Ve­lo­cette Rally

Ve­lo­cette Good Com­pan­ions Rally

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port and pho­tos Keith Can­ning

7-15 Oc­to­ber, 2018 – Len­nox Head, NSW

The an­nual week-long Ve­lo­cette Rally was held at Len­nox Head in North­ern NSW. We were last here in 2010 and we were all keen to come back here to sam­ple the beau­ti­ful scenery and roads which ra­di­ate from this piece of par­adise. Mem­bers from all over Aus­tralia along with New Zealan­ders and the USA were ready for a week of all things Ve­lo­cette. As usual much plan­ning and nu­mer­ous sur­prises were in store for the 120 or so mem­bers. Af­ter find­ing our digs for the week, it was the usual Swap Meet where trea­sured Velo parts change hands and in many cases will even­tu­ally come back to an­other rally as part of a run­ning bike.

Our first sur­prise was the lone piper that wel­comed all to din­ner. He had every­one’s feet tap­ping and read­ied us for the week ahead. We were warned of the need for an early start on Mon­day morn­ing but no one was ready for the lone piper who re­turned with the 6 am wake up ser­e­nade. It cer­tainly got us mov­ing. The rides each day ra­di­ated out and took us to many in­ter­est­ing places. We took in a ferry ride, air­craft mu­seum, macadamia nut farm, art gallery and a cheese tast­ing to men­tion a few. Even when the rain came on Thurs­day it did lit­tle to dampen the spir­its and most just donned the wets and en­joyed the rides. On Satur­day all the bikes as­sem­bled on the beach front in Len­nox Head and put on a dis­play for the lo­cal Bush Fire Bri­gade. Monies col­lected there along with en­ter­pris­ing col­lec­tions

over the week went to a great cause and a very good way to thank the com­mu­nity for their hos­pi­tal­ity. The Satur­day evening Pre­sen­ta­tion Din­ner kicked off with the full con­tin­gent of the Lis­more Pipes and Drum Band. They stayed for the evening and en­joyed a sump­tu­ous meal and drinks which we had be­come so ac­cus­tomed. The rally over for an­other year and all ea­gerly wait for next year where we meet in Hah­n­dorf, South Aus­tralia.

What a coat. Brad Martin with his 1934 KSS. Davis Morse from Vic­to­ria on his 1961 Viceroy Velo.

ABOVE Ve­los on dis­play on the Len­nox Head sea front. In aid of the Bush Fire Bri­gade. RIGHT Rod and Jane Bowen NSW – 1956 Venom.

TOP All Aboard. Ferry cross­ing the Rich­mond River head­ing for Evans Head. ABOVE Dave Dettmar from Queens­land and his 1937 KTS Velo; un­de­terred by the rain.

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