Aussie Triples Rally
The 8th Aussie Triples Rally
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.