Aussie Triples Rally

The 8th Aussie Triples Rally

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port Col McAn­drew Pho­tos Holty

18-20 Au­gust, 2017 – Evans Head, NSW

We had 42 en­trants bring their Tri­umph Tri­dents and BSA Rocket 3s for three days of rid­ing in per­fect weather. En­trants came from as far as South Aus­tralia, the ACT and Queens­land. Many rode large dis­tances to the Rally while oth­ers trail­ered their bikes. Fri­day’s short ride was south to Iluka Pub for a meal and a chat, as most rid­ers only come to­gether once a year at this Rally. On Satur­day we headed off for a 220km ride, by-pass­ing Lis­more and en­joy­ing the sights as we rode through Nim­bin. Fol­low­ing the fuel stop at Kyo­gle we jour­neyed to Casino Pub­lic School for lunch and the bike judg­ing. We had a variety of Triples in­clud­ing T150s T160s, Rocket 3s, Hur­ri­canes and Spe­cials. Af­ter lunch we headed back to Evans Head where some of our vis­i­tors crawled over the F-111 at the Air Mu­seum. The Pre­sen­ta­tion Din­ner was held at the Evans Bowlo and in­cluded our an­nual char­ity auc­tion of any­thing Triple. The Tri­dent and Rocket 3 Own­ers Club in Eng­land sent Club Mer­chan­dise out for the event. Jeff from Re-en­gi­neered Con­centrics & Burlen Ltd. UK, do­nated some very unique tro­phies made from old Amal carbs. We were also sup­ported by North Coast Hol­i­day Parks, Evans Head Bowlo and TMRA. All prof­its go­ing to lo­cal Char­i­ties. Sun­day saw a few sore heads and fine weather, apart from the 35 knot winds. We lined the Triples and the Mar­shalls’ bikes up in the main street of Evans Head for a pub­lic display for two hours. This cre­ated a lot of in­ter­est with peo­ple trav­el­ling a long way to see them. Fol­low­ing this display we had a two hour ride re­turn­ing to North Coast Hol­i­day Park, Evans Head for a BBQ lunch, supplied by the park man­age­ment, as a farewell to en­trants and a thank you to the Mar­shalls from North­ern Rivers Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Club who once again did an amaz­ing job of guid­ing us through our hin­ter­land roads. We are plan­ning some­thing spe­cial for next year as it will be the 50th an­niver­sary of the Triple.

TOP LEFT Unique Tro­phies pro­vided by Re-En­gi­neered Con­centrics, Mait­land. ABOVE LEFT Keen sup­porter Danny Ryan, from New­cas­tle. ABOVE T160s aplenty! TOP RIGHT Steve Cramp from Adelaide on his 1973 Hur­ri­cane – one of three at the Rally. RIGHT Glenn Thomp­son from Rock­hamp­ton – 1975 T160. BE­LOW LEFT John & Louise MacRae from Dor­rigo on their 1972 Rocket 3. BE­LOW RIGHT Ward Mel­drum from Urunga – 1969 Rocket 3.

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