Taking place last Saturday afternoon, the Rowe Racing Manx GP Fundraiser went off without a hitch in what attendees described as both insightful and inspiring.
PIC: The crowd were treated to some great weather… and well cooked snags
In aid of Royce Rowe’s return to road racing, it was fantastic to see the Velocette MCC clubrooms packed to capacity with approximately one hundred people in attendance.
PIC: Many Kawasaki owners rode down to enjoy the day
International road racer, Dave Johnson gave an engaging talk on the TT, North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix and Macau, speaking on what life’s like as a factory rider.
John Boulger could have a new career as a stand-up comedian, as he had the crowd in stitches regaling them with stories of his days as an Australian speedway rider in England and Europe in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Royce recounted the happenings of last year’s Manx Grand Prix and then talked the crowd through a lap around the Isle of Man circuit made up of Go-Pro footage taken on his race-spec Triumph Daytona.
PIC: Speakers Dave Johnson, Royce Rowe and John Boulger (L – R)
Rowe Racing is extremely grateful to the Velocette MCC who conducted the show, with a number of club members volunteering to help out. A particular thanks goes to Dene Davies, President of the club, who put in a huge amount of work to make the day enjoyable for all.
Team members Glen, Pete and Locky worked the barbecue all day, and Royce’s partner, Beth sold a record number of tickets for the raffle.
PIC: Royce recounting his time at last year’s Manx GP
There were over a dozen prizes given away! Special thanks to Pitmans Motorcycles of 420 Main North Road, Blair Athol, who provided gift vouchers, and GC Motorcycles of 122 Main North Road, Prospect, who provided a $500 tyre voucher.
A massive thank you to all those who attended and supported us, it was humbling to see how the South Australian motorcycling community bands together to help one of its own.
PIC: The crowd loved hearing from all three speakers
We have some Rowe Racing 2018 calendars still for sale at $20 each and on-board lap DVD’s for $10 each, which include an unusual extra – footage from the Ducati in a practice session which was red flagged, so Royce and a few other riders rode their race bikes back through Douglas to return to the pits… a highly unique Manx experience! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.