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Site last updated: 20 September 2018

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Latest updates


Last drinks at the Leinster Arms Hotel.


  • Paul is again organising a Tour de Tassie 22 Feb - 4 March, 2019.  It is already filling fast.  Contact Paul ASAP on 0408 472 443.
  • Moto Guzzi California 90th Anniversary for sale in the Classifieds.
  • The cut-off date for booking a place on the 2019 NZ South Island Tour is November 1st 2018.
    A full container load of 24 bikes is required to make the shipping viable.  
Currently we have half the numbers required, so if you’re thinking about it get your application in now.
  • The Club Permit Scheme rules have changed from the 1st August.  Details here.
  • If anyone knows either:
    • JC Porter or
    • Dick Patrice Dupuy
    Please pass to them our kind thanks for putting money into our bank account.  If they give some contact details we could send them a magazine, too.
  • The new MGCoV merchandise site is up and running!  Design your own gear here.

About the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria

The Leinster Arms Hotel, Gold St., Collingwood ─ home of the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria.


Background The club was formed at a pub in 1981 by several like-minded individuals.  It still meets in a pub.  We're the largest Moto Guzzi club in Australia.

Our club represents all Moto Guzzi owners in Victoria.  Owners, riders and aficionados are invited to join.  You don't have to own a Moto Guzzi.
Social Nights
&
Committee
Meetings
Social Sips and Committee Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the Leinster Arms Hotel.  Look for the Guzzis parked outside.  All members and prospective members are welcome.

Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold Street, Collingwood.  03 94175720.
 
An informal Social Sip is held on the third Wednesday of the month.
Club Rides The club has an organised ride most months of the year.  Additionally, there are regular runs to Tasmania and the Snowy's, as well as the Ruptured Budgie Rally in Queensland and the Ragged Fringe Rally in NSW.




Details are listed on the Event Calendar.  Our ride guidelines are here.
 
The MGCoV won the award for the “foreign group from furthest away” at the 2011 Moto Guzzi 90th anniversary in Mandello, Italy.  Australians were the largest non-European contingent, ahead of the USA, Japan and Canada.
 
We went in 2016 for the 95th anniversary, freighted 48 Guzzis and toured Europe!

We’ll be back in 2021 for the big one.  
Club Rally The club's annual Spaghetti Rally is open to all motorcyclists.  It's held at the Edi Cutting camp ground on the King River, between Whitfield and Moyhu, in Victoria’s scenic north-east.
Club Magazine
The club magazine, Genius and Sport, is published bi-monthly.  It features ride reports by members about their trips around Australia and the globe, as well as technical and historical articles. 

The latest copies are here.

Club Plates The MGCoV is a VicRoads Approved Club for the Club Permit Scheme (Historic motorcycle registration).  We are able to assist members to have their historic motorcycle(s) registered under the Club Plate Scheme. (i.e. 25 years older than the date of Permit Application).
 
VicRoads has introduced new procedures from August 2018.

All club plate applications need to go to the Club Plate Scheme Registrar, John Ferguson.  
  • Follow these procedures;
  • the VicRoads club permit application form is here.

Warning: if your membership lapses, so does your red plate permit!  It’s your responsibility to maintain the currency of your membership – not the Club’s.
Club Tools The Club owns a bunch of factory tools  and manuals for use by members.  Fast access to tools when you need them!
On Facebook Use the club’s Facebook page for events and photos:
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/136647983065717/
Club MerchandiseThe new MGCoV merchandise site is up and running.  Design your own gear here.
How to Join Come along to a ride, Social Sip or Committee Meeting. 

  • Annual membership is $50.00.
 
  • You can pay by electronic funds transfer - check out the details at the bottom of the page here.
 
  • Or print out the membership form here.

The club's snail-mail address is:
 
Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria,
P.O. Box 340
Deepdene Vic 3103
Safety Report road hazards and diesel spills to VicRoads on 13 11 70.  Stick it in your mobile phone.

The MGCoV recommends:
  • Emergency+: this free app, developed by Australia's emergency services, uses GPS functionality built into smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services;
  • the St John Ambulance First Aid app.  This includes advice on helmet removal;
  • The ICEmergency USB  which fits on your keyring.  It comes with a pre-loaded text file which contains all of the information that emergency services need to notify your family or friends that you've been injured;
The MGCoV committee will subsidise motorcycle-specific first aid training for financial members.  Up to half the cost will be reimbursed.

MOTO GUZZI Club of Victoria Inc., 2007.