Bri­tish Clas­sic Tour – Vic­tor Har­bor, SA

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

BRIAN ‘NIP­PER’ KEURSCHNER has a show all to him­self... While surf­ing the net in March 2014 I came across a site ad­ver­tis­ing the ‘Bri­tish Clas­sic Tour’ or­gan­ised by the His­toric Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Club at Vic­tor Har­bor. Hav­ing then en­tered both my AJS ma­chines plus a loaned 1912 TT Tri­umph to my sur­prise only two other own­ers had both­ered to en­ter. This time round on 3rd May 2015 I again en­tered both my AJ’s which where once again the only mo­tor­cy­cles en­tered, dis­ap­point­ing to say the least. How­ever the day was lovely, hav­ing en­joyed the com­pany of my com­pan­ion, David Con­way and the bright sunny con­di­tions. The mo­bile 500cc sin­gle cylin­der AJS cut­away en­gine ro­tat­ing at a con­stant 12rpm is al­ways of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est and en­joyed by the young­sters perched on Dad’s hip while he de­scribes the func­tion­al­ity of each mov­ing part.

In spite of all this I’d like to think more in­ter­est could be gen­er­ated to en­cour­age ad­di­tional mo­tor­cy­cle own­ers to come along. A tour of the lo­cal sur­round­ing area cov­er­ing some 80km usu­ally leaves the square out­side the Vic­tor Ho­tel at 11.00am re­turn­ing to be lined up for class judg­ing. Hand­some sil­ver awards are then pre­sented at ap­prox­i­mately 2.30pm where­upon the day be­gins to break up. Some re­main a short while to fin­ish off the last of the opened wine be­fore mo­tor­ing home. Love to see you next year.

Cross­ing the Hawkes­bury River by ferry in a pre­vi­ous Mac­quarie Towns rally.Nip­per savours his hard-fought award.

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