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