North Pine Country Cruz

BFM attended the third annual North Pine Country Cruz, held under threatening skies after early morning rain at Old Petrie Town on Sunday November 4th. Organizers Brad and Lon plus major sponsors Shane and Cindy from Californian Image were a little nervous Sunday morning till the weather lifted and the cars, motorcycles and people flooded in for a great day at this beautiful complex with the regular Sunday morning markets. The invitation went out to pre 1974 Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Antique Motorcycles, Vintage Caravans and Rock and Roll Dance Groups. The very talented Memphis Moovers cruised around the grounds in their mini jeep providing great 60’s and 70’s rock and roll music.

Traders included Californian Image, Bolam Family Motorsports representing S&S Cycle, Flat Head Power and CRANE, Sh-Boomm clothing and collectibles, Rhino Insurance and Skid Markz Clothing. About 350 cars and motorcycles rolled in to the North Pine Country Cruz for display, not all entering for judging. The only competition car present was a 1965 Midget Speedcar. Several vintage caravans were on show and didn’t they look good, especially when the owners open them up and fill them with period correct bedding, flooring, pots, pans and utensils. Our favourite was “Ruby” the 1942 bond wood beauty with lead light windows and towed by a beautiful 1957 Chev.

Last year saw 500 vehicles enter the grounds in perfect weather, so this year the numbers were down but this made it not as crowded and much easier to get a good look at the great vehicles, take photos and chat to the owners. It was great to talk with many car and motorcycle enthusiasts about our Marketing Partners products. A large number of car enthusiasts also have or have had a USA V-twin motorcycle and were very interested in the latest offerings.

North Pine Country Cruz Time Table

6AM: gates open for car and motorcycle entries

Registration at the ornate antique Rotunda

12Noon: entrants may leave

1PM: trophy presentations at the Old Petrie Pub.

Planning is already underway for next year’s event and it will be another great one. For any enquiries please phone Lon on 0417 736 500 or Brad on 0417 617 168. We will see you there!


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