All British Rally Newstead & Maldon

The major event each year for the BSA owners’ association is the “All Brit” rally at Newstead, Victoria. Our mates Steve & Andy are attending for the weekend (camping at the main rally site in Newstead) and we caught up with them in the nearby historic town of Maldon. It was an incredible sight with the whole main street lined on both sides with old motorcycles. I saw more Vincent HRDs today than I’ve ever seen before in my life, including a HRD in a Featherbed Norton frame ( a Norvin) and a HRD in a 1970’s Ducati frame (a Vincati?). Here are a few shots. Unfortunately I accidentally switched my camera from auto to manual but didn’t do any manual settings, so consequently about 30 shots were unusable.

Looking down the main street.

Andy’s unrestored Panther 350cc attracted plenty of interest. 

Vincent HRD in Norton Feather-bed frame.

Lovely Norton Dominator (500cc twin)

This one is for sale – the sign basically says “Offers over $50K considered”.

Mrs Tarsnakes, Steve & AndyBSA with sidecar. Actually for a BSA rally there were surprisingly few BSAs. I’d say Triumphs outnumbered then 10 to 1.

Nice AJS single

A British made replica I’m told

A well used Scott Flying Squirrel

We had a great run home and the ZX14 performed flawlessly. The weather forecast for the coast was not good but it didn’t rain though there were strong, gusty side winds for the last 30kms.

Full gallery of pics HERE



4 thoughts on “All British Rally Newstead & Maldon

  1. Brilliant photos and a great trip Jules. That Norvin is something else! Wish I was there – just love that kind of rally.

    • Hi Geoff

      Welcome back from your Aus trip and I’m pleased to hear that you will have some more time available to resume blogging.

      It was a great event, very friendly and the access to bikes and their owners was so easy. Interestingly, on more than one occasion Dorothy overheard groups of owners chatting and asking “…which bike did you ride this year?” The implication being that many folk own more than one historic motorcycle.

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