The Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club, based in Cape Town, South Africa, was founded by a group of passionate Vintage and Classic Motorcycle enthusiasts. The Club, along with its members, is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, exhibition, maintenance, promotion and use of Vintage and Classic motorcycles.
A classic motorcycle is defined as any motorcycle or motorcycle combination capable of being dated by the Southern African Veteran and Vintage Association (SAVVA) and such other worthy motorcycles and motorcycle combinations as may from time to time be considered suitable for classification as such by the club.
We keep statistical, historical and technical records of classic motorcycles as well as an up to date membership register reflecting motorcycles currently owned by members.
The Club organises and promotes competitions, trials and other events in which classic motorcycles can participate, provided that only motorcycles which have been dated or submitted for dating by SAVVA may participate in events sanctioned by SAVVA.
One of the highlights on the CVMC calendar is the Fairest Cape Tour. The event is a Reliability and Regularity Trial over a total distance of approximately 600 Kms. The course traverses some very beautiful and interesting areas of the Western Cape on roads less travelled and includes several of the beautiful mountain passes which only the Western Cape can provide.
The event is open to members of any club affiliated to SAVVA or a Club or Association registered with Motorsport South Africa, driving motor vehicles, motorcycles, combinations and/or 3 wheelers manufactured on or before 31st December 1992 and having proof of dating by SAVVA. See our Events page for details.
Another CVMC highlight is the “Century Run”. In Cape Town, (It is also run in Johannesburg) the “Century Run” is an informal gathering and the ± 100 km run features motorcycles and riders whose combined ages exceed 100 years (to qualify for a certificate), and is open to the public. The event celebrates the camaraderie and fun aspect of motorcycling of a bygone era. All marques, including sidecar and motor scooters are welcome.
The event usually starts at a venue in Century City. The routes planned for the run are through tarred roads in the scenic Contermanskloof/Durbanville Winelands and hills beyond. There are normally three routes to choose from, the shortest one being 16 km long, and created to encourage really old machines to participate without placing too much strain on machine and rider alike. The other routes are 44 km and 98 km long, and all three culminate at the Multi Motor club in Parow, where a bring and braai is arranged.
Quite a number of riders are in excess of 80 years of age. All relevant data will be furnished at the braai, as well as finisher’s certificates, with floating trophies for the rider and machine boasting the highest sum of ages, as well as the rider with the highest difference of ages, where the rider is younger than the bike. The latter encourages the younger generation to engage in vintage motorcycling. See our Events page for details.
An Annual General Meeting is held in July.
Informative and entertaining Newsletters are sent to members on a regular basis. The newsletters also contain a wanted/for-sale/swap section.
Membership of The Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club is open to all who share our love of Vintage, Veteran and Classic Motorcycles.
The Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 14h00 at the Cape Multi-Motor Club Clubhouse next to the Northerns Rugby Stadium, Jan Burger Sports Centre, De Grendal Road, Parow North.
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The Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club, holds a breakfast run on the 1st Sunday of every month.
We look forward to meeting you and your friends.
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The Cape Vintage Motorcycle Club is affiliated to The Southern African Veteran and Vintage Association (SAVVA)
We maintain a close association with other clubs who share the same interests such as:
Classic Motorcycle Club – Johannesburg
Classic Motorcycle Club – Natal
The Vintage and Veteran Club Promoters of the DJ Run – Durban-Johannesburg Commemorative Motorcycle Rally
Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Africa