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, and Blue Bridge ferries.
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.
Jampot Rally 2024
Rally dates 1st - 3rd March 2024
Our next Jampot rally is in Marlborough at Spring Creek, near Blenheim. If you are crossing the ditch, discounted ferry fares are availalble for you, your motorbike, trailer, and dare I say it, campervans
AJS & Marchless Rally 2023
Shots taken from last year's Jampot Rally at Clarks Beach on the Manukau harbour Auckland. It could have been called an international rally with people from Australia and the UK in attendance, along with hordes of Kiwis.
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.
New member joining bonus
If you are considering joining the Jampot Club, live in New Zealand and would like a free motorcycle adventure book, then don't delay.
We are offering, for a Limited Time, the option of receiving a brand new book written by Jo and Gareth Morgan, of the Silk Road motorcycle adventure fame.
The book offer is for NEW, New Zealand based members, of the Jampot Club on a "First in First served" basis. There are only three books up for grabs (there were seven). Don't mess around. Fill in the online membership application form, select the tick box, and then head directly to your online bank, so that your fee and application form arrive in the Membership Secretary's email inbox and the same day.
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.
International Members. Once your application has been received, we will email you the details to enable payment either via PayPal or Swift.
Jampot membership subs
PDF version emailed to you - $35
Printed version posted to you - $45
(*One newsletter per family)
(One newsletter, six newsletters p.a. Adverts 375mm x 375mm plus website advert)
You can pay in advance for up to three years subscription!
Note. Overseas members can pay via PayPal or Swift.