- Photocopies of newspaper cuttings concerning members and competition results, 1934-1936;
- Glasgow University Motorcycle Club lapel and brass plate badges, c1935.
Records of the Glasgow University Motorcycle Club, student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
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
Conditions Governing Access
Gift : Ron A Parkin : 1998 : ACCN 1689
Other Finding Aids
Digital file level list available in searchroom.
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
None which affect the use of this material
Conditions Governing Use
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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures
Records were held by the secretary of the club prior to deposit.
Location of Originals
This material is original
No known publications using this material
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