10th May 2014 - Arthur Grady Display

posted Mar 1, 2014, 11:26 PM by EarlyAmerican MotorcycleClub   [ updated Mar 1, 2014, 11:27 PM ]
Arthur Grady Ride and Display Fremantle Heritage Festival

Saturday 10 May 2014

The Arthur Grady Ride and Display is on again this year. It is rapidly becoming an extremely popular

motorcycling event in Western Australia Last year saw over 200 bikes from all eras taking part and

lots of interest from the general public.

The event celebrates the feats of Arthur Grady who in 1924 became the first person to ride a

motorcycle around Australia. He set off from the Fremantle Town Hall and returning five months later

to a rousing reception and a place in the history books.

The day will feature a running replica of the bike Arthur rode on his epic adventure as well as lots

of information and pictures of his ride. The day will also feature a huge display of veteran, vintage,

classic, custom and modern bikes.

2014 will see an expansion of the event. The City of Fremantle will be closing William Street (the

road around the Town Hall. And in addition to the bikes in the square William Street will be filled with

displays by the Machine Preservation Society, The Hand Tool Preservation Society, the vintage

Commercial Vehicle Society, The Bus Preservation Society, the vintage pram society, vintage bicycle

club of WA and a collection of pre 1930’s cars.

The centre of the event will remain the motorcycles and the area directly in front of the town hall will

be set aside for pre 31 bikes. It would be great to see a big turn out of these fantastic machines.

The event however remains open to all motorcycles from all eras. And post 31 bike will be displayed

as in previous years through the square. I would encourage you all to take part in what is rapidly

becoming one of WA’s great motorcycle gatherings.

The order of the Day for bikes will be:

• Assemble Kings Square Fremantle from 10.00am (There will be three main sections in the

Square Pre 1931, 1931 – 1988 and 1988 – present)

• Static Display 1130 – 1400

• BBQ Lunch from 1130

• Depart Kings Square 1400

Any one bringing bikes on trailers, in vans or utes that will not be ridden on the day will need to notify

me for drop off and parking instructions.

This is a great day for celebrating Western Australia’s rich motorcycling heritage see you there!