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Organisers of the 2017 Gloucester Motorcycle Expo have declared another successful year for the event, which ran on Saturday, May 6 at the Gloucester Showground.
The expo took place mainly on the Saturday, however the gates were open again on Sunday for anyone to come by for a quick look before all the exhibitors had packed up.
Event organiser, Sam de Witte said they saw around 1,500 spectators through the gate, along with roughly 200 competitors.
The expo featured Vintage Motocross Racing (VMX) hosted by the Heaven Vintage Motocross Club, who advertise the event on their website as a “Grass Track Extravaganza.”
“Heaven was very happy with the track and the facility,” Sam said.
“It’s has been their premier event for the past two years,” he explained. “It’s the event that draws the most competitors.”
Among the riders were two locals, Ben Rayner and Stephen Relf.
Sam said the race was close and very competitive.
“The front runners were full on.”
But the event wasn’t just about the race, there were also a range of stalls and displays, including the Gloucester Ulysses Club Show n Shine.
“The exhibitors were very happy,” Sam explained.
He said two motorcycles were sold on the Saturday, plus lots of clothing and accessories.
Saturday evenings entertainment featured local bush poet, Clarie Reynolds reciting a motorcycle themed poem she had written for the occasion.
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“It was brilliant,” Sam smiled. “The crowd was mesmerised.”
Claire’s performance was followed with music from The Pulse, with frontman Paul Harris.
The event was run by the Rotary Club of Gloucester, with funds donated to Westpac Helicopter Service and Gloucester’s Men’s Shed.
Organisers would like to thank the Holiday Coast Credit Union, Gloucester Resources Limited (GRL), Trellis Earthworks, Denell Transport, Gloucester Rural Supplies, Gloucester’s AH and P, Gloucester Betta Home Living, Gloucester Fuel Supplies, Roadies Cafe and the Bignell family.