We successfully raised R250 000 for Josephine!

Thank you to everyone who supported the cause, whether you bought a raffle ticket (or ten), sponsored prizes, or helped us with the build - we are super grateful.


Here are the prize winners:




Number Drawn



1 x Yamaha XT500


Stella White


1 x DEUS EX MACHINA Hamper (worth R12k)


Warren Hill


1 x 5 T-shirt Hamper from Vents Brull 


David Deetlefs


1 x Case of Sailor Jerry


Linda Girolo


1 x Motul product hamper


Gadso Hautmans


1 x R500 Voucher for Timbercity Woodstock


Christopher Woodrow


1 x Teng Tools Mini Toolkit


Andre  De Wet


1 x Beaver Creek Coffee & Candles By Amanda Hamper


Margie Adcock


1 x Wine Hamper from Kaapzicht


Ben Mulder


1 x Wine Hamper from Kaapzicht Sav Blanc


Rich Dales


2 x Nomad Gear bike duffel bag


Richard Poulton


1 x hand knitted biker socks


Clive Winterstein


1 x case BOS Iced Tea


Margie Adcock


1 x R500 Café Roux Voucher


Chris Hosken


5 x Cape Town Festival of Beer tickets for every raffle ticket purchased

Every ticket





We are proud to be part of a fund raising project to help raise funds for the sweetest 2 year old girl, Josephine, who recently underwent surgery to remove a large aggressive brain tumour. Her parents now need to travel with her to Germany to undergo further treatment.

With the help of members and friends we will be rebuilding a one owner Yamaha XT500 to its former glory and raffling it to help raise funds towards Josephine's treatment.

The project will involve the stripping and restoration of a one owner all original  Yamaha XT500 donated by a generous human for the cause. All cosmetics will be refreshed - the motor which was running fine when stripped will be inspected. We are on a tight timeline to get Josephine over to Germany and we are ambitiously aiming to have the bike built and ready for Raffle by the end of June.  If we run into parts order delays this could be extended. We will do our best!

Raffle tickets are R500 each and the winner will be selected by an independent person on 29th June 2018 in a public forum.


In addition to winning the Grand Prize of a restored XT500, there are other great prizes that have been generously sponsored! 

Sponsored prizes:

  • 1 x DEUS EX MACHINA product hamper worth R12 000
  • 2 x Nomad Gear bike duffel bags
  • 1 x 5 T-shirt hamper from Vents Brull 
  • 1 x case of Sailor Jerry
  • 1 x Motul product hamper
  • 1 x R500 Voucher for Timbercity Woodstock
  • 1 x Teng tools mini toolkit
  • 1 x Beaver Creek Coffee & Candles By Amanda hamper
  • 1 x Wine Hamper from Kaapzicht
  • 5 x Cape Town Festival of Beer tickets for every raffle ticket purchased

Services for the build sponsored by the following generous companies:

  • Dennes engineering
  • Aquablasting
  • Superfoxi
  • Yamaha helderberg
  • De-rust-it
  • Motul South Africa
  • Yamaha Helderberg
  • Eagle Hard Chroming
  • AMP


Here are a few words from Archie Meiring, the man behind the project and the rad human who has donated his XT500 to the cause:

"A little background to the XT and the thinking around the raffle – we all know that the XT is a classic with a cult following, but this specific one is where exploring on a motorbike started for me and has been central to this family passion for many years – starting in 1981 when my dad left the farm with the intention of buying a utilitarian AG bike, but returned with a shiny new XT500. I first rode her when I was 12, and did thousands of km’s on the farm and local farm roads – hours and hours of blissful teenage freedom! The XT then did many offroad trips to all corners of the Eastern Cape – flanked by Africa Twins, Beemers and KTM’s - and she never skipped a beat! My dad passed on the mantle and gave her to me for my 40th a couple of years ago, and I had every intention of returning her to her former glory…

As much as I am passionate about this bike, my own 2 year old daughter puts things into perspective for me, and this build and raffle presents an opportunity to hopefully make a tangible difference. The XT is a classic and if we recondition her properly, she will provide somebody else with many km’s and hours of happiness – and raise much needed cash for a very worthy cause!"


Please visit her Go-Fund me profile to learn more.

* Terms and Conditions apply - please read them on the raffle ticket purchase page.