I am not really keen on such comments as “put it on your bucket list” (grrrr!!) and find that saying quite irritable. We do things because we want to and when we can afford it. But one thing that I did have on ‘a list’ for the last few years was to attend the Burt Munro Challenge in Invercargill, and finally the opportunity presented itself last month.
Held over the last weekend of November the Challenge is a series of different motorcycle events over 4 days. This year had an added attraction with the opening of Motorcycle Mecca, the newly
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Ashley , President of the New Zealand BSA Motorcycle Owners’ Club reached out to us to let you know about the 2017 National BSA Rally and after some some hard negotiation down to the princely sum of $0.00, we here at Barnstormers are more than happy to post this event for the New Zealand BSA Motorcycle Owners’ Club.
Set in rural Taranaki, Vertical Horizon is an event centre a few minutes from Inglewood. The centre is used for school camps, holiday programmes, corporate team building and leadership training. Several motorcycle clubs have used the venue in the past for
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Every two years the NZ Vintage Car Club holds its National Motorcycle Rally, alternating it between the North and South Islands. The next one, to be held on the 17th to 19th February 2017 is based at the Waitomo Village, and is being organised jointly between the Auckland and Waikato sections of the Vintage Car Club. The after rally tour that follows on from the rally weekend, starting on Monday 20th to Friday 24th, is in the style of hub tours to places of interest, returning each day back to Waitomo.
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Its been over 20 years since I attended the swapmeet at McLeans Island and so after a chat with Baron McSnotty I decided to join him in his pilgrimage to the island that splits New Zealand from Stewart Island. Early starts have always been a hallmark of the Barnstormer lads adventures and this was no different. We arrived in Christchurch at stupid o’clock on Thursday morning so we could spend the day pootling about in the Hyanddry Bitz rental roller-skate, taking the sights in and around post earthquake Christchurch, Lyttelton and Akaroa. Even after 6 years , its a pretty
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The weather changes have been noticed and with the finer weather there is definitely more motorcycling take place. We have been told by the weather readers on the tube that we are in for an early spring, evidence of which is already visible. Hopefully it doesn’t mean that we will have a extremely wet summer.
We have recently purchased some nice original motorcycle brochures that came from an old motorcycle dealer in Australia. Williams Bros were a dealer in the 1920 and 1930s. The story as told to me was that they used to go around other dealers and get
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