Bikers rally at country pub
Passion for classic bikes shine on
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.”
SETTING OFF: Riders from the Historic Motor Cycle Club of Queensland ready to leave Mungungo Pub for the journey home.