Springbok Rally
2014

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Here is the entry form document:
Springbok 2014 Entry form

A downloadable version of the rally details:
Springbok 2014 Entry Pamphlet

 

Prizes were awarded:

Longest distance – Female                         Fox Clark from Table View

Longest distance on dirt                             Christopher van Blerk – 271 kms

Oldest Male (On a Bike)                             M van Niekerk – CMA – 74yrs

Oldest Bike & Rider (combined age)       M van Niekerk – CMA – 74yrs + 30 yrs bike – 104 yrs total

Longest distance – smallest Bike              Des Lappin – from Plett on 250cc Djebel

Concours D’Elegance                                  Winner – Kobus Barnard 1980 CBR 1000

Runner-up                                                     Barend Laubscher – Suzuki K1

25 Year Attendance Badge                         Jean Potgieter – Nomads

Best Represented Club                               Rude MCC

 Lucky Draw Winners:

#1          R3000 cash                   Jean Potgieter  – Nomads

#2          Reevu Helmet              Schalk van Lill – Cape Town

#3          Cordura Jacket             Monica Flor – Cape Town

#4          Cordura Jacket             Cindy van Niekerk  – P.E. Invaders

#5          Cordura Jacket             André Brink  – Kuilsrivier

REPORT ON THE SPRINGBOK RALLY – DE HOEK MOUNTAIN RESORT, OUDTSHOORN 3-5 OCTOBER 2014 – BY LIZL TODD

For the first time in a few years we attended the Springbok by bike – way difficult to get the packing done, but even with the limited space, we again had far more than needed.

Shortly after arrival I started packing gift bags for the Junior Miss & Mr Springbok and then it was off to duty from 16h00 to 20h00. Took most of the admin prep with me and managed to do it all during the quiet spells.

Thanks to great friends, Mark & Yvonne Pringle and Dave & Joan Sinclair for the magic braai when we got off duty. Wesley did the braaiing, but Yvonne supplied the most awesome butter-nut salad – do get the recipe from the girls – you will not regret it and the guys will love you for it!

Friday we had no formal duties during the day. We started early morning – I packed goodie bags and Rob & Wes washed bikes. The other bike owners were querying a bikini bike wash, but darn, forgot to pack mine in…

Friday evening arrived and it was time to get ready for Miss Springbok and other stage activities. The first time in history we had girls (about 9) pre-enter, which was awesome, I didn’t have to run the grounds and find entrants. As we were about to start another 2 ladies came forward to enter. Miss Springbok – Nicole Rademeyer from Swellendam was announced winner – what a beautiful young lady. Thanks to Denise Faure for the beautiful Sash.

After a few songs, we moved to the beer drinking. Once again the half yards of ale was a hit.  It took a while to fill them, but wow, what fun. No one complained about the time, it was very funny watching the guys and girls drink (or try to down) this lot.

Louis Groenewald and Marloise Potgieter from Swellendam were the winners of the beer drinking competition.  Barry Millward from Rude MCC took the Mr Boep prize.

All continued dancing while the disco provided super music. Helena was a legend in my mind. I’ve been married to Rob for over 25 years and he does not dance, ja well, Helena had him jiving with the crowd.

Saturday morning was kiddie time. We had 10 entrants for Miss Junior Springbok and 9 young lads competing for the Mr title. I had the privilege of “interviewing” our contestants and could not believe how many of the youngsters love Mathematics… Grrrrr was evil in my day.

A huge thanks to Jean, Yvonne & Joan for doing the judging.  Thanks also to Denise, who made sure the contestants were all in line. She even held hands and walked with the very young or shy ones. After a while we announced our winners – Tyler Perish (age 5) from Cape Town MCC took the Junior Mr Springbok title and the young lady crowned Junior Miss Springbok was Sonika Morries (age 10) from Rude MCC.

From there it was straight to the kiddies’ games. They did hoola-hoop twirling, swirling and races, to great delight of all watching. The sack races were hysterical, some ran, some hopped, others jumped – all for a prize. Once there was sufficiently little energy left – still not sure if it was mine or theirs, I dished out the paper plates and koki pens for a drawing competition. What stunning pictures, drawn by children ages 2 to 12.

After all the kids, this one included, were exhausted we took a break before the adult games began. During the break we had a chance to go vote for the Concours bikes. Wow, what stunning entries. It was rather difficult to decide on only 1 favourite.

There was a great turn-out for the games. We moved the games from the top terrace to the bottom, where it is more level. We also had a couple of trees to serve as markers and did not need to use the cones to build a course for the funny bikes. Between Rob, Wally & Wesley they got one of the funny bikes going. 11 guys came up to entertain us. Each had a test run first and Wally gave a brilliant demonstration of how it’s supposed to be done. From there it was time trials – thanks to Grant Hattingh for being our time keeper.

Each had their first timed run, but only 2 made it to a second run before our 1 and only running funny bike decided it had also had enough.

The winners were Willie (32.18 sec) and Mario (33.64 sec) both from Rude MCC and they each received a Mosdoppie Helmet and a pair of gloves.

From Funny bikes to Tyre Throw. We started with the children and 4 young gents from Cape Town MCC competed, with Connor Perish taking first place.

The size of the tyre went up slightly and the 12 ladies who entered were next. Tazz from Rude MCC took first place and won herself a Reevu helmet.

Once again we upped the size of the tyre and a whopping 27 guys stepped up to see who could throw the tyre furthest. Due to the number of entrants, we could only allow 1 throw each and then had a shoot-out between the top 5. They were Jaco and André from Rude MCC, Ewald and Nel from Easy Riders and Wesley from Nomads. Ewald set the mark, until Wesley matched it and the other 3 were eliminated.  I’m not sure if it was Easy Riders vs Nomads or Age vs Youth, but our youthful Nomad took the title and Wesley won himself a Reevu helmet as well.

The egg toss was last and Jared Parish (Nomads) and Sonika Morries (Rude) got prizes for the kids while Rude MCC got themselves 2 T-shirts and 2 pairs of gloves for the bigger “kids”. Once again I’m sure there were hard boiled eggs in the mix, or the grass was just very spongy. I’ve never seen raw eggs bounce like that, but then again, I’d be dropping it on the kitchen floor and not the lawn.

After the games it was time to get ready for prize giving. A quick “committee” meeting and we were geared for our grand finale.

Rob & Wesley helped me get the prizes to the stage, Wally sorted the barrel with lucky numbers, our President, John van der Spuy, had his notes ready and when the very pretty Miss Springbok, Nicole Rademeyer, arrived it was time to dish out prizes.

Prizes were awarded:

Longest distance – Female                         Fox Clark from Table View

Longest distance on dirt                             Christopher van Blerk – 271 kms

Oldest Male (On a Bike)                             M van Niekerk – CMA – 74yrs

Oldest Bike & Rider (combined age)       M van Niekerk – CMA – 74yrs + 30 yrs bike – 104 yrs total

Longest distance – smallest Bike              Des Lappin – from Plett on 250cc Djebel

Concours D’Elegance                                  Winner – Kobus Barnard 1980 CBR 1000

Runner-up                                                     Barend Laubscher – Suzuki K1

25 Year Attendance Badge                         Jean Potgieter – Nomads

Best Represented Club                               Rude MCC

 Lucky Draw Winners:

#1          R3000 cash                   Jean Potgieter  – Nomads

#2          Reevu Helmet              Schalk van Lill – Cape Town

#3          Cordura Jacket             Monica Flor – Cape Town

#4          Cordura Jacket             Cindy van Niekerk  – P.E. Invaders

#5          Cordura Jacket             André Brink  – Kuilsrivier

Thanks to all the sponsors and rallyists who helped make our rally a success and thanks to all Nomads who assisted to again host a great event enjoyed by all.

Sunday morning was upon us and time to travel home.  It was extremely hot on the road and I may have spent the same on water as Rob did on petrol.  All arrived home safe & sound, very tired too. Not much a hot shower and my own bed couldn’t fix.  By Monday morning I was ready to travel to the next one.

Lizl Todd

Social Secretary

Editors note: A SPECIAL THANKS TO KEVIN VAN BLERK FOR ONCE AGAIN ORGANISING THE RIDE FOR ADVENTURE BIKES INTO DIE HEL.

REPORT ON THE SPRINGBOK RALLY – DE HOEK MOUNTAIN RESORT, OUDTSHOORN 3-5 OCTOBER 2014 – BY JEAN POTGIETER

After a bit of an upside-down weather week, Friday arrived windless and full of sunshine. Krog and I were up early and ready to roll. We do the comfort thing at the Springbok so we packed the car and at 6 said good bye to the fur balls, home and off spring and off we went. The drive went smooth, although there were quite a few huge trucks on the road, and we reached Oudtshoorn just before 10. A quick visit to Pick n Pay and we were ready for the last stretch to the rally site.
Arriving at the gate we were met by friendly faces and were soon settled in our bungalow and ready for action. After a few very wet days the campsite was basking in glorious sunlight and there was hardly a breath of wind – perfect rally weather.
Our duty from 4 to 8pm was pretty busy and it looked as if the numbers that were steadily climbing would surpass the attendance of the previous years. After duty we made a turn in the tent, watched Miss Springbok being crowned and enjoyed some mingling with the crowd.
Saturday arrived perfectly but had the makings of a fairly hot day. I helped out with the crowning of Miss and Master Junior Springbok, something I really enjoyed as those little ones are absolutely precious. This was followed by more kid’s entertainment and then it was time for the Concours d’elegance.
We arrived at the swimming pool at noon to find 11 beauties parked and ready to be judged. This is an all-rallyists event. I dished out some ballot papers and the crowd voted for their favourite bike. A huge thank you to all who participated – as the saying goes, if we did not have you around, there would be no event.
The rest of the afternoon was spent on the grown-up entertainment. Tyre throw, funny bikes and plenty more and once again I have to thank everyone who made this event the success it was.
At 8 it was time for prize giving. Our President, John van der Spuy took to the stage and as usual did an excellent job to keep things short and to the point. More prizes were dished out and I received my 25th Year Attendance Badge and free entry to the 2015 Springbok. The best attended Club this year was Rude Motorcycles from the Strand. Well done!
Then it was time for the big one! The Lucky Draw and what everyone was waiting for. This year we had five prizes, 3 jackets donated by Frox Leathers in Durban and a Helmet sponsored by Reevu Helmets and a neat cash first prize.
I was busy writing down the names and contact details of the other winners when Krog pushed my lucky ticket into my hand and told me to get onto the stage. Yes, you guessed it. I won first prize! That R3000 will sure come in handy.
Sunday morning arrived ever so bright and sunny and Krog and I decided to take the short cut to Calitzdorp. Beautiful scenery but the road surface was not something I would recommend for sport bikes. At Kruisrivier we came to an abrupt halt – there was a roadblock in the road. No, not the usual guys and girls in blue, but those that provide your everyday milk supply. We found ourselves surrounded by a herd of cows and calves, and they were a pretty stubborn bunch. Took the largest part of 10 minutes, amidst some moos’ and snorts to make our cautious way through. Eventually we were in the clear and ready to make our way home without incident to arrive in Goodwood just before noon.
A big hand and huge thank you to Nomads for organizing the 2014 Springbok Rally. Thank you also to all the sponsors, Elandzicht, Frox, Reevu Helmets as well as Nomads, and also to everyone who attended this year’s event or were otherwise involved.
Guys, gals, in the end our attendance was a bit disappointing at 381 but next year is our 30th Springbok, so start saving now, tell your friends and family and let us make 2015 the biggest Springbok rally ever.
Take care and see you there!
Jean Potgieter.

Messages received

Dear Nomads MCC,
My wife and I would like to thank all members who put together such an enjoyable and well organised rally. A special thanks to Kevin van Blerk and Mike (not sure of his surname, but has shaven head and ‘bokbaard’ Pic below. He also rides a decent bike like ours, Yamaha Super Ten!) who made us feel welcome and part of the group going down to Die Hel. We are grateful to them for the pointers given to us novices regarding off-road riding.
We have now attended two of your rallies and will definitely come again.

Regards
Ian and Cynthia

Springbok 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Luderick
Thank you and your team for a great weekend.
Really enjoyed the weekend, what fantastic weather, and the venue is stunning.
Loved it.
Regards
Rhian

Hi there Luderick,
Thank you once again for an awesome rally.
It was our first one, and will definitely be doing it again.
Kindest Regards
Linda-Ann

The Nomads are most grateful for the support and co-operation received from the following sponsors in making the Rally a success.

EILANDTZICHT SA

REEVU HELMETS SOUTH AFRICA

FROX TRADERS

 PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT US

Follow the link below to view all the photos taken by Kevin van Blerk
https://goo.gl/photos/8Zmftvn2Vyk1iuUS8
If you would like a copy of any of the original high resolution photos, you can email Kevin at kevin@pixelsandbits.co.za
These photos are free to use anywhere, as long as you give Kevin van Blerk credit