Welcome to the home page of the North American section of the AJS & Matchless Owners Club.
Our North American Section of the AJS & Matchless Owners Club is a part of the main Club in England, which has another 50 sections, mostly in the United Kingdom but also in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and a few other countries.
Like most sections outside of the United Kingdom, we are spread over a very wide geographical area, and therefore do not have regular meetings as do the sections in the UK. We keep in touch by newsletter, our Matchless News, which is published 6 times each year and issues normally have around 20 pages. The content will vary from month to month, but usually contains informative letters from fellow members, a tip or two on parts sourcing, tech ideas, a list of coming events, items for sale and wanted, photographs, and a few editorial comments. Advertisements are free to members; non-members may advertise “For Sale” items only. We currently have almost 500 members in North America. Our dues are only $20.00 US/$25.00 CDN per year.
Our parent Club in England publishes Jampot 12 times per year. This magazine contains information similar in content to our newsletter. The Spares Scheme operated by our parent club is the best of any one-make club in the world! They maintain a good supply of reproduction parts made to original factory specifications, some new old stock items, and some used parts. Annual dues for our parent club are £30.00, plus £5.00 new member joining fee, and (optional) £10.00 for a Spares Scheme discount card which entitles you to a 10% discount on purchases. About one-third of our North American Section members also belong to our parent Club in the UK. If you are interested in joining, you may join directly by sending their membership application with a check in Sterling (or your VISA or Mastercard number with expiration date) to: AJS & MOC Administration Officer, 3 Robinson Way, Telford Way Industrial Estate, Kettering, Northants, NN16 8PT, ENGLAND. Our Club in the UK currently has almost 4000 members worldwide. Their web address is: www.jampot.com and you can also join online. One does not have to be a member of the UK club to buy parts from their club.
We have a supply of back issues of the Matchless News available for $15.00 per set, including postage. Check the latest Membership Application for the available years. Contained in these I think you’ll find some excellent parts and service tips and other information that might be of interest to you.
If you have access to online communications, check out the AJS & Matchless egroup at Yahoo.com. There are currently almost 1600 worldwide participants, and many are willing and qualified to help with suggestions or advice to solve any AJS or Matchless problem you might have. This group is not affiliated with the AJS & Matchless Owners Club though many of the participants are Club members. There is also a Matchless group on Facebook. Finally, check “Christian’s Archives” at: http://archives.jampot.dk which is maintained by Christian Gyde of Denmark.
Dues and requests for information should be sent to me here in Mooresville. The address is: 118 Pointe Harbour Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117-3511, or you can phone me at 704-663-2555 days or evenings. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a link to our membership application form that you can print and send to John.