Sam­ford Mu­seum Day

HMCCQ Dis­play 26 Jan­uary, 2019 – Sam­ford Mu­seum, Qld.

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Like many years pre­vi­ous, the HMCCQ put to­gether a dis­play of his­toric Mo­tor­cy­cles for the an­nual Sam­ford Mu­seum Aus­tralia Day Fund raiser. The Mu­seum opens its doors to the pub­lic to re­veal the his­tory of the area and Aus­tralia in gen­eral. Billy Tea and damper, a black­smith, en­ter­tain­ment and a snag on the bar­bie were all part of the cel­e­bra­tion. The mo­tor­cy­cles rang­ing from Dave Dettmar’s 1914 Rover through to the ‘80s had many of the vis­i­tors telling a story or two about par­tic­u­lar models and the part played in their past lives. Mo­tor­cy­cles from most coun­tries of the globe were rep­re­sented and there seemed to be a dom­i­nance of im­mac­u­late In­di­ans this year. Brands like Changjiang, Dnepr, Jawa, Moto Morini, Du­cati, BMW, AJS, Match­less, Tri­umph, Dou­glas, BSA, Rudge, Nor­ton, Ariel, Bul­taco, Kawasaki, Honda, Har­ley-David­son were rep­re­sented. It’s al­ways good to get young chil­dren to sit in the sad­dle and their smiles were pre­cious. The odd start-up as rid­ers headed for home drew even more of the crowd. Thanks to all who helped and to the hospi­tal­ity of the Mu­seum who sup­plied smoko and a sausage for the rid­ers who sup­ported the cause.

ABOVE Healthy HMCCQ Mo­tor­cy­cle dis­play. BE­LOW Dave Dettmar’s 1914 Rover gath­ers an au­di­ence.

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