I took a run down to Phillip Island with one of the other old West Coast Procrastinators, Andy, for the 'Island Classic' historic race meeting.We met up with our mates Bill & Terry when we got there. The weather was perfect for competitors and spectators alike. The biggest concern at Phillip Island is always how windy it will be.Thankfully today was very calm and sunny with a temp around 24C.
The last time that I went to Classic Races at PI was the first time this event was run! Here's the pin I bought back then.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day and was particularly impressed with some of the lap times. A handful of the very best were only 10 seconds slower than Stoner's 2010 MotoGP qualifying time. That's pretty impressive for 30 year old machines.
|1938 Vincent HRD|
|I think it's a 1962 Azani Special|
|Spectators with classic machines did a parade lap at lunch time.|
Seeing a mint CBX1000 and RC45 together and talking to their owner was a real treat for me as well. I've mentioned before on this blog how much I'd love to have a CBX!
|Mint CBX1000. The owner of this also had the RC45!|
I took plenty of pics, for high resolution pics CLICK HERE
|I can't lean any further!|
|John Whitla's lovely Jota. Mikuni carbs & Brembo brakes|
|I was a young teenager when these hit the market - glorious sounding twins.|
|The track by the ocean - Phillip Island|
|1928 AJS ridden in. The Gladstone bag 'top box' was a nice touch|