entry Fees from 26 South Coast biker Buddies, mostly members of the "WHEELS" motorcycle club of which he also happens to be a member......

 GARY "SpongeBobVmax"SMITH

of the "BIKE SA" magazine, attended our event on Saturday, and took quite some pix for his article to appear in next weeks October issue....

GARY....!!!!!!!! tell SIMON FOURIE (your editor) to expect a rush of S.A.Vmaxers to their local bookstores for his magazine..... and....to print a few hundred extra.......just in case..........!!!!!!!!!!!!

MIKE DE VOS

OF THE

YAMAHA IMPORTERS

pleasantly surprised us  with

AWESOME

(collectors items)

Vmax-T-SHIRTS & AIR SCOOP LAPEL BADGES

HE HAD them expressly flown-in from Japan for our event. 

They were  manufactured for the Vmax launch in Italy. 

THANX A LOT MIKE..........!!!!!!!!!

THE
"2009 4th S.A. VMAX ODYSSEY GATHERING" 

AFTER a chat with quite a few of our members...... we all came to the same conclusion that the word "Rally", used in the name of our first 3 events, is not an appropriate description of the event, as some people might associate our event with other run of the mill bike rallies.

 As all Vmaxers who participated in our previous events already know, our event is different.... 

It's a social, relaxed weekend of mature... like minded... passionate Vmaxers, and.... not to forget, * potential Vmaxers as well.....

*This is one of the reasons why we encourage our members to bring their non Vmax biker buddies along and see what we....and our Maxes.....are all about.
P.S.
THE WORD "ODYSSEY" is described in the Dictionary as follows:

1: A long wandering or voyage usu. marked  by many changes of fortune.

2: an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest.

       

 

TO ALL...... FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT.
YOU HAVE BEEN GREAT AMBASSADORS
for the
VMAXWORLD SA OWNERS GROUP.

The weather was just what the doctor ordered, and it contributed to a lekker and safe run.

The turnout was great, and the spirit was absolutely fantastic.

Without you our 3rd Vmax Odyssey Rally 2008 would not have been such a huge success.

See you again next year 

 

 

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

From: Arries Venter

To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@vodamail.co.za

Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2008 7:07 PM

Subject: Thanks

Hallo Hans, baie dankie vir die lekker naweek ( ODYSSEY). Dit was puik. Sien uit na die ODYSSEY volgende jaar !  

             Ek sal van die fotos aan stuur sodra ek dit van die kamera afgelaai het!
 Groete,
 Arrie Venter

 ----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Myburgh
To: Hans Knop Bamminger
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 1:25 PM
Subject: 2008 Odessey

A huge Maximus greeting to you and your wife

 I would like to commend you and your wife on the maximus fantastic weekend we just had , it was really not what Suzette and I expected , it was better .

 Thanks again , we are hounered to part of this wonderful group of maxi people .

 Mr and Mrs Max are absolutely


From: Andre Blignaut
To: Hans Knop Bamminger
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 7:24 AM
Subject: 3rd S.A. VMAX ODYSSEY RALLY

Hi Hans

Thank you very much of another outstanding weekend.  It is my second Vmax Odyssey Rally

and will definitely attend the next.  Linda and I had such a nice time and André junior

enjoyed it just as much specially the traffic cop part.

 

Thanking all the organisers and I hope that next years Vmax Odyssey will attract even more

Vmax'ers, the ones that didn't join us don't know what they have missed.

Groete / Regards
André Blignaut   


----- Original Message -----
From: Van Den Heever, Willem (WJ) (Coal)(SCS)
To: Hans Knop Bamminger
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:29 AM
Subject: Vmax Rally 2008

Hans

Dankie vir ‘n puik naweek. Dit was my eerste maar defnitief nie my laaste

Baie vriende gemaak en hoop om almal volgende jaar weer te sien

Geniet julle Vmax

Vmax groete

Willie van den Heever

E-mail:  willem.vandenheever1@sasol.com


 ---- Original Message -----

From: Michael Wood
To: mail@awol.co.za
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:06 AM
Subject: Vmax Service

Hi Hans,

I trust that you are well. I’m sorry that I missed the rally this year.

I wonder if you or anybody in the Vmax fraternity can help. My max is due for it’s 30 000 mile service which is a major one. I simply want to know where the best place in Johannesburg is for this kind of service.

Kind regards

Michael Wood

Tel: 012-342 8163                     

Fax: 012-342 5615                    

E-mail:michael@kashan.co.za

Web: www.kashangroup.com

   

THE ORGANISERS, VMAXERS & THEIR BUDDIES HEREBY WISH TO CONVEY


to ALL SPONSORS who so GENEROUSLY DONATED PRIZES TOWARDS OUR CONCOURSE D 'ELEGANCE & LUCKY DRAWS................

Mike de Vos of Yamaha logo

        Nico Venter of  NICO PAINT & PLASTICS

                Henry of 

Dok Dokter for the Vmax Jacket and Digital Speedo-Meter
Shaun of  the Botha's Hill "SWINE & TANKARD" restaurant
Mario of Rombo Motors, well known for his excellent service, and  supplying our Members with Deltec batteries.

 

Dok Dokter - Pietersburg 2 Billy Willemse - Pietersburg
Hans Knop - Durban 4 Marlies Knop - Durban
Hentie Rautenbach - Mtubatuba 6 Mareina Rautenbach - Mtubatuba
Trevor Bruce - Durban 8 Hennie Bothma - Empangeni
Coen Roux - Aliwal North 10 Charlotte Roux - Aliwal North
Roger Wilson, Margate 12 Janine Wilson, Margate
Mike Lee, Manaba Beach, Natal 14 Jo Lee, Manaba Beach, Natal
Mike Mather Pike, Port Shepstone 16 Elaine Mather Pike, Port Shepstone
Louis Scheepers, Margate 18 Christo Botha, Sea Park, Natal
Wally Heales, Margate 20 Lynn Heales, Margate
Martin Chapman, Uvongo, Natal 22 Melanie Chapman, Uvongo, Natal
Gary Barker, South Broom, Natal 24 Bev Barker, South Broom, Natal
Speedy Smit, Margate 26 Magda Smit, Margate
Pieter Le roux, Port Shepstone 28 Annie Le roux, Port Shepstone
Ryan Keys, Margate 30 Allison Keys, Margate
Lester Humm, Port Elizabeth 32 Willie van den Heever, Secunda
Pieter Venter, Port Shepstone 34 Jennifer Venter, Port Shepstone
John van Nieuwenhuizen,
P
ort Elizabeth
36 André (jnr) Blignaut,
Roodepoort
André Blignaut,
Roodepoort
38 Linda Stumke,
Roodepoort
Nico Venter, Vanderbijlpark 40 Skip Skeepers, Krugersdorp
Francois Campher, Vanderbijlpark 42 Stan York, Vanderbijlpark
Newton Hanscombe, Honeydew JHB 44 Roy Shellard, Fourways JHB
Arrie Venter, Meyerton 46 Kobus Rossouw, Southbroom
Ann Rossouw, Southbroom 48 Suzette Myburgh, Pretoria
Ian Myburgh, Pretoria 50 Glen Larsen, Margate
Wayne Theron, Ramsgate 51  


 

KOINONIA Conference Centre
 The 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 .

 

 

It was suggested, by some members, to divide the Maxes in 2 categories "Standard & Modified", however, not surprisingly, there was not one Standard Max to be seen.


Nico Venter

Billy Willemse

Stan York

Suzette Myburgh

Arrie Venter

 

 
WOULDN'T IT BE NICE......
if we could publish the names under the pix from all those nice people pictured below......???

PLEASE give me an email-shout if you have got some names for me
hansknop@awol.co.za


Dawn at Koinonia

Dawn at Koinonia

Dawn at Koinonia

Dawn at Koinonia

Dawn at Koinonia

Dawn at Koinonia

Dawn at Koinonia

Coen and
Charlotte Roux

Billy Willemse and
Hennie Bothma

Willie van den Heever and Hennie Bothma
 
Dok Dokter and
Hans Knop

001

002

003

004

Dok Dokter and
Billy Willemse

me  have Trike... now let me sleep

The Wheels crowd

Pic of Lapel Badges for our Members donated by Yamaha

Newton Hanscombe's Yamaha with a 1300 Vmax engine

Roy Shellard' s Low-Flyer

Roy Shellard' s Low-Flyer

Roy Shellard and his Low-Flyer

Roy Shellard' s Low-Flyer

Roy Shellard' s Low-Flyer

Roy Shellard' s Low-Flyer

Roy Shellard' s Low-Flyer

Roy Shellard' s Low-Flyer

Roy Shellard' s Low-Flyer

Linda Stumke and André Blignaut


André  Blignaut jnr

Hennie Bothma's MAX

Arrie Venter in a pensive mood

Arrie Venter and Hans Knop



 Roger Wilson

Linda Stumke,  André Blignaut and Arrie Venter

Suzette Myburgh

Suzette Myburgh

Roger Wilson, Hans Knop and Newton Hanscombe

Linda Stumke and André Blignaut jnr

Dok Dokter

005

Gary "Sponge Bob Vmax" Smith of the Bike Sa Magazine

Gary and his mates at the bar

006 Roger Wilson and ........

007

008

 André Blignaut jnr

Ian Myburgh

 

 

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