Bad weather has forced one of the largest motorcycle shows in Australia, the Laverda Councours, to shift from winter to spring.
The 29th Laverda Councours has been held in July at the Cleveland Showgrounds for the past five years and prior to that under the Storey Bridge.
However, organisers say it has been either washed out or hampered by rain on several occasions.
Event manager Bryan Horn says the committee finally bit the bullet and shifted the event to the third Sunday in October from now on. This year it will be held on October 15 from 8am to 4pm. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
“There were also some major exhibitors that were not able to attend this year at the usual time, so that was another catalyst for the change,” he says.
“We are still on the hunt for a major sponsor, but all the usual events such as the dyno shootout will be back and the entry price is still $10 for adults and children under 15 free.
“We are also looking for new ideas for the event and would welcome suggestions from riders.”
The Laverda Concours the biggest and best motorcycle show in Queensland and one of the biggest in the nation. The concours gets its name from Club Laverda Queensland who began the show in 1982 with the Ducati Owners Club who later pulled out.
Despite its name, the Laverda Concours is open to all makes of bikes, trikes and scooters. There are some 60 trophies on offer and big prize money for best in show.
The alcohol-free family event raises funds for the Make a Wish Foundation and has raised more than $70,000 in the past 10 years .