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Strathalbyn

Strathalbyn is one of the prettiest towns in South Australia.

A thriving country town in a charming village-setting, the area offers a wide variety of events and some of the best locally produced food and wine in the state.

Just 57 kilometres southeast of Adelaide, the town is easily reached via the South Eastern Freeeway, or the more scenic winding country roads.

Kenny Blake

Kenny Blake grew up in Strathalbyn, with a love of racing. He started racing his 1964 Triumph in 1966, and was soon taken under the wings of Les and Dean Jesser.

He had his first major win at the 1973 Castrol 6 hour Production Bike Race at Ameroo Park Raceway in Sydney. In 1976 he won the coveted Australian 500TT race against a field of international riders.

Kenny went onto win 11 national championships.

The Festival

The Kenny Blake Festival of Motorcycling will be held in Strathalbyn from 26 to 28 October 2018.

Visitors can come to the festival and check out new products and test bikes at the Trade Show. The Show and Shine will feature bikes form the Kenny Blake era, and Strathalbyn Town Hall will have a history and memorabilia display. There’ll also be a Historic Trial Loop and a Classic Trial.

Come along for a fantastic weekend, that will be packed with things to do.

1
Show and Shine

Strathalbyn Oval will host this event, featuring bikes from the 1960's and 1970's.

2
Trade Show

See all the latest gear, test ride bikes and chat to experts.

3
Trial Loops

Classic Historic Loop and a Classic Trial on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October.

4
Memorial Unveiling

Sunday will see a unique memorial unveiled to commemorate Strathalbyn's great racer

3
Great Days
33
Trade Stalls
20
Hours of Fun
134
Sights to See

Kenny Blake was more than a talented road racer, a good conversationalist, a friendly socialiser. He was a very complete person.

Brian Cowan - Motorcycle Journalist

Two-stroke or four-stroke, big or small, machines with nasty habits or sweet handlers, Blake could ride them all.

Don Cox - Gassit Garage

Kenny had pure, natural ability. He was a true gentleman, but on the track, he was pure tiger. His concentration was fantastic and he was very tenacious. He never gave up.

Michael Cole - Production & Superbike rider 1970s