FOR SALE!

Well this doesn’t come along very often! A Race Bred Road Registered Rooney Rallye This machine was once the pinnacle of  The Rooney racing fleet. A nimble, powerful, desert racing machine/potential duel sport weapon. It remains to this day one of Paul’s Favorite bikes. This bike has genuine race provenance having competed in Australasian Safari’s…

Flight of the Condo

The 2016 Condo 750 realised some welcome, and to be honest, surprisingly good results for the Rooney BMW R65 Rally. The decision to enter the race was a last minute one, preparation time was limited and rider Joel Spoor, while undoubtedly skilled, had spent little time on the bike.  He was also new to competitive rally…

Sure, I’ll pass. Thanks.

Where would we be without hills? As motorcyclists, we owe so much pleasure to these terrestrial lumps. Sure, we can wind a road around a flat expanse of turf.  Many a brilliant race track has been intelligently designed in such a manner. But to get a road up a mountain, a steep and gnarly precipice,…

Resurrection

At the end of the day any custom bike is the simple, physical manifestation of a dream. Deep Huh? Drop the words “custom ride” at your local café or bar and the audience will be picturing a chromed cruiser, a cut down café racer, street tracker or bobber. It’s great to see diversity returning to…

Leg 3, the Ledge and the Legend.

image Ken Redwood If you haven’t already seen here the unassuming legend Rod Colling drifted a little wide and hit a sharp ledge yesterday. The result is a broken collar bone and a disappointingly early end to this years safari for Team Rooney Racing. It could have been worse, another rider hitting the same ledge…

Leg 2 Results

I got sidetracked with family stuff yesterday so missed the update. Please accept this late submission. I haven’t been able to talk to Paul either so no detail to offer beyond that which can be found here in the results. Yesterdays Leg 2, consisted of 450+km of Special Stages.  Rod has pushed the big 850…

Leg 1 Results

7 out of 43 Motorcycle division starters failed to finish leg 1 of the Safari, sure testimonial of the extreme conditions machine and competitors face. Regretfully, Chris on the 650 bike was one of them. I have just spoken to Paul and it sounds as though the prolonged deep sand punished the 65o too badly…

Prologue Results

Look here. Off to a nice start. But just a taste of things to come. image below courtesy Ross Briggs

Ceremonial Magic Sans Sacrifice!

A ceremonial and prologue start kicks off tomorrow morning at 9.45am from Julien Bay. Chris will be out just 5 minutes after the grand oratory and live sacrifices are performed (9.50am) and 10 minutes later (10.03am) Rod heads out  aboard number 25. See here you. No doubt others that survive the ceremonial will be hot…