GOLD COAST SHOW TIME
It was another mighty Australian Motorcycle Expo at the Gold Coast this past weekend, although it has to be said crowd numbers were definitely down on the opening day, Friday.
Blame it on the recession or blame it on the Gold Coast weather that kept people outdoors, but you could have carved up the Expo halls with a KTM 690 Duke liquorice-layer and you would have only skittled a few show-goers, such were the slim numbers.
Thankfully on Saturday the numbers fired up much closer to those expected, and Sunday wasn't too bad either, although all-up most exhibitors were reporting trade about 20 percent down on the debut Expo at the Gold Coast a year ago.
In our corner of the world we still racked up almost 300 new subscribers to TRAIL ZONE over the weekend, all of them eager to get in with a last-minute entry in our massive CHOOSE YOUR RIDE subscription promotion which is drawn at 10am (Sydney time) this Friday. One lucky subscriber will be drawn from the barrel to take their choice of a brand new Husqvarna TE450 or Kawasaki KLX450R or KTM 300 EXC or Suzuki DR-Z400E or Yamaha WR450F.
Last year's big winner, John Jurkovic, dropped in at the Expo to renew his subscription. He scooped the pool last year and chose the Suzuki DR-Z400E as his prize.
What bike will this year's winner choose? Good question! But the bottom line is the prize is entirely the winner's choice, which is what makes our Choose Your Ride promotion so popular with subscribers.
To all the TRAIL ZONE fans who dropped in at the Gold Coast Expo and said g'day to me or Tania or Dr Phil or Russ, and/or signed up for a subscription, thanks for stopping by and good luck it's your name that comes out of the barrel on Friday morning and you get to Choose Your Ride!
-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au