Velocette Good Companions Rally
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.