International Jampot 2020 Video
In February, 2020, we hosted the International Jampot Rally for Matchless and AJS motorcycle riders, over here in New Zealand. But before that we held a pre-rally tour of New Zealand's South Island. We left Nelson on Monday 3rd Feb. Some 30 odd Kiwi Jampot club members and 17 International AJS/Matchless club enthusiasts rode to Murchison, Franz Josef, Arrowtown, and stayed in Invercargill for 4 days to enjoy the Burt Munro Challenge. From here we traveled north to Alexandra, Geraldine, Hanmer, Te Mahia, picking up fellow NZ Club Members enroute. A total of 55 of us left for the Rally HQ from Te Mahia to Nelson on Friday the 14th of March.
There were gravel roads, washed out roads, it rained, it poured, it was hot, it was cold, it was fun!
Along the way a well known local film maker and camera man accompanied the tour and a Documentary film has been produced covering the pre-rally tour and the International Rally.
A litte bit about our camera crew
About the film-maker, Peter Blasdale
- I have been involved with making and producing films since 2002.
- I have been both director and producer, but I specialise in camera and sound work and film editing.
- I have driven many of my own projects as well as collaborating with other filmmakers and have even won a couple of awards for my work.
Being an active member of Top of The Sound Film Society keeps me in touch with other local film-makers and their projects.
I first met Murray McLean in 2019 when I was in Golden Bay filming the Old Thumpers motorbikes. I was pretty excited when he asked if I would be keen to film the 2020 Jampot Rally, and once Barry Sangster agreed to join the team, the perfect road trip was underway…
A little bit about the music
The music is from local artists. The blues harp music was supplied by an ex-member Geert (Gary) Hermsen. With the banjo music by John Herd and Harmonica.