Annual Rally 2021

Readers of the Club’s magazine, The New Conrod, will be aware that the Annual Rally, due to be held this year on the 19th and 20th of June, has had to be cancelled once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have been able to re-book the rally site for the weekend of the 4th and 5th of September and are keeping our fingers crossed that this will be able to go ahead – keep an eye on NCR and here on the website for further details.

Henry Body – Douglas Sprint Legend on BBC

Henry Body on Douglas Sprinter
That Blur is Henry Body …

‘Our Henry’ has been flying the flag for Douglas in the competitive world of sprinting for longer than most of us can remember. His DT-based specials have achieved astonishing performances over the ¼ mile for decades now, so it was great to see him interviewed on the BBC’s Morning Live programme on 26th March 2021. Catch the show on BBC iplayer – Henry’s interview is about 36 minutes into the programme.

Henry Body working on his Douglas Sprinter
Henry Body working on his Douglas Sprinter

Douglas Club at VMCC Founders Day 2021

We have been advised by the Taverners Section of the Leicestershire VMCC that they are planning to hold Founders Day at Stanford Hall this year on the 18th July. The theme for this year is 75 years of the VMCC and 100 years of Moto Guzzi. The LDMCC is planning to have a stand at the event and Steve Cox will be looking after all the arrangements. If you would like to attend, then please initially contact the secretary at Camping will be available on the Saturday night and this will have to be booked with the Taverners Section – As with all arrangements for future events in the current coronavirus pandemic, the event may have to be cancelled at the last minute should the Government’s guidelines change. Please keep a check on the Founders Day website for any future updates.

Douglas Spares and a 1935 Endeavour at Auction

The 1930s transverse twin Endeavour must be one of the rarest of Douglas machines. If you’ve always wanted one,  Richard Edmonds Auctions on the 27th of February should be in your diary. Like all such events at present, the auction is conducted online and, apart from the Endeavour, includes a large number of lots of Douglas spares spanning flat tank models right up to the Dragonfly. What better way to spend a winter’s day in lockdown?

1935 Douglas Endeavour at Auction
1935 Douglas Endeavour at Auction