Girder Fork Rally
21st Annual Cooma Girder Fork Rally
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.