PAUL KNAPP (aka Pablo) is believed to have joined the VVMVVSA in 1987 as a young, energetic and enthusiastic owner of vintage and classic motorcycles. Paul started fiddling with old motorcycles in his father’s garage, working on a red scooter before venturing onto bigger and faster motorcycles. His oldest bike is a 1923 Humber that was used regularly. By 1988, Paul had restored a basket case 1957 Triumph Thunderbird 6T. When I returned to Adelaide in late 1988, I wanted to restore my 1957 Triumph Thunderbird and desperately needed assistance. One of my contacts was Paul, and I was amazed at the restoration he had done. Paul suggested I join the VVMCCSA where there were others with similar bikes, so I did in 1992.
By July 1995, Paul became a committee member for the first time and at the AGM in July 2005, took over the duties of records officer. He was a regular committee member since 1995, always willing to assist, organise and participate in club runs and events doing his ‘records officer duties’. Every log book renewal day you would see Paul scribing for Bob Gill by keeping records for that scheme. I presented life membership to Paul Knapp at the July 2014 AGM.
Paul Knapp and his Triumph Thunderbird.