Classic racing – Victorian championships

The magnificent Autumn weather continues, so Mrs Tarsnakes & I decided to head off to the Vic Classic Championship racing at Broadford. A late change was forecast so we took the car rather than the ZX14. As it turned out the weather was perfect all day.

Our interest really lies with the motorcycles of the 1970′s and 1980′s, rather than the genuine classics such as Norton and Triumphs.

First of a few Kawasaki s.  I used to own a Z1R in this colour, so it’s a sentimental favorite. The guys who owned this bike saw me about to take a shot in the pits and offered to put the seat back on for a better pic. When I mentioned that we used to own one of these and Mrs Tarsnakes had ridden it in the early 1980′s, he offered for her to climb aboard for the pic. It’s exactly the friendliness and access that one experiences at these small race events. And of course, referring to Mrs T as “your daughter” when talking to me, won the charming fella a few brownie points!

I’m just going to post pics of the post classics and forgotten era bikes – the ones that I relate to most! I will try for another post with the true British classics.

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Lovely Rex Wolfenden ‘T-REX’ Honda.

Check out that clutch!

T-REX Suzuki

Lots of trick Honda CB750 based post – classic sidecars

Some great spectators’ bikes around the track.

Lots more pics in the ‘Old’s Cool’ section of ADVrider or here in my GALLERY

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