Records of the Glasgow University Motorcycle Club, student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Photocopies of newspaper cuttings concerning members and competition results, 1934-1936;
  • Glasgow University Motorcycle Club lapel and brass plate badges, c1935.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow University Motorcycle Club existed between 1930 and 1937 and was founded by members of the Faculty of Engineering. Supported by John Dewar Cormack, Regius Professor of Civil Engineering and Dr J C Morrison, its main members, and their bikes, were Alan Davies (New Imperial), Billy Mitchell (Velocette), Tommy Hunter (Scott) and Ron Parkin (Cotton JAP). The Motorcycle Club took part in competitions at Varsity and Scottish level. The main competitions of the year were the Cormack Quaich Trial and the open scramble held annually at Drumclog Moor, near Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Other events in which various members competed were trials, scrambles, hill climbs and sand racing.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : Ron A Parkin : 1998 : ACCN 1689

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Alternative Form Available

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Records were held by the secretary of the club prior to deposit.


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Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

The fonds level of description was compiled by Samara Ablett, Archives Assistant, 21 February 2001. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff

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