Bermuda’s motoring history showcased in motorcade
About 200 vintage and customised cars and bikes took part in a motorcade yesterday as part an Enthusiast Ride and Show to raise cash for good causes.
The event, organised by Bermuda Charge, was set up to showcase Bermuda’s motoring culture by bringing together the island’s auto enthusiasts and to raise funds for the Bermuda Transport Museum in Dockyard and the Bermuda Long Riders Motorcycle Club.
The show also included prizes for the best vehicles in a variety of categories.
David Cahill, the event organiser, said: “It is fantastic that so many people came out to support the transport museum.
“We sold out a week before the event and were overwhelmed by the value of the prizes.”
Mr Cahill added: “We are sorry it had to be a closed event this year due to Covid and we could not open up the spectacle of the event to the public, but we were still able to get the economy ticking in Dockyard as people came out to watch the parade.
“We are hoping to host a mega show next year.”
About $1,800 of the proceeds from ticket sales went to the Bermuda Transport Museum and $500 went to the Bermuda Long Riders Motorcycle Club.
A total of $10,000 worth of items were auctioned off including a Yamaha V50 motorcycle from Bermuda Autobahn, a Yamaha NVX scooter from Scooter Mart and a full paint job and service by Martins Precision Automotive.
David Cahill, the event director, said the auction raised about $7,540 and it was hoped to donate a total of $6,000 to the transport museum and increase the donation to the bike club.
The motorcade, which included bikes, cars and trucks, started at Dockyard, headed to Hamilton and drove to Hamilton before it returned to the Transport Museum.
The participants, motorcade marshals and event staff held the closed auction, auto show, entertainment showcase and awards ceremony at the Transport Museum after the motorcade.
An after party was held at the Anchor Restaurant, Bar and Lounge.
There were extra categories in the competition this year – 15 prizes in total – including Best Customised Scooter and Best Light Show.
For a Bermuda Charge photo gallery, click here.