“The rally was hot on the heels of the clubs very first World Rally in November 2015 and it proved to be once again a successful event,” said President of the group, Rob Fitzpatrick.
The VRAWA has recently expanded and in an effort to sustain growth, the idea of an annual rally was formed.
“With the aim to promote the Vulcan Riders Association of Western Australia further afield to other states and territories in Australia, the idea was formed to keep an annual rally rolling into the next Vulcan Riders Association of Western Australian World Rally, proposed to take place in 2019,” Rob Fitzpatrick commented.
In total there were 25 registered participants at the maiden VRAWA West Coast Rally, including riders who travelled from New South Wales, Kalgoorlie, Albany, Mt Magnet, Port Dennison and Roelands, along with a vast majority from the Perth metro area.
“The rally was based at The Woolshed Hotel in Nungarin Western Australia, approximately 300km from the Western Australian capital of Perth. The idea behind this location was that it was pretty central to Western Australia and the Woolshed Hotel and the Nungarin community were very resourceful in their amenities to hold such an event,” Rob Fitzpatrick commented.
The rally kicked off with a scenic ride through Chittering Valley. From there it was on to Dowerin and then members hit the highway to travel up through the Wheatbelt region and back to the Hotel. The Show and Shine event was the highlight on day two.
“The Show and Shine event attracted much interest from the community and it was great to have a chat with the more senior locals and reminisce on the bikes they had owned and days gone by. On top of that some lucky members walked away with trophies for their efforts including People’s Choice, Best Bike on Show and Longest Distance Ridden.” Said Rob.
“The Vulcan Riders Association of Western Australia would like to thank all the participants from near and far and our sponsors who made the very first West Coast Rally 2016 a huge success.” Rob stated.
For further information on the VRAWA and their upcoming events, visit their website at - http://www.vulcanridersassociationwa.com
Images provided by: Rob Fitzpatrick