The BMWAF had its first ever stand at the Fenman's Show near King's Lynn - and won Best Club Stand in Show!!!! We had a nice new tent and display flags; we had a range of bikes from 1939 to 1990 and we had superb weather. But... and it's a big BUT...... the Show organisers made it very clear that we won the award because of the people who manned the Stand. The Judges came round individually and incognito throughout the day and they thought the way we interacted with the general public was exemplary. The judges felt we were people they could chat to and that we had here a 'club' (sorry, I didn't like to tell them that we're not a club) which they would be happy to join.
SO, job done. for too long BMW people have been thought of as cliqueish or stand-offish. We decided from the outset that we were going to be a friendly club - and it looks like this is a quality recognised and appreciated by others.
My thanks to all who volunteered their bikes and time to attend the show.