A day out at Historic Winton Raceway.

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by Moto-Rex, May 30, 2011.

  1. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    Historic Winton Raceway.

    Here is a few photos from a Historic race meeting that was held at Winton Raceway yesterday.
    Winton raceway is a small track in country Victoria, which runs smaller motor sport events, as well as one round of the V8 supercars each year.
    It was good day out, plenty old and new bikes on display, as well as some classic old cars.

    The only thing older than the bikes were the blokes riding them.
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    Check out the leaf suspension.
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    Most of the older bikes were made by manufacturers Id never heard of.
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    Six of the best.
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    Could this be a new restoration challenge for Franz??
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    This Honda looked good, and sounded even better. Theres one similar to this getting around Chiang Mai.
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    Now this is art.
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    Amazing detail and workmanship
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    How many of you had one of these?
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    The car park was full of new Triumphs, which are popular bikes in oz these days.
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    This BMW outfit was stunning.
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    There is a prize to the first person who can correctly come up the year this bike was made. Good Luck
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    Ok, I know this is a bike site, but, there was a few cars there as well as the bikes that I'm sure will be of interest to some of the Ozzies and Kiwis out there.
    This is what Ozzie touring car racing was like before it became the clinical procession it has become today.
    Tarana's vs Falcons.

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    Yep.
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    Moto-Rex
     
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  3. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Top Stuff Rex! Love to See the Classic Cars out! You got the Top 3 in My Eyes! GT Falcon, R/T Charger & The Mighty XU1 Torana. My Mates owned all 3 of these Cars back in NZ and if they Still owned them now would be worth a Fortune! When are You back here to Join Us Mate?
     
  4. Billy Baht

    Billy Baht Ol'Timer

    Nice pics MR. My first car was a used 1961 Ford Falcon, cost $125.00 USD. There used to be a paint shop chain, Earl Scheib, with the (then) moto of "I'll paint any car for $29.95..." As soon as I saved up the cash I had her painted the loudest lime green color the shop had :)
     
  5. ronwebb

    ronwebb Ol'Timer

    Fantastic Rex. I had completely forgotten about Ariel, Rudge and Exceksior. What a collection.
     
  6. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    Gday Bungy. Your right mate, these cars are worth big bucks these days. Ill be back up north in a few months.

    Hi Captain. Im sorry, 1928 is incorrect. No prize for you.
     
  7. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    A few more photos from Winton.

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    Moto-Rex
     
  8. feejer

    feejer Ol'Timer

    Rex, I'll guess it was a bit earlier with that leaf spring front suspension. How about 1910?
     
  9. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    No its not 1910 Feejer, all Ill say is, that the Captain is very close.
     
  10. Captain Wally

    Captain Wally Ol'Timer

    I'm going to guess 1927, only because it seems to have been a fairly significant year for Indian and it's very close to Slash's guess.
     
  11. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    Your getting warmer.
     
  12. daewoo

    daewoo Ol'Timer

    G'Day MR, great photos...

    At 31 (for 8 years now) I am of course too young to have been watching Falcons Vs Toranas... I stopped following Touring Cars when they banned the Nissans and went to the current Taxi Racing Formula... unfortunately, 2 types of cars with 1900s designed engines is about all the bogan Aussie public can understand, so while unpopular with racing purists, the formula is very popular with the unwashed masses, and unlikely to return to proper touring cars anytime soon...

    I used to work in The Pits at Bafurst (sp) and loved the Appendix J (Historic) racing... the entire Pit Lane would empty as everyone headed into the garages to watch the Minis menace the Mustangs around the mountain... 10 times better racing than The Main Event...

    As for the bikes...

    Most weekends I go for a ride through The Royal National Park, near home in Southern Sydney... on a sunny Saturday morning, seems every motorbike in Sydney congregates at Bald Hill... a couple of times a year, the Historic Branch of the Ulysses Club will turn up with their old Vincents, BSAs, Indians, etc... they may not be turned out like these show bikes, but they are ridden... great stuff (until the pirates from the Harley Owners Group turn up and ruin the whole atmosphere :rolleyes: ...

    Thanks for the post...

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  13. BignTall

    BignTall Ol'Timer

    Awesome piccies Rex!!! Whilst i always enjoy perusing the Rudges and Excelsiors as they are true bits of art. I loved the look of the Raleigh and would fancy running about town with that for Dogs Night Out and such. That modern Triumph in the parking lot leads a lot to be desired though and hopefully is not accurately defining the Aussie tastes as of late. Though knowing Mark Rossi maybe I can understand this tradgedy.

    I never owned the Kwacker Triple but did own a few Yamaha RZ500 two strokes built to the hilt. Great fun and made the right noises.

    Lets see some more if ya got'em.
     

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