In­verell Rally

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port and pho­tos Judy Gian­neas

The club’s 27th An­nual Rally has been run and done; great week­end had by all with per­fect weather for the three days of rid­ing. Fri­day’s ride out to Green Valley Farm saw 55 rid­ers en­joy this unique theme park and mu­seum. On Satur­day, rid­ers as­sem­bled at the Pi­o­neer Vil­lage in In­verell, the base for our rally. Bikes were lined up in decade cat­e­gories on the Vil­lage Green for judg­ing be­fore leav­ing on the 108 km run through Ash­ford, Wal­lan­gra to Gra­man for a de­li­cious BBQ lunch supplied by Gra­man Hall Com­mit­tee who used all lo­cal pro­duce and home­made cakes. A shorter more di­rect route of 44km was taken by some older ma­chines. A to­tal of 178 en­tries made for a great rally and credit to all as there were no break­downs.

The tra­di­tional Satur­day night Pre­sen­ta­tion Din­ner was held at the R.S.M. Club with 125 at­ten­dees. The pre­sen­ta­tion of tro­phies that were made from un­used parts and as­sem­bled by our mem­bers was pre­sented to the win­ners on the night. Sun­day morn­ings short ride west of In­verell to Mt Russell and back for a small Swap Meet and sausage sizzle topped off an ex­cel­lent week­end.

Not some­thing you see ev­ery­day; Mo­to­be­cane Moped. NRMA Elec­tric car Mobile Charg­ing Sta­tion at­tached to a Honda ST1100, pro­vided by the Na­tional Trans­port Mu­seum. Pic­turesque scene at the Pi­o­neer Vil­lage.

Bike of the Rally – Robert Patrick’s 1916 Indian Power Plus.

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