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2010 Buffalo Rally – Santos Caravan Park, Mossel Bay
Hosts: Nomads Motorcycle Club
Date: 19 – 21 March 2010
Attendance: 6 000+
Winners – Buffalo Rally 2010
Runner-up: David Birch, Goldwing Trike
Winner: Gerrie van Zyl, Goldwing Trike
Runner-up: Morne Theron, Honda Fireblade
Winner: Krish Naidoo, 1800 Goldwing
Runner-up: Robert Schepel, 1960 BMW R60
Winner: Phil Muller, 1938 BMW with sidecar
Gerrie van Zyl, Goldwing Trike
5. Weekend for 2 at Huis te Marquette Edwin Nel, Balfour
4. Weekend for 2 at Point Hotel + Boat trip for 2 on Romanza Alden Bothma, George
3. Weekend for 2 at Protea Hotel + shark dive for 2 with White Shark Africa Amelia Kotze, Wellington
2. R5000 + shark dive for 2 with White Shark Africa Solly Ramaisa
1. R100 000, Henry Esterhuizen, CT
Friday morning and Krog and I and friends Le Roux and Zelda were getting ready to take to the road on our way to the 2010 Buffalo Rally in Mossel Bay. The weather was good, the bikes loaded and all we needed to do was get on and ride.
After fuelling the bikes at the Engen Garage on the N2 our journey came to a abrupt halt when we hit the traffic on the throughway past Somerset West. Roadworks, roadworks, roadworks. Will we ever see the end of them again?
We eventually managed to manuevre our way pass the trucks and soon were back up to speed and on our way again. The next fuel and leg-stretching stop was Malgas and thereafter we ate up the kilometers, passing a fair amount of our boys/girls in blue en route and opting to stop at the Wimpy just before Mossel Bay. A clever move, as it was pretty calm and quiet and after a bite to eat we were on our way again – the final stretch to the campsite.
Arriving on site at about noon we were amazed at all the activity going on. Rallyists were arriving in droves, friends were getting re-acquainted, new friendships were formed and a general feeling of well-being hovered in the campsite. Food stalls were in abundance and for those with some extra cash in their pockets, various stalls were plying their wares – so plenty to choose from.
Friday afternoon we had the CMA-guys entertaining us with some awesome stuntdriving and the evening we had our normal activities such as Miss Buff, exotic dancers as well as Wet T-shirt competition and incredible music from some of our best known bands. Well done guys, it was excellent entertainment.
Saturday also had a full day of entertainment with the mass ride, concours d’elegance and more stunts as well as the highlight of the weekend – the prizegiving and give-away of R100 000. Real incredible stuff.
Thank you to the traffic officials, the medics, police, everybody who in someway were involved in making the rally a success – a well done job as always. After attending 24 Buffalo Rallies, I can just say – they are getting better and better.
To our rallyists, a huge thank you for turning up in big numbers – without you we cannot have a rally. Hope you had a good time, thank you for preserving water and hope to see all of you and many more next year – same weekend, same occasion.
Sunday morning came all to quickly and we were on our way again home to Cape Town. We just had one of the best weekends so far this year – who said all that matters in 2010 is soccer???
Till next year.
Buffalo Rally – 2010 – Media coverage
The Buff brings a huge financial injection into the economy of the hosting community. For 2010 this was of course Mossel Bay!
We are often asked what happens to any profits that may be generated from the Buff? For starters, we don’t always make a profit from the Buff – and that’s a fact! But we are pleased to say that the 2010 Buff was not one of those! So what do we do with any profits? Besides the huge costs to stage and run the rally, many thousands of Rands are ploughed back into the community in the form of donations to many and varied deserving charities. Apart from these donations, we also work closely with charity organisations, such as the Round Table, who benefit financially from the Buff and use these financial benefits wisely for donations and charitable work. In addition, the Buff provides employment to many local residents from the poorer communities.
The following newspaper clippings taken from Mossel Bay news media showcase some of the many beneficiaries of the 2010 Buff:
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