High octane display

Many motorcycles rolled into Mount Gambier City Hall for the annual Mount Gambier Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show on the weekend which raised funds for Cancer Council SA.

The show raised $3332, bringing the total funds raised over the past seven events to $25,148.

Mount Gambier Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show organiser Tyrone Mustey said between 600 and 800 people attended the event over the course of the weekend.

Almost 50 pre-1990 bikes were on show, with the oldest a Rudge Multi dating back to 1913 and there were bikes from Adelaide, Tasmania, Victoria and the Riverland displayed.

“You can see some of the bikes are basically dragged straight out of a barn and some of them are mint,” Mr Mustey said.

“You never know what you’re going to get, everyone enjoys it because it’s such a mix, we see new things each year and it’s just a big social event at the end of the day for the motorcycle community.”

Presentations were held on Sunday afternoon where various winning entrants were announced.

The best off-road entry was number 20 – TT500C 1976 Steve Glynn, the best British entry was number 7 – Ridge Multi 1913 Arnold De Groot and the best historical competition entry was number 39, a CZ 125 racer restored by Tony Lennerth.

The Shannon’s Pick entrant was number 49 – BSA Bantam 1950 Chris McBride, the Entrant’s Choice was entry number 42 — Norton 850 Commando and the People’s Choice was entry number 48 – Suzuki K10 Tom and Kerry McWaters.

Mr Mustey thanked everyone involved including the City of Mount Gambier, Shannon’s Insurance, Trident Tyre Centre, GT Industrial Sales, Repco Mount Gambier, Penrite Australia and everyone who helped across the two days.

“A special mention to Colin Thompson who has spent many years developing the history books and the PowerPoint displays that we have running all weekend,” Mr Mustey said.

“Thank you to everyone who came and donated money to a worthy cause, whether it was an entry or the general public, we just had random people come in and make a donation.

“If it was not for the people and mainly the guys that entered that made the effort to physically get their bikes down there and go through the whole process for the weekend this would not happen, so they’re the people that really need the accolades.”

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