Show­time in Mackay

35 years ago a group of young mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­ast who 4 years ear­lier started the Bri­tish Mo­tor­cy­cle Own­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Mackay de­cided to or­ga­nize a show and call it The All Bike Show.

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT - From Dale Kennedy

It never ceases to amaze the mem­bers of the club that the bikes still come out of the wood­work. This year the Bike of the Show was one of the best restora­tions of a 750 Kawasaki seen; it was bet­ter than new as was the Nor­ton Fast­back, the lit­tle 450 Du­cati Desmo and sev­eral other beau­ti­ful pieces of ma­chin­ery. There were bikes from Glad­stone to Townsville, and good sup­port of lo­cal bike own­ers and clubs with the Vin­tage Ja­panese Mo­tor­cy­cle Club of Mackay and Cen­tral Coast Tour­ing Club show­ing sev­eral Bikes as well as the Best Club Dis­play win­ners The Whit­sun­day VMX Club. Lucky Keiser again im­pressed the me­chan­i­cal minded with his com­pressed air pow­ered solo. The All Bike Show was started as a so­cial event where like­minded peo­ple can get to­gether and tell a few lies. To that end an ex-mem­ber of the club has for years rid­den from Mt Isa to spend the Sat­ur­day night so­cial­iz­ing then rid­ing back on the Sun­day to The Isa to start work on the Mon­day. Next year will be the 40th year of the Club and the 36th All Bike Show and if this year is any­thing to go by it will be a bot­tler!

TOP A pair of Com­man­dos. Green 750 Fast­back won Best Bri­tish ABOVE Bike of the Show. 1972 H2 Kawasaki. BE­LOW LEFT Orange 1969 Bon­neville won Best pre-1970.

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