Welcoming the classics

Chris Wakefield, Rodney Gebhart, Glen Hollis and Rex Byrne are raring to go for this weekend’s Mildura Wintersun Classic Speedway. 
Picture: Lousie Barker

Chris Wakefield, Rodney Gebhart, Glen Hollis and Rex Byrne are raring to go for this weekend’s Mildura Wintersun Classic Speedway. Picture: Lousie Barker

CLASSIC motorcycles of a bygone era and the old-timers who rode them in their heydey converge on Olympic Park Speedway tomorrow.

Held each June long weekend to coincide with the annual Ulysses Wintersun Run, Mildura Motorcycle Club’s Classic Speedway meeting is growing in popularity with about 50 machines entered across the sidecar and solo classes this year.

“This would be the biggest classic event now in Australia, in terms of numbers,” club member Bryan Gathercole said.

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