Motoaus Girls at LeMinz 24hour Scooterthon
Motoaus.com and Select Scootas and 3 Tasmanian girls go at it for 24 hours!
Motoaus.com and PGO Select Scootas at the LeMinz 24hour Scooterthon
Over 60 riders will gear up for the start of the 2009 Le Minz 24 Hour Scooterthon on Saturday February 14 at the Parklands complex in Southport on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
As a prelude to the Australian Scooter Festival and Australian Motorcycle Expo, the event puts a variety of manufacturers and their 50cc models to the ultimate test, with each three-rider team aiming to complete the most kilometres from midday on Saturday to midday on Sunday.
Motoaus.com have entered a PMX Naked 50cc from Select Scooters, and will be one of only two teams with female riders.
Motoaus.com’s Rebecca entered last year, with two other ex-250cc Production racing lunatics in Mal McConnell and Jimmy Lau, finishing a credible 9th, after 1775 gruelling laps over the 24 hours. This year however, it will be all perfume and flowers, as three girls team up to see if they can embarrass the boys.
Spectator entry is free, see below for map and directions if you wish to come along to offer moral support, or just point and laugh. Other notable entants include the stunt duo of Matt Mingay and Robbie Bulger, Ado and Ben Wah from Blokesworld, along with the usual array of industry people and racer ring-ins, including a V8 Supercar driver.
The scooter entered by Motoaus is a PGO PMX Naked 50, from Select Scootas .
Beau-lea Rogers, is originally from Hobart, Tasmania and moved to Brisbane 6 years ago for work and the sunshine!.
Beau has been riding since she was 4 years old, starting out on a Pee Wee 50. With almost ten years of road riding experience, Beau has dabbled in drag racing, track days and lots of road riding, first on a Kawasaki ZX-R250, then on ‘Pinky’ – Beau’s pink GSX-R 600.
A stint in Townsville led to Beaus latest passion, stunt riding.. and after moving back to Brisbane, the purchase of a dedicated stunt bike to try to reach her goal of being a "real" stunt rider.
Beau spends her working days dealing with software for the Real Estate Industry.
At 23 years old, Cath VandeHoef has been riding road bikes for over 4 years. Her passion for riding has been fueled by track days, overnight road rides, and plenty of riding in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland. Cath has owned and ridden a number of bikes, with her current ride an orange Kawasaki Z1000.
With her involvement in her partner’s car and bike Tyre shop on the Gold Coast, Cath spends plenty of time meeting and chatting with fellow riders.
A scooter novice, Cath can’t wait to try her hand at punting one around the track. Cath is originally from Tasmania as well.
Rebecca Archer. Motoaus.com’s Bec has been riding since she was in her teens. An ex A-Grade road racer, Expert class Enduro rider, and Pro class Drag racer, Bec has banged bars with some of Australias best racers.
With some highlights being a Finke River Desert race, a 250cc support win at an Indonesian Grand Prix, championship points scored in a World Endurance round, and 5 seasons of hectic 250cc production road racing, Bec’s scooter experience consists of last years LeMinz (9th outright) and plenty of road riding of all size scooters.
In between all that Bec finds time to road test bikes for Motoaus, and drag race 9 second sports bikes.
Bec is another proud ex-Tasmanian now happily sunning herself on the Gold Coast.
The Bike: PGO PMX Naked from Select Scootas.
More info about the PGO PMX Naked here
Bec in last years LeMinz
From the Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise areas, travel north on the Gold Coast Highway. Turn left at Smith Street Southport, take the Parklands Drive exit (right.
From Brisbane, travel south on the M1 (previously known as the Pacific Highway)) continue south to the Smith Street exit (number 66) which is to the left. Having exited, follow Smith Street to the Parklands Drive exit (left). Take the Parklands Drive exit.
Date: Saturday 14th February 12pm to Sunday 15th February 12pm.
Admission is free for spectators.