North Staffordshire Motorcycle Club held a few rallies in this location in the Peak District. Monyash rings a bell but so does Quasimodo and they didn't hold it there! The purpose of the rally was self elephant. Practice your drinking skills ready for Germany.
Things I recall.
Cliff and Margaret Payne from the Kettering and District have some real photos for this rally.
Despite the blurred memories recounted above here are the true facts.
I think you may be incorrect in your assumption that the Pre-Elephant rally was held by the North Staffs Motorcycle Club as I think it was organised by the North Staffs Sidecar Club. I speak with some authority as legend has it that the elephant logo was designed/copied from the cover of one of my colouring books by my dad (Bill Myatt - cream and black Triumph Thunderbird with Busmar sidecar).
- Dave Myatt
Thanks for the definitive information, Dave. Victor Smith (now in Australia) adds ...
I went to the 1966 rally with members of WD 66 Allen Lucas & Glen Purser.
- Victor Smith.
To confirm that Dave Myatt is spot on see the Megaphone Editorial from 1967.