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Highland Classic Motorcycle Club

The Highland Classic Motorcycle Club was formed in May 1983 to bring together, on a regular basis, people who had a common interest in older British, European and American motorcycles. By 1986 this had changed to include Japanese motorcycles over 20 years old. This was later amended to included all motorcycles over 15 years old.

Our Aim is to cater for all interests and aspects of road motorcycling, from restorations, to general care and maintenance, and general road riding, whether you own a Veteran, Classic or fairly modern machine (over 15 years old) and to encourage and promote the use of older motorcycles.

History of the Club A booklet with the full history of the club was produced for the clubs twentieth anniversary, and details the clubs humble beginnings in 1983 with Bob Fraser and Alastair Alexander, the first Loch Ness Rally, and much more, right up to May 2003. Some original copies are still available from the Mrs Sue Noble, producer of the booklet. Update, Sue has updated the book to cover the first 25 years of the club, which will be given to new members on joining.


Club Runs - These usually take place on the last Sunday of the month, from April to November. They cover about 40 to 100 miles and leave from 4 different starting points, depending on the route to be taken, they are, Inverness, the National Hotel Dingwall, the harbour at Nairn and Forres.


The Loch Ness Rally - This run is the show piece of the club and is organised by the HCMC and takes place on the second Sunday in June. This event had been held at the Loch Ness House Hotel, Inverness for the last 25 years, but sadly the hotel closed in October 2008. The venue for future Loch Ness Rally is now the Fairways, Inverness. The Loch Ness Rally incorporates a country run of about 75 miles in the scenic Loch Ness Area. There are Concourse categories (Veteran to Modern Classic) as well as Club Trophy Awards, a cash prize raffle, plus other small prizes to be won, and for those who want, a meal can be ordered for after the run. The run is usually well attended with around 100 entries and a wide range of machine on show.

Our current makes and models

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Honda 750
Ariel & Bown
Honda Benly 185T
Honda GL1100
Honda 550/4
Honda 400/4
Honda 250N Superdream
Honda FT500
Jubilee Bonnieville