The EACC is the UK’s leading club for cyclemotor, autocycle and moped enthusiasts. The club is run for the mutual benefit of all its members, all our committee members and officers are unpaid volunteers and we do not seek to make a profit.
We also try to be as open and inclusive as we can: there are no exclusive ‘members-only’ areas on this website. Our policies, minutes and accounts are available for all to see. We welcome non-members at our events. We are happy to give help and advice to non-members.
We hope that this makes us a club that people join because they want to be part of it, not one that people feel they have to join in order to obtain a particular service … so far, it seems to be working …
You might have noticed, in the latest issue of The MAC, that the post of Editor is listed as a vacancy—also, Martin’s statement that this will be the last newsletter he edits. We are, therefore, looking for a new editor. We have a short-term contingency plan that will keep things going until a new editor is ready to take over so, if you’re interested in taking the job on, you won’t be ‘thrown in at the deep end’. Also, thanks to all the work Martin did in transforming the newsletter into a professionally-printed booklet, there’s a lot less time-consuming work involved than there once was.
Ideally, we’d like to appoint a new editor at the AGM but, as indicated above, there’s no panic. If you think you’d like to do the job, please get in touch with the sercretary or make yourself known at the AGM.
Our Club won the prize for the best club stand at the Copdock Motorcycle Show. As usua;, we had a hige variety of bikes on our stand, many of them rare beasts, but this year we were trying out a new layout for the stand. The picture shows Martin Gates accepting the award from Steve Parrish.
Ray Paice and a couple of others would like to start a Northamptonshire section and have picked a date for an inaugural meeting. Read more…
We have a volunteer, Ron Paterson, interested in starting a club section in the North East. Read more…
Club membership is open to all. There are no geographical restrictions on who can join. We have members all over the UK, and several overseas members too. The UK membership fee is only £6.00. You can find out more about joining the EACC here.
We also offer the option of joining on-line using PayPal.
We have a full programme of runs and meetings throughout the year. See the Events page for more details.
Our newsletter is called ‘The MAC’ and it’s sent out to all members at the beginning of February, April, June, August, October and December. (If you’re wondering where the name MAC comes from - have a look in our glossary.) We’re keeping the newsletter simple (We recommend you to try Iceni CAM Magazine for all the things we don’t cover in our newsletter).
If you’re not a member and are wondering what it’s like, back numbers can be downloaded from our documents page.
The EACC is a member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC). The FBHVC monitors both domestic and European legislation, on the look-out for anything that could have an adverse effect on using our vehicles.
The EACC is approved by DVLA for the validation of V765 forms. These are the forms you use in the UK to re-register an old vehicle while retaining its original registration mark. The EACC can also issue dating certificates for registering machines with an ‘age-related’ registration mark. For more information about what this all means—have a look at our Registrations page.
Peter James Insurance offers discounted rates on insurance for EACC members. You can get a quotation at www.peterjamesinsurance.co.uk or phone 0121 506 6040. RH Specialist Insurance runs an FBHVCApproved Insurance Scheme for Vintage, Classic & Historical Vehicles. Phone 01277 206911 for information and a quotation. Most other specialist classic insurers will give a discount to members of an FBHVC-affiliated club.
As all Lohmann owners know, these compression-ignition cyclemotors won’t run properly on petrol. The solution is to make a fuel mix that includes paraffin. The only problem with that is that it’s illegal to put paraffin in the fuel of a road-going vehicle. We’ve solved that problem. We have obtained a ‘General Licence to mix Hydrocarbon Fuels’, which makes it legal for Lohmann riders to use this fuel mix on the UK’s roads—as long as they are members of our club.
There’s more information about club clothing and badges on our Regalia page
If you’d like any of these, please contact Clive & Ann Fletcher at or call . These items are also on sale at our events, of course.
Although the club was revived in 2007, we can trace our roots back to 1981. We have adopted the original EACC logo that Andrew Roddham designed 28 years ago. To continue the ‘retro’ look, our membership application form is also based on an EACC membership renewal form from the 1980s.
There is more about the early days of the EACC in The Moped Archive.