Motorbike display runs with Munro challenge

20:50, Nov 27 2013
Te Anau Norton motorbike enthusiasts
Te Anau Norton motorbike enthusiasts from left, Bob Anderson Errol Brown, John Von Tunzelman and Garth McCombe chat about the upcoming motorbike display at the Otatara Community Hall during this year's Burt Munro Challenge.

The Southland Vintage Car Club is putting on a motorbike display at the Otatara Community Hall during next month's Burt Munro Challenge.

Car club member Russell McIvor said about 80 motorbikes, including 30 Nortons, would be on show at the hall on November 29 and 30 during the challenge.

Most of the motorbikes are owned by Southlanders, and the 30 Nortons would range from the flat tank model built in the mid 1920s to the last of the Nortons built in the 1980s, Mr McIvor said.

"They include a rotary engine which was one of the last ones made."

Another 50 motorbikes at the show, including a Brough Superior and English Hesketh, would also be on show.

The car club puts on a motorbike show at the Otatara hall every second year to run in conjunction with the Burt Munro Challenge.

"The Burt Munro has been very successful and people have to go past the hall to go to several of the events so it's in an ideal position for people to stop in and look at the bikes," Mr McIvor said.

Profits will go to Hospice Southland.


The Southland Times