Held at the iconic Lakeside Raceway just north of Brisbane, the Lord of the Lake Historic Bike Weekend held on the 26th and 27th of September gives the motorcycle enthusiast an opportunity to get up close and personal with period 2-6 (1945 – 1990) bikes and sidecars.
We spent Sunday at the track and with the sun shining, a great atmosphere and a passion for motorsport, enjoyed seeing the riders put their classic bikes through their paces over 4 to 5 lap races.
It was a delight to appreciate the simplicity of these bikes taking many spectators back to a time when motorcycle racing was about the rider’s ability, rather than rely on technology of today’s motorcycles.
Off track, the pits were filled with families, Father’s and son’s getting up close with their dream bikes and motorcycle enthusiasts socialising with riders in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
On the hill above the pits an informal ‘show and shine’ was steadily being built from the spectators motorbikes which gave all a good opportunity to view the various makes and models ridden.
The Lord of the Lake Historic Motorcycle Races gives a great opportunity to see motorcycle racing at its grass roots and we look forward to the event next year.
Story and Photographs by Scott Collins