Who are we?
The offical club name is the "NZ AJS & Matchless Owners Register Inc" and is part of a world wide group of AJS & Matchless enthusiasts that are dedicated to the preservation and use of AJS and Matchless motorcycles. In New Zealand, we have a strong Register of around 200 members. Originating in Palmerston North, there are now branches or sections all over the country. The Register promotes the riding and preservation of AMC motorcycles of any age and has links to the UK, North American and Australian owners clubs, groups or registers.
Once a year the New Zealand Register holds a rally and AGM - The NZ Jampot Rally - (usually) in early March. There's a newsletter every two months for members, with regular contributors from overseas. If you are travelling across the Cook Strait, then as a member, you can enjoy discounted travel on the InterIslander ferry.
New members are always welcome, whether you are currently restoring, riding, or just have an interest in the marque. We are a diverse and friendly bunch brought together through a love of AJS & Matchless motorcycles and the desire to help one another and have some fun.
International Jampot 2020 Video
We now have a live record of all the fun, mistakes, mishaps, breakdowns, camaraderie and experiences very few people will get to do, so enjoy this journey, have a laugh, help a stranger who may become a lifetime friend and keep your fingers crossed these old machines we love to ride will get us there and back in one piece.
There are two different types of memberships: Individual/Family and Commercial. Commercial pay a bit more to be a member and to run an advert in the newsletter and on this website.
PDF version emailed to you - $35
Printed version posted to you - $45
(*One newsletter per family)
(One newsletter, SIX newsletters. Adverts 375mm x 375mm plus website advert)
You can pay in advance for up to three years subscription!
International Members. Once your application has been received, we will email you the details to enable payment either via PayPal or Swift.
Time to renew your membership? Our membership year runs from 1 April until 31 March. Fees are set each year at our AGM, which is held at the time of our Annual Rally.
International members are welcome - please note this means you will receive an email version of the newsletter, not a printed copy.
No cheques please
The Registrar no longer accepts cheques simply because there is no Westpac Bank where the Membership Secretary lives. What’s more the bank that he uses, no longer accepts deposits for other banks. So, no cheques or cash please.
However, if you really, really want to pay using a cheque or cash, please go to your nearest Westpac Bank and make a deposit into the Register’s bank account there.
We have investigated online payments. Financially, it is not a viable option for us as we are so, so small. The fixed month charges would suck us dry in no time.
Would you like us to contact you?
If you would like to join or find out more about us, drop us a line or give us a phone call!