Bikers rally at coun­try pub

Pas­sion for clas­sic bikes shine on

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Jack Lawrie jack.lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

MUNGUNO Pub near Monto has be­come a pop­u­lar stopover for the His­toric Mo­tor Cy­cle Club of Queens­land’s an­nual ral­lies.

The rally orig­i­nated in the ‘80s and runs to bring branches from dif­fer­ent towns to­gether.

Rock­hamp­ton club sec­re­tary Trevor In­skip, who or­gan­ised the rally, said they typ­i­cally chose an area that’s not close to any one club so ev­ery­one has to make the ef­fort.

“When it comes to an event like this, we don’t os­tracise any­one for what they ride; we let them ride what they want to ride,” Mr In­skip said.

The next morn­ing, the rid­ers line up to see which town branch had the big­gest turnout, and the win­ning branch is awarded with the rally tro­phy and chooses the des­ti­na­tion for next year.

Rock­hamp­ton has typ­i­cally won in the past, but tied with Gladstone this year, so handed the tro­phy over to them.

Mr In­skip said it very pos­si­ble they would con­sider the Gungy again for next year.

“The guys like it here; ev­ery­one chips in so we hire out the hall, so most of them can bunk there overnight,” he said.

Mungungo Pub man­ager Vicki Mackay said she loved to have the bikers com­ing through the venue.

“They have put so much into restora­tion of their 30 plus year old bikes,” Ms Mackay said.

“It is quite fit­ting that we have an un­re­stored AJS on the cold room in the pub­lic bar as that cre­ates a lot of in­ter­est from the lads.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SET­TING OFF: Rid­ers from the His­toric Mo­tor Cy­cle Club of Queens­land ready to leave Mungungo Pub for the jour­ney home.

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