Bygone motoring era draws in new generation

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Bygone motoring era draws in new generation

Motorcycle enthusiasts made a bee-line for Mount Gambier on the weekend to enjoy the city’s Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show.

The two-day event showcased more than 100 years of motorcycles, with a range of bikes on display.

Event organiser Tyrone Mustey was pleased to be able to host the event for the seventh year, after it had been postponed twice due to COVID restrictions.

Forty-three bikes were displayed in City Hall and attracted more than 700 visitors.

Mr Mustey said motorcycles from throughout the Limestone Coast as well as Adelaide were included in the display, however some Victorian bikes scheduled for display had to be withdrawn due to COVID border restrictions.

“We had entrants from Adelaide and there were carloads of visitors who came from Adelaide on the Saturday to have a look,” he said.

“There were also plenty of people from throughout our region who displayed their bikes and came for a look.

“Everything well really well considering this is the third time we tried to run it, but everyone helped and we finally got it across the line.”

Mr Mustey said donations from the event went to the Cancer Council SA, with this year’s display taking the total donated to more than $20,000.

He said a 1938 Excelsior Manxman 250cc drew a lot of interest, as well as a 1912 Rudge.

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