So much to do and see at annual 1 000 Bike Show

Alicia Bull, her daughter Anais (2) and Princess Makhanya wander through the display tent at the Classic Motorcycle Club’s (CMC) annual 1 000 Bike Show.

Young and old from far and wide flocked to the Germiston City Sports Club last weekend to take in the sights and sounds of the Classic Motorcycle Club’s (CMC) annual 1 000 Bike Show.

“We are very pleased with the support the show received from thousands of visitors and we once again had a high standard of motorcycles on display, as well as a wide range of stalls,” said Rusty Thorns, CMC chairperson.

The yearly attraction, that has grown from humble beginnings as a small display in the Carlton Centre’s Centre Court in 1985, to what is now the largest dedicated motorcycle show in Africa, boasted a varied mix of classic and modern motorcycles.

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This along with good weather and a convivial atmosphere proved a successful recipe for the show.

As has become the norm at the show, which is a hit with bike enthusiasts, there were a number of unusual machines on display.

One that attracted plenty of attention was Alan Heynes’ 1916 Autoped, which was made in New York and is claimed to be the world’s first scooter, with the rider standing upright as the powered front wheel hauled this unusual two-wheeler along the road.

It certainly turned heads as it was ridden up and down the display tent during demonstration rides.

Another unusual bike on display was a bicycle powered by a 50cc Zundapp engine – an original moped dating back to 1956.

The machine is owned by Maynard Marshall and requires some work to get it running.

Various awards were handed out over the two-day event and the judges had a tough time deciding on the various category winners and runners-up as the standard of presentation and workmanship was extremely high.

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In the end, Neville Nicolau’s 1976 BMW 90S was named the Best Motorcycle on Show among the classics.

Neville explained that he bought the motorcycle three years ago and then rebuilt it completely.

He also won the class for Japanese motorcycles over 250cc with his immaculate Suzuki GT750, a water-cooled three-cylinder two-stroke dating back to the 1970s.

Brett Allan’s Yamaha XS650 Chopper took the Best on Show honours in the Custom Motorcycle Category.

Other results of the two Concours d’Elegance contests at the 1 000 Bike Show were:

Classic Motorcycles:

• Best Classic Motorcycle: Roland Nancekeville with his Velocette MSS 500.

• Best Post-War British Motorcycle: Ralph Pitchford with his 1954 AJS.

• Best Pre-War British Motorcycle: Roland Nancekeville with his Velocette MSS 500.

• Best American Motorcycle: Bill Lance with his Indian Scout.

• Best European Motorcycle: Umbretto de Stefanis with his Moto Guzzi Falconi.

• Best Japanese under 250cc Motorcycle: Bikecraft with their Yamaha YZ1.

• Best Off-Road Motorcycle: Bruce Thomas with his 1978 KTM 250 MC.

• Best VMX Race Bike Motorcycle: Evan Pretorius with his 1973 CZ 380.

• Best Street Scrambler Motorcycle: Bikecraft with their 1984 Honda XR500RE.

• Ladies Choice Motorcycle: Isaac Rubins with his Royal Enfield.

Custom Motorcycles:

• Best Standard Motorcycle: KCR Motorcycles with their Honda 750.

• Best Street Modified Motorcycle: Eric Repsold with his 1997 BMW.

• Best Street Fighter Motorcycle: Juan-Paul Loots with his 1982 Suzuki Katana.

• Best Cruiser: Leonard Myburgh with his Harley Davidson de Luxe.

• Best Classic Motorcycle: Paul Kotze of Dyno by Quint with his Kawasaki Z900.

• Best Custom Motorcycle: Traditional Motorcycle Co with their Triumph Scrambler.

• Best Harley Davidson: Rory Hearn with his 2015 Harley Davidson.

• Best Chopper: Brett Allan with his Yamaha XS650 Chopper.

• Best Trike: Fred Hardy with his Viper Trike.

• Best Paintwork: Leonard Myburgh with his Harley Davidson de Luxe.

• Best Engineering: Fred Hardy with his Viper Trike.

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Leigh Hodgson
Journalist

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