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October 23, 2019

The hillclimb, one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing where competitors race against the clock for the fastest time to the top of a steep ascent.


This hillclimb event took place on the Australian Capital Territory borderline and only pre 1985 motorcycles that had passed rigorous scrutineering were allowed to enter. A wide range of makes graced the hill including Harley Davidson, Triumph, BSA and Indian with much of the field being made up of pre 1948 models.


The Billy Sixes Safari team didn't have a motorcycle entered into the race and visited the event as vendors although it was the first outing for Jye's freshly built Shovelhead which we had on display. Our shop mate Steve Wilsher had his raked out Panhead chopper and an earlier model Flathead entered into the competition both of which were built specifically for the climb and turned some heads on the hill (mainly to shield their eyes from the dust being kicked up behind his wild Panhead).

 

Not everyone was there just for the climb there were a number of pre 1965 classic cars and hot rods on display along with some very tidy choppers. The boys from Canberra were flexing with Adam from Choppers For Charity showing off his fresh Pan Chop.

 

 

KOTH King of the Hill