Win­ton 2+4

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port Austin 7 Club Pho­tos Colin Rose­warne

Aus­tralia’s old­est all His­toric event, the 43rd an­nual His­toric Win­ton, saw over 400 ve­hi­cles en­tered, with a fur­ther 2,000 on dis­play for the week­end. The dis­play area was so large that a free cour­tesy bus was pro­vided to ferry spec­ta­tors to the var­i­ous dis­play points. As well as the race meet­ing, the Be­nalla His­toric Ve­hi­cle Tour for Red Plate ve­hi­cles ex­plored Kelly Coun­try, cul­mi­nat­ing in a Show & Shine.

A high­light of the mo­tor­cy­cle sec­tion was the Harley versus Indian Hand-Shift Bat­tle for 750cc three­speed side-valvers, at­tract­ing 15 starters. A to­tal of 115 solo en­tries were re­ceived, with a healthy 21strong side­car field. A no­table en­try in the side­cars was the real life part­ner­ship of Cam Don­ald and Karen ‘Kaz’ An­der­son aboard Barry Horner’s Irv­ing Vincent 1300. It was the first side­car race for Isle of Man TT win­ner Cam, and the first time ever in a rac­ing out­fit for Kaz, but the team was un­beaten through­out the week­end. Tra­di­tional ri­vals Bob Rosen­thal and Keith Campbell were at it ham­mer and tongs in the solo races, with Bob tak­ing two wins on Satur­day and Keith turn­ing the ta­bles in Sun­day’s en­coun­ters. For full re­sults go to: www.rac­ing.nat­soft.com.au

The charge into the first cor­ner in one of the Harley versus Indian bat­tles. Michelle Loone and Julie Skewes on their 1962 Norton 750. Keith Campbell and Bob Rosen­thal were never far apart over the week­end.

The com­bined P4/P5 Un­lim­ited & 500cc class gets un­der­way. Peter O’Neill on his 1962 Mon­tesa Im­pala. Peter Large had a suc­cess­ful week­end on his Norton. Mur­ray Ogilvie re­turned to the track af­ter a long lay off. Michael Beaumont (Indian) carded a pre­fect score in the four Harley versus Indian en­coun­ters. Side­car star team: Barry Horner (left), Cam Don­ald and Karen An­der­son.

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