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June 2014 Club News

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Albany Hospice Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show

Steve pointing out the highlights.
What a great display of bikes during Saturday and Sunday morning at Dowsett’s Automotive Services over the Anzac Long Weekend. Members from our Club, the Vintage Motorcycle Club as well as owners of bikes over 25 years old from the Albany area as well as from out of town well and truly supported the show bringing in around 150 bikes for display.

Mass of bikes for show.
I think there had been a lot of time spent cleaning and polishing as the bikes were gleaming making an impressive display of machines from 1906 to 1989.

The public supported the Show well with the Clubs being able to donate over $6500 to the Hospice, with the Apex Club also donating another $1000 - profits from the delicious sausage buns and steak sandwiches they were selling.

Saturday morning was particularly hectic with paying customers lining-up to get in. The venue was brilliant especially with excellent security over the weekend, many thanks to Colin and Finn of Dowsett’s.

Paul Armstrong (who co-ordinated the Show) did an excellent job leading up to the weekend in particular, getting sponsors, advertising, posters etc, and he was there every day as well. The committee deserve thanks as does the volunteers over the weekend, especially the ladies who are indispensible at events like these. It was also great to see members turning up early especially Saturday at 7 am to help organise the bikes. Thanks also to all the sponsors of the weekend.

Rare and beautiful Sears bike.
There were five people’s choice awards with Rob Whittingstall taking out the most popular bike with the Sears, the other four were split between him and Paul.

There was then a lucky dip of 11 prizes for all riders who displayed bikes, which was a great idea as it everyone had a chance of winning one of the vouchers.

We reckon it was one of the best and largest displays of this type of motorcycle in WA and a credit to all concerned.

MORE than $7500 was raised for the Albany Community Hospice from the Show. Pictured at the cheque presentation are from left, Bob Rees (Albany Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Club), Paul Armstrong (Albany Section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club) Margaret Maister (Acting Clinical Manager), Richard Fry (Hospice Chairman) Colin Dowsett and Brendon Bailey (Apex Club President).
Cheque presentation at the hospice.

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