The Machine Show : 2017

The Machine Show : 2017

April the 1st turned out to be a very memorable day for any motorcycle enthusiast who happened to be in Braidwood NSW. The inaugural Machine Show, an event for motorcycles at least 30 years old, was being held in the quaint NSW town some 90 kilometres southeast of Canberra. Weather was what one always hopes for in early autumn, cool evenings with clear blue skies and plenty of 24 degree sunshine. The local showground was the fitting backdrop for an eclectic collection of some 350 motorcycles.

Organiser Matt Machine from The Machine Files had certainly put much effort to having the show well organised with security, a well-stocked bar and various food outlets with excellent local produce infused food. Judges had their work cut out choosing the various class winners.

British, Italian, German, American and Russian machines were on display. Standouts were a couple of round case GT Ducati’s, a Black Shadow Vincent, many very tastefully bobbed and chopped Triumphs (brings back memories), Peter Arundel’s 1916 8 valve Indian, a very original Honda CB450 K3 and some seriously chopped Harleys that were ridden to the event.

From The Harley City Collection we took our 1929 FDH, the 1929 Two Cam Tidwell Bobber and our bobbed 1939 Knucklehead. All in a very enjoyable weekend and can’t wait for next


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