Triples Rally

9th Aussie Triples Rally • 17-19 Au­gust, 2018 – Evans Head, NSW

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port Col McAn­drew

This year’s rally was again based at the beau­ti­ful sea­side town of Evans Head, North­ern NSW. We had 52 en­trants bring their Tri­umph Tri­dents and BSA Rocket 3s for three days of rid­ing in per­fect weather. One en­trant rode his T160 from Al­bany WA, clock­ing up 4,300kms be­fore the start of our rally. Other en­trants came from as far as South Aus­tralia, the ACT and Queens­land. Many rode large dis­tances to the rally while oth­ers trail­ered their bikes. Fri­day’s short ride was north to Brunswick Bowlo Pub for a meal and a chat, as most rid­ers only come to­gether once a year at this rally. On Satur­day we headed off for a 220km ride, by­pass­ing Casino and en­joy­ing the sights as we rode through to the fuel stop at Kyo­gle. We then jour­neyed on to Broad­wa­ter Pub­lic School for lunch and the bike judg­ing. We had a va­ri­ety of Triples in­clud­ing T150’s T160’s, Rocket 3’s, Hur­ri­canes and Spe­cials. The pre­sen­ta­tion Din­ner was held at the Evans Bowlo and in­cluded our an­nual char­ity auc­tion of any­thing Triple. The Tri­dent and Rocket 3 Own­ers Club in Eng­land sent Club Mer­chan­dise out for the event, and a Gift Voucher from L.P. Wil­liams was much sought af­ter. Jeff from Re-en­gi­neered Con­centrics & Burlen Fuel Sys­tems UK, do­nated some very unique Tro­phies made from old Amal Carbs. We were also sup­ported by Re­flec­tions Hol­i­day Park, Evans Head Bowlo, Tri Spark, David & Ian from Clas­sic Tri­umph & TMRA. The Auc­tion raised $1,700 for Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Re­search. On Sun­day we lined the Triples and the Mar­shalls’ bikes up in the Main St of Evans Head for a pub­lic dis­play for 2 hours. Fol­low­ing this we had a two hour ride re­turn­ing to Re­flec­tions Hol­i­day Park, Evans Head for a BBQ lunch, supplied by the park man­age­ment, as a farewell to en­trants and a thank you to the Mar­shalls from North­ern Rivers Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Club who once again did an amaz­ing job of guid­ing us through our hin­ter­land roads. Fol­low­ing the Rally, 9 rid­ers headed up to In­verell where the lo­cal Clas­sic Club treated us to 3 days of great ride lo­ca­tions. We then trav­elled to Grafton to at­tend the Clarence Val­ley Clas­sic Clubs’ An­nual Rally. We had 10 days of rid­ing to cel­e­brate the 50th An­niver­sary of the 3 cylin­der 750cc en­gine, and plan­ning for Aussie Triples No. 10 has al­ready com­menced.

TOP T150V Tri­dents front and cen­tre in a sea of Triples. ABOVE Steve Cramp’s Hur­ri­cane. BE­LOW LEFT Steve Collins as he ar­rived af­ter rid­ing 4,300kms from Al­bany, Western Aus­tralia on his 1975 T160.

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