Damp day at Ross
Vintage Motor Cycle Club of Tasmania Ross Rally
26 November, 2017 – Ross, Tasmania
The weather gods were not too favourable this year. Patrons travelling to Ross in the morning reported torrential downpours which made vision almost impossible. Campers who travelled to Ross on the Saturday in excellent weather were treated to a brilliant BBQ put on by the British Motor Cycle Club. By lunch time on Sunday there was a healthy gathering, but due to rain, only about half the normal attendance as previous years. By the end of the day, the VMCCT was very pleased with the outcome even though the weather was not kind. Howard Burrows, the organiser of the event, gives a big thank you to all the club members who gave their time and efforts on the day. Plenty of coffee vans were on hand for those that needed warming up, good food, dealership displays, test rides on the new Indians and a good assortment of swap meet vendors.
On a not so happier note, the Ross Rally has been going for 32 years, 28 of which have been at the current location, but due to modern time legalities such as public liability, indemnities and so on, its future seems a little uncertain due to the Northern Midlands Council’s new Events Management Plan. They even want the 80-year-old volunteers in the entry ticket box to do a workplace safety induction, although they have been doing it for 28 years without incident. Hopefully common sense prevails.
LEFT The spirit of speed! TOP RIGHT Keir Harrex won Best Restored for his 1934 Moto Guzzi. CENTRE RIGHT Original and unrestored bikes, such as this early ‘thirties AJS, are still to be found. RIGHT Rare Norton, Electra 400 twin. BELOW Best British,...