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The 7th Annual Aussie Triples Rally

This year's Rally ran from the 19th – 21st August and was again based at the beautiful seaside town of Evans Head, Northern NSW.

We had 52 entrants bring their Triumph Tridents and BSA Rocket 3's for three days of riding in perfect weather. Entrants came from as far as South Australia, Victoria, the ACT and Queensland. Many rode large distances to the Rally while others trailered their bikes. Fridays short ride was south to Iluka Pub for a meal and a chat, as most riders only come together once a year at this Rally.

Saturday the local soccer club, the "Woodburn Wolves", provided a great breakfast for us before we headed off for a 220km ride with a fuel and wee stop at Mullumbimby before the journey to Alstonville Public School for lunch and the bike judging. We had a variety of Triples including T150's T160's, Rocket 3's, Hurricanes, a Legend, a Son of Sam replica and a stunning Rob North Rocket 3. After lunch we headed back to Evans Head where some of our visitors crawled over the F1-11 at the Air Museum.

We thank the TMRA and Evans Head Holiday Park for providing Trophies. Following the Trophy presentation and Dinner we conducted our annual charity auction of anything Triple. The Trident and Rocket 3 Owners Club in England sent Club Merchandise out for the event. Jeff from Re-engineered Concentrics donated several bottles of Hunter Valley Port with our Logo etched into the bottle. We were also supported by the local Chamber of Commerce. All profits go to the local Cancer Care Unit.

Sunday saw a few sore heads and excellent weather as we lined the Triples and the Marshalls' bikes up in the Main St of Evans Head for a public display for 2 hours. This created a lot of interest with people travelling a long way to see them. Following this display we had a two hour ride returning to North Coast Holiday Park, Evans Head for a BBQ lunch, supplied by the park management, as a farewell to entrants and a thank you to the Marshalls from Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club who once again did an amazing job of guiding us through our hinterland roads.

The preparation and presentation of these bikes is commendable, with the only breakdown at the Rally being a punctured rear wheel.

7th Aussie Triples Rally Trophy Winners

Best Triumph
Hurricane - Steve Cramp - Dover Gardens. SA

Best BSA
1971 Rocket 3 - John McRae - Dorrigo. NSW

Best Drum Braked Trident
1969 T150 - Ian Wright - Glasshouse Mtns. QLD

Best Disc Braked Trident
1973 T150V - David Wright - Eumundi. QLD

Best T160
1975 T160 - Andrew Berg - Southport. QLD

Best Rocket 3
1969 R3 - Tony Hicks - Buderim. QLD

Best Hurricane(runner up)
Geoff Kemp - Milang. SA

Best Special
Legend - Paul Edwards - Broken Hill. NSW

Best Other Bike
1978 T140V - Mark Stidever - Enoggera. QLD

Photos can be found here:

Col & Nancy

Jeff Skillen