Matabeleland Motor Cycle Club Annual Supper and Prize Distribution Menu
By Iain Harper (RhArmy)
Here's a scan of a Matabeleland Motor Cycle Club Annual Supper and Prize Distribution Menu held on 20th December 1952 at the Matopos Hotel.
Note the back is signed by Val and Ken Robas - enjoying life in Durban and a host of others including Frank Riley and Merlin Jones. There is also a signature of Murell Love, wife of John Love. Some are hard to read and sadly most have deceased.
PS - Note the Menu - Ally Barrel, Valve Bounce, Power Slides etc. etc.
For ease of reference the Menu reads:-
Ally Barrel - Pilot's Jet - Valve Bounce
Wheel Patter - Power Slides
Petits Ferrous et Non-ferrous - Litter d'Umgusa
The ingredients for these dishes were contributed by the Umgusa Triumph Riders' Association.
Fifty/Fifty - Roi de Redex - Methonal Clear
Nitro Benzine - Ethyl Tomato
Steamed, Smoked, Fried or Roasted Martlett
Turbot Blower - Waterworth Wonder
Pistons in Sump, with Ring Fragments and Melted Electrodes
Ferodo in Oil - Mustslip
Devils on Dualseats - Daytona Hot Dogs
Tiger Heads - Swing Arms - Oleo Legs - Rocker Feet
Undercut, Overlap and Intertown Sirloin, Purloin and Burnoil in Old Boars.
Flatspots on Big Ends, with High Ratios
Glissade de Glycol - Tommy Lemons with Jock
Jellied Muscles on Kenny from Jap
Nuts by Simmonds - Wines by the Dope Artists
Raspberries from Chronicle - Sour Grapes from City Council
Thanks to Iain fr sharing his memories with ORAFs.
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