Aussie Triples Rally No.5, Ballina
was held on
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August
Supported by :
Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club Inc.
Jeff Skillen @ Re-Engineered Concentrics 0458 323 231
Triumph Motorcycle Register of Australia
Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park
The event was based at Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park.
5th Aussie Triples Rally, Ballina NSW
- Report by Col & Nancy
This Rally is for British Triples, Tridents, BSA Rocket 3's and specials using the three cylinder 750 motor built from 1968 - 1975.
44 entrants arrived at Ballina for 3 days of riding. We had entrants from Perth, Adelaide, Geelong, ACT, Central QLD and many places in between.
The "Man of the Match" goes to Steve Collins who rode a T160 from Albany WA, 9970kms return!
It was nice to see a BSA Rocket 3 that has done over 300,000 miles and has had three rebuilds. They just keep going!
Also in attendance was a Legend, one of 62 built in 1976 and a very rare bike in this part of the world.
The Ballina area had 118mm of rain on Saturday, our main ride day, but that didn't deter the keen riders. As we travelled away from the coast the rain eased a little, however the lunch stop at Evans Head meant riding into a large black rain cloud again. The bikes were lined up for judging here, and the fact that all had just covered 200kms on wet muddy roads mean't that the show bikes and the well used bikes were all on an equal footing.
Once again excellent marshalling was provided by waterlogged members of the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club.
The presentation dinner at Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park was a great night with the unique trophies, supplied by Jeff at Re-engineered Concentrics being awarded. Following this was our Charity Auction with our exclusive Auctioneer Scotty from Singleton selling off merchandise donated by the Trident & Rocket 3 Owners Club based in England.
Apart from the rain a good weekend was had and encouragement for Aussie Triples Rally No 6 was overwhelming.
The 3 ACT based TRMA representatives went home with 3 trophies. It was great to see & hear Atillio's Rob North on the road with us.
Thank you to all participants,
Col & Nancy
Aussie Triples Rally No.5 Trophy winners:
Best Triumph of the Rally:- Eddie P, Perth. 1976 Legend
Best BSA of the Rally:- John S, Gold Coast. 1968 Rocket 3
Best Drum Brake Trident:- Steve C., Adelaide. 1969 T150
Best Disc Brake Trident:- Rick M, Barden Ridge. 1974 T150V
Best T160:- Andrew B, Southport. 1975 T160
Best Rocket 3:- John M, Dorrigo. 1971 R3
Best Special:- Atillio S, ACT. 1975 T160 Rob North
Best Other Bike:- Syd H. Beenleigh. T120
Staunch Rally Supporter:- Alan J. Taroom.
Longest Distance Ridden to Rally:- Steve Collins Albany 9970kms return.
Youngest Rider:- Michelle J. Taroom.
Hard Luck Award:- Trevor F. ACT. Broken chain.
Most Unloved Bike:- Brian E. ACT.
Link to Holty's Pics
Link to video of bikes at Evans Head lunch stop.
Thanks to Terry D. for the video