President Jon Faber and Malcolm Anderson, winner of Classic Bike of the Year, Best in Show and the People's Choice Award
 
And that's a wrap! Our Club's annual fundraiser, The New Zealand Motorcycle Show, reached new highs in it's 6th year and was an outstanding event delivered to the Community despite the decidedly average weather!
 
Weeks of preparation, hours of Volunteer time, very early starts and late nights for many of us to ensure the show was a roaring success. The experience that Az Bhamji and his team bought to the show had the event looking both slick and professional and the presence of Rotary Papakura at the event was more visible than ever. Close to 8000 thousand people came through the doors in torrential rain to an event with over 400 exhibitors and competitors, manned by 45 Volunteers.   
 
 
Walking into the show grounds it was a sight to be seen. Rotarians in yellow Hi-Vis everywhere and bikes as far as the eye could see  Jon had several people come up to him and thank Rotary Papakura for putting on the show and even more tag us in photos on Facebook they had taken at the event - something that has never happened before but we are so glad to see. With both the indoor halls and the outside of the show grounds being used, we added an extra dimension with the motorcycle stunts on top of the already jam-packed stalls and displays.
 
 
 
 
The swap meet added something different and although we only had a few stall holders we had a myriad of comments about how impressed people were by the addition. Many said they would be sure to come back and take part next year. 
 
The backbone of the show and crowd favourite is still the Classic Bike section with hundreds of bikes entered  to be judged. Both the judges and crowds were overwhelmed by the quality and variety of the bikes and it came down to a close race for most of the categories. We wish everyone who won and everyone who entered a huge congratulations. Malcolm Anderson's 1977 Ducati  900 SS was restored from  "barnfind" condition over 4 years and beat out the competition to win Classic Bike of the Show,  Best in Show and the coveted People's Choice Award.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indian Motorcycle again donated a 2018 Indian Scout 'Spirit of Munro'  painted by top painter Al Shepherd .  The bike was sold by Trade Me auction giving us $20,500 towards our fundraising! 
 
 
 
 
A sincere thank you to all those who volunteered; members and family, Friends of Papakura Rotary, St Johns Rotary Club, Drury Rotary Club, and the Premier Events NZ Team, a job well done!  
 
To see more photos taken by Kiwi Slammed of the show Click Here

 

 
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