Rogues MC 40 years – History part X

We’ve reached 1997, our 18th anniversary. I that year we had already made a lot of progress with the building of our former clubhouse, the one that burnt down in 2015. It’s the same year Schweik got married with Edith.

Anyway, that year was a bit of the same like the year before. Bands, strip-act, lots of beer and silly games. Some prospect had become a member as well. Schweik had his dragracer brought to the clubhouse . We, the Rogues, thought it would be a nice idea if Schweik preformed a huge burn-out with his Harley Dragster, and when the smoke cleared up they could see, coming out of the smoke, the striper girl.

Well, as always these ideas are easier said then done. Never thought Schweik would produce that much smoke. But that wasn’t the only thing he produced. The rubber from his rear tire even reached the lens of my camcorder and got stuck against it. And last but not least there was this distinguished smell of burnt rubber. It toke more time to clear up then we anticipated. And there was the noise. If you have a camcorder in your hand you can’t cover your ears. Oops…… Boy oh boy, but fun it was!!!

It took a while to get the sticky rubber from Schweiks rear tire of my lens without making scratches. In the meantime the strip-act was already started of course. Well, you can’t have it all!

Today also a selection of some photos of our 18th anniversary. Inside the former clubhouse, the burn-out, strip-act and some spectacular photos of the hood-sliding on Sunday.

El, Dionne and Mo baking egs etc

Jezus, Stoker, … and Nacks.

Four weeks till our 40th Anniversary!

Yes, it’s only four weeks from today till our 40th anniversary and we, the Rogues, hope to meet you all (again) at our party!

We all looking forward to it.

The last few weeks I wrote a lot about the past concerning our anniversaries. You should almost forget that in the meantime some of our members and volunteers are still busy with making our clubhouse ‘presentable’ for all of you. Stoker deserves a lot of credit for all his efforts he had put in over all these past Saturdays.

Upstairs still a lot of work needs to be done. Some weeks ago, when I went upstairs to see the progress with my own eyes, Dionne made some photos as well.

Nol -above- and Pult -below- just came back from Francorchamps where the tested the Suzuki two-stroke Racer from Pult.

Bram, since last Saturday full-member, three week ago.

Me upstairs ‘inspecting’ the changes.

We also use ‘eco-friendly’ lightpanels in our clubhouse down- and upstairs.

Upstairs we also will install firehoses etc. to meet up to the safety standards.

Rogues MC 40 years – History part IX

Our 17th anniversary was held in August 1996. The invitation poster for that year, on A1 size, contained a photo of my wedding from the year before, in 1995. Next year my wife and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary at the clubhouse, but that’s something for next year.

Today I will talk a bit about 1996. In that year my best friend Beer became ‘daddy’ of his oldest daughter Kim. Nowadays they both are the authors of the annual yearbook CRP.

In those years we also organised silly games such as sliding with a hood from a auto-car. Those who have seen it or by any change actual have done it, know what I’m talking about. Such a game guaranteed lots of laughter and fun for the bystanders such as myself.

Anyway, those who were a bit afraid, a bit of booze could solve most of the anxieties. But it definitely didn’t improve the control over your ‘stability’ but for us ‘viewers’ it made it more and more spectacular to look at.

A few weeks ago I showed a photo of a guy in a wheelbarrow, totally wasted, at the Hydet Party in 1985. Well, at our parties it ain’t much different either. Ecke, a ex-member, had reached that stage in 1996 as well. We borrowed some red lipstick from one of the girls and ‘painted’ his face like a clini-clown, while he was still sleeping. Well, you all get the picture……. LOL

Of course also a stripact, some bands and other games and Skull with his tattoo-gear.

Skull behind the bar.

Schweick and ex-member Cancer behind the bar. Next to Schweik, alslo a ex-member, Marcel aka Maup.