Ducati fans will love Laverda Concours feast

Ducati feast at Laverda Concours

Ducati fans will find plenty to feast their eyes on at the annual Laverda Concours at Cleveland on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The event was rained out on its original scheduled date of October 15 which is ironic given the event was moved this year from July to avoid similar rain postponements.  The Ducati display …

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Italian Festival a huge success CBD

CBD Italian Festival a huge success

The Italian Festival to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Ducati Owners Club of Queensland has been declared a huge success with more than 250 vehicles on show in the Brisbane CBD. It was held on May 28 in brilliant Brisbane sunshine as the first all-Italian bike and scooter show of its kind in the city …

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Cors Dees Laverda Museum Netherlands

Entire Laverda Museum for sale

The entire Laverda Museum collection from Dutch collector and marque specialist Cor Dees is being offered for sale. The collection features 81 motorcycles, scooters and mopeds and covers the complete history of Moto Laverda from 1950 to 2000. All machines and Laverda motorabilia, which are housed in the family museum in Lisse, The Netherlands, will …

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All Italian Motorcycle Show in Perth for Headwest brain injury charty

Italian gems on show for brain injury

Some of the finest examples of Italy’s most iconic, desirable and collectable machines will be on show for a brain injury charity at the annual All Italian Motorcycle Show in Perth on October 16. The Moto Italiane Ovest has been running since 2004 and over the years organisers the Ducati Owners Club of Western Australia has donated about …

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2016 Laverda Concours results

Results of the 2016 Laverda Councours

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 …

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Rain Laverda Concours

Rain won’t deter 2016 Laverda Concours

Rain will not stop the 2016 Laverda Concours, the biggest motorcycle show on the eastern seaboard of Australia, from returning for its 28th year tomorrow, July 17, 2016. Event manager Mark Strachan says there hasn’t been much rain falling at the Cleveland Show Grounds, Long Street, and the rain is predicted to slow down and finish tomorrow morning. “It’s …

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2015 Laverda Concours

Biggest motorcycle concours returns

The biggest motorcycle show on the eastern seaboard of Australia, the Laverda Concours, returns for its 28th year on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Based on last year’s entrant numbers, event manager Bryan Horn expects about 180 machines vying for the 60-odd trophies and $2000 prize for Best in Show this year. For the fifth year, the …

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Red Cawte of Redax laverda

Laverda love keeps retiree busy

He drilled for gas and oil in 80-odd countries around the world over 27 years and now he’s “retired” to work seven days a week on his Laverda passion. Red Cawte, 61, and his wife, Maxine, operate Redax Laverda out of their well-equipped shed in the back of their bushland-setting home in Camira, Ipswich. It …

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2015 Laverda Concours

Cash rewards for Laverda Concours

Entries are now open for the 28th annual Laverda Concours, the biggest motorcycle show on the eastern seaboard, with trophies and cash prizes up to $2000 for the best in show. Event manager Mark Strachan says that despite being run by the Laverda Club of Queensland,  the concours is open to all makes of motorcycles, …

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Laverda Alpino 500cc widow

Italian motorcycle sale for rider’s widow

We’ve had a request from the Laverda Club of Queensland to help clear the Italian motorcycles of deceased member “Rocket” Rod Yeoman on behalf of his widow, Del. So it’s your chance to pick up an Italian gem and help out at the same time, according to Club secretary Joey Gittoes says.  “For those of you …

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