In just over two weeks the Vintage Motor Cycle Club of Tasmania's Ross Motor Cycle Rally will celebrate another year with a the showpiece annual event for the sport on the island state.
Having evolved over the years into a wonderful celebration of motorcycling in Tasmania, it is an opportunity for enthusiasts from around the state and mainland Australia to come together and share their passion for one exciting day.
There will something for everyone, with bikes on display from the early 1900s right through to brand new models.
Although the main focus of the event is to admire the machines, for some it is also a serious competition. Trophies will be awarded for all 16 categories across the different classes including sidecars and custom bikes.
Those with a knack for DIY are bound to revel in the swap meet – a chance to either turn unwanted parts into cash or vice versa.
As always there will be just as much attention on the bikes in the parking area as the ones officially in the show.
The rally took place in 2011 and we have been advised that the date for 2012 is 25 November at the Ross Oval and will go ahead rain, hail or shine.