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Results of the 2016 Laverda Councours

2016 Laverda Concours results
Anthony Anderson's Kawasaki 1100 was Best in Show
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The results are in for the 2016 Laverda Concours and a 1973 Kawasaki 1100 drag bike built by Anthony Anderson was judged best Street Special and the Best in Show. (Full results are at the end of the article.)

Overnight rain seemed to put a damper on the 28th annual Laverda Concours on Sunday (July 17, 2016) with about half the number of bike entries and spectators showing up.

It’s such a shame as the show still had plenty to offer and the ground, which are sand based, do not become boggy under foot.2016 Laverda Concours results

The Laverda Club of Queensland organisers have postponed the event in the past, but if they don’t then you should feel confident the Cleveland Showgrounds will be ok.

Event manager Mark Strachan says it’s too early to provide spectator numbers or how much was raised for their annual charity, the Make a Wish Foundation, however their club has raised more than $65,000 for the organisation in the past 11 years.

For the fifth year, the popular Laverda Concours has been held at the large showgrounds venue, after outgrowing its location under the Story Bridge.

2016 Laverda Concours results
Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club display

As usual, police were on duty early on with radar traps for the unwary!

Organisers expected about 180 machines to vie for the 60-odd trophies and $2000 prize for Best in Show this year, but the numbers were well short. Full results are printed below.


While Club Laverda Queensland was established in 1982 as a motorcycle social club celebrating Laverda motorcycles, members don’t have to own or ride a Laverda and you don’t have to have a Laverda to enter the concours.

Apart from the bike show, there was also live entertainment by the popular Dave Ritter Band, food and drink stalls, motorcycle trade stalls, free face painting, children’s rides and the return of the popular dyno returns with trophies for the most horsepower for machines under 750cc, over 750cc, and V-Twin machines.

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  1. For some of us like up in the sunshine coast its over
    a 2 hour return trip. Not all that enjoyable when its
    cold and wet. I obviously wasn’t the only one to stick
    their head out and said naah. I am really suprised
    they didn’t postpone it A pity i really enjoy the show

  2. I was there, it wasn’t cold (I’m up here from Melbourne, it was positively balmy!) and it didn’t rain. It only threatened to when they started to announce results just after 2pm so they moved the bikes in contention under cover. I rode back to Briisbane city and it was dry all the way.
    Numbers may have been comparatively low but the quality of what was on show was really cool. If I’m up here same time next year then I will definitely be attending again.

    1. i did the great ocean road in feb and i was wearing a sweater
      under my leather jacket.any weather is good compared to
      melbourne weather

  3. I have been a supporter of this event for many many years. Moving the event to spring because of rain? The last two weeks in July are the driest weeks (on average) of the year according to the ABM, how many have been washed out over the years? Moving it to outside of those weeks is increasing the chance of rain. The location might have a lot to do with declining numbers, under the Storey Bridge was very central, although parking was a bit scarce. A car show was held earlier this year at the soccer field on the corner of Mt. Gravatt Capalaba Rd and the Gateway, it would be a much better location, easy access from Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba. It has plenty of parking, no houses close by that would get cheesed off with noise from the dyno and is highly visible from most roads going past it. Long live the Laverda Concours!!!

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