Jam­pot Rally

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port Brian Kuer­schner Pho­to­graphs David de Lapp

37th AJSMOC Rally

10-12 Novem­ber, 2017 – Lake Hume, Al­bury NSW

The 2017 37th An­nual Down Un­der Jam­pot Rally for AJS and Match­less en­thu­si­asts went off with­out a hitch, and those on the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee led by Ge­orge Clarke of Al­bury can be soundly con­grat­u­lated. Fi­nal touches were han­dled by David deLapp, with the help of a hand­ful of en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port­ers. Early of­fi­cial regis­tra­tion on Fri­day was fol­lowed by the early evening Meet-N-Greet gath­er­ing. Satur­day morn­ing muster was called for 8.30am where David deLapp wel­comed all en­trants giv­ing those rid­ers a brief­ing of the day’s route, de­part­ing at 9.30 for Yackan­dan­dah, with the lo­cal Ulysses Mo­tor­cy­cle Club Mem­bers as our ‘Cor­ner Mar­shals’. Morn­ing break done with, we were on our way back to the Hume Re­sort head­quar­ters for lunch at the ‘Pit’. Judg­ing for the var­i­ous year classes was at the Dam wa­ter’s edge. For those with an in­ter­est in the swap meet, ta­bles of trin­kets were set up ad­ja­cent to the ‘Pit’. To­tal dis­tance for the day’s run was in the vicin­ity of 120km of fun roads on our older clas­sic ma­chines. The evening’s en­ter­tain­ment and pre­sen­ta­tion of awards kicked off in the Re­sort Din­ing Room where 130 plus Mem­bers and oth­ers were fed a lovely three-course meal. Through the evening all guests were given a very worth­while ad­dress by Bee­tle Bai­ley of the forth­com­ing cross­ing of the con­ti­nent on an early 350cc Royal En­field to be known as PAMS (Perth, Ade­laide, Mel­bourne, Syd­ney) rais­ing much needed funds for Guide Dogs of Aus­tralia and Vic­to­ria’s Breed­ing Pro­gram. The Awards Pre­sen­ta­tions for Year Cat­e­gories was then pre­sented to the suc­cess­ful re­cip­i­ents. Round­ing off the evening a short ad­dress was given by Brian Kuer­schner on ar­range­ments thus far for those ex­press­ing an in­ter­est in the com­ing 2020 AJSMOC In­ter­na­tional Jam­pot Rally in New Zealand. Sun­day morn­ing kicked off at 7.45am with the An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing where the Com­mit­tee was un­changed with the ad­di­tion on the Team of Donna Maloney from South Aus­tralia. Donna and her hus­band Ja­son have at­tended many ral­lies on their pris­tine 1950 G80 Match­less. With all rid­ers as­sem­bled we were re­leased at 9.30, with our first re­group and photo op­por­tu­nity at the old Et­ta­mo­gah Pub. BBQ lunch was taken at the pop­u­lar SS&A Club in Al­bury re­turn­ing to the Hume Re­sort around 3.30. Wind­ing up the Rally was spent for the fi­nal time in the sunken ‘Fire Pit’ where the BBQ was lit up once more.

Donna and Ja­son Maloney with their 1950 G80 Match­less.

Bee­tle Bay­ley with his Royal En­field ‘Win­nie’.

ABOVE Dave deLapp and Ge­orge Clarke. BE­LOW Sun­day morn­ing stop at Et­ta­mo­gah Pub.

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