Victorian Classic Championship Broadford

The magnificent Autumn weather continues, so Mrs Tarsnakes & I decided to head off to the Vic Classic Championship racing at Broadford. A late change was forecast so we took the car rather than the ZX14. As it turned out the weather was perfect all day.

Our interest really lies with the motorcycles of the 1970’s and 1980’s, rather than the genuine classics such as Norton and Triumphs.

First of a few Kawasaki s.  I used to own a Z1R in this colour, so it’s a sentimental favorite. The guys who owned this bike saw me about to take a shot in the pits and offered to put the seat back on for a better pic. When I mentioned that we used to own one of these and Mrs Tarsnakes had ridden it in the early 1980’s, he offered for her to climb aboard for the pic. It’s exactly the friendliness and access that one experiences at these small race events. And of course, referring to Mrs T as “your daughter” when talking to me, won the charming fella a few brownie points!

Blast offBeautiful Rex Wolfenden Honda

Check out that clutch

There were some lovely examples of road going Z1’s / Z900 Kawasakis track-side as well.

A nice 850 Le Mans


A long walk!

More problems

Some Brits

Very few Harleys present

Nice Honda racer

Note the onboard camera


Lots more pics in the ‘Old’s Cool’ section of ADVrider or here in my GALLERY




Motorcyclists & successful ageing

Geoff James of Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist has provoked some really interesting dialogue as a result of a post on his blog earlier this month entitled “Whats age got to do with it”.

This has included some email discussions which I have been fortunate to have been party to with David L Hough, motorcyclist, journalist and author, from the USA.

Further to that topic I came across this gem linked from It’s well worth a look! (see link below)

What do People Live For

And some more on this topic. ABC TV screened a documentary about an 85 year old motorcyclist. He’s a life long motorcyclist who set himself the goal of doing 52,000 kms in 52 weeks during his 85th year!

You can watch it online HERE 

Viwers outside of Australia click HERE