Phil Irving Concours

BFM attended the Phil Irving Concours on Saturday, October 12th at  the Yeronga State Primary School, Park Road, Yeronga, Brisbane . This bi-annual event is organised by the Historic Motor Cycle Club of Queensland, Brisbane Branch. It was a perfect Spring day with about 100 magnificent motorcycles and one motorcycle powered car on display. Most were restored to a very high standard, while a few were unrestored originals. The ages ranged from the teens to 1982, with American, British, Japanese and European makes represented. British bikes made up the greatest numbers, while Japanese machines were well represented in road and trail versions. The bitumen school assembly area offered a great place to display the motorcycles, with some shaded areas and plenty of seating under adjoining buildings to have a coffee and catch up with friends. The School P&C offered great tasting and good value food and drinks. Cameras, phones and even notebooks were working overtime capturing images of all the machines on display at this event which only happens once every two years. The Phil Irving Concours is named in honour of legendary Australian engineer, Phil Irving, who is best remembered as the man who designed the V-Twin Vincent motorcycle engine and the Repco-Brabham Formula One race car.

Phil Irving Concours Timetable

Registration opens at 7-30am with classes covering bikes from years 1900 to 1982 in the following sections: veteran, vintage, post vintage, post war, historic, military, competition and sidecar.  Viewing  is open from 9-30am to 12-30pm. At 11-45am a parade on the school oval is offered for entrants. A gold coin donation is all that is asked for admission by spectators.  If you want to see a great range of motorcycles, and have the opportunity to speak with the owners, we highly recommend you consider attending the 2014 event.

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