Monday, November 29, 2010

Vintage bikes shine


The Albany Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Club Hill Climb on Mt Clarence attracted 86 competitors on Sunday.

Riding a variety of bikes ranging from the oldest, a 1926 Norton 500, to the youngest, a 1980 Honda 125, they competed in three groups to first record their best time.

This then had to at least be equalled for any chance to win.

The motorbikes started on Apex Drive then screamed their way, often in a cloud of smoke, up to the Mounted Corps memorial.

Two of the rarest bikes on the day were Rob Berryman’s 1974 Laverda 750 and the 1979 Hagon 500 Special ridden by Derek Kelly, one of only two believed to be in Australia.

Alan Auburn’s 1927 Harley Davidson 350 last competed in a race in 1939.


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