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Golden Crown"""Our club was founded in the deep totality in 1983. At that time it was named JAWA KLUB CESKY KRUMLOV and it was considered as the Jawa branch club (the web pages of the town of Cesky Krumlov are here). Not all the members were full supporters of JAWA but there was nothing else in the market. The very first Japanese motorcycle in the club was HONDA CB 175 (produced in 1968) - all of us admired this bike. JAWA KLUB as well as other hobby clubs and associations had to be under a leadership of the official (let me say communist) organisation - which in this particular case was The Union for Co-operation with the Army named SVAZARM. The rules for the existence had been settled. Obligatory meetings twice a week, working-parties, participation in the 1st-May parade - communists' festive event (it doesn't sound well, does it?) etc. On the other hand Svazarm gave a grant its own way. We had between 25 - 30 members and enjoyed attending bikers' meetings in Bohemia and Moravia. In the spring the club conducted the competition "1st Mile of Cesky Krumlov" and in the falls "The Last Mile". Also bikers' meetings were organised by this club and were known to the motorcycle public from the country.
After the so called Velvet Revolution in 1989 most of the friends-members got married, a lot of others lost their interest for the club activities. That was why - to keep continuity of the oldest Southern Bohemia motorcycle club - a fue indiviuals decided to change the name and go on. The club has been renamed to MOTO CLUB ZLATA KORUNA (Zlata Koruna = Golden Crown, web pages of Zlata Koruna are here) and was registered under the roof of the UAMK (Central Auto-Moto Club) - the Svazarm successor but currently democratic organisation. It would not be reasonable to keep the old name of Jawa-branch when the club members had motorbikes of Japanese production at that time. By the way it is fully sufficient to be keen in two-weels and to have an average occupation and you can own VFR, ZXR, CBR, etc. Have you ever thought how normal is to keep such motorcycles and a couple years ago the top was the mentioned JAWA (model 350/638)? Sometimes you might have a feeling that people do not remember enough and they do not realise how the conditions changed. Back to the topic concerning the club: sometimes we were up sometimes down. We had 13 members as well as just one. Somebody left and somebody else came. Hopefully the nowadays situation is stabilised.
The club don't have the meetings like it was in the past, the working-parties disappeared too. The current activity is more than free. Who feels to go for a ride he's/she's welcomed to join. The club is pleased to have two females-bikers. Our club co-operates on the regular local public championship which was held in 1998 already the sixth time.
The club colors come from the Zlata Koruna village crest. The shape reminds gothic roots of the village, no comment on the little golden crown in this shield of arms.
That is approximately all what is possible to say about the history and the present of MOTO CLUB ZLATA KORUNA."""