Presented by Club Laverda Qld Inc (CLQ), with the support of Shannons Insurance, the Concours is a static motorcycle display offering up to 60 trophies and $2,000 prize money for the best machine entered on the day. The event is one of the only of its kind in Australia and is held at The Cleveland Showgrounds in Brisbane, engaging exhibitors and motorcycle enthusiasts from the entire east cost and beyond. Proceeds on the day go towards raising money for our chosen charity, the Make A Wish Foundation. Over the past 13 years CLQ has given some $85,000 to this worthy charity. All bikes that are entered into the show must move their vehicle by pushing only, the registration desk is open from 7am and entries are closed at 10.30am. Judging will commence after that and all winners will be announced at the trophy presentation.
All vehicles must remain in the judging area until 2.00pm and moved only if necessary. When a vehicle must be moved the owner must go the Administration Office so that Administration can arrange for a Club Laverda Event Staff member to manage the removal of the vehicle. The vehicle must be moved by pushed. Club Laverda Qld Inc cannot allow the owner to start and ride the vehicle out of the judging area. If a vehicle must be removed from the judging area the vehicle departure must be via the driveway to the east (past the toilet block). Any departure via the roofed plaza past the Administration Office is NOT allowed. If the owner of the vehicle wishes to put their machine onto the DYNO they must also arrange for the vehicle to be moved as stated above. The vehicle must be pushed to driveway and then ridden to the DYNO via the motorcycle parking access to the DYNO. Basically, if the wheels are on the grass in the concours area, the engine must be OFF.
CONCOURS attracts motorcycle trade stalls (30 approx.), motorcycle enthusiast club displays (35 approx.), and motorcycle enthusiasts both local and interstate. If you would like to be involved in the show or you know someone who would like to present their business at the event, please get in touch with our events management staff.
The event is a fun family day out and as such is alcohol free. Admission is free to children under the age of 15 years and $10 for all other patrons. Admission includes on-site motorcycle parking.
The success of CONCOURS each year is assured providing the weather is fair. Should wet weather prevail the event will be postponed to a date to be set. The decision to postpone will be made on Friday afternoon. Visit us at http://clublaverdaqld.com.au for information regarding postponement in the days prior to the event.
Regarding access to Concours 2018 for your Club Display. The only access to the showgrounds for those setting up your display will be via Long Street through Driveway 2, Gate 3. Please arrive between 6.00am and 8.00am on the day and have your $10 p/p gate fee ready – if possible the 10 display bikes should be paid for by those setting up the display to avoid delays at the gate.
There is no Pedestrian Access through Gate 3/Driveway 2. Driveway 2 is the eastern most driveway off Long Street.
The only access to the showgrounds for those setting up your Trade Display will be via Long Street through Driveway 2, Gate 3. Please arrive between 6.00am and 8.00am on the day and have $10 per person gate fee ready. Access to set up your shade structure is also available between 3.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday. Driveway 2 is the eastern most driveway off Long Street. Your car/trailer may be parked in the area set aside for this purpose to the right of the driveway. Please be aware that this driveway will also be used by people entering their machines in the Concours D’Elegance.
Entertainment includes a wide variety of food vendors, free face painting, kiddie’s rides. The ever-popular DYNO will be there with punters given the chance to test out their machines and win prizes for the top horsepower on the day. At midday a Make a Wish Foundation representative makes a speech introducing a Make a Wish recipient. At 2.30 trophy presentations for the actual Concours D’Elegance winners is conducted.
As this is out 30th anniversary Concours, a one-off trophy “Class of ‘88” will be awarded to the machine complianced in 1988 and considered by the judges to be the best there on the day. This machine will be selected from within the various class entries of all machines entered for judging.
This event is very newsworthy, providing a positive spin on the motorcycling community. There will be ample opportunity for photos, video, and interviews with the ‘normal’ motorcycling community.
The CLQ welcome all to come and enjoy the show. Cleveland Showgrounds, Norm Price Park, Long Street. http://clublaverdaqld.com.au/