All British Rally 2019

This year (April 26 -28) I finally got to hang out at the All British Rally at Newstead, Vic – despite being in the ‘leper colony’ reserved for non-Brit bikes. Steve towed the “Mother Ship” to the event with his, Marty and my camping gear, along with his 1938 Norton. With stretcher beds, camp chairs, hooks for hanging our gear, LED lighting and my powered fridge, this set up really takes camping to a whole new level of comfort!

Above: Steve giving his ’38 Norton a run.

Above: Andy’s recently completed BSA 350cc Gold Star.

Marty and JT getting into the spirit of things.

Above: a beautifully engineered, home built V twin BSA.

We had a marvelous time sitting around the fire on Friday night talking bikes and life in general with like minded motorcyclists. On Friday night the temp dropped to below zero, and were were glad to be in the Mother Ship, rather than in tents.

Saturday saw plenty of frost about and a cloudless, blue sky. After a designated ride around the back roads of central Vic, the bikes rolled into the historic town of Maldon, and take over the main street.


After taking in all the displayed bikes, Marty and I did a quick ride to Bendigo to catch up with old friends.

On Saturday night Andy, Simon and Stan did an incredible job of feeding a group of 11 hungry motorcyclists with a pig on a spit. This was sensational!


Some sat around the fire and chatted well into the night, while Steve, Marty and I went over to where the band was playing and got into the spirit of things. Saturday night’s low temp was 10C warmer than the night before.

Below are some random shots from the weekend.

An interloper in the form of an immaculate GT 550 Suzuki.

The BSA Motorcycle Owners Association of Vic are to be commended on this incredibly well run event. It will become a permanent event in my diary.