Spreading that Convoy Spirit

For three years City Coast Motorcycles has supported the region’s favourite community charity – i98fm Illawarra Convoy – through our world class FMX Show with Yatcon Civil.

In 2017 we took a step up, additionally fundraising as a lead bike team with David Drain of Kembla Heights Bowlo. Fun events held throughout the year, such as the Convoy Fall Ball, Convoy Demo & Classic Show ‘N Shine and Convoy Bowls Off as well as corporate donations took our total to $17,242.

On Sunday November 19, we rode for baby Emerson, who sadly passed away at the tender age of six months and 27 days from Type A SMA, a terminal spinal condition.

City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy

Also for the first time, City Coast Motorcycles had a dedicated Convoy truck, captained by Adam and Amy Woodward with thanks to Taylor’s Heavy Haulage. Our truck raised an additional $1,630 with huge thanks to Longwall Hydraulics.

City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy. Image by Grahame Logg
Image by Grahame Logg
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy
City Coast Motorcycles Illawarra Convoy

Heartfelt thanks to our 2017 supporters:

Kembla Heights Bowling and Recreation Club
Jarrod and Kylie at Park Engineering
Wollongong Motorcycle Club
Adam and Amy Woodward
Taylor’s Heavy Haulage
Longwall Hydraulics
Brookes Engraving
Val Tools
Bairds Boar Bags
The Hired Guns
Point2point Shuttle
Hello World Wollongong
The Back Doctor Shellharbour
MX Experience
Hairhouse Warehouse Wollongong Figtree & Shellharbour
Triumph Motorcycles
Bailey Roberts Group
Charlies Liquor Barn Unanderra
James Berriman from Bowls Australia
Greg Oshea
WC Livestock Transport
Swan Transport
Sarah’s Coffee Van
City Beach Function Centre
Balance Point Yoga
Dagwood
Naked Tan
Artique Hair and Beauty
Street Beatz
WC Livestock Transport
Kurtosh Wollongong
Motul Australia
Humber
Belinda Clarke Neves
Nail Candy
Mark Rigby
Marty Haynes and the crew at i98fm

Keep an eye out for our story on the City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam COMING SOON!

Maddo Returns for Convoy Jam

Local legend Robbie Maddison is returning for his second year to the City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam. He headlines with many of Australia’s top FMX performers, including Nitro Circus’ Chucky Norris, stunt rider Luke McNeill and Tom Robinson who created the famous “twist top” at Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid.

Robbie Maddison City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
The freestyle motocross spectacle is one of the main events at i98fm’s Illawarra Convoy at Albion Park this Sunday November 19. It all starts at 8.30 with riders warming up, then three unforgettable shows throughout the day.

City Coast Motorcycles’ resident FMX fanatic Justin “Bushy” Bush has worked hard behind the scenes with Peter Yates from Yatcon Civil to unite world class performers on a world class FMX stage.

“This year we’ve got stacks up our sleeves to keep the kids entertained:  From FMX to scallywagging on minibikes to autograph signings to cool giveaways from Robbie Maddison and Skullcandy”, said Bushy.

The event is free and being produced with the support of Yatcon Civil, City Coast Motorcycles, i98 FM, M J Rowles Landscaping Supplies, Yamaha Motor Australia, Browns Grafix and Fish Fingered.

City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam

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Make Memories with Us and i98fm Illawarra Convoy

Imagine riding this sidecar in Illawarra Convoy
Image by Keogh’s Vision Photography

Imagine being front and centre in this sidecar!

The countdown is on to i98fm Illawarra Convoy on Sunday November 19. For our third year, we are excited to present the City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam which boasts the biggest lineup of freestyle motocross riders in the nation. You can read more about that HERE.

The Kembla & City Coast Motorcyles Lead Bike TeamIn 2017, we joined forces with David Drain from Kembla Heights Bowling and Recreation Club to form the Mt Kembla & City Coast Motorcycles Lead Bike Team. Together, we have organised fundraisers like the Convoy Fall Ball, Convoy Demo Day & Classic Show N Shine and Convoy Bowls Off. Every dollar from these events goes to the Illawarra Community Foundation which is the wheels behind our beloved Convoy. We have been humbled watching the work of the Foundation, such I98fm Illawarra Convoyas assisting with the redevelopment of the Children’s Ward at Wollongong Public Hospital.

We are calling on corporate sponsors to contribute to our lead bike bid. Any donation is greatly appreciated. The highest corporate sponsor will win a memorable Convoy ride in the pictured Ural Retro side car, captained by Greg Oshea. The second and third top corporate sponsors will also receive a spot in the Mt Kembla City Coast Motorcycles Lead Bike Team on the day.

Please email your sponsorship offer to jane@citycoastmotorcycles.com.auAll donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Should you require a tax invoice one will be distributed by The Illawarra Community Foundation.

Thank you, Illawarra for your support ♥

A Very Distinguished Result

DGR Wollongong
Riders regroup at Wollongong’s first Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, hosted by City Coast Motorcycles.

On Sunday September 24, scores of dapper ladies and gents packed their manners aboard classic and vintage motorcycles and rode for the Movember Foundation.

What a sight to behold and what an achievement! 172 registrations, magnificent machines and new friendships formed.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney. The charity event, raises much needed funds for prostate cancer research and male suicide prevention.

For the first time, Wollongong rode in unison with 600 cities across the globe. Participants took in a scenic route encompassing Flagstaff Hill before regrouping at beautiful Bulli Beach.

We are excited to announce Wollongong’s first Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has raised $20,568 for men’s health. Our esteemed colleagues at Young Henrys  kindly sponsored our local top fundraisers.

Congratulations to our winners:

HIGHEST FUNDRAISER: Jon Spark
2ND PLACE: Michael Jobson
3RD PLACE: Rob Veljanoski

We would also like to extend our gratitude to Lord Mayor Cr Gordon Bradbery and Wollongong City Council, Senior Constable Andrew Cotton and Wollongong LAC, Triumph Motorcycles Australia, 96.5 Wave FM, The Illawarra Mercury, North Wollongong Hotel, Young Henrys, John Keogh, Michael Jobson and all of our volunteers who helped Jane and the City Coast Motorcycles crew make the day possible. 

And thanks to each and every rider for joining us in this remarkable event; we can’t wait to dress dapper and do it all again in 2018!

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Aldrin Alban sets off on Wollongong’s first Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride hosted by City Coast Motorcycles. Image: Garry Gao
MX Team City Coast Motorcycles Mark Merlo

Success at the Mt Kembla 2-Stroke Cup

MX Team City Coast Motorcycles were loving that sweet two-banger sound at the Mt Kembla 2-Stroke Cup on the weekend.  They also cleaned up with some fantastic results!

MX Team City Coast Motorcycles Brock Ninness
125cc junior class winner: Brock Ninness. Image by Noel Downey

New recruit Mason Hills won the 85cc class with Brock Ninness in second; Brock later went on to win the 125cc Junior class. Corey James won both the 500cc class and Pre-95 classes.

MX Team City Coast Motorcycles Corey James
Corey James wins both the 500cc and pre-95 classes. Image by Noel Downey

Jake Nugent nicely won the 35+ division. Calib Best fought hard in the largest category – the City Coast Motorcycles 250cc event – taking home a well-earned second place. Lachy Caunt came third in the Clubman class. Great racing was also put in by Liam Williams and Jake Watts. City Coast Motorcycles resident two-banger fanatic, Justin “Bushy” Bush got stuck in to both the Senior 125s and his microphone duties.

Our FMX Team’s Tom Robinson and Dylon Mcdonald also threw down for the excited crowds.

And then our own Mark Merlo aka The Captain claimed third prize in the big one – The Mt Kembla Two Stroke Cup – ahead of team mate Calib Best in fourth.

MX Team City Coast Motorcycles Mark Merlo
Mark Merlo takes home 3rd in the 2-Stroke Cup Championship. Image by Noel Downey

Wollongong Images photographer Noel Downey said the event was nothing short of spectacular:

“The way the day unfolded was excellent; the program was great, there were national level riders and up-and-comers, plus the weather turned it on for us. Being a two-stroke event – and one of the only real good ones I have been to in Australia and America – it was just phenomenal,” Noel said.

The annual Mt Kembla 2-stroke Cup began in 2016, with Corey James crowned champion and Jaiden Corrigan taking out second place.

Thanks to Shannon and Al Ninness, Justin Bush and Wollongong Motorcycle Club for their hard work in building another top-notch event.

City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam

City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
Image by Marc Jones Photography

Australia’s BIGGEST lineup of freestyle motocross riders is back at I98FM Illawarra Convoy: THE CITY COAST MOTORCYCLES YATCON CIVIL FMX JAM.

Catch our FMX Team including Nitro Circus performers, Freestyle Kings entertainers PLUS MORE world-class riders on Sunday November 19, Croome Road, Albion Park.

Chuckyfmx
Tom Robinson FMX
Luke McNeill
Cory Bozzola
Alex Bucholtz
James Martin
Jake Bowen
Dylon Mcdonald
Scott Perry
Ben Richards
Tom Richards
Codie Rooney
Will Schwarz
and Jake Smith FMX
Your MC: Justin “Bushy” Bush

It all starts at 8.30 with riders warming up, then three unforgettable shows throughout the day. Pack your camera, we’re #doingitforthekids

This event is free and being produced with the support of:
Yatcon Civil
City Coast Motorcycles
i98 FM
M J Rowles Landscaping Supplies
Yamaha Motor Australia
Browns Grafix
and Fish Fingered

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City Coast Motorcycles launches the 2018 YZ450F

City Coast Motorcycles supported Yamaha Motorcycles Australia at the Official 2018 YZ450F ride day. Customers joined Tim, Bushy and Jamie at Mount Kembla and the model received an unprecedented number of preorders.

“What an awesome bike. Really well balanced and feels much lighter, ” said Manager Tim. “The new smart phone power tuning app and electric start take it to the next level”.

The all-new ground-breaking Yamaha YZ450F features the world’s first smartphone engine tuning app on a production motocross bike, as well as electric start and all new engine, compact bilateral beam frame, new bodywork and much more.

The bar has once again been raised to deliver a class leading 450cc race bike with even more controlability. The new YZ450F heralds a new era of advanced racing technology with a level of power, handling and rider interaction never seen before.

City Coast Motorcycles also held the Official 2018 YZ450F launch day at its Keira Street premises, with more soon to be collected. Congratulations to all the lucky new owners!

YZ450F launch
Congratulations Chris
YZ450F launch
Congratulations Besty
YZ450F launch
Congratulations David
YZ450F launch
Congratulations Luke
YZ450F launch
Congratulations Corey