Bo­nanza 2019 – call­ing all CB750s!

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Or­gan­is­ers of the 2019 Shan­nons In­sur­ance Broad­ford Bike Bo­nanza are call­ing on all own­ers of Honda Fours to dust them off and bring them to Broad­ford next Easter for the big­gest gath­er­ing of the iconic mo­tor­cy­cle in the South­ern hemi­sphere. Event Man­ager Peter Drake­ford says, “There will be space put aside in the pro­gram at lunchtimes for a pa­rade of Honda Fours only, for those who don’t want to mix it up with the reg­u­lar pun­ters. Var­i­ous Honda 4 clubs around the coun­try are start­ing to plan their cal­en­dars around the event and should con­tact Mick Pet­tifer on 0407340273 to co­or­di­nate space. As ever, clubs can pro­mote their club with free space for a 3x3 mar­quee in the area of their choice.

“Side­cars of all shapes and sizes will be fea­tured in 2019 – road, road race, tri­als, speed­way, track and mo­tocross; and the keen­est of that mo­tocross crew com­ing from South Aus­tralia where the side­car class is still pop­u­lar in even the leg­endary 24-Hour Trial. Over at the speed­way, more names are com­ing out year by year. Last year’s guests Ja­son and Phil Crump will be there again, joined by John Boul­ger and Phil Herne, the last of the team that won the 1976 World Team Cup. Other names fa­mous on the dirt are John Tit­man and Den­nis Nash from WA on the famed speed­way out­fit the ‘Nash­mo­bile’. “The year cut-off move to a 25-year rolling one means the pre-1993 bikes ly­ing unloved can now be used at the SIBBB. This is a boon for the road scene as the road track only will be open Easter Fri­day to ac­com­mo­date the ex­pected in­flux. But the off-road scene will see an in­crease too in those mo­tocross and en­duro mo­tor­cy­cles that trig­ger happy mem­o­ries to our younger par­tic­i­pants. The suc­cess of the Gala Din­ner in 2018 re­ally had peo­ple talk­ing and the hi­lar­ity of the un­con­ven­tional in­ter­views had the sell out crowd in stitches all night. All said it was the best ever and we ex­pect the seats to go quickly for the next. Book­ings open on 29th Oc­to­ber, 2018 at Try­Book­ing.com/YPHQ.”

Photo Gra­ham Lon­g­ley

Three mem­bers of the 1972 Aus­tralian Test team – shown here at Row­ley Park, Ade­laide – will be at Broad­ford next Easter; John Boul­ger (on the bike), Phil Crump, and Phil Herne.

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