Broadford comes alive for third Honda Broadford Bike Bonanza

Motorcycling Australia’s (MA) 2011 Honda Broadford Bike Bonanza (HBBB) has wrapped up, with the more than 3000 motorcycle enthusiasts attending the 2011 event over the Easter weekend at the State Motorcycle Complex at Broadford.

Nearly 750 bikes and almost 500 riders took to the various tracks, with clear skies making for perfect riding conditions across all the disciplines.

Now in its third year, the HBBB is fast becoming an annual pilgrimage for Motorcycle riders and fans alike, with Event Organiser Peter Drakeford amazed by the support the event is beginning to build among the Motorcycle community.

“It really is amazing to see what we have achieved in such a short period of time with the HBBB,” Drakeford said.

“This year is another success, with more than 3000 people coming through the gates over the two days and from all reports everyone has had a fantastic time, which is exactly what we love to hear.”

Along with record numbers taking to the various tracks, thousands enjoyed the off-track activities including; the ‘Show ‘n’ Shine’, the HBBB Swap Meet, Dave Russell Stunt Spectacular, Movie Night and of course, the HBBB Gala Dinner.

World-renowned Motorcycle journalist Alan Cathcart made his second trip to Broadford for the HBBB and was again blown-away, speaking highly of the unique event at Saturday’s Gala Dinner.

“I need to start off by re-stating the same thing I said last year, honestly, this is an incredible event, there is still nothing like this in the world,” Cathcart said.

“I really must compliment Honda on giving its support to make this happen, and I compliment David White and everyone at Motorcycling Australia (MA) for having the vision and the drive to make this take place.”

In a highlight of the weekend Cathcart interviewed four-time Road Racing World Champion Hugh Anderson at the Gala Dinner, captivating the all guests at the sold out evening.

The pair were also the centre of attention on the track, with Anderson riding the super-rare Britten V-1000, the only one of its kind still in riding condition.

Speaking after the 2011 Bonanza MA’s CEO David White was thrilled with all aspects of the weekend, excited to see so many bikes and riders taking part.

“What an outstanding weekend!” White said.

“Over the two days we had nearly 750 pre-1985 motorcycles registered which is an extraordinary number.

“The aim of this event is to create a fun and friendly atmosphere, to get bikes out of the sheds, dusted off and back in action – and we’ve certainly seen that this weekend.

“On behalf of MA I’d like to thank everyone for their contribution to the event, including but certainly not limited to the Event Organiser Peter Drakeford and the Museum and Heritage Committee for all their efforts.

“Of course this event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our Sponsors; Honda, Motorcycle Trader, Insure My Ride, AON, Mitchell Shire Council and Tahbillk Wines, in addition to Motorcycling Victoria and the incredible efforts of all the volunteers.”