All Bri­tish Rally at New­stead

Old Bike Australasia - - CLASSIC COB -

Over three days com­menc­ing Fri­day the 25 April the BSA Mo­tor­cy­cle Own­ers Club of Vic­to­ria con­ducted the 38th an­nual run­ning of the All Bri­tish Rally. This year there were ap­prox­i­mately 1,000 people pass­ing through the gate with about 700 ma­chines present.

This is a very friendly and re­laxed at­mos­phere, how­ever you do need warm cloth­ing as the only ac­com­mo­da­tion avail­able is your tent or car­a­van. How­ever with plenty of camp fires go­ing the yarns and ver­sions of past events just got bet­ter and fur­ther em­bel­lished from that which was told last year. The vast range of ma­chines present shows just how much the col­lect­ing and restora­tion of Bri­tish ma­chines has grown in re­cent years. Good also to see a num­ber of bikes that were left in the patina state and in some cases the rid­ers dressed ap­pro­pri­ate to that era.

The Satur­day ride was again up to Mal­don, with ma­chines oc­cu­py­ing the en­tire main street which is blocked off to pro­vide am­ple park­ing. The rally is held the same time each year at New­stead. For those with Bri­tish ma­chines who may wish to par­tic­i­pate next year keep an eye on the web­site or con­tact Nigel Green (03) 9437 2972 or Andrew Hose­mans 0402 840 018. See you next is­sue, Pete

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