Ride Through History

Keeping Two Wheeled History Alive in FNQ since 1979

About CMRC
The Cairns Motorcycle Restorers Club, formed in 1979,  is a community of motorcycle enthusiasts dedicated to the restoration, preservation, riding and display of vintage motorcycles.

Today, our members share the passion of older motorcycles and own many but also share the interest of current bikes and enjoy riding both old and new.

With members from all walks of life, our club provides a platform for sharing knowledge, skills, and passion for classic bikes. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a novice restorer, our club welcomes all who share a love for two-wheeled marvels of the past.

Join us in our mission to keep the spirit of classic motorcycles alive and thriving for generations to come.

Join us for exciting motorcycle events throughout the year! From charity rides to bike shows and swap meets, our club organises a variety of events for motorcycle enthusiasts to come together, share their passion, and connect with like-minded riders. Click on the Join us button below.

Weekly rides are posted on our Facebook site, check it out, click on the button below:

Paul Bennet

President

Paul has been the Club’s President now for 3 years and has been around bikes and restorations for most of his life and has been riding bikes since he was 15 years old.

Steve Kay

Vice President

Steve has been riding motorcycles since he was 7 years old . A diesel mechanic by trade and doing all repairs to the bikes on his own. Currently owns 2 Moto Guzzi's, 1 Ducati, 1 Suzuki, and a Yamaha dirt bike. Steve is waiting to retire so he can spend more time riding

Kev Firth

Treasurer

Kev is originally from Yorkshire UK and has been in Australia since 1980. He is interested in all old and modern motorcycles and been with the club 1 year . He is looking forward to helping the club move forward and would like to thank Jeff for his hard work and guidance as retiring treasurer.

Eddie Stockley

Secretary

Eddie is the proud owner of a 750 Norton Commando roadster and a couple of Triumphs, has has been riding bikes for the last 42 years.

Jurg Hold

Webmaster

Jurg has been riding motorcycles for over 45 years . Currently rides a '74 BMW R90/6, a '01 BMW R1100S and a '17 BMW R1200GS. Previously had several other BMW's, Moto Guzzi, Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Condor, Lambretta and Vespa.

Join us
Are you passionate about classic motorbikes? Do you enjoy bringing vintage machines back to life and riding them with pride? Then the Cairns Motorbike Restorers Club is the perfect place for you!

Why join us?

Community of Enthusiasts: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your love for motorbikes. Exchange tips, tricks, and stories with fellow restorers and riders.
Exclusive Events: Participate in members-only events, including bike shows, rallies, workshops, and social gatherings. Showcase your restoration projects and admire the craftsmanship of others
Technical Support: Gain access to a wealth of knowledge from experienced restorers. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, our members are always ready to lend a hand and offer advice.
Discounts and Benefits: Enjoy special discounts on parts, tools, and services from our trusted partners and potential discounts on registration under the QLD Special Interest Vehicle Concession Scheme guide
Rides and tours: the joy of riding with fellow members on scenic tours and organized ride-outs. Discover new routes, enjoy the camaraderie, and make lasting memories

The Annual Membership of only $50.00 is due on the 1st of July of each year. 

To join us please click on the button below to submit your membership application form:
  •  20/07/2024 02:00 PM
  •   131 Bruce Hwy, El Arish QLD 4855, Australia

Local Saturday afternoon ride from 2.00pm starting at El Arish Service Station. A marvellous facility and deserves a good attendance, organised by Peter Boric and Jim Mac.

  •  11/08/2024 09:30 AM
  •   109-127 Mulgrave Rd, Parramatta Park QLD 4870, Australia

Monthly meeting at the Show Grounds in Cairns - Meeting and set up from mid-day on Saturday, more info to follow

  •  25/08/2024 09:30 AM
  •   99-107 Anderson St, Manunda QLD 4870, Australia

Starting at McDonalds Gordonvale at 9.30am, ride to Shaylees Strawberry Farm for coffee/snack and meet any Tableland members, then ride down the Kuranda Range to Brothers League Club for All-day Lunch.

  •  7/09/2024 11:00 AM
  •   32 Meerawa Rd, Aloomba QLD 4871, Australia

Club paid and organised. A good BBQ lunch with drinks provided, partners and friends encouraged, cars if required. Lets make a good social event with partners and allow a few hours from 11.00am onwards

  •  22/09/2024 09:00 AM
  •   105-115 Cairns Rd, Gordonvale QLD 4865, Australia

Meet at Gordonvale McDonalds at 9am, up to Gillies Roadhouse for morning Tea, Bromfield Swamp ride to Herberton, Yungaburra Strawberry Farm for lunch.

  •  5/10/2024 12:00 PM
  •   6/8 Catherine St, Malanda QLD 4885

Lunch at mid-day, meeting at 1pm

  •  12/10/2024 09:00 AM
  •   34 Grigg St, Ravenshoe QLD 4888, Australia

Meet 9.00am at McDonalds Gordonvale, morning Tea at Shaylees Strawberry Farm, then ride via Herberton to Ravenshoe Hotel. More details will be communicated at a later stage

  •  2/11/2024 12:00 PM
  •   42/48 Tingira St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Lunch in bar at mid-day, meetings upstairs at 1.00pm

  •  24/11/2024 12:00 PM
  •   6/8 Catherine St, Malanda QLD 4885

The most scenic ride in the region, details to be communicated at a later stage

  •  7/12/2024 12:00 PM
  •   344 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt QLD 4870, Australia

Monthly meeting and Christmas Luncheon

  •  6/07/2024 12:00 PM
  •   42/48 Tingira St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

AGM and monthly meeting - Cruising Yacht Club - lunch from Midday - AGM from 1.00pm upstairs

  •  23/06/2024 10:00 AM
  •   105-115 Cairns Rd, Gordonvale QLD 4865, Australia

A great turn-out with a very enjoyable ride, not quite the bright sunshine we all would have liked, but getting there, I think the Ravenshoe Hotel food was good and I will start to organise our overnighter for October the weekend of 12th/13th and will discuss, along with other rides and over-nighters at the AGM.

  •  1/06/2024 11:00 AM
  •   32 Meerawa Rd, Aloomba QLD 4871, Australia

Thanks to all who attended our combined Social Event and our Monthly Meeting at the Top of The State Hot-Rod & Custom Car Club. The mornings early weather looked ordinarily, which may have kept some locked up at home, but the day cleared and we had a great and very social day with the Car Club members, we all enjoyed a lovely BBQ cooked by Steve, Kev & Eddie, also many thanks to the Car Clubs Committee who not only provide the Club-house, but clean it on the Friday before, get there at 9.30am Sunday morning and spend the day with us. A SPECIAL thanks to Tania, Alison, Paz, Dawn & Tina who prepared all the salads, condiments and helped hand-out food, then cleaned up afterwards, it was also great to see so many other wife’s/partners attend, for these Social Events, Saturday’s ( June ) , our September meeting ( Saturday the 7th ) also at Meerawa, and naturally the Christmas Party, which will again be at Gazlay’s Footy Club, Saturday 7th December, we really encourage all wife’s and partners to come and have a nice lunch and a drink or two. We also had Harry & Bev as guests with Harry’s lovely Velo, and we welcome two new members: Hector & Sam Harm ( GPZ750 ).

  •  26/05/2024 10:00 AM
  •   12-20 English St, Malanda QLD 4885, Australia

We met at the McDonalds Gordonvale at 9.30am for coffee and left at around 10.00am, riding up the Gillies on a mostly dry road to Yungaburra where we stopped at the Strawberry farm for a coffee. As the sun came through for a bit we decided to go for a Tablelands loop ride via Herberton & Bromley Swamp, but the rain caught up with us quickly. Despite that we had a nice ride to Malanda where we enjoyed our lunch in the ball room. A good turnout and nice ride despite the reasonably average and unpredictable weather!

  •  4/05/2024 12:00 PM
  •   341 Mulgrave Rd, Bungalow QLD 4870, Australia

A great turn out - over 60 bikes on display - check out the Gallery on our website for more and full size pictures

  •  14/04/2024 10:00 AM
  •   Yorkeys Knob QLD, Australia

Met at Ten06 Cafe Yorkeys Know at 10am, took off for a ride to Julatten Hotel for lunch - then back via Mt Molloy and via Kuranda or Gillies Range. A really good ride yesterday and the weather remained good as forecast and it was great to see a few who hadn’t been on a ride for a while, I didn’t count, but around 15 plus on the ride, a few turned around at the top of the Rex look-out, or at the Julatten Hotel as they had other commitments, but a good turn-out, ………….. for those like Tania and I who hadn’t been along the Coast Road since December, it was very telling of the damage back then, but also of the huge clean-up that Main Roads and others have completed, whilst we didn’t stop, it was great to see the Ellis Beach Café really busy and based on the traffic, Port Douglas must also have been busy, we had a good ride home back via Yungaburra and down the Gillies in reasonably light traffic given the end of the School Holidays

  •  6/04/2024 12:00 PM
  •   134 Sheridan Street, Cairns City QLD, Australia

Mike will provide a BBQ from mid-day. Undercover parking available for bikes

  •  24/03/2024 10:00 AM
  •   12-20 English St, Malanda QLD 4885, Australia

Met McDonalds Gordonvale at 9.30am for coffee and discuss a short ride. Followed by a ride up to Yungaburra and then heading to Malanda for lunch. Due to the rather miserable weather not many members turned up but the few that did still enjoyed their ride and the catch up and lunch.

  •  3/03/2024 12:00 PM
  •   Mountain View Hotel Gillies Range Road, Little Mulgrave QLD, Australia

Monthly meeting - lunch at midday, meeting at 1.00PM

  •  26/02/2024 12:00 PM
  •   Kuranda QLD, Australia

Short ride - Wet Season

  •  4/01/2024 12:00 PM
  •   90 Gordon St, Gordonvale QLD 4865

Meeting will be a ride from the Parkview Hotel to the Car Club after lunch at around 1.00pm

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Pin-striping & Sign Writing

Rod Northey - Malanda - Ph 0417 790 457 Rod (a retired sign writer/pin-striper can also do gold leaf work) based in Maland and happy to so small work projects.

Vapour Blasting

Vapour Blasting. Dip&Strip Metal Restoration. 122 Buchan Street, Cairns. Phone Mark on 0428 885 846 for cleaning,stripping,glass bead vapour blasting.

Two-Pack and Clear painting of frames/tanks

Paul Jerome Paint & Panel, 5 Gowan Street, Mareeba QLD 4880 Ph: 4092 2978 Two-Pack and Clear painting of frames/tanks. Paul is familiar with old fashion tradesman workmanship. Can mix colors on-site to provide original color of vintage machines.

Corks for vintage style clutches

D&B Wholesale PO Box 264, Glen Iris, VIC, 3146 Ph: 03 9885 1855 Can provide fine natural corks of various sizes (not compressed cork pieces).$100 minimum order (probably enough to do two sets of clutch plates on most motorcycles

Perrott Engineering

Lee Perrott- 120 Kenny St, Portsmith QLD 4870 Ph (07) 4040 9800 Gear Cutting - General Engineering - Cerakote thin-film protective ceramic coatings used on motorcycle hub’s etc, handlebars and all sorts of alloy items

Locky's Shoe Repairs

Shop 10/B/117 Bruce Hwy, Edmonton QLD 4869 Ph 0409 585 044 Boot and Shoe Repairer fixing and altering boots, shoes, bags, belts, luggage and other leather goods. Can fix all zips, leather and vented jackets, leather tool bags, tank-bags, just about anything.

  • Cairns QLD 4870, Australia
  • PO Box 6560