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Tony Held, R.I.P.

April 3, 2015

The latest VMCC Journal arrived today with the sad news that Tony Held has passed away.


Tony was a very friendly face to all who rode on the Irish National Rally, and to many events near his home in Southern England. We had loads of fun; here’s a few pics from last year’s Irish. He always was joking around! And his old Norton Manx was not the shiniest bike, but I seemed drawn to it and took pics of it every year. It is sad to think that he won’t be attending anymore and pulling my leg with his tall tales.2014-08-29 11.39.14

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Tonight we’ll have a toast to Tony. RIP my friend.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    April 3, 2015 7:15 pm

    Pete: Sorry to hear about your friend Tony. RIP indeed. Jim A.

  2. April 3, 2015 7:24 pm

    I’d noted that Tony must have passed on seeing his Coventry-Eagle Flying 8s for auction at Bonhams. I liked the man’s company…vale Tony

  3. BBobby Burke permalink
    April 4, 2015 6:15 am

    Sad to lose another member of the classic community,wouldn’t it be a great tribute to bring in young folk to keep our bikes alive?What better way to honor the passing of the old than to bring in the new.BBobby Burke.

    • April 4, 2015 10:12 am

      I agree Bobby. I’m trying my hardest to get more people excited by old bikes, to ride them, fix them and to join the clubs. There has been some recent success, with a few guys aged less than 30 joining the Velocette Club and the VMCC. I think it is the duty of each club member to occasionally find one new member to join.

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