This year the Newcastle HOG Chapter is hosting the annual Combined HOG Chapters Christmas Party. All HOG Chapters in New South Wales are welcome to attend. The venue for this is at their sponsoring dealers premises, Fraser Motorcycles Newcastle located at 137 Lambton Road, Broadmeadow some 160 km north of Sydney.
Fraser Motorcycles was established in 1955 from humble beginnings in the backyard of the Fraser family’s home in Newcastle. By 1965 it had opened its first dealership at Broadmeadow where we go today. Warren Fraser, son of founder Norm is the Managing Director of Fraser Motorcycles.
The one concern for the ride today was the predicted oppressive heat wave conditions with temperatures expected to reach 450C (1130F). As we ride today, there are almost 200 bushfires burning in several states giving us the worst bushfire season in Australia’s history. This is due to a combination of high temperatures, record-breaking low levels of rainfall during the preceding year and hot and dry winds. These extreme conditions are unprecedented.