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).

Fantastic Day and Great Deals

The show is ON! The weather has dawned beautifully … the show has already exceeded my wildest expectations … the displays look fantastic … it IS going to be the best show ever.

Heaps of amazing show specials … stunning bikes … great people … nice food … a teriffic Door Prize (The Polaris Outlaw) …

Look forward to seeing you all there …

2 Days and Counting!

The show starts in 2 days … I know I don’t need to remind you … however:

9am to 5pm both Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane
Tickets at the door:
$20 Adults
$5 Kids aged 5-13 (free for littlies)
$40 Family (2 adults and 2 kids)
Free parking for motorbikes out the front of the hall
$5 all day parking for cars
AND … every ticket is in the running for the Polaris Outlaw Door Prize!

We start the mark out and show build Thursday, work hard all day Friday and then its all GO for Saturday. We’ve got 50 trade displays, 30 bike clubs and over 500 bikes coming, taking up 80,000 square feet of display space.

See you there …

 

Harley-Davidson Jumpstart

Never ridden a bike before … want to experience the feel and sound of riding a Harley-Davidson?

Harley-Davidson will have two of their famous Jumpstarts at the show.

  • No knowledge or previous motorcycle experience necessary.
  • Motorcycle will not topple over
  • You’ll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel. Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley sound. Sitting comfortably on the bike, you’ll continue to shift through the gears – all safely and securely attached to the jumpstart platform.

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15,000 hits in 1 week

The Army Indian Scout we are auctioning on Trademe has been listed for one week now. Its passed 15,000 hits, 500 people have it on their watch list and as at 7pm 85 bids had taken it to over $18,000 … http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1133601669

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Croz is at the show

Graeme Crosby  … world champion in the 70s and early 80’s … winner of the Daytona 200, Imola 200, Suzuka 8 hour, Isle of Man TT … inducted into both the NZ Hall of Fame and the NZ Motorcycling Hall of Fame …
Croz will be displaying some of his now world famous restorations and customised Street Fighters … and if you are lucky autographing copies of his book Croz – Larrikin Biker.
You’ll have seen Croz interviewed by Greg Murphy a couple of weeks ago on Sky Speed.

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