Cranbourne Motor Bike GP run 2010

Sh... If you listen you will hear it ..... The gentle burble of a motor bike . In the distance stirring!

The leathers are coming out from their winter hideouts, some getting a nice polish up , some will be worn as they are and have been for many years.

Bikes are getting their work-overs, some thorough, some hmm, well maybe not so thorough. lol

The makes and shapes of the bikes ? It may be the ubiquitous Harley Davidson maybe a Suzuki even a Ducati! Well for this event it does not matter one iota what make of Bike you ride. As long as you RIDE !!!!

What event you may ask am I talking about?

Silly! Its the Annual Cranbourne Motor Bike Run

Cranbourne GP Run 2010
Cranbourne GP Run 2010
Cathy Freeman our much loved 2000 Olympic Games  Gold Medalist looking just a wee bit worried
Cathy Freeman our much loved 2000 Olympic Games Gold Medalist looking just a wee bit worried
Off and running (oliversmum)
Off and running (oliversmum)

Cranbourne GP Run 2010

Oliversmum who is not only my life partner but is also a Hubber (feel free to check out her profile) and myself decided that we would go together to view and photograph the Motor Bike 'send off' which was leaving Cranbourne at 10 am.

So , both of us, rugged up against the cold and armed with our cameras took off on this not so lovely day.

All through the night the storms had ... um...stormed as storms do! As it turned out , apart from rain tempered with some hail and accompanied by a lot of wind , the weather was not too bad :-)

Cathy Freeman who you may remember won the Gold Medal for the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney flagged off the riders from high up in a cherry picker.

Looking up at Cathy and the Mayor of Casey Cr.Lorraine Wreford you could see they were not all that comfortable in the inclement weather.

After all the town had experienced wild storms during the night and the wind, rain and hail did not seem to dampen the crowds enthusiasm.

With a very brave "Riders start your Engines" and a beautiful cheerful grin Kathy started waving the checkered flag to send the thousands of riders on their way to Phillip Island to see the Grand Prix!

Have you ever heard thousands of motor bike engines roar into life simultaneously?

The earth moved for me :-)

Dragon Trike (oliversmum)
Dragon Trike (oliversmum)
The green dragon motor bike, the rear end no 'foolin'
The green dragon motor bike, the rear end no 'foolin'

Picking out our Favorite Rigs

Before Oliversmum and myself set out on our trip we decided that each of us would pick out our own favorite Motor Cycle Rig.

There were so many beautifully prepared Bikes and Trikes that choosing one was very hard but here are our final choices with images to give you an idea what each one looked like.

Oliversmum picked out this wicked looking Dragon Trike and I must agree it was a very striking looking tri-wheeler complete with matching helmet.

Check out the huge dragon eye art work on the rear luggage compartment!

Oliversmum had her heart set on this machine but I explained to her that Green would not go with any of her scarves ;-)

An old Puch with side car attached.  Very classy and almost Art Deco!  This was my favorite Motor Bike of the day!
An old Puch with sidecar attached. Very classy and almost Art Deco! This was my favorite Motor Bike of the day!

My own choice was a Motor Bike with side car. Very Art Deco period. I am not sure which brand of Bike it is, if any one has an idea please let me know in the comments below, it would be great to know?

I am leaning towards it being a 'Puch' or an Italian job !

Whichever it is, this bike and sidecar was one ot the prettiest units on display.

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

This looks like an eccentric perforformance,just my kind of ride,agvulpes,lol.;)


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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

Mentalist acer, eccentric you say lol.

Actually due to the not so good weather this was quite a sedate affair. We have a horse race that stops the nation on a certain Tuesday in November and punters have been known to wear 'tutus' to the course. But that is a whole other story or Hub lol

Thanks a heap for the comment and I'm glad you enjoyed ;-)


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oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

Agvulpes. Hi. This Cranbourne Motorbike GP Run 2010 was spectacular.

Yes the weather was off, but the Company was good, the people wonderful and all the Bikes were beautiful.

It was great to see Cathy Freeman start the race, she didn't seem too happy about being up in the cherry picker with the wind blowing, but she took it in her stride, she is a beautiful lady.

I loved reading your account of this special day, and all the Photographs are awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us.Voted Up. Bye. :) :)


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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

Oliversmum Hi and thanks for dropping in on 'our' Hub on the 2010 Motor Bike Run. I say 'our' because you did contribute to the Photographs. You are way too modest but I must tell the readers that it was the first time you have ever used a camera and that your efforts at taking photographs were very good.

As you say Cathy was a real trooper and all in all it did turn out a great day.

Thank you for your lovely comment.:-)


Soltész Mátyás 5 years ago

I think its not an old Puch, it is an old hungarian two stroked Pannonia.


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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

@Sotesz thanks for letting me know. I have looked for the Pannonia brand on the internet and can find no information.

Can you offer me any links so that I can do some research?

The Cranbourne Motor Bike Run to the Australian GP is coming up soon and I will try and talk to the owner and find out some history on the bike!

Thank again for helping on the research :-)


Mark Sewell 2 years ago

Just fell across this page. I owned that dragon trike,. A lovely beast it was with a 2.2 litre scat VW engine :)


Mark Sewell 2 years ago

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agvulpes 2 years ago from Australia Author

@Mark Sewell thanks for dropping by and letting us know some history on the Dragon Trike ! Would love to get some more history on it if possible.

The Motor Bike Run is on again this weekend !

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    A markerHigh Street Cranbourne -
    High St, Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia
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    High Street, Cranbourne where thousands of motor cyclists assembled for the 2010 Grand Prix Run to Phillip Island to see the Australian Grand Prix!

    Feast your eyes on these great Motor Bikes

    For anyone who enjoys looking at fine machine I have included below more images of some of the beautifully prepared bikes and rigs so proudly put on display for the Cranbourne GP Run of 2010.

    So feast your eyes and please enjoy:

    Harley Davidson Classic
    Harley Davidson Classic
    The crowds and the clouds were gathering on the dark and rather gloomy day.
    The crowds and the clouds were gathering on the dark and rather gloomy day.
    Now this is a mean looking motor bike, 6 cylinder would you believe!
    Now this is a mean looking motor bike, 6 cylinder would you believe!
    How is this for power ?
    How is this for power ?
    Puch Motor Cycle. I'm not sure of the vintage.
    Puch Motor Cycle. I'm not sure of the vintage.
    Motor Bike or Motor Mower?
    Motor Bike or Motor Mower?
    A beautiful Kawasaki 1400 GTR
    A beautiful Kawasaki 1400 GTR
    1949 Triumph 'Panther' 100.  I could not find the owner to ask. If someone knows better leave a comment and I will edit the title!
    1949 Triumph 'Panther' 100. I could not find the owner to ask. If someone knows better leave a comment and I will edit the title!
    Purple OZ trike looks a very comfortable motor bike. Oliversmum says this is a close second !
    Purple OZ trike looks a very comfortable motor bike. Oliversmum says this is a close second !
    Harley Davidson ultra classic
    Harley Davidson ultra classic
    Form a line  (oliversmum)
    Form a line (oliversmum)
    high five (oliversmum)
    high five (oliversmum)

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