Rain fails to dampen 2016 York Motorcycle Festival

CAPTION: This year's York Motorcycle Festival will be held on Sunday, April 23. The Show and Shine in the town hall is sure to be a highlight, again.

THREATENING clouds and an occasional light shower of rain failed to dampen spirits  at the 2016 York Motorcycle Festival.

A good crowd made the 100-or-so kilometre trip east of Perth, with most shrugging at the clouds and taking their bikes.

Others (like, er, me) wimped out and took the car …

Stunt riding, freestyle motocross and super motard races entertained those who needed a bit of action, while the show-and-shine in the historic York Town Hall contained enough automotive porn to make the trip worthwhile for others.

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CAPTION: Beautifully restored Z1 and unmolested Honda four were stars of the show.

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CAPTION: Harleys came in every shape and size, from cafe racer to stretched chopper. Attention to detail on this one was perfect.

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CAPTION: Tim Murphy spent four years building this Honda VFR 800-powered road-going sidecar. Fibreglass bodywork was beautiful.

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CAPTION: Historic York Town Hall was a great venue for the show and shine.

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CAPTION: Hay bales were quite interesting. Really.

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CAPTION: Monster chicks were way cool. As they are.

CAPTION: Hey. What about me?

CAPTION: Hey. What about me?

CAPTION: Meanwhile, back in the carpark, some of the automotive porn had a four-wheel flavour.

CAPTION: Meanwhile, back in the carpark, some of the automotive porn had a four-wheel flavour.

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CAPTION: Fine. Well I'll just wait here then.

CAPTION: Fine. Well I’ll just wait here then.

 

4 Comments on "Rain fails to dampen 2016 York Motorcycle Festival"

  1. Karen Tiedtke | May 13, 2016 at 9:44 am |

    Great story, and the Festival was pretty good too! Looking forward to the next one!

  2. Jonathan Beal | May 3, 2016 at 10:18 am |

    You took the Car!?

  3. Mike B Finn | April 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm |

    Hi, Mike 68 BSA here. I am enjoying your on-line updates, pics & commentary. You get to the events I can’t alway make. Keep up your moto journal. I hope you can get to motocross & road events etc. Cheers MBF

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