Lo­cal pi­o­neers

Gather in Ade­laide

Old Bike Australasia - - MEGURO AUTO RACER -

PETER ALLEN or­ga­nized the in­au­gu­ral Jam­boree of Aus­tralian-Made Mo­tor­cy­cles at Mose­ley Square, Glenelg on Sun­day the 24th Septem­ber. There were 28 mo­tor­cy­cles on dis­play, the ma­jor­ity be­ing built be­fore 1930 and I be­lieve 25 ex­am­ples of Lewis, El­liott, JAP, Til­brook, Bul­lock and Dust­ing side­cars were all made in Ade­laide. The weather started off with misty rain, but cleared for a sunny day with a cold wind off the ocean. Nu­mer­ous peo­ple vis­ited the dis­play and some were amazed and quite sur­prised to dis­cover that the small and an­ti­quated mo­tor­cy­cles were all Aus­tralian made. Some were in rough ‘as found’ con­di­tion while oth­ers were re­stored to pris­tine and stood gleam­ing in the sun. Given the suc­cess of this dis­play the VVMCCSA will en­deavor to hold an­other one in two years time.

TOP The dis­play drew plenty of ad­mir­ers through­out the day. RIGHT Rob El­liot’s Ade­laide-built Kele­com. BOT­TOM RIGHT ‘The Rose’, built by W.Baul­der­stone in Ade­laide. BE­LOW 197cc Til­brook with Tom Thumb side­car.

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