Mount Clarence rumbles as old blokes on old bikes fang to the top
ALBANY continued its weekend in the sunshine (well, kinda) today with the running of the 2016 Albany Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Club Hill Climb.
The event is technically a time trial in which riders on pre-1980 machines nominate an elapsed time up the Mount then try to match it. The winner was Jim Russell and his 1000cc 1957 Ariel Square Four sidecar. Lovely rig, too.
But, time trial or not, for most the event is a good old-fashioned fang to the top as fast as their bikes will go.
The collection of bikes, just like yesterday’s show-and-shine in the Albany town centre, was wonderful. Many are dusted off once a year just for this event. And not only dusted off — tuned and fettled so they can hang together for a jolly good gallop.
The rain came in and spoiled the party a bit. The track started to get slippery, so proceedings were called to a halt early.
But not before a whole bunch of old and older guys on old and older bikes had a mighty fine time.
We took a bunch of pics then climbed aboard the LeMans and fanged it back to Perth.
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