WHEN a rusty old Harley Davidson rolled up on the back of a truck outside Cairns Performance Motorcycles late last year, owner Wayne “Prong” Trimble had no idea what was going on.
But a sudden phone call from mate Duncan Cameron answered those questions.
The terminally ill Tablelands man was a beneficiary of proceeds from the popular Ol’ Skool Motorcycle Show last year but in an incredible gesture he decided to pay the kindness forward.
Mr Trimble said Mr Cameron told him the bike was now his and suggested he do it up to auction it off at this year’s show to help another family in need.
“Duncan just said ‘Prong that’s your bike now, do what you like with it’,” Mr Trimble said.
“We’ve spent about $10,500 on it.”
A few weeks on and the 1994 model bike has been completely refurbished and will be up for grabs as the top raffle prize at this year’s show which will be held on April 9 at Ellis Beach. Raffle rickets are $5 each.
The show is in its eighth year and will again showcase a variety of pre-1985 bikes.
All proceeds go to assist people or families going through tough times who are chosen by the organisers.
Mr Trimble said a record 2700 people went through through the gates last year and he expected another bumper crowd next month.
Breakfast will be available from 7am until the gates open at 9.30am with adults charged $5 and children under 16 free. Bike entries are free .
Entertainment will be provided by The Walker Brothers.
The event has raised more than $80,000 for people struggling with medical bills.
Today a raffle bike ride to Innisfail leaves McDonalds Restaurant at Gordonvale at 7.45am.
“Motorcycles sponsors and volunteers are wanted,” Mr Trimble said .
To help contact Mr Trimble on 4031 4933 or 0457 098 582.