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Motorcycle Riders Association Cranbourne GP Run to the Motor Bike GP on Phillip Island in 2009

Updated on January 28, 2018
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A passionate lover of his native Australia, Peter loves to share with the world the wonders of this beautiful Country called Australia.

Crowds in Cranbourne

The huge crowd at the Motorcycle Run
The huge crowd at the Motorcycle Run

MRA Cranbourne GP Run

Officially called the 'MRA Cranbourne GP Run' this is a great excuse for old mates and new friends to get together and have a great time.

It did not matter whether you rode a Harley Davidson, Suzuki, Honda and even a Ducati, you were welcome. No matter what country your bike was made in, be it American, Italian, German, etc. you were well represented.

The reason for this gathering is due to the fact that the Australian Grand Prix is being held at Phillip Island racetrack tomorrow.

The authorities have got their heads together over the years and this GP Run has evolved into the massive event that it is today.

It is possibly the largest collection of motorbikes and I might add anything that remotely reassembles a Motorbike to be held in Australia.

Estimates of somewhere between 5 thousand and 10 thousand have so far been offered.

Believing that pictures are worth a thousand words I won't bore you with waffle. I'll just offer you the pictures of a great day that everyone enjoyed!

Lined up ready to go !!!!!!!!!

Motorbikes lined up ready to go
Motorbikes lined up ready to go

My Favorite Funny Bike?

Funny ones
Funny ones

One of my Favorites

Red Bikes
Red Bikes

Nice Purple

Purple Bikes
Purple Bikes

Built for comfort-not

My favorite color Blue Bikes
My favorite color Blue Bikes

Harley Davidson Funerals

As a matter of fact, people are just dying to ride in this Harley Davidson
As a matter of fact, people are just dying to ride in this Harley Davidson

Bike from the Metro Fire Brigade

The Big and Small of it all
The Big and Small of it all

Fantastic Paint Work

An example of the amazing paint jobs on these bikes.  This depicts Ned Kelly our famous bushranger
An example of the amazing paint jobs on these bikes. This depicts Ned Kelly our famous bushranger

Police Escort

The boys in blue escorted the parade to Phillip Island
The boys in blue escorted the parade to Phillip Island

My most favorite bike

OH man I think I fell in love with this bike. lol
OH man I think I fell in love with this bike. lol

Classic looking Harley Davidson

Another classic
Another classic

Ford Mustang for car lovers

Well there was some cars there , I really liked this Mustang
Well there was some cars there , I really liked this Mustang

Chevvy Bel Air

Just to keep every one happy here is a Chevrolet Bel Air
Just to keep every one happy here is a Chevrolet Bel Air

Buick

Ohhh and a Buick
Ohhh and a Buick

Just in case you missed it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What the run was all about:-

Australia's own Casey Stoner starting from Pole position, won the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, held at the spectacular Phillip Island race track.
Winning for the third year in a row, he outran World Champion Valentino Rossi, to clinch the victory.

Riding a Ducati and wearing gear with special Australian flag livery to mark his 24th birthday last Friday, Stoner thrilled a huge crowd.

The three-day total attendance was given as over 105,000 spectators ! not too shabby at all!.

To show how close the racing was, Valentino Rossi riding a Yamaha closed the gap to under a tenth of a second at one stage.
Casey, in the end, won by less than 2 seconds.

I can't wait till next year.

Casey Stoner in full flight

Casey Stoner on his way to winning the GP
Casey Stoner on his way to winning the GP

Australian and proud of it !!!!!!!!!!

Casey Stoner proudly Australian with flag after winning the GP
Casey Stoner proudly Australian with flag after winning the GP

Where they all finished

Where the gathering took place Phillip Island
Where the gathering took place Phillip Island

© 2009 Peter

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    • agvulpes profile imageAUTHOR

      Peter 

      8 years ago from Australia

      earnestshub, thanks mate I've tried to convey just how exciting it was just being there for the send-off.

      The roar of the bikes was fantastic, and you could almost cut the air with a knife the atmosphere was so electric.

      Mixing my metaphors again lol

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      earnestshub 

      8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Brilliant hub Peter! This has got to be amongst the worlds great sporting events, and the photos are sensational. Thanks mate, made my day!

    • agvulpes profile imageAUTHOR

      Peter 

      9 years ago from Australia

      Chris thanks for the nice comment.

      Oh man bike envy, I had it in spades. I don't have a bike myself. I think at this stage of my life I would go for the Red Tri-Wheeler and take some company with me. ;-)

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      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      I don't have a bike, but I'd like one. You have some great pics here...gives me bike envy!

    • agvulpes profile imageAUTHOR

      Peter 

      9 years ago from Australia

      Nemingha, thanks for the great comment.

      Very observant of you to pick that up.

      The Riders knees do actually touch the bitumen,don't forget these guys are doing speeds of over 200 km/ hour.

      If you look closely you will see a pad on their knee. I believe that there is a metal plate in the pad specially for this purpose.

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      Nemingha 

      9 years ago

      You certainly have some great photos, but I swear there can't be more than a half inch clearance between the riders' knee and the bitumen!

    • agvulpes profile imageAUTHOR

      Peter 

      9 years ago from Australia

      LRRH, If you promise to wear that outfit you have on in your avatar, that red trike is mine. You would match the color perfectly. Do you think you would be comfortable in the back seat. LOL

      You MUST have the trailing scarf as well ;-)

      Candie V, It's always a pleasure to see you commenting on my Hubs, thank you :)

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      Candie V 

      9 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      You did get this in here!! Fantastic! I'll take the Mustang and the red Trike, please! Oh, you're not the owner? Hmmm... we should see a about changing that - you'd look sweet on that machine! Fun hub Ag! Thank you!

    • agvulpes profile imageAUTHOR

      Peter 

      9 years ago from Australia

      AU thanks for your comment. It was and amazing day in High St Cranbourne and then the trip to Phillip Island went without a hitch .

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      Australia unplugs 

      9 years ago from Australia

      Beautiful machinery! I love the GP run! Cranbourne sure is lucky to have all this in the high street!

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      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      What absolute fun! Great photos!

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