LeMInz 24 Hour Scooter event on again 2011
The 24 Hour Le Minz Scooter event is back on the Gold Coast for 2011.
2011 Le Minz 24 Hour Hour Scooter “Race”
The 24 Hour scooter event “Le Minz” is back on the Gold Coast for 2011.
The endurance event for 50cc scooters is to be run at the Parklands Showground as in the past. Motoaus entered a 3 girl team at the last event run in 2009, you can see that story here: Le Minz – 24 hours of Scooter Hell
The event will run from 12pm on Saturday December 17 to 12pm on Sunday December 18 2011.
“The Le Minz 24 Hour Scooterthon has gained a reputation of the toughest event of its kind in the world,” said organiser Mark Petersen. “Nowhere else do scooter brands get together and participate in such a unique challenge.
“Scooters continue to gain traction as a cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly mode of transport, but just how hard can they be pushed? We’ll have teams and even individuals testing the limits and seeing which brands and scooters go the furthest on the least amount of fuel or even just make it to the end.
“In the 5 years we’ve been running the event close to 100,000km has been covered by the entrants and less than 5% have failed to finish, mainly due to rider error and not reliability.”
Scooters will be fitted with transponders to measure distance travelled. While the scooter and motorcycle industry makes up the majority of entries, past participants have included V8 Supercar drivers and Australian Superbike riders as well as TV and radio personalities, amongst others.
Spectators are welcome to attend with free entry for the duration of the event.
The Insure My Ride Le Minz 24 Hour Scooterthon is a prelude to the Australian Scooter Festival which will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17-19 Feburary, 2012, in conjunction with the Australian Motorcycle Expo.