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NZ Classics Festival

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by danger_dave, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. danger_dave

    danger_dave @daves.place

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    The Hippie and I spent the day at the Classics. This years featured bike is the AJS Porcupine.

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  2. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    DD, fantastic pics, thanks for sharing, looked like a brilliant day :clap

    Got any more pics of the Redbull Outfit? (yeah, I'm a nerd, more interested in the chair than the girls :lol3 )
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  3. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Some sweet shots of some sweet history there.
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  4. danger_dave

    danger_dave @daves.place

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  5. WnRn

    WnRn Left right out

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    Do my eyes spy an AJS Porcupine ???!!! :eek2
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  6. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    Great stuff!
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  7. danger_dave

    danger_dave @daves.place

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    Apparently after we left it did one parade lap and expired.
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  8. WnRn

    WnRn Left right out

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    Just to see and hear it for one lap would be like Heaven on earth.
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  9. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Top work as usual.

    I really like this one.
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  10. zadok

    zadok Long timer

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    Wow! Fantastic pics. Great machinery.:clap:D
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  11. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    The Porcupine has broken fins.
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    Mike's bike.

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    Rennsport....I have never heard a more beautiful noise.

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  12. danger_dave

    danger_dave @daves.place

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  13. danger_dave

    danger_dave @daves.place

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    >>Rennsport....I have never heard a more beautiful noise.<<

    But it only lasted one lap too?
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  14. oldkiller

    oldkiller silent Bob

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    Fabulous photos! What a collection of great stuff. Think I'll go conjure up some memories. Many thanks for sharing. :clap
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  15. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Does the fact that these pics made me very retrospective mean I'm getting old? Wonderful shots. I may need to copy some for the screen saver. Thanks for posting.
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  16. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    We can always count on Dave to deliver a feast for the eyes!! :tb

    Awesome pics... and lovely bikes!! thanks for sharing all these great pics :clap
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  17. NAVIGATOR

    NAVIGATOR Wanderer

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    Thank you:clap :clap , great bikes and pics, those riders take racing seriously!!
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  18. reepicheep

    reepicheep Been here awhile

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    Outstanding as always Dave! I was playing "Hunt the Uly" in the background, but never saw it. Your triumph would be a more appropriate ride for that kind of event anyway I suppose...

    I noticed a LOT of open primaries on the bikes being ridden in anger, and don't recall that being common for most bikes of that vintage. Was that odd coincidence, or is there a reason so may bikes were running there without primary covers?

    Thanks again for the pictures, outstanding!
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  19. Anciano

    Anciano Bushpilot

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    Beautiful, and they ride them.

    Thanks so much

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  20. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    What a great post and sensational photos! Looks like an awesome event.
    I can only laugh as I listen to those here in the Canadian Vintage Racing series who go on to great lengths as to how the true classic race bikes are too rare to race, too expensive, too irrelevent to modern audiences, to this, too that, etc.... as they add yet one more class for 1980's alumimun framed, liquid cooled multis in the "vintage" series! :loco

    I have nothing against the newer bikes (I grew up through that era) but the issue is vintage racing, and this great event was put on in a country with a population less then the greater Toronto area!

    Well done Kiwis!
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