Despite nearly not happening, the recent Throttle Roll Street Party in Sydney was such a success, the organisers have confirmed it will return in 2017.
Spokesman Stephen Broholm says they were concerned about the Throttle Roll event running at a loss, but they broke even so they are already “in full swing” on planning next year’s event.
It should be another professionally run event considering the same people are involved in the world-famous Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and Barry Sheene Festival of Speed.
Stephen says more than 6000 people attended this year’s party on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
A highlight attraction was the Great Wall of Motorcycles with more than 65 of Australia’s best custom bikes on three levels of scaffolding.
“Necks were craned in awe of this remarkable offering to the custom gods, with a bike from every style being represented,” Stephen says in his event wrap-up.
There were more than 250 bikes on site as well as bikes from the morning’s Throttle Roll Ride, plus some four-wheel delights including an immaculate Shelby Cobra replica at the Shannons stand and a Chevrolet C10.
The Throttle Roll Street Party featured 12 hours of live music from The Snowdroppers, The Persian Drugs, Wes Pudsey & The Sonic Aces, Los Tones, Pat Capocci, The Drey Rollan Band, Frank Sultana & The Sinister Kids, and Deep South & Down, while Limpin’ Jimmy & The Swingin’ Kitten and The Slippery Trout DJ’s kept the crowd partying in between sets.
“This would be the first major live music event approved by the newly amalgamated Inner West Council, and has set the stage for a thriving new chapter in community events,” Stephen says.
There were also attractions for the children and even a bucking bull for the young at heart and body.
“Lots of young families came along to enjoy the day, as well as plenty of puppies and dogs that had hearts melting all over the joint,” Stephen says.
Several motorcycle companies attended to show off their new models and some customs. Yamaha released the new XSR range and had a couple of customised models on display, Moto Guzzi debuted their new V9 Bobber and Roadster, Ducati unveiled their new Sixty2 Scrambler, Royal Enfield showed their new Classic 350 alongside a 1967 Royal Enfield Bullet that travelled 27,000km from Sydney to London, while BMW Motorrad and Deus Ex Machina presented their joint custom BMW R nine T ‘The Heinrich Manevuer’ as well as examples of the R nineT range.
There was also a smorgasbord of good grub, with food trucks and beverage stalls lining the street.