A Bit of Christmas Cheer.

This is closed now and our winner is FLAT TANK from Australia. We’ll be in touch and get the book in the mail.

Be in to win something FREE. Surely not!

Yep the silly season makes us all do silly things and the boys at Barnstormers Central have decided to give away a book. In true form it has lotsa pictures, easy words for McStupid and his sidekick Knarley to understand, and for one such lucky Barnstormer reader it will be a nice addition to their library.

The book is Motorbikes Around New Zealand by Matthew Wright.

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It is softback with 144 pages covering motorcycles from the early years of 1899 to present day from around New Zealand. Don’t be fooled by the picture of the modern bikes on the bottom half of the front cover as they are only a small portion of what is inside. More indicative of content would be the top photograph which is of our very own Percy Colemean on a stripped down Royal Enfield (one of Knobsters favourite makes)  500 4 valve road machine at Waikanae Beach in the early 1930s.  There are more of previously unpublished photos from the early years with approxamately two thirds of the book on pre 1950s machines. Text is brief which leaves you more time to ponder from which these these pictures came.

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Two of the typical photos from the book depicting early New Zealand motorcycling.

I just love old photos, I can stare at them for hours and everytime I do I see something different. Words can be changed but it is difficult to alter a photograph so what you see is what was taken so many years ago. As they say “time is captured” and it certainly is in these excellent reproductions. Don’t you all wish you had a copy?

The competition is open to all users of Barnstormers.co.nz (national and international), is for one only book titled Motorbikes Around New Zealand, includes free postage to your nominated address and will run until midnight Thursday 17th December 2009. We will draw a winner on Friday and notify them through their email address. We would like to have this delivered by christmas however it may not be possible for overseas postal.

So to enter for a chance to win you will need to be a registered user (if you aren’t already then best you do), and you will need to indicate your keeness why replying to this article through the ‘Leave A Comment’ link at the bottom of the page. The message you need to leave should read “I fink dat da Mcsnotty and da Knobsta are da bestestest cos …………………….. (including your most earnest reason). (The ‘Leave A  Reply’ box will only show if your are registered and logged in).

Some of the more interesting replies may be published on the site but your anonimity will be respected and protected.

PLEASE – DO NOT leave any contact details in this box, should you win we will contact you through your registration.

And for those of you who are not successful in this promotion but would still like a copy this book can still be purchased from Whitcoulls outlets around New Zealand. Cost is $29.99 and the ISBN is 978-1-877327-47-6

Good luck.

6 comments to A Bit of Christmas Cheer.

  • Knobby

    If only I could enter… But I already have a copy.
    Readers, where are you? Its free, no gimmicks, no scams, nothing to sell here…..
    I guess the hardest thing to do is finish the ‘“I fink dat da Mcsnotty and da Knobsta are da bestestest cos ……………………’
    My advice is write any old bollocks, we arent precious here at BS HQ (The BS says it all really 😉 )
    Hey being witty won’t guarantee you’ll win it, it will just put you in the draw

    Go for it
    Knobby

  • Knobby

    Well, Ive had a very nice e-mail from FLAT TANK. He’s been unable to post his comment due to some PC issues at his end. He is our first entry into the draw. Good luck mate.

  • ntst8

    I fink dat da Mcsnotty and da Knobsta are da bestestest cos they keeps on sticking intrestin old stuff on this new fangled interweb thingy, and lots of it is picta’s which is easiest to read, and some of its not and dats ok too, and some of its Norton and theys da best : ) , and lots of its evryfing else are theys all a close second and worth reading too.

  • Knobby

    With this amount of interest, McSnotty an I will have to pull out the ‘binary metallic decision device’ (coin) to help with the draw.
    Only 2 days to go to register……

  • Icarus

    “da bestestest”! Are you guys for real? I hope you buggers don’t live in the same town depriving some village of an idiot all of their own!
    But seriously, I fink dat da Mcsnotty and da Knobsta are da bestestest cos it’s a great site and cheers for your efforts in keepin it fresh.
    Keep up the good work lads. All the best for the new year.

  • McSnotty

    Well readers that is it. I will be closing off the comments so that means the giveaway is closed. I wish to thank all of you who took an interest in this and all Knobster and I have to do is to draw a winner. We will be notifying the lucky person in the next couple of days. Cheers McSnotty.