From A to Z
Flint's rally waistcoat - roll your mousewheel on a badge to zoom in.
This section contains an alphabetic collection of .
Here is the alphabetic index. Click on a rally to see the badges.
Click badges for links to photos and reports or for a form to send your own recollections. Anything at all from those dim and distant times will be greatly appreciated. You can also tick a box to select badges for your own collection.
Why don't you wear your badges?
- They are too precious to risk losing.
- They are too heavy.
- I am too modest.
- I already lost the buggers.
Here is your chance to wear your badges at the next motorcycle event. Follow these links to produce a unique T‑shirt.
Johnny Croxson (The Vicar) rally waistcoat
The Black Russian's rally waistcoat
Terry Reynold's rally waistcoat
Dave Ranger's waistcoat with cloth rally patches.
A very strong hanger holds up Heather MacGregor's waistcoat. It must weigh a ton!
Mark Mingay's venerable cutoff full of interesting stories if only Mark can recall them.
Hans Veenendaal's badges are in a bank vault. His cutoff is patched with ... er rally patches.
After nearly 30 years without a bike Neil Branham is now doing rallies again on his Guzzi V7 Classic. So far Neil has done the 2012 BMF and V Twin rallies.
Paul Mullis' waistcoat. Paul was a keen rallyman and did quite a lot of foreign rallies. He was particularly keen on the Stella, with its Safari which took place on the three days following the Stella Alpina proper. - roll your mousewheel on a badge to zoom in.
Photo of Phil the Spill's rally jacket back in 1982 before he started to get serious about rallying. Phil rescued his jacket from the attic for his move to Scotland in 2015. Hover your mouse over the photo to see more badges.
First picture shows some of Jean-Francois Helias' British badges.
Turn over to see more of Jean-Francois collection before he moved to Thailand to go fishin'.
Jean-Francois attended the following motorcycle rallies and events (in order):
Guildford Rally 1975
Tourist Trophy 1977, IOM
Triumph Owners Club Rally 1977 - Tholt Y Will, IOM
Norton Owners Club Rally 1977 - Ballacraine, IOM
BMW Owners Club Rally 1977 - Glen Helen, IOM
Velocette Owners Club Rally 1977 - Glen Helen, IOM
VMCC Rally 1977 - Ramsey, IOM
Vincent Owners Club Rally 1977 - Peel, IOM
Vincent Owners Club Rally 1977 - Peel, IOM
Triumph Owners Club Rally 1978 - Lydden Circuit
Canterbury Crusaders 1978 - Canterbury
Anker Rally 1978 - Atherstone
British Motorcycle Federation Rally 1978 - Peterborough
Tourist Trophy 1978, IOM
Norton Owners Club Rally 1978 - Ballacraine, IOM
Triumph Owners Club Rally 1978 - Tholt Y Will, IOM
VMCC Rally 1978 - Ramsey, IOM
Carnival Festival Rally 1978 - Coventry
Antelope Rally 1978 - Coventry
Confrerie des Chevaliers Motocyclistes meeting 1979 - Sixpenny Handley
Tamar Rally 1979 - Stoke Clamsfield
Triumph Owners Club Rally 1979 - Lydden Circuit
Canterbury Crusaders 1979 - Canterbury
BSA Owners Rally 1979 - Nothingham
Old Timer Rally 1982 - Sixpenny Handley/Salisbury
I must know Dave Jackson, we went to some of the same rallies long ago. Problem is I don't remember any of them!
Heather MacGregor picked this up on ebay . No idea who it belonged to but all of the badges are from 77-79ish and it was described as a 'shed find'. Most are northern rally circuit with three from the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club.
It would be good to find out who it belonged to. Send us any clues and we'll pass them to Heather.
Val Cropp (Heather's mum) collected a few badges. Ted Trett sent in the photos and says he's never seen so many Cossack badges.
Some folk have one shirt for every day of the week - and they wear it every day of the week. Ted Trett, on the other hand, really seems to have one cut-off for each rally series. Here are a couple that cover the Captain Cook rallies and combined Dalesman and Rallymans from the Dean Valley club.
Heather MacGregor inherited all the badges collected by Wilf (real name Paul Bartholomew) over many years of rallying in Britain and the Continent. Heather is cleaning them up and scannning them for us. In the meantime, roll your mousewheel to zoom into Wilf's collection, remember the good times you shared and send in a paragraph about Wilf.
If the Denholme and District MCC were not organising the rally, they were probably taking the Club Award for most members there. Here are the collected spoils of Dave Jackson, Frank Howarth, Graham Hird, Jean Morris, John Harvey, Ray McSharry, Robert Pierson and Viv Simpson.
These photos were sent by Jean-Francois Helias to record them before they become infested by moths.