A very effective way to promote interest in Scotts, is for folks to see them in action and, in the case of competition, to talk to riders and owners in the paddock. We always hope, of course, that any interest will eventually result in the purchase of a Scott. Once a person owns a Scott, then the next beneficial step is to join the Scott Owners Club. The subs are not expensive and you have a great magazine (that I regularly write for) and a spares scheme. The first reason for this posting is to draw your attention to the Prescott Bike Festival to be held on April 22ed 2012. This event is a display and hill climb at the Bugatti Owners Club headquarters at Prescott. The event is to raise funds for the “Severn Freewheelers” emergency voluntary service, better known as the “Bloodbikes” See website https://www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk There is a category “Race Bikes Thru The Ages” and the organizers were keen to have notable examples of pre war race bikes for the greater enjoyment of the many spectators who are expected. They specifically wished to have examples of Scotts. Both I and son Richard Moss will be there with our race Scotts and I understand Eddie Shermer, the editor of SOC magazine YOWL was intending to enter also. So, if anyone who is interested in Scotts, but has yet to acquire one and join the SOC reads this, then come along, see the bikes and talk to the owners. They are not enthusiastic owners for nothing! Unfortunately it is intended to close access to this message board to those not already in the SOC so I hope to re open an open access forum facility on the Moss Engineering website at https://www.mossengineering.co.uk where I will also post notice of events where I hope to compete with my Scott racer and other events which include Scotts. For now, in case anyone wants to take notes while you can, here are some events. The British Historic Racing (VMCC BHR) is running a vintage race meeting at Cadwell on 19 / 20 May, which should be fun! I shall join in the Morini Day track day at Cadwell on Friday June 15th. I like Cadwell and friend and editor of the independent Scott Newsletter Ted Parkin will be making the long journey down from the Moray Firth area to join in the fun with his special Scott racer, which has been featured in our newsletters. This particular weekend will be busy, as after Friday’s activities, I must drive to Snetterton for the BHR races on 16 / 17 June. I am getting an old dog at 71 and hope I can stand it, especially as I will be alone. 20 / 21 July is the Beezumph in Anglesey and another opportunity to have a thrash round with old friends against Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket Threes of the 70’s. This has an amusing side, as I used to race against these bikes in the 70’s when I was production racing Laverda and Ducati 750cc Production bikes and here I am doing a similar thing with a Scott! Great fun! Next is Lydden near Dover, another BHR meeting where I have yet to fully overcome the fear plunging down the hill into the bumpy paddock bend that sets the bike jumping about wildly. I am told it is better just to keep it flat out, but in truth, have not managed it completely. Unfortunately I am no Paul Dobbs (Bless his memory). Next BHR is Darley Moor on 11 / 12 August which I doubt I will attend as it is not a track that holds much interest for me. Finally BHR Cadwell Park 29 / 30 September which is a MUST! As we get older, it becomes only too obvious that we must get in a lot of living while we yet have the strength, so I would very much like to participate in the Grossglockner event in Austria on July 7th and if so, to join our spirited friend Pavel Simek at the Dvur Kralove street races for vintage / classic bikes in the Czech Republic on June 30 / July 1st. Enthusiasm is great, but realities can thwart our dreams, so it comes down to what can be afforded, especially as I am pursuing another avenue to get new dies and pistons made privately, as only by this route can I be sure of getting the design I have faith in.