2015 Broad­ford Bo­nanza!

Hen­der­son Match­less head­lines

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The 2015 Pen­rite Broad­ford Bo­nanza cel­e­brates 50 years of the Easter Bathurst races 1938-1988, and one of the most iconic and suc­cess­ful ma­chines from this pe­riod will be on dis­play over the week­end. The Hen­der­son Match­less, built by Tony Hen­der­son and rid­den by Ron Toombs, be­gan as a 2-valve Match­less G50 en­gine in a Nor­ton chas­sis and evolved into a 60+horse­power, four­valve sin­gle in a spe­cial light­weight frame that in the hands of the Moun­tain Master Toombs was an in­cred­i­ble weapon. In the 1970 Bathurst Grand Prix, Toombs faced new lap record holder Kenny Blake on the H1R Kawasaki, but when the two stroke shed its chain, Ron and the green ma­chine sailed away to a mo­men­tous win – the last for a big sin­gle at the cir­cuit. Easter at Broad­ford will see a host of fa­mous bikes and per­son­al­i­ties that played a part in the Bathurst legend, and Alan Cath­cart will again be on hand to con­duct in­ter­views at the Gala Din­ner on Satur­day night. En­tries are now open for Easter’s big event and can be down­loaded from the Mo­tor­cy­cling Aus­tralia web site: www.ma.org.au

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