Friday, 31 May 2013

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Welcome to Perth. For Operation Transmatilda Books email Transmatildarevisited@gmail.com

Pannier bolts and lighting problems for Craig

Danny had to push start the Triumph today
Removed side cover and retighten main shaft retaining nut

Stop over in Geraldton and Jurien Bay

Danny, Colin Cox Graig and Joey at Skeetas

Ian Boyd with over 50 Vincents and lots of other Treasures 

Rio Stop over

Danny sizing up to the Tonka Tip Truck
Great ride

Getting ready to leave Rio site
Danny. Joey and Graig

Friday, 24 May 2013

Pardoo Roadhouse camp

Just set up camp at Pardoo WA
All traveling well  and have lots to include in next book

Saturday, 18 May 2013

At Radio Darwin live

ABC Landline today Vern and Mike Story "Transmatilda".
It will re-run later this week

Friday, 17 May 2013

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

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Top End

In Adelaide River the other day and the Inn is still the same 60 years on but with a large Veranda add in front. Thank you to all staff for their hospitality.
We arrived in Darwin ahead of out plans and are staying we a loverly family whom we met at Newstead in Vic who use to live in Benalla. Today we will catch up with Vern, Mike and Kate and my mum and her brother uncle Vic along with my loverly wife

Monday, 13 May 2013

Bush Camp just inside NT Border

Meeting new friends at Mataranka Springs NT 

Monday, 6 May 2013

BSA Repairs in Mackay

                                         Removed rocker box cover due to bolts coming loose due to vibration
                                          Replaced gaskets and locktited all bolts. This should fix the oil leaks
                                        Thanks to Bob and the rest of the Members of the All British Club in Mackay 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Traveling well until arrival in Rockhampton, Pull over by a MYPD. Motorcycle Cop on a 1930 Indian Chief Motorcycle

                                          Who proceeded to book us                  in for Lunch

Friday, 3 May 2013

Traveling Well Camping at Gin Gin Qld

                                           Border Xing
                                           Story Bridge Brisbane

Monday, 29 April 2013

Hi all
Arrived  safe and sound in The Entrance just past Gosford as you can see by the Tracker thanks to Ron for the lend of the spot tracker. We have a couple great Photo's going over the Harbour Bridge but I can not get them on the computer yet.
The avg. speed is about 75 to 80 klm. Both bike  are have small faults with the lights at times but the BSA has a few oil leaks. Traveled about  850 miles and BUMS not to bad yettt
Danny Craig and Joey  

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Departure Day 25th April

Leaving from Mildura Motorcycles at 9am on the 25th April
to Newstead for 3 nights departing for Benalla on 28th April

New Renold Chains fitted

Fitted new Renold Chains to both bikes thanks to Renold Chains Australia
This will be a test of 2013 Chains
fitted oil can to the Bezza as back in 1953
Fitted on the Triumph is an Original 1953 Transmar Chain
Uncle Vern has been keeping in his shed for an occasion just like this
                                            Keep an eye out for us as we Travel around

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

All British Day Echunda SA Rally

Mike, Vern and Danny at Echunda SA Rally Feb 10

Mike in his original Riding outfit from 1953 and Vern Train recreating an old Photo

Mike recreating an old Photo

Saturday, 12 January 2013

What's Coming

Get a copy of Old Bike Australasia this month as Jim Scaysbrook is going to write about the book, so I hope it is a good report and the start dates for trip will also be revealed soon.
The weekly Times is also going to have a piece shortly.

On the Sunday the 10th of Feb we will be at the All british day at Echunga in SA with another Book launch, Both Vern and Mike will be there also.
Here are a copy of Photo's that missed the book from 1953



Benalla Book Launch


On Thursday 10th January we had the "Operation Transmatilda" book launch at the Benalla library, the home of Renold Chains where it all started back in 1953.

With both the original riders and a big surprise to me two of Mr. Mackenzie “who was the Manager of Renold Chains” daughters Elizabeth along with her husband Dom who traveled from Melbourne and Angela who now lives in Bendigo making a special trip to Benalla for the launch.

There were approx. 50 to 60 people that attended the launch all having the opportunity to meet and greet Vern, Mike and myself.


A big thank you to the Staff and the Friends of the Benalla library for inviting us, and providing the afternoon tea.  With your support this made the book launch a night to remember for all those that attended.