Welcome to the Australian Centenary Rally Web-site.
Development of this site is ongoing. Some pages
are at present incomplete. New information and pictures will be added
from time to time and news of further Rally planning will be published
here by the Planning Committee as decisions are made. In the meantime,
members of DMC.net and other interested viewers are advised to revisit
For open discussion about the Rally event and other matters of interest
concerning Douglas motorcycles please visit the douglasmotorcycles.net
forum site by by clicking here.
About THE EVENT
The Rally, to be supported by the Classic and Enthusiasts Motor Cycle
Club of New South Wales, is being planned to celebrate the centenary
of the commencement of the manufacture of Douglas motorcycles in Bristol,
UK, by Douglas Motor Cycles Limited. The first motorcycle was produced
by the Company in 1907. Manufacture ceased in 1957 so coincidentally
the year 2007 is both the centenary year of the beginning of Douglas
and the 50th. anniversary of the last production of these uniquely successful
Testament to the enormous success and popularity of the Douglas motorcycle
is the ongoing interest in restoration of old Douglas machines that
is occurring today, a phenomenon ever growing in momentum all around
the world. Absolute basket-cases of rusty old derelict Douglas machines
are being unearthed and brought back to original pristine condition
by enthusiasts the world over.
Further testifying to the popularity of the marque, the London
Douglas Motor Cycle Club since its founding in 1928 has become the
International Club for Douglas owners now having a membership of about
1100 enthusiasts worldwide. The Australian
Douglas Discussion Forum started as recently as 2005, already has
a membership exceeding 200 people and has quickly become an important
centre of reference for Douglas enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand.
It has also attracted quite a number of members and viewers from other
countries around the world, some of whom are known to be members of
the LDMCC also. The LDMCC is also planning to celebrate the occasion
of the Douglas Centenary in England.
Given the large number of Douglas owners and enthusiasts of the marque
in Australia and New Zealand we, as members of the Douglas Discussion
Forum at douglasmotorcycles.net think it is appropriate that the occasion
of the Centenary be celebrated in Australia too. What better way is
there to celebrate the historic occasion but by the holding of an Australian
Douglas Centenary Rally? We hope that all Douglas motorcycle owners
and enthusiasts of the marque will agree.
We therefore urge all Douglas owners in Australia and New Zealand
and any other overseas Douglas enthusiasts who have a yen to travel
to support this historic event by attending and taking part in it. See
Subscribed by the Australian Douglas Centenary Rally Planning Committee
comprised of members of the Australian
Douglas Discussion Forum.