Mopeds Plus – Targa Hindmarsh Run

5 Feb

 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





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