Help young rid­ers and

Win a bike!

Old Bike Australasia - - BUZZ BOX -

Phoenix Mo­tor­cy­cle Club is run­ning a rider de­vel­op­ment lot­tery to raise funds for South Aus­tralians rac­ing over­seas. The bike which is first prize was built by for­mer semipro­fes­sional mo­tocross rider Kelvin Franks in the mid-80’s. Kelvin was a South Aus­tralian who left for Eng­land in the late 1950’s. He raced in Europe and the UK, and even­tu­ally found his way to the west coast of the USA in the mid to late 1960s. This co­in­cided with the mo­tocross boom and he did a great trade in mod­i­fy­ing mo­tocross bikes for top rid­ers. By the mid-‘80s he was pro­duc­ing hand made parts for the road rac­ing scene, and ac­tu­ally hand built three road rac­ers and a moto-tri­als bike. These bikes came with him when he re­turned to South Aus­tralia in 1989, but all the bikes were bro­ken up and sold for parts with the ex­cep­tion of the tri­als bike. It was hand made by Kelvin, with the ex­cep­tion of the (Ro­tax) mo­tor, carb and forks. Even the wheels were hand made. The lot­tery will be drawn on Satur­day April 22nd, 2017 at the Ve­lo­cette MCC club rooms, 74 Dray­ton Street, Bow­den, SA. To en­ter, go to pmc-lot­ or email [email protected]

You could win this bike, and help young South Aus­tralian rid­ers find their feet in Europe.

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