It was chilly up in the hills but looking to be a beautiful day, and everyone took the opportunity to have a tea or coffee and a biccie from the canteen.
In all we had seventeen riders, eleven old hands and six newbies plus a smattering of spectators. A special mention to Steve Perkins who turned up and took a fantastic gallery of photos. It was also great to see Ron De Pannone and Tony Wong turn up to ride on their model D and LD respectively.
In all the thoroughbreds involved were: 7 x P bangers, 1 x D model, 1 x LD model, 1 x S2, 6 x S3,
and 1 x GP
Then we were off, and the dramas began, Gary Faulkner’s throttle locked open as soon as he took off, and stayed that way for the whole first lap including down the Zig Zag, which doesn’t bear thinking about, however after a quick pit stop he continued on, trouble free. Manyoo Jim got lost on a course that goes left, left, left, left, left… only Jim, and Ron was not seen again after his first lap.
Once everyone bar Ron was back we confirmed that he had broken down on Gooseberry Hill Rd and Tony headed off to pick him up. Afterwards some headed home but most went for a swifty at the Kalamunda Hotel.
Equal 1st Andy Marsh and Eddie Lindsell with a 9 sec. average time, both on P range
2nd Sid Barton with an 11 sec. average, on his GP
3rd Tony Wong with a 12 sec. average. On his LD
It was another great day, with an event that continues to attract interest, bring on the next one.