Vintage motorbikes built up until about 1960 will be a feature display at the 19th annual Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show on the Sunday 7 June 2015 of the Queen’s Birthday weekend.
A preview of some 40 antique and unusual bikes was presented in Alexandra last Saturday under the banner of the local Redgate Classic Motorcycle Club which has about 80 members.
The gathering also saw the presentation of the Victorian Apprenticeship Award for the Motorcycle sector to Karl Davenport who works with his father in the family business in Aitken Street.
In receiving the award Karl said that it reflected four years of trade study and would complement the qualification he has already earned as a qualified automotive electrician.
Apart from a certificate reflecting his success Karl has also received a $1,000 tools award that will also contribute to his work on motorcycle maintenance and repairs.
Karl Davenport Victorian Apprentice of the Year in the motorcycle sector with his historic BSA motorbike acquired from the estate of the late Ray Kelly of Alexandra.
The racing achievements of Ray Kelly and other local riders including John Woodley are graphically presented on the mural adjoining Davenport Automotive Electrics at 36 Aitken Street.
Vintage and antique motorbikes made before 1960 will be a feature display at the Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show on Sunday 7 June arranged by the Redgate Classic Motorcycle Club which has about 80 members.