Show­time up north

Bri­tish Mo­tor Cy­cle Own­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Mackay All Bike Show

Old Bike Australasia - - RALLY REPORTS MACKAY - Re­port and photos Dale Kennedy

18-19 July, 2015 – Mackay Qld

Another suc­cess­ful All Bike Show was held in Mackay in July, and it was prob­a­bly one of the most di­verse ones in the thirty two years of the show. The qual­ity of the ma­chin­ery was very high and the or­ga­niz­ers are al­ways left won­der­ing where a lot of the ma­chin­ery comes from with dif­fer­ent bikes show­ing up each year. Kawasaki had Luke Burgess’ race bike and sev­eral oth­ers in a strong dealer dis­play, and there were some beau­ti­ful Du­catis that were bet­ter than new. The Best Com­pe­ti­tion class was won by a CR750 Honda replica that had a great dis­play on the prob­lems that can hap­pen cast­ing your own pis­tons. Best Club dis­play was won by the Whit­sun­day Speed­way Club with a dis­play of Long Track slid­ers and so­los. Lucky Keizer had his Mer­lin-en­gined bike there although not quite com­plete, he started and ran the beast sev­eral times dur­ing the show bring­ing down any loose rust and de­bris from the tin roof and im­press­ing all the on­look­ers.

It is pretty hard to de­scribe a Bike show and the best I can do for this is to say the same peo­ple regularly travel from as far away as Gladstone to Emer­ald and the Ather­ton Table­land to have a look, so­cial­ize and en­joy The All Bike Show, so if you are look­ing for some­thing to do 16th & 17th July next year put it in your cal­en­dar.

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