I’m in the process of digitising some old pics of our motorcycling exploits. Below are three shots from the very early days of the Westcoast Procrastinators, Andy, Steve and I aboard Andy’s Bridgestone in Osbourne St Ocean Grove (Vic) seeing who can outdo each other. I’d forgotten that we weren’t that big on safety gear in those days and I’m pretty sure that I didn’t have a licence either!
Jules doing a lap – with our jointly owned FE Holden in the background and Steve’s Datsun 1600.
Steve – the rebel without a cause!
Righto fellas – this is how it’s done! Andy giving us a riding lesson.
Rod, Jules & Steve. How many Procrastinators does it take to change a tyre on a Kawi Mach III?
Experimenting with a 4 into 1 on Steve’s Honda Four. L –>R, Rod Menzies (facing), ‘Bugs’ Halliwel, Steve, Lex Mousley & Jules (standing)
An older pic of Steve’s ES2 Norton.
Jules’s Yamaha CT1 from a slide by Ron Kelly
Our mentor (& hooligan) Tom Kingston in Pearce’s back yard
Here are some pics of two very different approaches to retro motorcycles. Firstly the new Kawasaki Z900RS ($18K) and then two models of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650cc twins ($10K) . These twins are the first in Australia and are at Nevermind motorcycles in Geelong.
What’s your preference?
Saturday 22nd April, Marty and I took a drive (in the car!) to the All Brit at Maldon. We left the ZX14’s in the garage as it had been raining overnight and most of the day before. The All Brit is based at Newstead, Vic, however, the participants take a short ride to the nearby historic town of Maldon where the old motorcycles take over the main street for a few hours.
Andy’s latest restoration, with his Commando in the background
Probably the most exotic motorcycle I’ve ever laid eyes on! A first model Series A rapide, sometimes referred to as “The Plunber’s Nightmare”.
Scott Flying Squirrel
Anyway, that’s a sample. To see a gallery of pics CLICK HERE
Marty and I took a run down to Lorne last evening to meet up with Steve on his vintage Norton – which he rode from Colac. Unfortunately the 79 year old bike broke down and had to return home on the trailer. Marty and I had a terrific run on the way home up through the bush to Deans Marsh on the big Kawasakis just before dusk on a beautiful balmy evening. From there we took the Cape Otway road to Geelong as the sun went down behind us.
The metric toolkit from the Kwaka wasn’t very helpful!
Courtesy of Brightside media, via YouTube
Andy built this device to tumble broken windscreen glass around the interior of old motorcycle tanks prior to sealing them.
And yet another BSA in the background
Steve has given his Commando new paint. He used two-pack with lots of clear coat. It looks fantastic and the color really suits it.