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December 2016 Club News

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Classic Weekend and Hillclimb Roundup

Story by Garry Blake

Pics by Antoinet and John Mac

Saturday was a beautiful spring day and the volunteers started turning up at 0600 to set up the banners and man the road blocks

Stirling Terrace on a sunny Saturday morning.By 0930 there were over 350 bikes lining both sides of the street end to end with a good turnout by the public.

Start ‘em young.There were displays by Albany Motorcycles , Great Southern Motorcycles and a replica model of the 1885 Daimler “Reitwagen”, considered the world’s first gasoline internal combustion engine powered motorcycle.

Singing away.Music was organised by Gwen from Dylan’s and the “Two Edna’s” set up in the rotunda and entertained everybody during the morning

Sidecar team in stirling Terrace.By 1145 we had 184 people registered for the poker run which took off at 1230 going via Two Peoples Bay, Bakers Junction and Elleker, and ending up at the rifle club where afternoon tea was supplied by Dylan’s.

Couldn't resist Zundapp photo.3D Catering manned the kitchen at the rifle club on Saturday night and fed the campers and visitors who were participating in the weekend’s events in Albany.

Macca getting a bump start on his 1928 500cc BSA Sloper.Sunday morning was another early start with volunteers and riders turning up from 0530 on Apex Drive
The Albany Soapbox Club had their food stall set up and Margaret Walmsley had her coffee van set up as well.

Anne won best female rider.After a few hiccups with the scaffolding and the camera on the start line, the event kicked off with the practice runs, then followed by the nominated time runs.

Alby on the line with Matchie G80.Steve Collins did a good job as track marshal, as well as  the time keepers and pit crew who kept everything in check to keep riders moving along without any time wasting.

Ron and Chester trying to keep warm and dry.After the lunch break the weather let us down and the track became slippery at the top with water on the road, so proceedings were brought to a halt after the second lot of nominated time runs.

Overall it was a good day enjoyed by participants with an excellent turn out by the spectators with an estimated 450-500 through the gate.

Happy campers at the Rifle Club.
A big thank you from the club for all those who helped out on Saturday and Sunday to contribute towards a successful Classic Weekend.

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