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Motorcycles important in RACQ MotorFest

RACQ Motorfest Steve Spalding

The past and future of motoring will be on show at the annual RACQ MotorFest on Sunday, July 12, 2015, with important displays of motorcycles.

Apart from the usual classic motorcycles on display, there will be displays of modern motorcycles such as the Harley-Davidson Street 500 learner bike which is now the fourth-top-selling bike in Australia, the new and popular Indian Scout, plus some hi-tech BMW models.

There will also be Zero electric motorcycles on the sustainable motoring stand. The bike won all three podiums on the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb last week as well as the modified class, proving that they are the future of motoring.

RACQ Motorfest - Yoshihiro Kishimoto rides Zero Electric bike to victory in the Electric Modified category at Pikes Peak International Hillclimb
Yoshihiro Kishimoto rides a Zero electric bike to victory in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb

RACQ spokesman and keen motorcyclist Steve Spalding says they have introduced an additional award for the bikes this year to help separate the very early ones from the later post 1960 bikes.

“We’ve also included a ‘judges choice’ as sometimes we see a bike that is worthy of recognition even if it’s not a winner, for example, popular with event visitors or the like,” he says. “I’m hopeful over time we can build the bike display and help showcase some very worthy models.”

MotorFest is one of Queensland’s biggest community events, attracting more than 15,000 visitors in 2014. This year there will be more than 500 classic, vintage, veteran and collectible cars and motorcycles at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Ascot.

The $2 entry to Motorfest will help raise vital funds to support the lifesaving work of the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Network. Gates open at 10am and close at 3pm.

There will also be attractions from Dreamworld and Australia Zoo, roving entertainment, RACQ and Partner Trade Stalls, free amusement rides and a petting zoo for the kids.

RACQ MotorFest


Four free public car parks surrounding Eagle Farm Racecourse will operate on the day: corner of Lancaster Road and Kitchener Road (enter via Kitchener Rd); Lancaster Rd (entry opposite Napier Street); Doomben Racecourse (entry via gate two off Nudgee Road); and Hampden Street (entry via gate five).  There are allocated disabled parking bays via McGill Avenue.