Clas­sics sparkle for di­a­mond an­niver­sary

Vet­eran & Vin­tage Mo­tor Cy­cle Club of SA – 60th An­niver­sary Rally

Old Bike Australasia - - RALLY REPORTS VVMCCSA - Re­port and photos David Cant

17-21 Septem­ber, 2016 – Clare Val­ley, SA

The 60th An­niver­sary Rally was well at­tended and it seems ev­ery­one had a good time. The weather was not so kind to us with most days cold and wet. There were ap­prox­i­mately 90 bike en­trants, and 40 sup­port­ers. In­ter­state bikes and rid­ers were well rep­re­sented, with 36 from SA, Vic­to­ria 30, NSW 11, WA 8 and Queens­land 6. Satur­day 17th Septem­ber was a 34km af­ter­noon ride to An­nie’s Lane Win­ery, wine mu­seum and art gallery near Water­vale. Sun­day was Clare to Spald­ing for morn­ing tea, then on to Burra for lunch, then back to Clare via Far­rell Flat. Mon­day was Clare to Blyth for morn­ing tea, then to Bute for lunch, a re­group in Snow­town to see the wind­farm dis­play then back to Clare. Dis­tance 154 kms. On Tues­day it was Clare to Yacka for morn­ing tea, then Jamestown for lunch, then visit the his­toric Glad­stone Gaol – 200 km. Clare to Martin­dale Hall on Wed­nes­day for morn­ing tea in the Coach House and a tour of the fab­u­lous Hall, then on to Seven­hill Win­ery and Church. Vis­its to Gra­ham Goode’s Car Restora­tion busi­ness and the Model Trains were well at­tended. Af­ter Thurs­day’s ride to Sad­dle­worth, and Eudunda, the Farewell Din­ner at the Clare Golf Club was well re­ceived and ev­ery­one had a good time. Machines en­tered ranged from vet­eran through to bikes in the 1960s. Some of the early bikes in­cluded a 1909 Tri­umph, 1915 Favourite, and 1919 In­dian Pow­er­plus. I would like to thank the rally com­mit­tee for their time and ef­fort in mak­ing the rally a suc­cess, also to the rally spon­sors – Shan­non’s In­sur­ance, Aussie Dis­pos­als and Seven- hill Win­ery. Also to Bob Til­brook for the items sourced for the club auc­tion and prizes at the farewell din­ner. The lo­cal coun­try peo­ple did a great job in pro­vid­ing morn­ing teas and lunches.

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