Targa Hindmarsh Run Report – Sunday 4th February 2018 by Warren Duncan
Alan Wallis 1950 Tilbrook 197cc M/C
David Saint 1957 BMW 250cc M/C
Warren Duncan 2012 Honda 400cc M/C
Rob Smyth 1970 Motobecane 50cc Moped
Peter Arriola 1957 James 150cc M/C
Ian Voysey 1947 Malvern Star 98cc Autobyk
Ian Roddie 1947 Excelsior 98cc Autobyk
Robert Snell 2012 Harley 1690c M/C
Joe Betschart 1986 MZ 500cc M/C
Mick Hayes 2004 Suzuki 400cc M/C
Jason Hayes 2008 KTM 530cc M/C
Roger O”Loughlin 1988 Suzuki 650cc M/C
Graham Riley &
Sharon Cooper 1960 Vespa 125cc Scooter
As we have always said, if you have an interest in a variety of motorcycles from the Classic era, you need to come along (either as a spectator or a participant) to a Moped run and enjoy the day. It was all there on the Targa Hindmarsh Moped run on the 4th of Feb 2018. There were Autobyks, Excelsior and Malvern Star, Trail Bikes, make names like Harley Davidson, Tilbrook, MZ, James, a 125cc Vespa scooter – riding two/up, and a Motobecane 50cc Moped! All of them together with a handful of later model machines completed the morning run to the Murray Mouth and return, and the afternoon journey to North Goolwa, Goolwa Airport, Middleton, and return, without any difficulty.
At the airport David Saint organised a hangar visit, with commentary delivered by the Airport owner, who displayed an Italian jet trainer, an Australian designed and built WW2 fighter plane called the Boomerang, a rare French designed helicopter, and a quite remarkable 2/3 scale Supermarine Spitfire which has an Australian (QLD) built 12 cylinder engine. All of these aircraft fly regularly at demonstrations and air shows etc.
For the morning and afternoon runs Roger O’Loughlin, with Mick and Jason Hayes provided excellent marshalling for the route and thanks also go to Alan Wallis who as usual cared for” Tail end Charlie” duties to ensure we had no “strays”.
Even though his services were not required, Wayne Williams provided a back/up service with car and trailer and our thanks go to him also.
NEXT RUN: 25th Annual Moped Marathon – Sunday April 8th 2018
MEET: 9.00 for 9.30am start. Rear car park, Totness Inn — Mt. Pleasant
RUN: Morning – Mt Pleasant/Williamstown/Springton/Angaston (lunch)
Afternoon –Angaston//Kyneton/Eden Valley/Springton/Mt. Pleasant. Total distance Approx. 115 km.
REMEMBER: These runs cater for the slower rider, backup trailer always provided.
Enquiries; Warren 8388 1770 Alan 8295 5097