Tools for Schools

Tools for Schools collects good used and unwanted tools for use in teaching at Taveuni school in Fiji. These are to help rebuild after Cyclone Winston. The good guys from TIS will have a stand at the show and will gratefully collect any tools you’d like to bring in.
As an incentive it will also get you into the draw for a seriously cute 1986 Suzuki Scooter …

Rare 1938 Crocker

Crocker 1938

We are fortunate to be showing three very special bikes from the Sundberg collection. This 1938 Crocker is one of only 63 ever built and is one of the most collectable American bikes ever made. Joining it will be an early Indian 4 Cylinder and a 1922 Indian Chief. All three bikes are finished in rather spectacular Blue.

Buckley V3 2-Stroke

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Another iconic NZ built bike. This is the 1999 Buckley 500cc V3 2-stroke inspired by Bill Buckley and built by a talented team including Wayne Wright and Denver Lawson. It won the 2001 NZ Formula 1, but sadly wasn’t developed further.
This bike and engine will be at the show.

Vincent Speedway Sidecar

Vincent Speedway Sidecar

Built by Bill Buckley and Ken McIntosh in the late 70’s from a 1950 1000cc, this is likely the last remaining Vincent speedway sidecar in NZ. Bill Buckley won several NZ champioships in the 60s and 70s and will have this and some other fantastic historic race machinery on show.

Carbon Garage

Zero

Carbon Garage specialise in Superbikes from as far back as the 1960’s through to more modern classics. The Zero above is a great example and will be at the show, along with a range of other beauties. The cafe at Carbon Garage is a great venue on a sunny day (lets be optimistic weather wise!) … feed the inner bod with great food and the soul with beautuful eye candy at 2/6 Quay St Auckland.

Golden Anniversary Scout

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50 years ago, on the 26th August 1967, Burt Munro set the under 1,000cc world motorcycle record at Bonneville. At age 68 and riding a 47 year old Indian Scout he’d bought new in 1920, he achieved an average speed of 184 mph, setting a record that still stands today.

To celebrate this milestone, Indian NZ have commissioned a Golden Anniversary Scout which will be auctioned on Trademe with all proceeds going to charities supported by the show. The bike is currrently on display at Cyclespot in Takapuna and will be at the show for the close of the auction. Painted by Al of Impact Cycles, the custom work includes Gold Leaf lettering on the tank, commemorative lettering inside the 3mm pinstriping! and subtle ghosted images inside the deep reflective paint work.

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Suzuki GSX-R1000RA

Suzuki have just announce the latest model in the GSX range … the GSX-R1000RA and it will be on dispay at the show. This range was launched way back in 1976 with the GS750 … the first modern Suzuki 4 stroke after years of 2 and 3 cylinder 2 strokes. Heres a couple of teasers and a link to a lot more info to whet your appetite GSX-R1000RA

  • Bi-directional Quick shift system allowing the rider to upshift and downshift without using the clutch or the throttle.
  • Launch control system making it easier to get a good start off the line
  • SHOWA Balance Free front forks
  • SHOWA Balance Free rear lite shock

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$1000 Cash Prizes

We are again running the big 4 competition categories … all of which have a $1000 cash prize:

  • Best Bike in Show. Judged by a panel of local and international specialists, this is the bike that in the judges opinion best represents what biking is all about. Its not a concours or age related or marque related contest … its the Best Bike overall. This prize is again sponsored by the good people at Star Insurance who have been supporters of the show since day 1.
  • Classic Bike of the Year. This is a prize for the best restoration of a pre 1993 bike, that has been completed in the 18 months prior to show date. We are looking for an overall package rather than pedantic attention to detail. This could equally be won by a tiny BSA Bantam or a 6 cylinder Honda CBX. ProRider are again sponsoring this award and will be promoting their riding courses and offshore trips at the show.
  • Best Club. This award is judged by the show organisers for the club or group (non profit) that best represent their organisation and who make their display as appealing to the viewing public as possible. Star Insurance also sponsor this award and have their people on-site offering a competitve range of both modern and classic bike insurance.
  • People’s Choice. One of the most popular awards at the show and voted for by visitors to the show. This can be any bike YOU like, old or new, rough or polished and wins its happy owner $1000! This prize is donated by Century Yuasa batteries, who are also providing product prizes for the Marque contests. Filling in the voting card also gets you into the draw for the Door Prize … so go for it

Door Prize

Thanks to the good people at Royal Enfield, every entrant to the show will have the chance to go in the draw for this beautiful Classic 350. 

Built with a  ‘Made like a gun’ toughness, its dashing vintage-inspired looks are underscored by an Enfield trademark – dependability. The Classic 350 is a machine that you can count on, come hill, valley or mountain pass. Although it’s the smaller twin of the Classic 500, the Classic 350 will more than hold its own against other motorcycles in its class and then some. The Classic 350 shares its power-plant with the legendary Thunderbird Twinspark. It has the torque to flatten mountains, the fuel efficiency to cross entire ranges and comes in the same understated yet charming styling. This is a motorcycle that does not need to shout to be heard. Born of a rich heritage and bred with Royal elegance this 350 cc thumper has all the qualities of a typical Royal Enfield. 

And … LAMs Approved (Australia & New Zealand)Classic-350-chestnut-04

Stunning Saturday!

The first day of the show dawned clear at 7am, and whilst it rained 8am to 10am it didn’t stop the carpark and bike park being full to capacity by midday! I’d estimate 300 bikes in the driveway at one stage … and remember, parking for bikes is free … although cars are only $5 all day.

The buzz in the halls is fantastic … an amazing range of Classic and Custom bikes and large displays of the latest models from 15 of the new bike distributors.

Sunday is 9am to 5pm at the ASB Showgrounds. Adults $20, Kids aged 5-13 $5 and Families $40 (2 Adults and 2 Kids).