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