Girder Fork Rally

21st An­nual Cooma Girder Fork Rally

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port and pho­tos Ray Kinch

The 21st Girder Fork Rally at­tracted 45 en­tries. This Rally is or­gan­ised and run by Cooma Monaro His­toric Au­to­mo­bile Club Inc., util­is­ing their very mod­ern club­house and fa­cil­i­ties. The rally is held over scenic sealed roads of the Cooma Monaro area and foothills of the Snowy Moun­tains. The prime at­trac­tion for the en­trants is be­ing able to ride the un­crowded roads of the Cooma-Monaro re­gion. This year’s en­trants were treated to views of snow- capped moun­tains and un­usu­ally lush green growth in the pas­tures. Ap­prox­i­mately 12-15 rid­ers par­tic­i­pated in the 30 Km ‘tune up’ run to Numer­alla on Fri­day af­ter­noon which left at 2 pm. Satur­day brought a glo­ri­ous sunny day on the Monaro with 40 + bikes dis­played at the Car club from 8am. Rid­ers de­parted at 9am on a ride to Ando via Nim­mita­bel for a de­li­cious morn­ing tea pro­vided at the Ando Hall. Rid­ers left Ando at 11am to ride back to the club­house via the Snowy River Way past the Boco Wind Farm and the Maf­fra-Bobun­dra Road to ar­rive at around 12 noon at the Car club­house for lunch and judg­ing. To­tal dis­tance cov­ered was 147 Km. After lunch par­tic­i­pants rode out along the Kosciuszko Road, Eu­cum­bene Road, Mid­dling­bank Road re­turn­ing to Cooma via Slack’s Creek Road. The to­tal dis­tance trav­elled on the day was 226 Km. Only one ma­chine re­quired trai­ler­ing back to Cooma. Satur­day evening a de­li­cious and ful­some meal was pro­vided by the Cooma Li­ons Club at the club­house. This was fol­lowed by the award­ing of tro­phies to se­lected ma­chines and rid­ers. Sun­day morn­ing saw an­other bright sunny Monaro day with 12-15 rid­ers de­part­ing at 9.30am to ride out to the end of bi­tu­men on the Shan­nons Flat Rd. The re­turn dis­tance was 60 km.

Bike of the Rally, Bernie and Ali­son Med­way’s 1918 Reg­nis out­fit. Best 1920-1930, Matt Wil­liams’ 1928 Scott Squir­rel.

Kevin Board­man’s In­dian out­fit.

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