6 August, 2023

Over $21,000 raised at tattoo and bike show

THIS year’s tattoo and motorbike show at the D’Aguilar Hotel was the biggest yet in terms of attendance and fundraising figures, as the venue was packed out on Saturday, July 15.

A group of Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club members at the tattoo and motorbike show in D’Aguilar.
A group of Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club members at the tattoo and motorbike show in D’Aguilar.

The event raised $21,382.75 for the Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade, with the subsequent cheque presentation taking place on Wednesday, July 26.

With the event in its third year and at the same location each time, it was a case of ‘third time lucky’ as the weather was fine this time after being rainy on the first two occasions.

Funds were again raised through donations, raffle items, attendees who supplied a gold coin upon entry, and those who entered in the tattoo and motorbike categories.

There was also a range of merchandise including jumpers, courtesy of the Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club (VBSMC) which organised the event for the third year running.

As usual, the event attracted people from the Moreton, Somerset and Brisbane regions, with a mix of first-timers and others who came for the second or third time.

Hundreds of meals, snacks and drinks were purchased and served, while people socialised and mingled.

After the scheduled events finished, Aussie band The Radiators performed live entertainment into the night.

A VBSMC spokesperson said the much larger crowd this year was possibly due to the good weather, which also resulted in a vastly bigger number of motorbikes than last year and the year before.

“It was very pleasing that the rain stayed away this time, and it was terrific to see such a strong turnout,” the spokesperson said.

“The tattoo and motorbike categories were well supported, but importantly it’s about bringing the community together and raising funds for a good cause.

“A special mention to the local businesses that sponsored the event.

“All of this isn’t possible without their support, and our thanks go especially to the D’Ag pub for letting us use their venue once again.

“Hopefully next year will be even bigger.”


Members of the Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club hand over a cheque to the Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade, following the recent tattoo and motorbike fundraising event at the D’Aguilar Hotel.


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