Rare beauties at motorcycle show
Motorcycling is in the "blood" for Ray McCulloch.
It's a bit of a family affair and he says he got the love of bikes from his dad.
This week he is entering eight bikes in the Southland Vintage Car Club Burt Munro Motorcycle Show to be held on Friday and Saturday.
Mr McCulloch, who is the Southland Vintage Car Club captain, is proud of his 1911 Abingdon King Dick motorbike.
"I've been to several hundred rallies on it. It's quite rare, too, there are only about 12 of them in New Zealand."
Mr McCulloch said there would be "wheels everywhere" at Friday and Saturday's show and he encouraged everyone to go along and share stories.
"Everyone has a story, and everyone has a story about Burt Munro. That's what it's all about."
Mr McCulloch, who bought his first motorbike, a 1968 BSA Bantam, when he was 13, said a love for motorbikes was in the family blood.
"I've been all around New Zealand on my motorbikes, I've had a lot of fun with them."
"When you travel somewhere in a car you usually have another couple of people with you, but when you're on a motorbike it's just you so when you stop somewhere you have to meet new people. It's great," he said.
Bikes from the 1920s to 1980s, three-wheeled cars and a 1900 steam car will be at the vintage show. About 80 motorbikes will be on display at the show at the Otatara Community Hall, including BSAs, Morgans and a 1900 Steamer.
The show runs on Friday and Saturday from 10am until 8pm.
Tickets cost $5 for adults and children under 15 can attend for a gold coin donation.
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Today: NZ Longtrack Champs and Grand Prix, 5pm, Ascot Park Raceway, Invercargill
Tomorrow: NZ Hill Climb Champs, 10am, Flagstaff Rd, Bluff
Friday: NZ Beach Racing Champs, 5pm, Oreti Beach
Saturday: E Hayes & Sons Teretonga Sprint Races, 9am, Teretonga Raceway Oreti Park Speedway Spectacular 5pm, Oreti Park Speedway, Pit Rd
Sunday: Burt Munro Challenge Toy Run, 9.30am Wyndham Wyndham Street Races, 10am
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