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Title: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: muskrat on 01.09. 2017 21:41
G'day all.
Just saw this on another site.
The 2018 International BSA Rally will be at Halls Gap, Victoria. 9 November 2018 to 16 November 2018
https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Halls+Gap+VIC+3381/@-37.1322919,142.4626945,8z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ace1a9fd4c3797f:0x40579a430a0ae00!8m2!3d-37.1467982!4d142.5235245
WozzA and Brian are the same distance to ride.
Cheers
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: RichardL on 01.09. 2017 23:22
That's great. You could get there and still push'r home.*countdown*

Richard L.
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: muskrat on 02.09. 2017 08:20
Just a short hop of just under 2000Km (1250 miles) return for me.
The BSA National is next month at Cowra NSW. Only 730Km (456 miles) return, nice little weekend ride.
Anyone here going to either?
Cheers
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: duTch on 02.09. 2017 08:57

 Not completely undoable, but also probably not doable either...add another 1000+K each way for me for the Cowra (Breakout), and one or the other or both (add another 2000K) or neither *conf*....That's a couple of oil changes on the way, and not to mention selecting the right tool and spare thingy for the trip *smile*
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: muskrat on 23.09. 2017 10:50
The info sheet just came out.
http://bsa.asn.au/html/events/inter/index.html
Cheers
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: RichardL on 23.09. 2017 13:48
Trailer to within 150 miles, then, ride in the rest of the way. That way you'll still be walking around with the correct wobble, thus verifying your dedication, but the bike and you will be far less the worse for wear. *smile*

Richard L
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: madsens on 23.09. 2017 17:00
Would be fantastic to participate - but I'm afraid both distance - transport logistics and economically undoable. I spent a week in Geelong in the neighbourhood in 1976 and always have dreamed about coming back - we had a small presentation by the Aussie guys at the 2017 International Rally in the Netherlands.
But I can always dream *smile* *smile*
rgds Joergen
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: dave55 on 23.09. 2017 17:45
Just at the moment we on this little rock are getting a TV series called Outback Truckers, fascinating to watch just for the scenery, now im too long in the tooth to believe its all real (im sure some bits are made just for effect) But Hells Bells some of your roads are bloody awfull ...........especially the ones shown this week with an outback bar at the end of it waiting for its delivery of beer  *eek*
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: KiwiGF on 24.09. 2017 12:03
I'm feeling guilty about not planning to go (i.e. asking for the applicable permit from mission control  *bash* ) given it's so close to NZ. But I will ask the NZ bsa club if they are thinking of getting a container organised  *smile* you never know eh





Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: Beeza on 07.08. 2018 12:58
Hi All just back from a visit to Halls Gap, the venue for the 2018 BSA international rally to be held this November (yep I'm on the committee), and the location and rally programme planned is amazing. Hoping to meet up with fellow A7/A10 fans like myself. I'll be doing a talk all about Kenny Eggers BSA Daytona A7, on one of the nights with photos of the rebuild, already nervous about that.
Anyhow get your 'A's there, as the one you miss out on, you will never ever get back.
We're expecting up to 300 entries, and we're not too far off that now.
Cheers Thomas
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 10.08. 2018 04:06
Just received this in an email today, Happy to also do a bit of advertising for this on our Facebook/Instagram/Website if the people behind it would like to contact me.



UPDATE 5th Aug 2018

Accommodation is still available in Halls Gap.

While the Parkgate resort may still have a powered site or two. The nearby  Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park still has cabins and sites available.

If you are still thinking of attending the biggest BSA Rally in the southern hemisphere don't delay. The 10% late fee kicks in on the 11th August.

Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park
2223 Grampians Road (PO Box 27)
Halls Gap Victoria 3381
Phone 03 5356 4244
Email stay@hallsgapgardenscaravanpark.com.au
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: muskrat on 10.08. 2018 18:06
G'day Brett.
Good idea mate. The more that know about it the better.
I'm not on Faceache or Instagrumble.
Cheers
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 15.08. 2018 04:44
We have a pretty good following on our FaceBook (And now Instagram), So anything like this, or even club swap meets, I am always happy to share around.

https://www.facebook.com/mikesclassics/posts/1921708527852519 (https://www.facebook.com/mikesclassics/posts/1921708527852519)
 
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 27.08. 2018 07:15
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UPDATE 15th August 2018

Just a reminder that the online booking window for the largest BSA Rally in the Southern Hemisphere will close soon.

No Online bookings will be possible after midnight(AEST) Friday 31st August 2018.

If you have not yet booked, then you had better get cracking!

Copied from another source, But just a reminder to get moving with entries Guys/Girls
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: coater87 on 27.08. 2018 13:11
 Wait,

 How can this be the most important international rally of the year, then be held in the middle of the devils butt hole?

 There are 3 people in the world who know where it is, and only 2 of them know how to get there *sad2*

 They need to hold big rallies where there are : no poisonous snakes, no giant spiders, no man eating crocodiles, and where there are some people within 500 miles would be a big help too. ;)

 Lee
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: muskrat on 27.08. 2018 20:32
G'day Lee
No man eating crocodiles in Victoria. Kangaroos can rip your guts out, Redback (Blackwidow) spiders under all dunny seats, Copperheads/Redbelly/Easternbrown snakes, Dropbears and Bushrangers. Makes life/death interesting.
Cheers
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: coater87 on 28.08. 2018 03:20
G'day Lee
No man eating crocodiles in Victoria. Kangaroos can rip your guts out, Redback (Blackwidow) spiders under all dunny seats, Copperheads/Redbelly/Easternbrown snakes, Dropbears and Bushrangers. Makes life/death interesting.
Cheers

 Musky,

 If you watch most TV over here about Australia, it's mostly about the dangerous wild life.

 Crocodiles, snakes, sharks that jump out of the water...

 I bet there are some really cool places and things to see, but those are not on the television. It's always some giant spider that chews people's faces off and lives under every kitchen sink.

 Here we have cows.

 Lee

 
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: Beeza on 28.08. 2018 05:01
Friendly kangaroos, cuddly koalas, I don’t think there’s any snakes, “I can’t see any at the moment”, and good beer.
Don’t miss this one, over 300 entered so far, more BSA’s than you can poke a stick at.
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: cyclobutch on 28.08. 2018 16:36
Xrist – you guys know how to sell it. I’m out there somewhere in a week or two; driving Darwin to Alice and then the big red rock - whatever you call it these days. Figured if I go inland I should at least be able to avoid the box jellyfish.

What beer do I want to be supping up there? (hoping this won’t be like an oil thread).
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: muskrat on 28.08. 2018 20:40
G'day CB.
Just watch out for the child eating dingo's. There are sharks in Alice, ready to take your money! Western Brown, Mulga and Curl snakes and those cute little lizards (6' Goanna's). That is if you get past the Croc's and wild Water Buffalo up Darwin way.
Darwin stubby's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NT_Draught for the long drive south.
Cheers.

PS: getting the idea we want to keep this place for ourselves. Quite welcome to visit, spend your money and go home sunburnt. LOL
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: KiwiGF on 28.08. 2018 21:52
Xrist – you guys know how to sell it. I’m out there somewhere in a week or two; driving Darwin to Alice and then the big red rock - whatever you call it these days. Figured if I go inland I should at least be able to avoid the box jellyfish.

What beer do I want to be supping up there? (hoping this won’t be like an oil thread).

You should drop into nz whilst you over this way, no snakes or biting insects here.....well there is one spider (probably an Aussie import) that bites but doesn’t kill you, but I’ve never seen one.

None of the beer in oz is much good  *fight* but some is ok in nz see https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/drinks/106398572/michael-donaldson-what-makes-new-zealands-toprated-beer-so-good-the-magic-of-wood
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: kiwipom on 28.08. 2018 22:47
hi guys, off to Sunshine Coast Queensland on the 4th Sept for a short break in the sun, we go every year dont do any extreme sports activities or swimming with the sharks/crocs/box jellies etc so stay pretty safe, have a few lagers and jd,s but generally in cruise mode, cheers
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 29.08. 2018 00:08
hi guys, off to Sunshine Coast Queensland on the 4th Sept for a short break in the sun, we go every year dont do any extreme sports activities or swimming with the sharks/crocs/box jellies etc so stay pretty safe, have a few lagers and jd,s but generally in cruise mode, cheers
We are located about an hour and a half south of sunshine coast, and about half hour from the Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise) Queensland , Australia
For anyone visiting and end up this way we are happy to have you come through and have a look. Just be sure to call us first to make sure we are in.
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: Tomcat on 29.08. 2018 09:34
It's not all bad Lee, here's a review from a couple of recent visitors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As8s3HQCJek

 
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 06.09. 2018 07:20
Be sure to check out our lovely beaches too
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: kiwipom on 06.09. 2018 10:30
Hi, yeah did Frazer Island a few years ago saw a couple of Dingos but not snakes or sharks. Wasn’t totally impressed will the biggest pile of sand in the world but had a swim in a fresh water lake, was in a tour Mitsubishi truck doing 100 kl on the beach more impressed when the driver walked it into 4wd at that speed, happy days cheers
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 06.11. 2018 00:55
All loaded up and driving out the gate here at Mike's Classic Cycle Spares with the Golden Flash and Super Flash all ready for the BSA International Rally 2018
If you see Mike down there be sure to say hi.
For anyone unfortunate to need parts for bikes on the rally (Break Downs 😥), Brett will be back here at the shop ready to take orders and can send Express to any entrants in need.
Safe riding Guys & Girls, Hope to see many pics of all your rides 👍
#MikesClassics #BSA
#MikesClassicCycleSpares

https://www.facebook.com/mikesclassics/posts/2053744374648933
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: coater87 on 06.11. 2018 01:39
 What type of car/truck thingie is that?

 We certainly dont have those here.

 Lee
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 06.11. 2018 01:51
What type of car/truck thingie is that?

 We certainly dont have those here.

 Lee
This is what we call in Australia a "Ute" ( Utility Vehicle), which is a smaller version of your "trucks".
This particular model is a "SS Holden Commodore Ute" I believe you have an Chevrolet "SS" (Impala?) there now that would be the sedan version of this... Same basic platform and running gear as a Chevrolet Camaro

More like a modern day El Camino

Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: orabanda on 06.11. 2018 05:00
What type of car/truck thingie is that?

 We certainly dont have those here.

 Lee

Neither do we anymore.

It's a Holden ute (utility). Used to be proudly Made In Australia.

After the best part of a century's production, local automobile production has ceased.
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: muskrat on 06.11. 2018 08:43
Yep, and we don't have any Falcons anymore as well. Have to punt around in a Mustang *rant*
Hay Brett, Do you trust dad's driving? Big rain/storms expected down here. Might need a tarp.
Not able to go. Bl@@dy work. Everyone wants it done by that magic day in December. 8 weeks work to be done in 6 *work*
Cheers
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: duTch on 06.11. 2018 09:18

 
Quote
Quote from: coater87 on Today at 11:39:31

    What type of car/truck thingie is that?

     We certainly dont have those here.

     Lee


Neither do we anymore.

It's a Holden ute (utility). Used to be proudly Made In Australia.

After the best part of a century's production, local automobile production has ceased.



http://richardlewis.org/holden-ute (http://richardlewis.org/holden-ute)
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: RichardL on 06.11. 2018 14:45
Great looking bike and ute. Bold color choice (not on the bikes). As for the ute, more like the Chevy El Camino or Ford Ranchero, both of which they should bring back.

Richard L.
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: RogerSB on 06.11. 2018 17:03
more like the Chevy El Camino or Ford Ranchero, both of which they should bring back.
Richard L.

Hey! I've just restored a Chevrolet El Camino for a guy in California  :D
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 13.11. 2018 03:48
The Rally has been in full swing for the past few days, Bit hard to upload all the pics here, But have been putting them on our facebook.
For those who don't have a facebook account, that's fine, our profile is "open for all" meaning you wont need an account to look.
Hope you all enjoy, and if you do have Facebook and see yourself in the pics, Be sure to tag/Like/Share etc.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2063564527000251&type=3
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: muskrat on 13.11. 2018 11:14
Good one Brett.
I couldn't see any forum tee's or Trevor "bike beeza" there.
Cheers
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: Beeza on 19.11. 2018 00:06
2018 BSA International Rally has been run and done. A fantastic week of rides out, to some interesting locations and spectacular scenery around the Grampians area. A seemingly never ending supply of food at every stop with great dinners and even breakfasts if you opted for them.
A truly we'll run rally, and so good to see so many overseas guests and BSA enthusiasts from far and wide here in Oz.
Also some great guest speakers and other activities for the evenings, even the weather was perfect for the whole week of BSA enjoyment.
I'll try to de-size some photos, but here's a pic of me and the wife with our BSAs out front of the Ararat prison for the criminally insane.

Cheers Thomas
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 22.11. 2018 04:14
Have now updated the 2018 Bsa International rally Album. over 540 photos of bikes, people, sights etc. Be sure to check it out as was some really great machines and matching people to have some laughs.

No Facebook Account needed to view pics
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2063564527000251&type=1&l=d822698fe4
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: a on 22.11. 2018 04:18
Didn't quite get all the bikes in this group pic
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: Greybeard on 22.11. 2018 10:00
Superb presentation Mike!
Title: Re: The 2018 International BSA Rally
Post by: Scott and Jay on 02.12. 2018 05:21
I had a fantastic time at the rally, too (my first International). I did wear my forum t-shirt - for a few days. As Muskrat has encouraged us, I believe that it's to recognize each other, and make a personal acquaintance. I did actually put a call out, quite awkwardly (on my iPhone, at the rally). This thread is on the "members chat" child board, and thanks for those replies. As I then recorded, I was pleased to track you down (by conversation with Steve Arthur), Trevor (BSA_54A10), and have a brief chat - thanks. I was sorry that you couldn't make it, Muskrat (Trevor explained, you were shifting house). I connected with you, too, Thomas - and now realize you are "Beeza". Of course your Project Daytona thread has been fascinating, on this forum. Seeing your actual project and the story - was a highlight, of the rally. Then the actual dispatch record, for the same bike, being part of Brian Pollit's talk - was a bonus. You and your committee were fantastic. I hope this upload of a picture of the 3 of us (me on left) works - we did most of the planning, to get our own bikes, very successfully, there and back from NZ. Not shown is our octogenarian "mascot", Graham Stott - although that's his 1950 Gold Star, behind. He presented the gift from our club, and delighted us with his running starts (jumping on side-saddle) and backfiring loudly through all the quiet towns. I'm now trying to attach what we call our "normal view" of him..