The 2017 Broadford Bike Bonanza has once again cemented its position on the motorcycling calendar
Here’s what the event organisers and promoters had to say
This year’s Easter long weekend once again played host to numerous two wheeled events across the nation from Speedway, Road Race, Motocross and Enduro, however, there was only one event that hosted all of the disciplines in classic and vintage non-competitive form and that was the Broadford Bike Bonanza.
Featuring on-track displays, swap meets, star-studded dinners, static motorcycle displays, camping and so much more, the 2017 Shannons Insurance Broadford Bike Bonanza once again lived up to its well-deserved reputation, at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex, Broadford, VIC, as being an annual pilgrimage not to be missed.
Motorcycling Australia (Acting) President, Peter Goddard has been a participant of several Bonanza’s over the years and admits that it is one of his favourite events on the calendar and this year’s BBB was certainly not one he was willing to miss.
Peter Goddard – Motorcycling Australia Acting President
“This event has proven to be exceptional, with an incredible and rich history not only of Australian motorcyclists and their motorcycles, but of Motorcycling Australia itself. With all the familiar machines and faces, it is like waking up thirty years ago! Some of the bikes here, not only on track or in the pit garages, but next to patron’s tents and trailers at campsites dotted around the complex were incredible. The Bonanza has a strong following nation-wide, and will only grow larger and stronger as the years go on. It is so important for us to have a company like Shannons involved because they are deeply involved in grass roots recreational motorcycling, as are the majority of our members. This is an event centred around recreational riding and magnificent classic motorcycles, meeting and honouring our legends. That’s exactly what we are about too.”
Shannons Melbourne Business Development Manager, Belinda Douglas was present through the duration of the BBB sharing the passion and commitment.
Belinda Douglas – Shannons Insurance
“In our eyes, the Bonanza gets bigger and better each year. The highlight of the event for us would have been seeing all the historic bikes both on and off tracks, but the Ducati All Stars on track proved to be a hit all weekend, and it was amazing to see the rapid pace of the Ducati Superbikes on track! Because we support many classic events nation-wide, there are always familiar faces and some are just like long lost friends when we do bump into them again. Almost as if it’s an annual reunion! Its not just the people that are familiar, the vehicles are also like long lost friends. From our point of view, all the effort that Motorcycling Australia and Motorcycling Victoria are going to lately across the motorcycling community, is such a great fit for Shannons and we feel that partnerships as this one (Bonanza) are mutually beneficial. It’s the direction we all want to keep going in.”
2017 SIBBB Event Coordinator, Rachelle Wilkinson was also thrilled with this year’s running of the event.
Rachelle Wilkinson – 2017 BBB Event Coordinator
“The partnership between Shannons and Motorcycling Australia is a great fit in this instance, as they both share a passion for classic motorcycles and the rich history of Australian motorcycling sport. They have been integral in making the event as fantastic as it is, with people of all ages walking around in the sunshine with smiles from ear to ear. It was more than just riding and bikes. It’s the whole atmosphere that simply needs to be experienced to be believed.”