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VMax Odyssey Rally


 
 
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The missus of one
of our members
is donating

3 Wall Clocks with
our Rally logo as
a back round.Thank

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

 Mike  van Rensburg wrote:

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

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

Due to the injuries sustained  from my bike accident I have been incapacitated to update our website and compile a Newsletter, but I now have recovered to such an extent that I can use my right hand again to do some typing for a short period so here goes................
We, Vmaxers, have done it ! !
OUR 1st HISTORICAL VMAX ODYSSEY RALLY  now has gone down in the
SA Vmax SA History Books as a Rally that was different from the usual Bike Rallies and, according to all the participants we spoke to,
"THE ODYSSEY RALLY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS"



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


the Manageress of KOINONIA, was also impressed with the Vmaxers and would be pleased to Welcome you all again at the next ODYSSEY RALLY ! !



TOTAL PARTICIPANTS 66

VMAXERS 38

NON VMAX BIKERS 10

  PASSENGERS 18
 




The weather gods  have looked after us.
Friday morning, on the way to the rally, some of the Maxers had a bit of  rain but for the rest of the weekend the sun was shining.
 

All Maxers arrived in time and renewed old friendships and made new acquaintances.
After Dinner all had a good time at our EMOYENI entertainment centre.
The bar was well organized and Stocked by Shaun of the Botha's Hill "Swine and Tankard Restaurant". His choice of Music played on his Sound-System was also of an excellent repertoire.
 
The Hills were full of Vmax THUNDER.............
After breakfast it was unanimously decided to go for a ride to UMHLANGA ROCKS and visit the GATEWAY Shopping Mall and the Ski Club on the beach for a drink. What a show they put up in front of the Harley shop.
Sarge Armstrong, a well known Durban Vmaxer, was the Road Captain.
 
After the Maxers left KOINONIA I was left behind sitting on my chair and listening to the roaring thunder of the
Vmaxes disappearing over the hills.
 
*After Lunch the majority of guys on their Steeds went for a ride to Drummond directed by Road Captain Nico Venter.
*Between 16:00 and 18:00 all bikes were on display to the public. The proceeds of the entry fees for the display were donated to The KOINONIA TRUST.
At the same time all rally participants were scrutinizing the Maxes  and  voted for the  Most Beautiful Vmax of the Rally.
 
After the braai we had the price giving for the Most Beautiful Vmax and the Lucky Draw.
The 1st Prize for the most beautiful Vmax was won by
Dok Dokter, of Pietersburg, with his silver Max.
2nd prize was won by 2 Maxers Travis Bramley an Billie Willemse.

3rd prize went to 2 other Maxers who scored the same points for their Vmaxes - Willem Retters and Nico Venter.


 



Mike de Vos, the Product Manager Motorcycles of the SA Yamaha Importers, apologized for not being able to attend our rally as he had to fly to Taiwan to attend to uregent business matters.
 


Despite written promises, made to Mike de Vos of YAMAHA SA, by Bike SA and the 2 Wheels TV program organizers  to cover our Historical Rally they were conspicuous in their absence.
NO APOLOGIES RECEIVED WHATSOEVER ! !
 

 

 

 

John van Nieuwenhuizen

From: John van Nieuwenhuizen
To:
Hans Knop

Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 12:34 PM

Subject: AWESOME,AWESOME,AWESOME

Hi Hans,

I trust you are well and getting stronger by the day.

Mike and I Iron butted 1070 kms yesterday. Bum still sore today.

Hans words cannot describe the Rally. The coming together of the guys will stay with me for a very long time. It was awesome to say the least. To finally meet you and put faces to the voices and e mails was great. I am sure I am not alone when I say that if that is the way a rally is organized I would attend one every month.

The food was also very good. It would be great if a survey could be done, perhaps an question an answer page on the web site with a comments window.

I will now finally include a photo of myself and VMAX for you to place on the profiles page.

Once again Awesome, Awesome, Awesome

 Cheers

John


Basie Bothma

From: Basie Bothma
To:
Hans J P Knop

Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 10:03 PM

Subject: Re: VMAXWORLD eNEWSLETTER No 13

Very nice, Hans - check me next year. Be well and keep well.

Cheers 
Basie Bothma
P.O. Box 6101
Lydenburg, 1120 
Tel/fax: 013 235 3419
Cellphone: 082 776 4577

E-mail: basiebothma@mweb.co.za


Carl Talbot

From: +27824156752

To: mail@awol.co.za

Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 10:58 AM
To Hans and fellow Vmaxers: Thank you all for the time we spent together as Vmaxers at the first ever Vmax rally. Vmaximus Carl T


Carl Talbot

From: +27824156752

To: mail@awol.co.za

Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 10:50 AM
re:BLOWN ENGINE My sympathy to Karl Movius on his engine problem and I hope your Max will be running again soon-regards Carl Talbot


JJ van Zyl

From: <jjvz@aviation.denel.co.za>

To: <mail@awol.co.za>

Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:05 PM

Subject: Rally photos                  
Hi Hans,
Thank you and Marlies for your effort - it was a huge success.
As promised, the photos I've taken at the rally - and sommer the loading
at Botha's Hill station. The ramp was on the mil the right height -
thank you!
We've enjoyed it extensively and made so many friends! Let start
planning next year's bash - this was a winner! I promise I won't go with
the bakkie again.
Vmax greetings
JJ


LEN GRASKIE

of  Amanzimtotie
wrote  in his Letter, Published in the December Bike SA issue,
"Just a small comment to say what a great time we had at the 1st Annual SA VMax Odyssey Rally. The +- 46 VMax bikes there were absolutely mind boggling. The customizing and quality time together, swapping stories and how-to-do this and how-to-do-that to your bike......................
Lets hope that next year it will be a greater event with a lot more VMax bikes present."

Guy Sheehan

To: Hans J P Knop

Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 9:26 AM

Subject: Thank you

Hi Hans,

Just a short note of thanks for a great gathering. It was fantastic meeting the rest of the Vmaxers and finding so many people with the same passion for the VMAX!

I hope your recovery is swift!

Regards,

Guy Sheehan

Aftermarket Development Manager

Donaldson Filtration Systems (Pty) Ltd

Cell: 082 6555 664

Fax: (032) 525 4038



BELOW A REPORT COPIED FROM

Guy Sheehan

WEBSITE
 
Monday, 30 October 2006
 The first National VMax'ers Rally - Known as the Odyssey Rally.

It took place in Shongweni (BOTHA'S HILL - editor) in Kwazulu Natal this last weekend, period 27th to 29th October and from all accounts a success indeed! Congratulations are in order for all participants especially so the hard working originator Hans Knop. Well done!!

A number of our members went down in support of the historic event which started on the Friday (Thursday was also good, I heard) and ended on Sunday morning 29th.

Here is the record as contributed by VO Deon van Wyk ....

Pics by: Deon van Wyk & Michael Wood.

Hi Dave

Here is my report and a supporting pic on the VMax Odyssey Rally:

We went to the first ever VMAX rally in SA and on the photo are the proud VOG members gathered with Hans Knop, outside one of the bungalows.

Left to right: Ian Murchie, Michael Wood, Hans Knop, Stefan van Wyk (standing) Neil Wood & Deon van Wyk.

Unfortunately Hans had a riding accident the previous weekend. Hans broke his collarbone, shoulder blade and 3 broken ribs, unfortunately punctured a lung as well but he was with us from Friday evening till we left this morning - and that with his wife fetching him from hospital on Friday afternoon and bringing him to the rally!  (tenacious stuff hey??)

It was absolutely great to have all the Vmax's together-from Port Elizabeth to Pietersburg (Polokwane).

Stefan did the rally on his yellow Honda and was not at odds as there were also other non-VMax machines in evidence during the occasion.

The ride was absolutely great with just a little rain here and there (also speed traps and traffic officers riding fast Golf GTI's )

We will all definitely be doing the rally next year as well! It is to be an annual event!

Regards

Deon

 

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

 

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