Aussie Triples Rally 2013
The 4th National Aussie Triples Rally was held at Ballina
on the 16 - 19 August 2013
55 entrants attended the fourth year of this event for early pommie Triples.
Most variants of the 3 cylinder 750cc engined bikes were represented, including Triumph T150's, T160's, and Legends, BSA Rocket 3's, Hurricanes, a Rob North Rocket 3 and specials.
We had bikes from Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Broken Hill, Brisbane, Rockhampton and several places between.
Rides were conducted with the assistance of the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club who provided excellent marshalling.
At the lunch stop on Saturday the bikes were judged in their separate categories. This year the judging was made very difficult due to the quality of the bikes present.
The weather gods were good to us with one short shower after we all arrived back from the Saturday ride.
The whole weekend was incident and breakdown free, which is a credit to the owners meticulous preparation. (we may need an extra back-up trailer for the marshals bikes)
We enjoyed the support of the TMRA, Re-engineered Concentrics and the Trident & Rocket 3 Owners Club who supplied their club Tee shirts for the FUN Auction at the presentation night.
Planning is already underway for the 2014 event and entrants expressed their desire to return.
Aussie Triples Rally Awards 2013
Best Triumph :- Legend, Paul Edwards, Broken Hill. NSW
Best BSA :- Gerald Rowley, Naracan. VIC
Best Rocket 3 :- John MacRae, Dorrigo. NSW
Best Drum Brake Trident :- Ken Phelps, Naracan. VIC
Best Disc Brake Trident (draw) :- Bernie Clark, Canberra. ACT & David Wright, Cooroy.QLD
Best T160 :- Ian Wright, Glasshouse Mtns. QLD
Best Hurricane :- Tony Hicks, Buderum. QLD
Best Special :- Darrell Elliott, North Lambton, NSW
Best Other :- T120R, Dennis Ainsworth. Sydney. NSW
Longest Distance Ridden to the Rally:- Glen Thompson, Rockhampton. QLD
Longest Distance Travelled to the Rally :- Steve Cramp, Adelaide. SA