A Brief History of BOF by a Founder Member, Steve G.
Boring Old Fartz MCC or BOF was founded around 1995 by BOF Retired Member “Cyco”. He and some of the other Founder Members were originally in a back patch club, called 69 MC, disbanded in 1987.
Over the years various Members have carried the Club forward, through good and difficult times. For many years we were based at the Road House Club in Stirchley, south Brum, sharing with other users.
For 10 years the BOF organised the annual “Isle of Wight Invasion” camping weekend.
To begin the Club put on two Midlands Rallies a year, one in the summer and one in November to co-inside with, and situated near, the NEC Motorcycle Show. After several years we decided it was no longer viable and discontinued the November rally. However, we grew the summer rally, the “Whistle with the Wind Rally”, now in its 17th year. This is now an important annual fixture in many Bikers’ calendar. We own the 120 foot marquee in the picture.
Around 2007 BOF negotiated the acquisition of a fairly derelict, large, wooden shed at Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club, near Junction 3 of the M42. After considerable work and investment this became our Club House, and was named “Jabba”, as in Jabba the Hut. Over 15 years two Club Members were fundamental in leading the Club, Ant and Annette. They were C’tee Members and are now a married couple living in Devon, having retired from the Club. Jabba has since undergone several refits, and more investment organised by the BOF C’tee, led by our Chairman, Tony. Jabba is jealously regarded by other MCC Clubs all over the country. It is used as a meeting, social and party venue all year round. It has a stage, dance floor, disco and, while easily accessible, it is in a beautiful countryside location.
Over the years BOF has attended many rallies organised by other Clubs, both in the UK and abroad. We have won many trophies for “Best Attendance” and other achievements.
Almost half of our Membership are female and the Club is like a second family for the Members.