British Classic Tour – Victor Harbor, SA
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.