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  • Far Canal Posts: 1305
    Performance Poster Far Canal
    04 Feb 2018 06:53 PM
    you're in for a big surprise!.
    The "woods" in this instance is the tiny village of Geeveston.
    Population 616, about 60-70kms south of Hobart.
    Today they had their 4th annual Car and Bike show. And for a small town this place was punching way above its weight.
    Here are a few shots of the bikes that seemed a bit more than your "run of the mill" stuff.

    This number is a 1910 F&N 500cc inline four cylinder. The proud owner had ridden it around the world back to its birthplace in Belgium. He was happily fielding questions left right and centre.

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    This one is a 1942 Zundap 750cc V-twin 2 wheel drive killing machine as used by Mr Hitlers soldiers during WW2. Normally it would have had a machine gun fitted on the sidecar but seeing this was a family day it was not mounted.

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    There was of course the vintage bikes one is more accustomed to seeing at these shows...


    Z900 Kwakas
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    Moto Guzzi V1000 convert automatic.
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    And customs


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    In fact there were so many bikes it was hard to know which one to take a picture of.
    Probably the most outstanding/unusual feature of the show as far as the bikes went was a clump of 9 Brittish bikes sitting a bit away from the others.
    The clump consisted of FIVE Vincents (including a Black Knight), 2 Brough Superiors, a Hesketh and a Triumph Hurricane. These 9 bikes were all owned by the same fellow!, who just happens to be the bloke who recently bought the Vincent Black lightening.  Guess next year it might be there with any luck.


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    Run out of picture space for this thread, will put more pics up on the following reply.
  • Far Canal Posts: 1305
    Performance Poster Far Canal
    04 Feb 2018 07:01 PM
    other pics
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    That was just a snippet from the bikes, there was also a couple of acres of cars. Will try to put some pics in the car section of the forum later.
  • paulybronco Posts: 10222
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    04 Feb 2018 07:15 PM
    Thanks for the pics. I have been fortunate enough to ride a Hesketh around the block, a wealthy customer had it and wanted to trade it in. Dont recall getting out of second gear and he wanted retail plus wank value , NO DEAL! 
  • kevinc Posts: 81
    Stock Poster kevinc
    04 Feb 2018 07:20 PM
    Wow, wow, wow. That's an impressive set of bikes for sure!
  • Baloffski Posts: 1237
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    04 Feb 2018 07:21 PM
    Bloody Hell FC.
    You have just  given me such a smile..
    Thank you..
  • paulybronco Posts: 10222
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    04 Feb 2018 07:21 PM
    Its really good to see some of the old jiggers still being used
  • bloodog Posts: 1324
    Alice Springs NT
    Performance Poster bloodog
    04 Feb 2018 07:54 PM
    I love a bike show really miss going out to show and shines 
    we have heaps of nice bike in scooting around Alice but fuck all show an shines 
    I suggested having a poker run to a pub recently and all they could say was don't think were allowed the bikers will gat us  
    Thanks heaps for the picks as its all I get these days 
  • Far Canal Posts: 1305
    Performance Poster Far Canal
    05 Feb 2018 07:14 PM
    A bit more about the Vincent Black Knight, which has to be one of the ugliest looking bikes ever made to my eyes. Right up there in the ugly stakes with a Ducati Paso.
    The designers at Vincent did not put that hideous fairing/bodywork on for streamlining or extra speed as they figured the bike was plenty powerful enough. They put it on so that the wealthy folk who could afford one could ride to work in their 3 piece suits without having to worry about the usual motorcycle clobber (kit) if the weather was no good.
    It was not long after the release of this model the company went arse up.
    Hmm, what a sexy instrument panel.
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    If you crane your neck from the right angle at the front you can get a peep at the iconic engine.(well the front cylinder anyway)
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    The fairing also was meant to direct air towards the rear cylinder.
    I am no expert on these bikes, in fact never knew they existed till yesterday.



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