Rob Phillips with a 1925 Douglas under restoration.
Rob Phillips with a 1925 Douglas under restoration.

Classics on display

CLASSIC motorcycles of a bygone era were dusted off and put on display at Dingo Creek Winery at the weekend.

The special occasion was organised by the Historical Motorcycle Club of Queensland Gympie branch for the annual meet, of which every branch holds its own around the state at different times of the year.

From an early model Harley Davidson, which looked more like a bicycle than a motorbike, to a Wearwell made by the original AJ Stevens in the early 1900s, there were plenty of relics for motorbike enthusiasts to peruse.

And they came from all over Queensland to look at the 50-plus classic and vintage motorcycles on display with the scenic Dingo Creek vineyard creating an idyllic atmosphere for visitors and exhibitors.

The club's Gympie branch president, Peter McIntyre, it was the second time the event had been held at Dingo Creek and said it was the perfect venue for such a display.

"We had quite a few spectacular bikes on display," he said.

"The Wearwell was a stand-out motorbike. It belongs to a Gympie guy. There were some beautiful AJS and Matchless bikes on display.

"We had quite a lot of visitors come to have a look and we received a lot of support from motorcycle enthusiasts."

Surprisingly, every single motorcycle, dating back to the early 1900s to the 80s, was in good running order.

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