Coffs Harbour & District Motorcycle Restorers Club
The Coffs Harbour & District Motorcycle Restorers’ Club was formed in 1982 by a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts interested in the preservation of motorcycling history through the maintenance and restoration of older motorcycles.
The aim was not just to have them as museum pieces, but to use them regularly on club rides, at rallies for historic vehicles and even as daily transport.
This is still the club’s aim and a program of rides each month is designed to facilitate this.
Your bike doesn’t have to gleam with glossy paint and fresh plating, or be ‘correct’ in every detail. This is just the way that some people like their bikes. For other enthusiasts, a bike that looks like it has just been rescued from a dusty chook-shed is ‘just right’, and so it is too! Whatever approach is your ‘cup of tea’, you are welcome at our club.
In fact, you don’t need to own a motorcycle at all to join the Coffs Harbour & District Motorcycle Restorers’ Club, just the interest and enthusiasm of being around old bikes and talking about them is qualification enough.
There is a library of books, videos and DVDs on a wide range of topics, and a variety of workshop manuals available to members.
For motorcycles 30 years and older there is an historic vehicle registration scheme available through the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to members of the club. This permits the use of these machines on public roads for published club rides, historic vehicle rallies and for necessary maintenance and repair requirements at a much reduced rate than full registration. Of course, your bike must be in keeping with the era it was made (not highly modified) and be compliant with the RTA’s requirements that govern the historic vehicle registration scheme.
It is easy to become a member....just come along to one of our monthly meetings.