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Laverda Forum => NALOC Revival => Topic started by: angonemoto on May 12, 2018, 23:44

Title: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: angonemoto on May 12, 2018, 23:44
Hello forum,
As it stands, the torch of NALOC leadership has fallen into my lap, and I do enjoy the fact that I was the last to put my finger to my nose and now stand proud of the rest as someone motivated enough to enable the resurgence of the club.

We have sufficient internet presence, we have the faithful here on the forum, and we live in the shadow of ILOC which have recently added to their rally and fellowship accomplishments. Yep, they got a feature on UK TV. Kudos to their ability to find that in, take advantage and make it happen.

So my ask to you is simple. What are you looking for? Is it tshirts, stickers and patches? Is it videos of our bikes and local rides? Tool and tech sharing via garage nights? Do you want a news letter or La Vera Vista magazine or blog?

Let me know what you think, North America, and I will get started. I am full of enthusiasm for this brand but need your help making a movement come to life.

Let's do this,
Bob
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: helicopterjim on May 13, 2018, 01:06
Such a large continent makes a national rally difficult in the short term. Perhaps the merchandising will work ....... no end of ideas for that field.

How about a separate forum or blog to share our adventures. With that we could work our way up to marketing the brand by promoting us at vintage meets etc.

I'm in!
Jim
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Dellortoman on May 13, 2018, 03:15
I do enjoy the fact that I was the last to put my finger to my nose

I enjoy a good nose-picking session too  ;D
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Grant on May 13, 2018, 04:00
Such a large continent makes a national rally difficult in the short term.

Europe is pretty large too.
From Spain to Breganze is 1850km and from Scotland to Breganze is 2300km.

But maybe it's time too?
Other countries tend to have more vacation days per year than the US.
When I worked for a US company I found in Europe we had around 4 times as many days off as our American colleagues.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Cosi on May 13, 2018, 06:49
Good luck Bob, I hope you gain some inspiration from the following movie
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8)
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: angonemoto on May 13, 2018, 15:55
 :P
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Grant on May 13, 2018, 16:05
Now you know what it feels like when I try to organise calendars...
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: sonomalaverda on May 14, 2018, 02:11
I would not go for a separate forum / similar. I think we will just lose momentum by fragmenting. Too small a community as it is.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: chrisk on May 14, 2018, 04:24
I would not go for a separate forum / similar. I think we will just lose momentum by fragmenting. Too small a community as it is.

Keep it here, you can have a special spot just for you fellas to go to.
We might pop in every now and then, just to have a look, spy, take the piss and generally annoy you all.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: angonemoto on May 22, 2018, 15:04
Thats perfect then.
I'll get back into creating some merchandise ideas.
I'll set up a poll.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: helicopterjim on May 22, 2018, 15:32
Thats perfect then.
I'll get back into creating some merchandise ideas.
I'll set up a poll.

Make sure lots of orange is involved.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Grant on May 22, 2018, 16:10
Is this not sorted out yet?
Make executive decisions as it's the only way to get things done sometimes.
I involve folk when sorting out the calendars and it is hard work. If I was to just produce a calendar on my own it would be a doddle.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Tom Renda on May 25, 2018, 22:51
Hi.  I am new here.  Live outside Baltimore and own an 84 RGS1000.  And an 82 Guzzi 850 LeMans.  (Plus some British bikes.  Some Japanese bikes.  Some East German bikes.)

The Guzzi folks have lots of rallies. One every year in West Virginia, and one closer to DC, usually in September.  Perhaps you could combine a Laverda rally with a local Guzzi rally.  A "Sub-rally," so to speak. 

 
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: henrywillms on May 26, 2018, 06:13
As a former Guzzi owner I have been to a few Guzzi Rallies in the US many years ago. While they were fun and well organized I found the typical Guzzi owner  was either a farmer or hippie.  Not sure they would mesh with  the typical  Laverda owners who are mostly reprobates.  And as a former Ducati bevel owner hanging with Guzziests is  much better than hanging with Ducati snobs. Any opportunity for synergies makes sense. The challenge of distance remains but anything that works is better than nothing.  Well nothing is probably better than holding a virtual rally on Facebook.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: helicopterjim on May 27, 2018, 18:15
As a former Guzzi owner I have been to a few Guzzi Rallies in the US many years ago. While they were fun and well organized I found the typical Guzzi owner  was either a farmer or hippie.  Not sure they would mesh with  the typical  Laverda owners who are mostly reprobates.  And as a former Ducati bevel owner hanging with Guzziests is  much better than hanging with Ducati snobs. Any opportunity for synergies makes sense. The challenge of distance remains but anything that works is better than nothing.  Well nothing is probably better than holding a virtual rally on Facebook.

Hey ........ I vote Henry for Vice-President.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: helicopterjim on May 27, 2018, 18:18
I voted other as I want them all ........ and I would like some swag that has obvious NALOC branding but it would be nice to have some that isn't so obvious.

Also ...... for T-shirts I like the cool stuff on the back and the NALOC logo front and basic. The twin or triple motor on the back and so on.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Beucars on May 28, 2018, 07:19
https://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_moto/1439589280.htm/?ca=12_s
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: mcdammitt on August 12, 2018, 02:51
That last T-shirt would look good on a 38B cup, but not on my 44A
 I am part of a Guzzi club in Michigan. We also combine a AMCA event with our rally. Which by the way is next weekend 17-19th Aug in Traverse City area. I will take my 1200TS there and have my first local Laverda event in NW Lower Michigan Laverdas Owners Club.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Grant on August 12, 2018, 04:24
Any progress with the T-shirts?
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: angonemoto on August 29, 2018, 01:28
I've got two samples that came out poorly executed, and one other is on the way. Another friend of mine is also working on a vendor who may be able to give us a discount on low runs. I'll have some updated artwork to share as well. I found a great patch/embroidery shop that does an amazing job. I hope to get samples from them as well.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: henrywillms on August 31, 2018, 03:21
Good...I am down to my last few Laverda T shirts from Wolfgsng's rallies from years past. Going to be cold this winter if I don't have a shirt to wear.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: helicopterjim on August 31, 2018, 04:33
Going to be cold this winter if I don't have a shirt to wear.

It never gets cold in Manitoba ....... no wind either.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: henrywillms on September 02, 2018, 03:47
If you would get off your ass and get in your helicopter and put those B.C. forest fires out the wind would stop blowing all that smoke this way. Fly safe.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: angonemoto on June 07, 2019, 20:32
Bringing this back to life.
I found two new (cheap) ways to get some NALOC bling out to you.
T shirts, although still would cost more than $20 each due to low volume production and shipping, and now STICKERS.

Im going to start the run of stickers soon, they will match the NALOC shirt design and can have the different tank badges.

Stay tuned.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: helicopterjim on June 08, 2019, 16:30
Bring it on!
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: IAG on June 09, 2019, 18:58
Great idea, Mr President! Let's make '19 a great year for riding!
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: henrywillms on June 10, 2019, 23:33
Sounds like a good start.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: angonemoto on June 24, 2019, 17:27
Stickers should be in hand on July 8. I will upload photos for your review soon after.
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: IAG on June 25, 2019, 00:17
About fucking time, Mr President!
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: helicopterjim on June 26, 2019, 02:10
About fucking time, Mr President!

Fucking rights, eh!
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: angonemoto on July 05, 2019, 20:37
Don't I know it. President Slacker is motivated to generate some bling for us!

It's been a crazy 2019. I spent a lot of energy, wrenching and cash on Ice Racing this winter, with the AMA and Wisconsin area racers on several lakes north of Milwaukee. Then I went to Cornerspin racing school in North Carolina to learn how to back in the rear end in on the ice and learn to corner a bit differently than one would road racing. Its a camp where you are expected to go to the limits or traction small 100-125cc dirtbikes with street tires on them on a tight GP all dirt course. I had two mishaps grabbing the front brake too hard during drills and really bruised up my ribs and hands going through the front door. A couple of outings in the woods several weeks after and I was finally not in rib pain anymore. The bruises were epic. My three Laverdas are all in a state of panic due to the new to me 2004 300 CC GasGas 2 stroke showing up last fall. But they are happy to go on short rides, and now all are in need of some repair, repaint and other replacement parts due to ragging them out for a bunch of years, and my triple is still getting a going over with our pal Mr "AIG" Colbert. I travel a bunch now for work and he's a good man to take that on for me. I also picked up a 1994 KX 125 to use on the ice but I haven't pulled it apart yet, it was a barn find, got it for nothing, so it will be a money pit for sure.

The NALOC sticker comps showed up, looked nasty due to my file sizes not being at the right resolution for the screen. 4 weeks to find that out, rats. My family and I are off to a long stay at the family cabin in the woods today, I will re shoot the tank badges and get the stickers reordered over the weekend.

Hope all of you are having a blast on your bikes, enjoying pleasing outings with friends and family, and enjoying the lives you've made for your selves.

Cheers and happy riding,
Bob
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Dellortoman on July 06, 2019, 02:38
My family and I are off to a long stay at the family cabin in the woods today ...

Nobody in Australia has a cabin in the woods. Although they might have a shack in the bush or a humpy in the scrub.  :D
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: IAG on July 06, 2019, 03:28
Keep up the effort, it's appreciated! Who's AIG?
Title: Re: What would fly, NALOC?
Post by: Shamrock on October 24, 2019, 21:27
Keep up the effort, it's appreciated! Who's AIG?

Wikipedia says.....

American International Group, Inc., also known as AIG, is an American multinational finance and insurance corporation with operations in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. As of December 31, 2016, AIG companies employed 56,400 people.