The Broadford Bike Bonanza was held Easter weekend and it lived up to its reputation as a great weekend of all things motorcycling. I went on Sunday but talked to Rob Mckie on Saturday night as he had been there that day and told me how great the event was this year with a huge turn out of people and machines. My main focus was to see the Britten racer in action on the road race circuit but I was pleasantly surprised by the other bikes that were also there namely the Drysdale V8 and the Irving Vincent among others.
My next port of call was to catch up with Herb Conlon and Mark Peatman at the speedway circuit to give them some bits for the club racer and to watch Mark in action on his flat tracker. Nick McGinn was also there with his immaculate and brand new tracker and to my surprise I think we counted no less than 12 XS's there for the weekends racing. We also caught up with several other club members who were there at Broadford for the day or weekend, Rod Watts was there with his rephased tracker and his rider Dion was kept busy with riding both the tracker and swinging from the sidecar for Mark. Steve Gourdon was also there having ridden up from Ballarat on his XS but was having some trouble with a misfire so I hope he made it home ok.
I met so many blokes with XS's who are either members or who are going to be, I have to apologise for not remembering all their names and of course in my hurry to load the car with club racer stuff I had to bring with me I forgot the bloody camera. All in all Kevin Palmer and myself had a thoroughly good day out which was well worth the trip and we talked about all the great XS's we had seen that day all the way home. Thankfully Kevin did manage to take some pictures so when I get some copies I'll post them here.
These pics were sent in by Herb Conlon.
Nick McGinn's Tracker, looks great finished.
Frank Kraus owns this one and is joining us as a new member very soon.
Mark Peatman checking out this sidecar outfit at the road race circuit in the pits.