Rule Bri­tan­nia

31st All Bri­tish Day

Old Bike Australasia - - RALLY REPORTS - Re­port and pho­tos Ray Goul­ter and Colin Behn

8 Fe­bru­ary, 2015 – Echunga, SA

If any­body in the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee had sat down and penned a wish for per­fect weather for the 31st All Bri­tish Day held at Echunga show­grounds they could not have got it bet­ter. The dis­plays were spread over two sep­a­rate ad­join­ing ovals. There was plenty of free park­ing in a farmer’s pad­dock across the road and park­ing was well or­gan­ised and con­trolled by the Coun­try Fire Ser­vice, as was the con­trol of peo­ple mov­ing from the park­ing pad­dock, across the road, to the show­grounds en­trance. Ad­mis­sion price was a sen­si­ble $8 for an adult. A fore­cast by the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy of 30 de­grees in Ade­laide meant the tem­per­a­ture in the Ade­laide Hills would be a few de­grees cooler. Bright sun­shine with min­i­mum cloud for the en­tire day bode well for the at­ten­dance, and the or­gan­is­ers must have been very pleased with the re­sult. This event just grows big­ger ev­ery year and it’s go­ing to be dif­fi­cult to find a new venue that will hold the yearly in­creas­ing num­ber of ex­hibits and ve­hi­cles on show. The num­ber of car ex­hibits is far greater than the mo­tor­cy­cles, but the Bri­tish mo­tor­cy­cle mar­ques were well rep­re­sented. Mo­tor­cy­cle Clubs ex­hibit­ing in­cluded the Vin­tage & Vet­eran MCC, the Ve­lo­cette Own­ers Club of Aust. (joined in with the V&VMCC), the BSA Own­ers Club, and the Nor­ton Own­ers Club (which took out the Best Mo­tor Cy­cle Club dis­play). It was in­ter­est­ing to hear about the tech­ni­cal side of the Scott mo­tors and what to use for

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