PERFECT WEATHER saw an estimated 10,000 people visit Concours de Elegance to see the 150 entered show bikes, motorcycle clubs and motorcycle services displayed. A family day with free admission, the show is a true Concours de Elegance offering some 50 trophies across 14 classes.
The trophy for Best in Show and a cheque for $1500 went to an immaculately presented 1948 Ariel Red Hunter 500 cc machine owned by Bruce Armstrong.
The Brisbane motorcycle club community was well represented with club displays from basically all clubs.
The Dave Ritter Band provided the music we all like to hear against the backdrop of bikes and the crowd.
As in previous years, Club Laverda Queensland supported Make a Wish Foundation with donated money going to help children with terminal diseases. This year the club was able to make a record donation of $7000; thanks goes to those who gave so freely on the day.
Thanks also to Castrol Australia, Morgan and Wacker, The Paul Feeney Group, and Caboolture Motorcycles as major sponsors; and the 25 minor sponsors.
Captain Concours (aka Big Al) is proud that the Concours de Elegance was such a success and thanks all the Club Laverda Queensland members and helpers.
The Concours de Elegance builds on the success of previous years and next year will see another showing of the widest variety of machines at any show in Queensland.
Pics by Jules @ Top Gun
Words by Brian Horn