SMCC 90th BIRTHDAY RIDE REPORT

First of all, congratulations to the club and thanks all members past and present who have kept the club alive through thick and thin over our 90 years of activity in motor cycle sport. Looking through some of our recorded history we have achieved quite a lot with many members being multiple champions in various facets of motor cycle competition over the years with quite a few Australian Champions among them. But as usual with all clubs, there have been many members who may not be competition winners but who are tireless workers for the club organising the events and day to day business of running a club over so many years.

The 90th Birthday ride went off without too many hitches with around 115 riders participating over the course that was used for the first event SMCC ran in 1932 which was run as a Reliability Trial (remembering all roads would have been unsealed and most competitors would have been on 1920’s machines). Covering around 130klms with a loop through Lara, around the back of the You Yangs to Anakie, the on the Durdiwarrah for a coffee stop. Then it was onto Meredith with a return back to the clubrooms via Steiglitz and Southerlands Creek, some riders took various detours whether they were intended or not, but all back safely for a feed and a chat over some refreshments at the clubrooms.

We would like to compile an album and a photo board for the clubrooms and are asking all who attended to send in their photo memories to the club e-mail enquiries@smcc.com.au We will select some of them to compile a fitting reminder of the event for display.

Below is a Youtube clip of the day recorded by a Member, Thanks Vio – Much appreciated