Frost­bite Rally

His­tor­i­cal Mo­tor­cy­cle Club Qld Frost­bite Rally 2018 28-29 July, 2018 – Allora, Qld.

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port and pho­tos Bruce Af­fleck

Glo­ri­ous weather and a good crowd made the 26th Frost­bite a great week­end. Satur­day morn­ing saw a vast ar­ray of tents, mo­torhomes, car­a­vans and trailer ac­com­mo­da­tion fill­ing the Allora Show­grounds as mem­bers pre­pared their own lit­tle piece of home for the next two days. The af­ter­noon ride took ap­prox­i­mately 70 rid­ers on a coun­try cruise over to Clifton where we called in at the Ir­ish pub for a re­lax­ing visit be­fore re­turn­ing via a dif­fer­ent route through farm­land to the South West. The drought is very harshly ev­i­dent through this nor­mally cul­ti­vated coun­try with many pad­docks now dry and bar­ren. Back at the show­grounds, the at­mos­phere was very re­laxed around the camp­sites prior to the evening meal which was fol­lowed by a shot of port to ward off the cold. A screen dis­play­ing film clips of some very in­ter­est­ing footage re­lat­ing to the won­der­ful world of old mo­tor­cy­cling rolled con­tin­u­ously through­out the evening. Fur­ther en­ter­tain­ment was supplied by fel­low club mem­bers dis­play­ing mu­si­cal and vo­cal tal­ents in front of an en­thu­si­as­tic crowd. A few drinks from “Ye-Olde Han­dle Bar” seemed to as­sist with loos­en­ing peo­ple up enough to en­cour­age many a tall tale to be spun as the crowd hud­dled around the bon­fires and rem­i­nisced on past ex­pe­ri­ences and events. Af­ter a hearty break­fast on Sun­day morn­ing a con­voy of around 100 bikes set off on ei­ther the long or short routes, meet­ing up again at Leslie Park in War­wick for the smoko stop where the tra­di­tional pump­kin soup and lots of home­made good­ies were on of­fer. Rid­ers were given an ex­tended stopover to en­able them to have a look around the Jumpers & Jazz fes­ti­val ac­tiv­i­ties that were also be­ing con­ducted in the park. A large num­ber of fes­ti­val pa­trons also took the op­por­tu­nity to check out the old bikes. Back to Allora and fol­low­ing a BBQ lunch, tro­phies were pre­sented, tents and camp­sites were packed up and every­one headed off home af­ter a very en­joy­able week­end.

Re­fresh­ment time at Clifton.

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