History revs up at bike display

A 1925 Norton was one of the highlights of a vintage motorbike display held at the Symmons Plains Raceway yesterday.

Organised to coincide with the final round of the Tasmanian Motorcycle Club's road racing championships, the display attracted 18 vintage bikes from across the North and North-West, with the Norton the oldest.

Vintage Motorcycle Club of Tasmania member and display organiser Geoff Anderson, of Relbia, had two of his own motorbikes, a 1942 Harley-Davidson and a 1935 BSA, on display plus three he borrowed for the day.

"The display went well and despite a bit of rain we had 18 old bikes turn up and they generated plenty of interest," Mr Anderson said.

"I used to have bikes in the '70s and then did the family and children thing.

"Then I got involved again about 12 years ago when a mate of mine had a 1930 BSA which I bought and did a bit to and that got me interested again."

Some owners did a few demonstration laps on the old bikes in the lunch break of the TMC meeting yesterday.

Mr Anderson said most of the vintage bikes displayed would be part of a Ross Rally on November 25, which was expected to attract more than 200 bikes from all over the state.

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