Girder Fork Rally
With the weather promising to be ideal, participants started arriving Friday afternoon to set up camp in the clubrooms grounds. The BHMCC is situated at Llanally in central Victoria near the small town of Newbridge. The clubrooms were once a one-teacher school to which the BMCC have added other facilities such as a kitchen, shelter for bikes and a BBQ/food preparation shed. The idea for such a dedicated rally was the brainchild of Rex Jones after other types of rallies had been tried which although were successful they are not as popular as this event which this year attracted over seventy entries ranging from a beautifully restored 1911 Norton up to singles made in the ‘80s. The Saturday run got away at about 10.30 am and headed for the historic and beautiful Maryborough railway station where lunch was taken after which a stop was made for afternoon tea and a look at an interesting collection of old bikes at Dale and Jeb Stewarts’ on the way back home. The route took the riders through quite a beautiful forested area. Sunday’s shorter run took the riders to the Cairn Curran Reservoir near the town of Maldon and return to pack up after a complete weekend of riding old bikes, eating, and talking old bikes and by the general feeling of the weekend most will be returning next year.
TOP Kevin & Kath Hammond with their 1937 Ariel outfit. ABOVE Laurie Deller motoring smartly on his 1911 Norton. INSET LEFT Andrew Patterson on his 1937 Calthorpe 500. LEFT Bill McNama on his 1934 Q21 BSA. BELOW 1960 Bantam 175 ridden by Kaylen Jackson.