Bo­nanza 2015 cel­e­brates Bathurst – and Bri­tish!

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With the em­bers from the camp­fires at this year’s record-bust­ing Pen­rite Broad­ford Bo­nanza still warm, Mo­tor­cy­cling Aus­tralia has an­nounced the themes for the 2015 event, to be held at Easter, April 4-5. The event will cel­e­brate 50 Years of Easter Bathurst 1938-1988, fea­tur­ing fa­mous ma­chines and rid­ers from what was Aus­tralia’s pre­mier event. Chair­man of the MA Mu­seum & Her­itage Com­mit­tee, David White said, “I think it is fair to say that the Broad­ford Bo­nanza has es­tab­lished it­self as an event now firmly as­so­ci­ated with Easter, so we thought it time to pay trib­ute to what was, for half a century, an­other iconic Easter event. There are many sig­nif­i­cant bikes with Bathurst his­tory still around, in fact we have sev­eral in our own collection, and we are hope­ful that quite a num­ber of the for­mer Bathurst com­peti­tors will be able to at­tend. I don’t mean just top line rid­ers ei­ther, be­cause Bathurst was equally fa­mous for the Club­man and graded races which of­ten saw some in­ge­nious home-spun mo­tor­cy­cles.” Along­side the Bathurst theme, the 2015 Bo­nanza will cel­e­brate the Rick­man Metisse mar­que – in both dirt and road forms – plus “Cot­tage In­dus­try” Bri­tish makes such as Cheney, See­ley, Spon­don, Wasp, Hagon, God­den and so on. The Broad­ford com­plex will re­ceive new spec­ta­tor fa­cil­i­ties at the road race cir­cuit and an ex­tended nat­u­ral ter­rain scram­bles track which proved so pop­u­lar this year.

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