All British Rally
Since 1977, owners and enthusiasts of British motorcycles have been gathering annually for the All British Rally, which has made its home at the Old Newstead Racecourse in northern Victoria. By Friday, the site is a sea of tents with a moving throng drifting between the campsites, admiring the hundreds of fine motorcycles on display and chatting with owners. Non-British bikes are allowed, or rather tolerated, but are restricted to the adjacent paddock beside the main site. Saturday traditionally sees a ride into the nearby historic town of Maldon where the streets are soon lined with a colourful array of machinery. A highlight of the event is the drawing of the gate prize, which is always a desirable British motorcycle, in this case a B33 BSA. The lucky winner was Jim Hoffmann, who was presented with his prize by BSAMCOA president, Craig Burke.
Big Brit: Gus Kuhn Norton presents a dominating force in Maldon.
TOP 1939 Red Hunter Ariel glistens in the Newstead twilight. ABOVE Mark Hine’s 1948 500 International Norton graces the Newstead camping area. ABOVE RIGHT John Bennett’s Favourite, built in Adelaide from imported Sun components circa 1920 with a 6hp JAP twin engine.