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The EACC and NACC logos

When the East Anglian Cyclemotor Club was formed in 1981, Andrew Roddham came up with the idea of a logo (except we probably called it a symbol in those days) based upon the Cyclemaster magneto cover.

Cyclemaster magneto cover
Cyclemaster magneto cover

It was all hand-drawn in those days and mostly reproduced by photo-copying.  If the original artwork survives, it's probably in Andrew's loft somewhere.  The example below is taken from a sticker.

EACC sticker
Original EACC logo (© 1982, A D Roddham)

That's how it stayed until 1986, when the club changed its name to the National Autocycle and Cyclemotor Club.  The only change needed was to change the initial E to N, but desk-top computers were more readily available then, so the opportunity was taken to neaten it up a bit.  The first attempts were done in simple 'paint' applications and some of them can be seen on the covers of 1986 editions of Buzzing.

An early version of AutoCAD made a big difference.

1987 NACC logo
Early NACC logo (© 1987, A D Roddham & A Pattle)

The final version appeared in 1988.  This usually appeared as a 'hatched' symbol or as an outline because of the limitations of the CAD package in handling solid fills.

Outline NACC logo
Outline NACC logo (© 1988, A D Roddham & A Pattle)

Hatched NACC logo
Hatched NACC logo (© 1988, A D Roddham & A Pattle)

A bit of bodgery solved that, and produced the familiar logo used by the club ever since

Solid NACC logo
Solid NACC logo (© 1988, A D Roddham & A Pattle)

And now the story turns full circle.  The East Anglian Cyclemotor Club was revived in 2007 and also revived Andrew Roddham's original logo.

EACC logo
EACC logo (© 1982, A D Roddham)

EACC roundel
EACC roundel (© 1982, A D Roddham)


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