The results are in for the 2016 Laverda Concours and a 1973 Kawasaki 1100 drag bike built by Anthony Anderson was judged best Street Special and the Best in Show. (Full results are at the end of the article.)
Overnight rain seemed to put a damper on the 28th annual Laverda Concours on Sunday (July 17, 2016) with about half the number of bike entries and spectators showing up.
It’s such a shame as the show still had plenty to offer and the ground, which are sand based, do not become boggy under foot.
The Laverda Club of Queensland organisers have postponed the event in the past, but if they don’t then you should feel confident the Cleveland Showgrounds will be ok.
Event manager Mark Strachan says it’s too early to provide spectator numbers or how much was raised for their annual charity, the Make a Wish Foundation, however their club has raised more than $65,000 for the organisation in the past 11 years.
For the fifth year, the popular Laverda Concours has been held at the large showgrounds venue, after outgrowing its location under the Story Bridge.
As usual, police were on duty early on with radar traps for the unwary!
Organisers expected about 180 machines to vie for the 60-odd trophies and $2000 prize for Best in Show this year, but the numbers were well short. Full results are printed below.
While Club Laverda Queensland was established in 1982 as a motorcycle social club celebrating Laverda motorcycles, members don’t have to own or ride a Laverda and you don’t have to have a Laverda to enter the concours.
Apart from the bike show, there was also live entertainment by the popular Dave Ritter Band, food and drink stalls, motorcycle trade stalls, free face painting, children’s rides and the return of the popular dyno returns with trophies for the most horsepower for machines under 750cc, over 750cc, and V-Twin machines.