Sydney Motorcycle Show – MOTORCYCLE COUNCIL OF NSW Event Review
A big thank you to everyone to helped out on the stand at the Sydney Motorcycle Show!
It was busy, with lots of questions from the crowd and we distributed an enormous amount of materials and stickers. We made a lot of friends and have encouraged many others to become involved through their ride groups and clubs. We have lots of achievements be proud of.
Warren and myself spent the bulk of the time away from the stand, networking with media, suppliers, dealers, industry organisations, political bodies, etc. Some good connections made and others revitalised. The Accessories Industry Association is gathering momentum and becoming more professional, moving away from the “cottage industry” image.
We had Fred Gassit draw our Remus exhausts raffle which was won by Ivan Hamilton.
Overall, numbers were down on last year, but there were fewer curiosity seekers – people were higher quality, they were real riders with a depth on passion and interest that made it worthwhile for all. Boy did they ask the good questions!
The crew on the stand did a fantastic job of answering questions and providing further information with handouts and references to the website and giving a cheerful outlook.
George and Charis Schwartz added interest with their ’65 BMW and stories of their round the world trip on it during the sixties now recorded in their must-read book.
A special thanks to Bikers Anon for providing so many staff, the photo-wall, slideshow, projector, screen, huge smiles and enthusiasm!
SO…. drum roll…….a round of applause please for the following people and their clubs…….
Brian Wood (UDMCC)
Dave & Tamzin (BA)
Phil Ogden (BA)
Greg Douglas (BA)
Sean Hawley (BA)
Jacqui Kennedy (SCSC)
Bruce Williams (Ulysses)
Richard Hamer (Northside)
Paul Taffa (Bikers Aust)
Chris Turner (BA)
John Littler (Ausmoto)
Warren Buffett (BMWTC)
Shannon Willard (BA)
Joy Turner (BA)
Robyn Johns (BA)
A great weekend!
Sydney Motorcycle Show
18-20 November 2005
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 9am – 6pm
This exciting event provides More Entertainment, More interaction, and More external display areas making this years Sydney Motorcycle Show bigger than ever before.
With plenty of outside space the 2005 Sydney Motorcycle Show will be both an exhibition and a “festival” for the whole family. Easy to get to and easy to park, Sydney Olympic Park is a place where you can come together with friends, the motorcycle trade and clubs for 3 days of dedicated motorcycle and scooter fun.
See new models, concept bikes, Yamaha freestyle motocross shows, show & shines, Honda Red Rider demonstrations, trials riding and tricks, pillion rides, enjoy a test ride or be entertained all day by the daring displays and stunts.
Come and see the following stands:
Market leaders Honda and Yamaha have confirmed their promotional campaigns which will extend over the three-day show.
Yamaha Freestyle, produced by Gary Reid and FMX, returns to the Homebush venue after public acclaim at this year’s Royal Easter Show and Big Day Out.
Reid is supported by core riders Steve Mini and Ben Jones. With a tough national schedule of more than 300 appearances a year, the Yamaha Freestyle motocross exponents are recognised by many as the hardest-working motorcycle show team in the business.
Licensed riders among the estimated 30,000 motorcycle enthusiasts who will attend the 2005 show have the chance to test ride bikes.
All visitors can enjoy the action attractions, show and shines and other motorcycle, scooter, ATV and accessory displays.
The Honda Red Riders arena will also feature mini bike activity and a fenced demonstration and activity viewing area developed for public viewing in optimum safety.
A Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) motorcycle instructor will be on site, showcasing the best in riding techniques. There will also be a four-wheel motorcycle safety demonstration, a static display of off-road riding gear, and activities and demonstrations in conjunction with the Honda Riders Club of Australia.
Trial Zone/Sherco will again present their coveted high-level display featuring both men’s and women’s Australian Moto-Trials champions supported by a team of top riders in a presentation of skill and balance on Sherco trials bikes.
These expert riders are show favourites, lauded for manoeuvring their bikes up, over and around an array of obstacles such as cars, concrete pipes, waste skips and three-metre pyramids.
This year for the first time top junior trials riders have also been commissioned to appear at the show.
Further information, images and interviews:
Steve Dennis 0411 425 694; Karen Eck 0438 532 569
or visit: www.sydneymotorcycleshow.com.au